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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.

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.


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.


10. The £2 coin was introduced into circulation.$(KGrHqF,!nME8VV4)pBjBPGGeTePv!~~60_35.JPG

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.


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.


And the world wondered why.


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