What Happened On 31st December 1999 In History

December 31st (1999) was a Friday. It's the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 31st December, 1999

  • » First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister of Russia e.g Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.
  • » The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.
  • » Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.

December 31st Famous Deaths for 1999

  • » Elliot Richardson, American lawyer and politician, 69th United States Attorney General (b. 1920)

December 31st Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints called Feast Day:
  • » Pope Sylvester I (Catholic Church)
  • » December 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Public holidays in Azerbaijan named International Solidarity Day (Azerbaijan)

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