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This year in History: Born in 1999 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1999


January 1   The Euro currency is introduced.

October 12   The world population hits 6 billion.

October 25   PGA Golfer Payne Stewart dies when his jet loses air pressure during flight.

November 22   Wayne Gretzky is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His number 99 permanently retired by the NHL.

November 24   The movie Toy Story II is released by Disney/Pixar.

March 21   1st circumnavigation of the earth by a hot air balloon.

April 20   The Columbine High School massacre occurs

May 19   Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released

July 10   The U.S. women's soccer team win the World Cup

July 18   David Cone pitches a perfect game for the New York Yankees.

July 25   Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France.

August 5   Mark McGwire hits his 500th home run.

August 11   A total solar eclipse is visible from Europe and Asia.

Famous Birthdays:

July 30   Joey King (Actress played Ramona in Ramona and Beezus)

October 15   Bailee Madison (Child Actress)


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