Historical Events In 1999
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Sep 18 In the year 1999 trillium Rail takes over operation of 41 miles of industrial trackage in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula comprising sections of the Cayuga sub. and the Thorold, Canal, Grantham, Fonthill, Town Line and West Welland spurs. The lines will be operated by a Trillium subsidiary, the Port Colborne Terminal Railway.
Sep 20 On this day in history in Taiwan a 7.7 quake resulted in at least 2,297 people killed, 8,700 injured, 600,000 people left homeless and about 82,000 housing units damaged by the earthquake and larger aftershocks
Sep 21 A powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan, killing nearly 2500 people on this day in history.
Sep 27 On this day in history detroit's Tiger Stadium closes after 87 years of hosting baseball and other sporting contests.
Oct 02 China and Russia hail 50 years of diplomatic ties with the two neighbours' first joint naval exercises in the year 1999.
Oct 17 In the year 1999 former US nurse Orville Lynn Majors is convicted of murdering six patients at a western Indiana hospital; the jury deadlocked on a seventh count. (Majors is serving a 360-year prison sentence.)
Oct 25 On this day in history the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing "Happy Birthday, Mr President" to President John F Kennedy is sold for $US1,267,500 -- a record for an item of clothing at auction.
Oct 26 "Pinocchio" becomes the first animated classic to make its way to DVD on this day in history.
Oct 26 Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to sit and vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament in the year 1999.
Nov 02 In the year 1999 "Saving Private Ryan" becomse the first major Spielberg movie to be released on DVD
Dec 26 R&B artist Curtis Mayfield dies in an Atlanta hospital at age 57. Mayfield, famous for the Superfly soundtrack, had been paralyzed since 1990 during an onstage accident on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1999 clayton Moore, star of the 1950s TV show The Lone Ranger, dies in Los Angeles at age 85.dec29
Dec 31 Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama in the year 1999.