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Historical Events In 1999

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

Feb 27   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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.  

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

Mar 05   Actor Richard Kiley dies in Warwick, NY, at age 76 on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, emir of Bahrain, dies at age 65.  

Mar 14   MGM hosts the world's first online DVD event in the year 1999.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   On this day in history 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.  

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

Apr 18   NATO launches its most active day of airstrikes in its assault on Yugoslavia, on this day in history.  

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

May 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1999 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.  

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

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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1999.  

Jul 26   "Eagles Hell Freezers" Over becomes the best selling music DVD in the year 1999.  

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

Aug 17   Izmit earthquake in Turkey killing 17,127 people on this day in history.  

Aug 19   Panasonic anounces the first Progressive Scan DVD player in the year 1999.  

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

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

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   In the year 1999 death of sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)  

Jan 11   Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897) died in the year 1999.  

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

Jan 14   Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933) died in the year 1999.  

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

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