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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1999?


Events

  • 02 Mar 1999 The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas.
  • 03 Mar 1999 Walter LaGrand is executed by means of gas chamber.
  • 04 Mar 1999 Monica Lewinsky's book detailing her affair with Bill Clinton goes on sale in the United States.
  • 05 Mar 1999 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • 08 Mar 1999 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 11 Mar 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 12 Mar 1999 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 15 Mar 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 16 Mar 1999 Sony Online Entertainment releases the EverQuest game for personal computers in the USA.
  • 17 Mar 1999 The Roth 401(k) is introduced by U.S. Senator William Roth.
  • 20 Mar 1999 Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
  • 21 Mar 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 22 Mar 1999 U.S. pro-euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian goes on trial for murder in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • 23 Mar 1999 NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 24 Mar 1999 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 25 Mar 1999 Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.
  • 26 Mar 1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 28 Mar 1999 Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 29 Mar 1999 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.

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Movies

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The Matrix

The Matrix

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

The Cremator

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Country: United States of America

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1999?
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Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks

Charlotte Gray

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From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis

In Danger'S Path by W. E. B. Griffin

In Danger'S Path

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Put in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations, General Fleming Pickering is faced with two covert missions in the Gobi Desert.

Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman

Billy Straight

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park.

Single & Single by John le Carré

Single & Single

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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international intrigue with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader

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Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.When