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Historical Events In 1999

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Feb 26   In the year 1999 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   On this day in history actor Richard Kiley dies in Warwick, NY, at age 76.  

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

Mar 14   In the year 1999 mGM hosts the world's first online DVD event  

Mar 15   On this day in history 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  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1999 australian aid workers Steve Pratt and Peter Wallace are arrested by Serb authorities  

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

Apr 20   In the year 1999 "A bug's Life" is the first DVD to be transfered directly from the digital source making it the first 100 percent digital DVD  

Apr 20   On this day in history victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre  

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

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 in the year 1999.  

Jun 09   Yugoslav and NATO generals sign a Kosovo peace pact, ending 78 days of NATO airstrikes in the year 1999.  

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   Southern Rails Cooperative (Red Coat Road and Rail) takes over operation of the 71.5 mile CP line from Pangman to Assiniboia in Saskatchewan on this day in history.  

Jul 11   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Aug 19   In the year 1999 panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player  

Aug 23   Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 31   In the year 1999 detroit area teachers begin a nine-day strike, postponing the first day of school for 170,000 students.  

Sep 05   Candid Camera star Allen Funt dies in Pebble Beach, CA, at age 84 on this day in history.  

Sep 07   A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Athens, Greece, killing 143 people on this day in history.  

Sep 07   In the year 1999 viacom announces it is buying CBS for $36 billion, making it the largest media acquisition in history.  

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

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Famous Deaths In 1999

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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   French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921) died in the year 1999.  

Jan 11   Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1999 death of jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)  

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