Historical Events In 1999
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Jan 01 International Year of Elderly on this day in history.
Jan 04 On this day in history former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota.
Jan 05 Four US jets fire on and miss four Iraqi MiGs testing the "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq in the first air-to-air confrontation in more than six years on this day in history.
Jan 07 On this day in history the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton opens in the U.S. Senate.
Jan 08 RailAmerica Inc. takes over the operation of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway from CP. The new company, known as E&N Railway Company (1998) Ltd, purchased the line between Port Alberni and Nanaimo and leased the section from Victoria to Nanaimo in the year 1999.
Jan 13 Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the Chicago Bulls (for the second and final time) on this day in history.
Jan 14 House prosecutors request U.S. President Bill Clinton's removal from office, during post-impeachment proceedings in the Senate on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 1999 nATO warned Yugoslav Pres. Slobodan Milosevic that he must honor the 1998 cease-fire negotiated with the rebels in Kosovo or face air strikes.
Jan 20 In the year 1999 on day two of U.S. President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, his lawyers argue their case before the Senate, calling the House-passed articles of impeachment "flawed and unfair."
Jan 21 Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of a former Mexican president, is convicted of arranging the murder of a political rival and sentenced to 50 years in prison on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1999 the brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was convicted of masterminding the 1994 shooting death of a ruling party official.
Jan 22 On this day in history pope John Paul II arrived in Mexico City on a visit to Mexico and the United States.
Jan 23 Monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Bill Clinton in the year 1999.
Jan 25 More than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia in the year 1999.
Jan 25 The first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on this day in history.
Jan 28 The Ford Motor Company announces that it is buying the automobile division of Sweden's Volvo manufacturing company for $6.45 billion on this day in history.
Jan 31 In the year 1999 the Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Feb 02 A Portland, Oregon jury decrees that a person who created an Internet site listing the names and addresses of abortionists pay $107 million in damages on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year in a Maryland jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident.
Feb 07 King Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer at age 63, and is succeeded by his son, Abdullah in the year 1999.
Feb 08 On this day in history a funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer.
Feb 10 In the year 1999 a federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers.
Feb 11 In Afghanistan a 6.0 earthquake killed 70 and 500 injured, at least 14,000 homeless and 7,000 houses destroyed in Lowgar and Vardak Provinces on this day in history.
Feb 11 Pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system in the year 1999.
Feb 12 In the year 1999 american Airlines pilots defy a federal court order and continue their sickout, causing the airline to cancel over a thousand flights.
Feb 12 On this day in history the U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice in his impeachment trial.
Feb 14 John Ehrlichman, presidential advisor during the Nixon administration and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal, dies in Atlanta, at age 73 on this day in history.
Feb 14 In the year 1999 quebec Railway Corporation takes over the former CN Mont Joli and Matane subdivisions linking Matane to Riviere du Loup, QC. The Matane sub. was the former Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway.
Feb 15 Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people in the year 1999.
Feb 16 Testimony begins in the Jasper, TX, murder trial of John William King, charged in the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr on this day in history.
Feb 18 Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is warned by the U.S. to make peace with ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, or face military intervention in the year 1999.
Feb 20 In the year 1999 fifteen-year-old U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medal winner in Winter Olympics history, as she wins the ladies figure skating category at Nagano, Japan.
Feb 23 Two avalanches in as many days are blamed for the death of 38 people in Austria on this day in history.
Feb 24 On this day in history r&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.