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

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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

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

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Nov 20 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

  • Nov 20 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.

  • 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 7 Margaret Gowing, English historian (Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy), dies at 77
  • Nov 8 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), dies at 90
  • Nov 8 Stuart Sutherland, British psychologist, educator (Sussex University's Laboratory of Experimental Psychology), and writer (Breakdown), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Nov 13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • Nov 15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 16 David Lane, British Conservative politician and CEO (Commission for Racial Equality), dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • 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, dies at 60