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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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Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Country: United States of America

The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Enough

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards

Country: United States of America

Flawless

Flawless

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Oxygen

Oxygen

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Richard Shepard

Starring: Maura Tierney, Adrien Brody, James Naughton, Laila Robins

Books

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Isaac'S Storm by Erik Larson

Isaac'S Storm

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National BestsellerSeptember 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S.

Daughter Of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Daughter Of Fortune

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An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.

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 …

Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson

Pop Goes the Weasel

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Detective Alex Cross is back-and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling.

Hitler'S Pope by John Cornwell

Hitler'S Pope

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The “explosive” (The New York Times) bestseller—now with a new introduction by the authorWhen Hitler’s Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that “redefined the history of the twentieth century”