Portal:Current events/January 1998

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January 1998 was the first month of that common year. The month, which began on a Thursday, ended on a Saturday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 1998.

Law and crime
  • Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants.
Politics and elections
  • Toronto and six other communities in Canada are merged to form a new megacity. The next day Mel Lastman is sworn in as its first mayor.
  • Alan Eagleson pleads guilty to fraud in Canada.
  • The Lunar Prospector spacecraft is launched into orbit around the Moon, and later finds evidence for frozen water, in soil in permanently shadowed craters near the Moon's poles.
  • Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage for several hours, at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines.
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