What happened this day in history October 8, 1998

What are the important events that happened on October 8, 1998? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 8, 1998: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 8, 1998 is the 281st day of the year 1998 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 25, 1998 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 15,130,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,931.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 8, 1998 Historical Events

  • 1998
    Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opens after the close down of Fornebu airport.

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