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This year in History: Born in 1998 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1998


October 27   Gerhard Schroder becomes Chancellor of Germany

February 15   Dale Earnhardt wins the Daytona 500

March 15   Titanic becomes the #1 box office movie ever

May 7   Apple Computer unveils the iMac.

May 14   The last episode of Seinfeld airs on NBC.

July 21   Astronaut Alan Shepard died at age 74.

September 7   Google, the search engine company, is founded.

September 8   Mark McGuire breaks Roger Maris' long standing record of 61 home runs in a single season.

September 19   Cal Ripken, Jr's record of playing in 2,632 consecutive baseball games comes to an end.

Famous Birthdays:

April 24   Ryan Newman (Actress from Zeke and Luther)

July 4   Malia Obama (Daughter of President Obama)

July 8   Jaden Smith (Actor and Rapper)

July 22   Madison Pettis (Child actress)

August 25   China Anne McClain (Actress on Disney Channels ANT Farm)


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