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Historical Events In 1999

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Feb 26   On this day in history ontario Southland commenced operation over the CP Port Burwell subdivision from Ingersoll to Tillsonburg, ON.  

Feb 27   In the year 1999 democratic rule returns to Nigeria as its citizens elect Olusegun Obasanjo as president.  

Mar 02   Rock singer Dusty Springfield dies at her London area home at age 59 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   A military jury in North Carolina clears a Marine pilot of reckless endangerment charges when his jet severed a gondola cable in the Alps, sending 20 people to their deaths in the year 1999.  

Mar 04   On this day in history retired US Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, author of a 1973 decision legalizing abortion, dies in Arlington, VA, at age 90.  

Mar 05   Actor Richard Kiley dies in Warwick, NY, at age 76 in the year 1999.  

Mar 06   In the year 1999 sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, emir of Bahrain, dies at age 65.  

Mar 14   On this day in history mGM hosts the world's first online DVD event  

Mar 15   Pluto again becomes outermost planet mar171916 Eight Curtiss "Jenny" planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, Mexico, in the first combat air mission in U.S. history in the year 1999.  

Mar 22   RaiLink Ltd.takes over operation of the CN Coronado, Bonnyville, and Lac La Biche subdivisions, northeast of Edmonton. The line extends from St. Paul Junction, immediately north of Edmonton, to Boyle and northeast to Grande Centre and Elk Point. It also connects with RaiLink's existing Lakeland and Waterways line at Boyle in the year 1999.  

Mar 28   In the year 1999 in the Xizang-India Border Region a 5.5 earthquake occurred At least 61 people killed and 125 injured in the Chamoli district; 34 killed and 177 injured in the Rudraprayag district; 5 killed and 60 injured in the Tehri Garhwal district; 19 injured in the Bageshwar district; 13 injured in the Pauri Garhwal district, India  

Mar 30   In the year 1999 a jury in Portland, Oregon, orders Philip Morris to pay $US81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades.  

Mar 31   Australian aid workers Steve Pratt and Peter Wallace are arrested by Serb authorities on this day in history.  

Apr 18   In the year 1999 nATO launches its most active day of airstrikes in its assault on Yugoslavia,  

Apr 20   "A bug's Life" is the first DVD to be transfered directly from the digital source making it the first 100 percent digital DVD on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1999 the body of British mountaineer George Mallory is found on Mount Everest almost 75 years after he disappeared on a climbing expedition.  

May 02   In the year 1999 central Manitoba Railway takes over the operation of the former CN Pine Falls subdivisions.  

Jun 06   Central Manitoba Railway, a subsidiary of Cando Contracting, takes over the operation of the former CN Carman sub. from m. 0.13 to m. 50.50 on this day in history.  

Jun 09   Yugoslav and NATO generals sign a Kosovo peace pact, ending 78 days of NATO airstrikes on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Alberta RailNet takes over the former CN Grande Cache (from Swan Landing to Grande Prairie, m. 1.80 to m. 232.90), Grande Prairie (from Rycroft to Hythe, m. 0 to m. 89.19) and Smoky (Tangent to Spirit River, m. 306.2 to m. 357.80) subdivisions in Alberta in the year 1999.  

Jun 30   In the year 1999 southern Rails Cooperative (Red Coat Road and Rail) takes over operation of the 71.5 mile CP line from Pangman to Assiniboia in Saskatchewan.  

Jul 11   On this day in history in the Honduras a 7.0 quake resulted in 1 person killed and another person died from a heart attack; at least 40 people injured  

Jul 26   On this day in history "Eagles Hell Freezers" Over becomes the best selling music DVD  

Jul 26   In the year 1999 "Eagles:Hell Freezers" Over becomes the best selling music DVD  

Aug 17   On this day in history izmit earthquake in Turkey killing 17,127 people  

Aug 19   On this day in history panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player  

Aug 23   In the year 1999 norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)  

Aug 31   A Boeing 737 jet crashes during takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people in the year 1999.  

Aug 31   Detroit area teachers begin a nine-day strike, postponing the first day of school for 170,000 students on this day in history.  

Sep 05   In the year 1999 candid Camera star Allen Funt dies in Pebble Beach, CA, at age 84.  

Sep 07   In the year 1999 a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Athens, Greece, killing 143 people.  

Sep 07   On this day in history viacom announces it is buying CBS for $36 billion, making it the largest media acquisition in history.  

Sep 09   Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jim Catfish" Hunter dies in Hertford, NC, at age 53 on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 1999

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   In the year 1999 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   On this day in history death of naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)  

Jan 12   On this day in history death of betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)  

Jan 14   In the year 1999 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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