1998

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• Arare urbantornado prowls through Miami on May 12, uprooting trees, shattering windows and snapping power lines. Fortunately, the storm inflicts only minor injuries.

Attorney General Janet Reno refuses to name an independent prosecutor to investigate Clinton administration fundraising, causing friction with FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Bobbi McCaughey, Carlisle, Iowa, gives birth November l9to seven babies, the U.S.'s first living septuplets. McCaugheyand her husband Kenny now ha1·e eight children.

• Terry Nichols is found guilty of conspiracy and manslaughter in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Nichols is spared a federal death sentence in January 1998, but still faces Oklahoma state charges.

UFO enthusiasts gather in Roswell, New 'vlexico, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the alleged UFO crash there in July 1947.

At the Internet/Online Summit in December, Vice President Al Gore announces government initiatives to protect young Internet users from online pornography.

The all-male Promise Keepers movement inspires praise and controversy for its message of spiritual revival and personal responsibii!J for men. In Octobel; the group holds a giant rally in Wash.... D.C. Once-secret tape reconlings of former presidents Kennedy and Nixon are released publicly. The tapes provide an unvarnished, and sometimes wdlatlering, glimpse into the two presidents' actions and

• On October 25, at least300,000

African-American women gather in Philadelphia for the Million Woman March. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is oneof the speakers.

• Fast-food giant Burger King is forced to slop serving burgers when supplier Hudson Foods recalls 25 million pounds of hamburger suspected of contamination with E. coli bacteria. It is the biggest beef recall in U.S. history.

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