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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1999?


Events

  • 05 Nov 1999 US District Judge Thomas Jackson issues his 207-page Findings of Fact, ruling that Microsoft has monopoly power over personal computer operating systems, and uses that power to harm American consumers.
  • 06 Nov 1999 Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 11 Nov 1999 The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
  • 12 Nov 1999 The Duzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
  • 15 Nov 1999 Neopets, the virtual pet website, is launched.
  • 18 Nov 1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
  • 19 Nov 1999 Disney releases the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film Toy Story 2 to theaters in the USA. North American theater gross receipts: US$245.9 million.
  • 21 Nov 1999 The film ''The Wizard of Oz'' begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day. On cable it is telecast several times a year, like most other films, rather than being shown only once annually.
  • 25 Nov 1999 The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic.
  • 26 Nov 1999 An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu.
  • 27 Nov 1999 The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • 29 Nov 1999 General election in Malaysia.
  • 30 Nov 1999 In Seattle, Washington, the first major mobilization of the anti-globalization movement catches police unprepared and forces the cancellation of the opening ceremonies of the WTO Meeting of 1999 (protests end on December 3).

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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Country: United States of America

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Country: United States of America

A Cruel Romance

A Cruel Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

Ninotchka

Ninotchka

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States of America

Male and Female

Male and Female

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain

Country: United States of America

Books

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And The Crowd Goes Wild by Joe Garner

And The Crowd Goes Wild

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The New York Times Bestseller The USA Today Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Fans Wept. The Crowd Cheered. The Announcers Went Wild. You Just Had To Be There.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone

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The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness

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From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

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The #1 New York Times bestseller featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best—includes delicious …

Friendship With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Friendship With God

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The first book in a new series by the multimillion-copy bestselling author of Conversations with God.Neale Donald Walsch has changed the way millions of Americans think about God.