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  • Indonesia
    Friday Jan 9, 1998

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    11,000 rupiah to 1 U.S. dollar

    Indonesia
    Friday Jan 9, 1998

    The rate plunged to over 11,000 rupiah to 1 U.S. dollar on 9 January 1998, with spot rates over 14,000 during 23–26 January and trading again over 14,000 for about six weeks during June–July 1998.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Commit Perjury

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 1998

    On January 12, 1998, Linda Tripp, who had been working with Jones' lawyers, informed Starr that Lewinsky was preparing to commit perjury in the Jones case and had asked Tripp to do the same. She also said Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan was assisting Lewinsky. Based on the connection to Jordan, who was under scrutiny in the Whitewater probe, Starr obtained approval from Reno to expand his investigation into whether Lewinsky and others were breaking the law.




  • Croatia
    Thursday Jan 15, 1998

    Croatian War of Independence

    The UNTAES mandate ended

    Croatia
    Thursday Jan 15, 1998

    The transitional period was subsequently extended by a year. On 15 January 1998, the UNTAES mandate ended and Croatia regained full control of the area.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (1998)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    On January 19, 1998, at Royal Rumble, The Rock defeated Shamrock by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental title. Later that night, he entered the Royal Rumble match and lasted until the final two before he was eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin.




  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    King of the Ring (1998)

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1998

    The Rock and The Nation then feuded with Triple H and D-Generation X, with the two stable leaders first meeting in the quarter-final of the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, which The Rock won. At King of the Ring, The Rock defeated Dan Severn in the semi-final match and lost to rival Ken Shamrock in the final.




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