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15 Things That Happened 15 Years Ago

1998 really doesn't feel like so long ago, does it?

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1. Viagra went on sale in the U.S.

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Initially created to help with high blood pressure and angina, Viagra went on sale in the U.S. in late 1998. Ten years later, annual sales of Viagra came in at $1,934 million.

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8. A goal turned Michael Owen into a superstar.

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Owen's wondergoal against Argentina during the World Cup introduced the then-18-year-old as a major star.

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10. The £2 coin was introduced into circulation.

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The inscription on the edge of the £2 coin reads "standing on the shoulders of giants," taken from a letter by Sir Isaac Newton to Robert Hooke.

11. A cardboard box became a vital piece of equipment in Metal Gear Solid.

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Metal Gear Solid for Playstation was the video game phenomenon of the year, shifting 6 million copies worldwide.

14. Texas and Method Man collaborated at the BRIT Awards.

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And the world wondered why.

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