Historical Events For 1999
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Jan 01 In the year 1999 international Year of Elderly
Jan 04 Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota on this day in history.
Jan 05 Four US jets fire on and miss four Iraqi MiGs testing the "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq in the first air-to-air confrontation in more than six years on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1999 the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton opens in the U.S. Senate.
Jan 08 RailAmerica Inc. takes over the operation of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway from CP. The new company, known as E&N Railway Company (1998) Ltd, purchased the line between Port Alberni and Nanaimo and leased the section from Victoria to Nanaimo on this day in history.
Jan 13 Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the Chicago Bulls (for the second and final time) in the year 1999.
Jan 14 On this day in history house prosecutors request U.S. President Bill Clinton's removal from office, during post-impeachment proceedings in the Senate.
Jan 19 On this day in history nATO warned Yugoslav Pres. Slobodan Milosevic that he must honor the 1998 cease-fire negotiated with the rebels in Kosovo or face air strikes.
Jan 20 On day two of U.S. President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, his lawyers argue their case before the Senate, calling the House-passed articles of impeachment "flawed and unfair." on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1999 raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of a former Mexican president, is convicted of arranging the murder of a political rival and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Jan 21 The brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was convicted of masterminding the 1994 shooting death of a ruling party official on this day in history.
Jan 22 Pope John Paul II arrived in Mexico City on a visit to Mexico and the United States on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1999 monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Jan 25 On this day in history more than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia.
Jan 25 The first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky in the year 1999.
Jan 28 The Ford Motor Company announces that it is buying the automobile division of Sweden's Volvo manufacturing company for $6.45 billion in the year 1999.
Jan 31 The Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII in the year 1999.
Feb 02 A Portland, Oregon jury decrees that a person who created an Internet site listing the names and addresses of abortionists pay $107 million in damages in the year 1999.
Feb 05 Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year in a Maryland jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident in the year 1999.
Feb 07 In the year 1999 king Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer at age 63, and is succeeded by his son, Abdullah.
Feb 08 In the year 1999 a funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer.
Feb 10 A federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers in the year 1999.
Feb 11 In the year 1999 in Afghanistan a 6.0 earthquake killed 70 and 500 injured, at least 14,000 homeless and 7,000 houses destroyed in Lowgar and Vardak Provinces
Feb 11 Pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system in the year 1999.
Feb 12 American Airlines pilots defy a federal court order and continue their sickout, causing the airline to cancel over a thousand flights on this day in history.
Feb 12 The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice in his impeachment trial in the year 1999.
Feb 14 On this day in history john Ehrlichman, presidential advisor during the Nixon administration and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal, dies in Atlanta, at age 73.
Feb 14 On this day in history quebec Railway Corporation takes over the former CN Mont Joli and Matane subdivisions linking Matane to Riviere du Loup, QC. The Matane sub. was the former Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway.
Feb 15 On this day in history fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people.
Feb 16 On this day in history testimony begins in the Jasper, TX, murder trial of John William King, charged in the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr.
Feb 18 In the year 1999 serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is warned by the U.S. to make peace with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, or face military intervention.
Feb 20 Fifteen-year-old U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medal winner in Winter Olympics history, as she wins the ladies figure skating category at Nagano, Japan in the year 1999.
Feb 23 On this day in history two avalanches in as many days are blamed for the death of 38 people in Austria.
Feb 24 R&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist on this day in history.