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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1999: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1999?


Events

  • 01 Jul 1999 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 02 Jul 1999 Benjamin Nathaniel Smith begins a three-day killing spree targeting racial and ethnic minorities in Illinois and Indiana, USA.
  • 03 Jul 1999 In Weirs Beach, New Hampshire, USA, over six hours Billy Mitchell plays a "perfect" game of the arcade game Pac-Man, achieving the highest score that the game allows: 3,333,360. This can only be accomplished by guiding Pac-Man to eat every dot, fruit, and ghost in all 256 levels without dying.
  • 05 Jul 1999 U.S. Army Pfc. Barry Winchell is bludgeoned in his sleep at Fort Campbell, Kentucky by fellow soldiers; he dies the next day from his injuries.
  • 06 Jul 1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
  • 08 Jul 1999 A major flash flood in Las Vegas swamps hundreds of cars, smashes mobile homes and kills 2 people.
  • 09 Jul 1999 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 10 Jul 1999 American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
  • 11 Jul 1999 India recaptures Kargil as Pakistan pulls out its troops and militants after international condemnation. India claims victory in the two-month conflict.
  • 16 Jul 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.
  • 17 Jul 1999 The Pabok Regional County Municipality in Quebec, Canada is renamed to Le Rocher-Percé after the Percé Rock.
  • 20 Jul 1999 Apple Computer introduces the iBook portable computer. It features 12.1-inch TFT display, 300 MHz G3 processor, 4 MB ATI Rage Mobility graphics chip, CD-ROM drive, 32 MB RAM, modem, USB and 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, 3 GB hard drive, keyboard, Mac OS 8.6, V.90 modem, AppleWorks software, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and comes in a translucent cover in tangerine or blueberry colors. Battery power lasts about six hours. Price is US$1599; weight is 6.6 pounds; size is 2 x
  • 21 Jul 1999 Two divers die in the Deer Island Outfall Tunnel during a project to remove safety plugs inside risers leading from the tunnel to the bottom of Massachusetts Bay. (Associated Press)
  • 22 Jul 1999 The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft.
  • 23 Jul 1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 26 Jul 1999 The last Checker taxi cab is retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately US$135,000.
  • 29 Jul 1999 The Rock 'N' Roller Coaster attraction opens in the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • 31 Jul 1999 Mark O. Barton kills nine in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Movies

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Country: United States of America

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Books

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Shadow by Bob Woodward

Shadow

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A New York Times Notable Book of the YearTwenty-five years ago, after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy. “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over,” President Ford declared.

Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food by Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food

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Somersize your way to weight loss and good health!Find out why Somersizing has swept the nation! In Get Skinny on Fabulous Food, the number one New York Times bestseller and sequel to Eat Great, Lose Weight, which also went to …

Dangerous Kiss by Jackie Collins

Dangerous Kiss

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In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family; in Lucky, she was married three times; in Lady Boss, she took on Hollywood and bought Panther Studios; and in Vendetta,

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still …

Deadlines And Datelines by Dan Rather

Deadlines And Datelines

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A collection of essays by the best-selling author & CBS Evening News anchorman. Ranging from the Iraq conflict to political turmoil in Russia, from tragedies like the Jonesboro, AK, schoolyard shooting