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Historical Events Happened In 1999

Monday, 08 February 2016

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   On this day in history 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.  

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   House prosecutors request U.S. President Bill Clinton's removal from office, during post-impeachment proceedings in the Senate on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1999 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."  

Jan 21   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1999 pope John Paul II arrived in Mexico City on a visit to Mexico and the United States.  

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   More than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia in the year 1999.  

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

Jan 28   In the year 1999 the Ford Motor Company announces that it is buying the automobile division of Sweden's Volvo manufacturing company for $6.45 billion.  

Jan 31   In the year 1999 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 in the year 1999.  

Feb 10   In the year 1999 a federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers.  

Feb 11   On this day in history 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 in the year 1999.  

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   In the year 1999 fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people.  

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   On this day in history serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is warned by the U.S. to make peace with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, or face military intervention.  

Feb 20   On this day in history 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.  

Feb 23   In the year 1999 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 in the year 1999.  

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

Jan 04   Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904) died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history french Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)  

Jan 11   In the year 1999 death of naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)  

Jan 12   Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)  

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

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