Year 1999 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 29 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever
  • Apr 7 The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • Apr 20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • May 27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo
  • Oct 12 The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born
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Historical Figures Born in 1999

  • Mar 12 Janja Garnbret, Slovenian competitive climber, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
  • Mar 23 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
  • Jul 20 Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Aug 28 Prince Nikolai of Denmark, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sep 29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal, son of Infanta Cristina de Borbon, born in Barcelona, Spain

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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
  • Jun 19 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
  • Jun 25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds third wife businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Historical Divorces

  • Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

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