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  • Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    Colombian conflict

    Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as The President of Colombia

    Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    On August 7, 1998, Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as the President of Colombia. A member of the Conservative Party, Pastrana defeated Liberal Party candidate Horacio Serpa in a run-off election marked by high voter turn-out and little political unrest. The new president's program was based on a commitment to bring about a peaceful resolution of Colombia's longstanding civil conflict and to cooperate fully with the United States to combat the trafficking of illegal drugs.




  • Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    Tony Blair

    Omagh bombing

    Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    Following the Omagh bombing on 15 August 1998, by members of the Real IRA opposed to the peace process, which killed 29 people and wounded hundreds, Blair visited the County Tyrone town and met with victims at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    Apple Inc.

    A New all-in-one Computer

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    On August 15, 1998, Apple introduced a new all-in-one computer reminiscent of the Macintosh 128K: the iMac. The iMac design team was led by Ive, who would later design the iPod and the iPhone.




  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 21, 1998

    Marvel Studios

    First film packaged and licensed by Marvel Studios

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 21, 1998

    The first film packaged and licensed by Marvel Studios was Blade, based on the vampire hunter Blade. The film was directed by Stephen Norrington and starred Wesley Snipes as Blade. It was released on August 21, 1998, grossing $70,087,718 in the United States and Canada and $131,183,530 worldwide.




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