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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1999 AD


January 1: International Year of Elderly
January 1: Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat UCLA Bruins 38 - 31
January 7: Senate begins to try President Clinton on lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewisnky case
January 25: Earthquake kills about 1,185 in Armenia, Colombia
January 31: Super Bowl XXXIII, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons 34-19


February 12: Senate acquits President Clinton of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewinski case
February 24: 41st Grammy Awards, Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill and Eric Clapton win major awards


March 15: Pluto again becomes outermost planet
March 21: 71st Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Whoopi Goldberg hosts, Shakespeare in Love wins Best Picture, Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow win lead acting awards
March 28: 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
March 29: 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St. Petersburg


April 11: 63rd Golf Masters Championship:
April 20: Two disaffected students brought guns to their high school in Columbine, Colorado and murdered twelve students, one teacher and then killed themselves


May 1: 125th Kentucky Derby
May 9: During a bombing run over Belgrade, NATO accidentally bombs the Chinese embassy, killing four which launches massive protests throughout China
May 15: 125th Preakness
May 16: 125th Preakness


June 19: Stanley Cup Finals, Dallas Stars beat Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2
June 20: 99th U.S. Golf Open: at Pinehurst CC New Jersey
June 25: NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks 4 games to 1


July 4: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes beat
July 4: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi
July 4: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leander Paes and Lisa Raymond beat
July 4: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu beat Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova
July 4: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Lindsay Davenport beat Steffi Graf
July 11: 20th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
July 18: 128th British Golf Open: at Camoustie Scot
July 25: 54th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship


August 11: Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
August 17: Earthquake kills 17,000 in northwest Turkey


September 5: Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 5: WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Libery 2 games to 1
September 21: Earthquake kills 2,295 in central Taiwan


October 27: World Series, New York Yankees beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 0
October 29: Cyclone/tidal surge kills as many as 10,000 in eastern India
October 31: EgyptAir flight 990 crashes 60m off coast of Nantucket, killing 217, likely cause was an Islamist suicide replacement pilot


November 11: Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
November 12: Earthquake kills 700 in Duzce, Turkey
November 15: Next transit of Mercury visible in North America


December 20: Portugal returns Macau to China
December 31: Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
December 31: The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames
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