NASA artist concept of Deep Space 1 spacecraft over Asteroid Braille

Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission (10+12)

World cup final from Planet World Cup


Image from Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics

Which drew a bigger television audience?

“Sports administrators like to debate which event draws the bigger audiences, the World Cup or the Olympics. In truth, nobody knows how many people watch either event on television.” The Economist

World Leaders in 1998
Australia Prime Minister John Howard
Brazil President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Canada Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
China Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Jiang Zemin
France President Jacques Chirac
Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl Till 27 October
then Gerhard Schröder From 27 October
India Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral Till 19 March
then Atal Bihari Vajpayee From 19 March
Italy Prime Minister Romano Prodi Till 21 October
then Massimo D’Alema From 21 October
Japan Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Till 30 July
then Keizo Obuchi From 30 July
Mexico President Ernesto Zedillo
Russia / Soviet Union General Secretary of the CPSU Boris Yeltsin
South Africa State President Nelson Mandela
United States President Bill Clinton
United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair

Element #98 from the Periodic Table:  Californium (10-10)

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