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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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The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Release year: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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

Country: United States of America

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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Country: United States of America

The Boondock Saints

The Boondock Saints

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Troy Duffy

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Country: United States of America

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Country: United States of America

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Books

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Hannibal by Thomas Harris

Hannibal

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You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

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

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul

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A foreword by Oprah Winfrey and a preface by Maya Angelou update the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling classic of the New Age category, along with a new introduction by the author, a discussion group …

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 …

The First World War by John Keegan

The First World War

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The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth