November 1998 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
  • Nov 9 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing - largest civil settlement in US history
  • Nov 9 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

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Nov 12 Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore

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Nov 16 Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Nov 19 Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.

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Nov 19 Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Nov 20 A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Nov 20 The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • Nov 23 Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.

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Nov 26 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Nov 28 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Deaths in History

  • Nov 13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • Nov 15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)
  • Nov 22 Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • Nov 26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • Nov 28 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)