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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 8, 1998

    James Bond

    The Facts of Death was published

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 8, 1998

    The Facts of Death, first published in 1998, was the third novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond (including Benson's novelization of Tomorrow Never Dies).




  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1998

    Frank Sinatra

    Death

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1998

    Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a heart attack.




  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 15, 1998

    Kosovo War

    the only meeting between Milošević and Ibrahim Rugova happened on 15 May in Belgrade

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 15, 1998

    During this time, Yugoslav President Milošević reached an arrangement with Boris Yeltsin of Russia to stop offensive operations and prepare for talks with the Albanians, who refused to talk to the Serbian side throughout the crisis, but would talk with the Yugoslav government. In fact, the only meeting between Milošević and Ibrahim Rugova (first President of the Republic of Kosova) happened on 15 May in Belgrade, two days after Richard Holbrooke announced that it would take place. Holbrooke threatened Milošević that if he did not obey, "what's left of your country will implode". A month later, Holbrooke visited the border areas affected by the fighting in early June, where he was famously photographed with the KLA. The publication of these images sent a signal to the KLA, its supporters and sympathisers, and to observers in general, that the US was decisively backing the KLA and the Albanian population in Kosovo.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    Vladimir Putin

    Chief of Presidential Staff

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 25, 1998

    On 25 May 1998, Putin was appointed First Deputy Chief of Presidential Staff for regions, replacing Viktoriya Mitina.




  • Pakistan
    Thursday May 28, 1998

    Nuclear Power

    First nuclear weapon test in Pakistan

    Pakistan
    Thursday May 28, 1998

    Pakistan is one of nine states to possess nuclear weapons. Bhutto was the main architect of this programme, and it was here that Bhutto orchestrated the nuclear weapons programme and rallied Pakistan's academic scientists to build an atomic bomb in three years for national survival.




  • Serbia
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    Kosovo War

    An Operation to clear the border of the KLA

    Serbia
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    On May 31, 1998, the Yugoslav army and the Serb Ministry of the Interior police began an operation to clear the border of the KLA. NATO's response to this offensive was mid-June's Operation Determined Falcon, a NATO show of force over the Yugoslav borders.




  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Over the Edge: In Your House

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    Johnson successfully defended the Intercontinental title against Faarooq at Over the Edge: In Your House on May 31. The stable would then refer to themselves as simply "The Nation".


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