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Historical Events for the Year 1999

  • 1st January » The Euro currency is introduced in 11 countries - members of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden).
  • 2nd January » A North American blizzard of 1999 brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to
  • 3rd January » The 'Mars Polar Lander' is launched.
  • 3rd January » Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • 4th January » Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • 7th January » The Senate trial in the Impeachment of Bill Clinton called impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.
  • 10th January » Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi or New Delhi, India with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Judiciary of India or Indian legal system.
  • 14th January » Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
  • 19th January » British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
  • 20th January » The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.
  • 21st January » War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over convert 4300 kg lb of cocaine on board.
  • 22nd January » Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • 25th January » A 6.0 Richter magnitude scale e.g Richter scale 1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake known as earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
  • 4th February » Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo (shooting victim) e.g Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • 7th February » Crown Prince Abdullah II of Jordan named Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein of Jordan known as Hussein.
  • 12th February » United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 15th February » Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), is arrested in Kenya.
  • 16th February » In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
  • 16th February » Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • 23rd February » Kurds called Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 23rd February » An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
  • 1st March » Ottawa Treaty enters into force.
  • 11th March » Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 12th March » Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 20th March » Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
  • 21st March » Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones (aeronaut) called Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 24th March » Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 39 people.
  • 24th March » Kosovo War: NATO commences 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia e.g aerial bombardment against Federal Republic of Yugoslavia or Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 26th March » The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • 26th March » A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 27th March » Kosovo War: Yugoslav SAM downed F117A, the first and only kill of the stealth aircraft.
  • 28th March » Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 29th March » The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
  • 29th March » A 1999 Chamoli earthquake named magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
  • 1st April » Nunavut is established as a Canada or Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 5th April » Two History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi e.g Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 7th April » The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
  • 8th April » Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 9th April » Battle of Košare begins, part of Kosovo War.
  • 12th April » US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • 14th April » NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees Federal Republic of Yugoslavia known as Yugoslav officials say 75 people were killed.
  • 14th April » A 1999 Sydney hailstorm or severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing Australian dollar or A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • 19th April » The Germany e.g German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag (Weimar Republic) e.g Reichstag was dissolved in 1933.
  • 20th April » Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
  • 29th April » The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia named NATO bombing of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia named Yugoslavia.
  • 1st May » The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
  • 2nd May » Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected List of heads of state of Panama or President of Panama.
  • 3rd May » The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an 1999 Bridge Creek – Moore tornado called F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornad
  • 6th May » The first elections to the devolution known as devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
  • 7th May » Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox Church e.g Eastern Orthodox country since the East-West Schism or Great Schism in 1054.
  • 7th May » In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  • 24th May » The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
  • 29th May » Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
  • 29th May » Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2nd June » The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
  • 9th June » Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
  • 10th June » Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
  • 12th June » Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 1st July » The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 5th July » Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms, including a tornado. The area was hit again with severe storms on August 1.
  • 5th July » U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic UN Security Council Resolution 1267 named sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • 6th July » U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted on him in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
  • 9th July » Iran student protests, July 1999 known as Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 20th July » The Chinese Communist Party begins a Persecution of Falun Gong or persecution campaign against Falun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
  • 23rd July » Mohammed VI of Morocco called Mohammed VI becomes List of rulers of Morocco or King of Morocco.
  • 27th July » Tony Hawk lands the first 900 on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.
  • 7th August » The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade Invasion of Dagestan (1999) named invades the neighboring Russian Dagestan.
  • 9th August » Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • 11th August » The 1999 Salt Lake City tornado called Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
  • 15th August » Béni Ounif called Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria: Some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
  • 17th August » A 7.4-magnitude 1999 İzmit earthquake named earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
  • 19th August » In Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro known as Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of President of Serbia and Montenegro e.g Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
  • 26th August » Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
  • 30th August » East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
  • 31st August » The first of a series of Russian Apartment Bombings called bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.
  • 31st August » A Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas LAPA Boeing 737-200 LAPA Flight 3142 crashes during takeoff from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.
  • 7th September » 1999 Athens earthquake called A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
  • 9th September » Sega releases the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.
  • 12th September » Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
  • 14th September » Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • 21st September » Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
  • 23rd September » Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
  • 23rd September » NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • 5th October » The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
  • 9th October » The last flight of the SR-71.
  • 12th October » The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia (country) called Georgia
  • 22nd October » Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 27th October » Gunmen 1999 Armenian parliament shooting named open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 29th October » A 1999 Odisha cyclone called large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.
  • 31st October » Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigation or circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • 31st October » EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 217 people on board.
  • 6th November » Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999 known as Australian republic referendum.
  • 11th November » The House of Lords Act 1999 called House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the House of Lords named British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
  • 12th November » The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter magnitude scale or Richter scale.
  • 25th November » The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.
  • 30th November » In Seattle, Washington, United States, demonstrations against a WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity or World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization movement e.g anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the
  • 2nd December » Glenbrook rail accident named Glenbrook Rail Accident: Seven passengers are killed when two trains collide near Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 2nd December » The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
  • 3rd December » NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Mars e.g Martian atmosphere.
  • 3rd December » Six firefighters are killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 7th December » 'A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 114 F.Supp.2d 896 e.g A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.': The Recording Industry Association of America sues the peer-to-peer file sharing called file-sharing service Napster, alleging copyright infringement.
  • 20th December » Macau is Transfer of sovereignty over Macau called handed over to China by Portugal.
  • 21st December » The Civil Guard (Spain) or Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid, Spain.
  • 22nd December » Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747 747-200 called Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.
  • 24th December » Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India; aircraft eventually landed at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordeal ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (1 passenger killed).
  • 26th December » The storm Cyclone Lothar or Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 31st December » 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.
  • 31st December » 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.
  • 31st December » Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.