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Historical Events In 1999

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Sep 18   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1999.  

Sep 21   A powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan, killing nearly 2500 people on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Detroit's Tiger Stadium closes after 87 years of hosting baseball and other sporting contests in the year 1999.  

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   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.) in the year 1999.  

Oct 25   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 26   On this day in history "Pinocchio" becomes the first animated classic to make its way to DVD  

Oct 26   On this day in history britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to sit and vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.  

Nov 02   "Saving Private Ryan" becomse the first major Spielberg movie to be released on DVD in the year 1999.  

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 in the year 1999.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1999.  

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 in the year 1999.  

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   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   In the year 1999 death of betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)  

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