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Historical Events In 1999

Monday, 03 October 2022

Jan 01   International Year of Elderly in the year 1999.  

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   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 in the year 1999.  

Jan 13   Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the Chicago Bulls (for the second and final time) on this day in history.  

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   NATO warned Yugoslav Pres. Slobodan Milosevic that he must honor the 1998 cease-fire negotiated with the rebels in Kosovo or face air strikes on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1999.  

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 in the year 1999.  

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   Monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Bill Clinton on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   King Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer at age 63, and is succeeded by his son, Abdullah in the year 1999.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1999 american Airlines pilots defy a federal court order and continue their sickout, causing the airline to cancel over a thousand flights.  

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   John Ehrlichman, presidential advisor during the Nixon administration and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal, dies in Atlanta, at age 73 in the year 1999.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history r&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.  

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Famous Deaths In 1999

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1999 death of sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)  

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   Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921) died in the year 1999.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1999 death of betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)  

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.  

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