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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1999.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1999: find out below

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Apr 1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 05 Apr 1999 In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder in order to avoid a possible death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of Matthew Shepard
  • 07 Apr 1999 The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
  • 08 Apr 1999 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 13 Apr 1999 Tercentenary celebrations of the creation of the Sikh Khalsa are held.
  • 14 Apr 1999 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees : Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 18 Apr 1999 "The Great One" Wayne Gretzky plays his final game in the NHL.
  • 19 Apr 1999 The US Navy kills a civilian guard in the Naval Base at Vieques, an island east of Puerto Rico which the Navy has used since 1943. The death of the civilian officer sparks off a civil disobedience campaign throughout the island of Puerto Rico to protest the presence of the Navy on the island.
  • 20 Apr 1999 Two Littleton, Colorado teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their Columbine High School teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher, and then themselves.
  • 25 Apr 1999 British T.V presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London.
  • 26 Apr 1999 British TV presenter Jill Dando is shot dead outside her home in Fulham, West London.(BBC)
  • 29 Apr 1999 The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 30 Apr 1999 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.

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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Star Trek

Star Trek

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

The Century

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the …

Reaching To Heaven by James Van Praagh

Reaching To Heaven

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James Van Praagh has touched the lives of millions with his extraordinary ability to communicate with the world beyond. In Talking to Heaven, his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, he

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

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In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey.

Yesterday, I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant

Yesterday, I Cried

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What is the lesson in abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection? What is the lesson when you lose someone you really love?

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

Tara Road

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A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubNew York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels.