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Historical Events Happened In 1999

Friday, 28 November 2014

Jan 01   International Year of Elderly in the year 1999.  

Jan 04   On this day in history former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota.  

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   The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton opens in the U.S. Senate in the year 1999.  

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   In the year 1999 michael Jordan announces his retirement from the Chicago Bulls (for the second and final time).  

Jan 14   In the year 1999 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history the brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was convicted of masterminding the 1994 shooting death of a ruling party official.  

Jan 22   On this day in history pope John Paul II arrived in Mexico City on a visit to Mexico and the United States.  

Jan 23   On this day in history 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   More than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia on this day in history.  

Jan 25   The first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on this day in history.  

Jan 28   The Ford Motor Company announces that it is buying the automobile division of Sweden's Volvo manufacturing company for $6.45 billion on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history the Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   A funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer on this day in history.  

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 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 in the year 1999.  

Feb 11   On this day in history pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system  

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   On this day in history the U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice in his impeachment trial.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Testimony begins in the Jasper, TX, murder trial of John William King, charged in the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr in the year 1999.  

Feb 18   Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is warned by the U.S. to make peace with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, or face military intervention in the year 1999.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Two avalanches in as many days are blamed for the death of 38 people in Austria on this day in history.  

Feb 24   In the year 1999 r&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.  

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Jan 02   Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)  

Jan 06   In the year 1999 french Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36  

Jan 10   Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921) died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)  

Jan 12   Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914) died in the year 1999.  

Jan 14   Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933) died on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915) died on this day in history.