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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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The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Josef Rusnak

Starring: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Country: United States of America

Solomon & Gaenor

Solomon & Gaenor

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Paul Morrison

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Starring: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

The Lost Son

The Lost Son

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Chris Menges

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Katrin Cartlidge, Marianne Denicourt

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci

Books

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Ashes To Ashes by Tami Hoag

Ashes To Ashes

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“Without a doubt . . . one of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in

Vector by Robin Cook

Vector

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New York City cab driver Yuri

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller from Stephen King—a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls.During

Homeport by Nora Roberts

Homeport

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An art expert and a thief get caught in a dangerous game in this novel of daring deception and desire from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. After

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

The Pilot's Wife

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Anita Shreve's hauntingly beautiful #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection about tragedy, grief, betrayal, and the 'impossibility of knowing another person.'As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone, but nothing has …