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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 3, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Gingrich Resigned from Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 3, 1999

    Shortly after the elections, Gingrich, who had been one of the leading advocates for impeachment, announced he would resign from Congress as soon as he was able to find somebody to fill his vacant seat; Gingrich fulfilled this pledge, and officially resigned from Congress on January 3, 1999.




  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 4, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Mankind Defeated the Rock

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 4, 1999

    The Rock continued to feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, which was traded back and forth between them. First, in the main event of the January 4, 1999 episode of Raw Is War, Mankind defeated The Rock after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin.




  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 7, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Formal Presentation of the Charges

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 7, 1999

    The Senate trial began on January 7, 1999, with Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist presiding. The first day consisted of formal presentation of the charges against Clinton, and of Rehnquist swearing in all arguants in the trial.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 8, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Call Witnesses in the Trial

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 8, 1999

    A resolution on rules and procedure for the trial was adopted unanimously on the following day; however, senators tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial.




  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 11, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Briefs by the House of Representatives

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 11, 1999

    Briefs were filed by the House on January 11, 1999.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    Michael Jordan

    2nd Rerirement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    Jordan retired for the second time on January 13, 1999.




  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Briefs by Bill Clinton

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    briefs were filed by Clinton on January 13, 1999.


  • Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    Jim Carrey

    The First Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

    Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    Eventually, he did pick up his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for the movie The Truman Show.


  • Anaheim, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    "I Quit" Match

    Anaheim, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    In an "I Quit" match at Royal Rumble on January 24, The Rock regained the title, when a recording of Mankind saying "I quit" from an earlier interview was played over the PA system.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 25, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Lack of Merit

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 25, 1999

    On January 25, Senator Robert Byrd moved for dismissals of both articles of impeachment for lack of merit.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Private Session

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1999

    On the following day, Rep. Bryant moved to call witnesses to the trial, a question that the Senate had scrupulously avoided to that point. In both cases, the Senate voted to deliberate on the question in private session, rather than public, televised procedure.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate voted in Public Session

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1999

    On January 27, the Senate voted on both motions in public session; the motion to dismiss failed on a nearly party line vote of 56–44, while the motion to depose witnesses passed by the same margin.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 28, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Voting of the Senate

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 28, 1999

    A day later, the Senate voted down motions to move directly to a vote on the articles of impeachment and to suppress videotaped depositions of the witnesses from public release, Senator Russ Feingold voting with the Republicans.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 31, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    A Forklift Truck

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 31, 1999

    On January 31, during an episode of Sunday Night Heat, Mankind pinned The Rock using a forklift truck in an Empty Arena match to win the WWF title. This match was referred to as "Halftime Heat" as it was televised during halftime of that year's Super Bowl.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    House managers took Videotaped Closed-Door Depositions

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 1999

    Over three days, February 1–3, House managers took videotaped closed-door depositions from Monica Lewinsky, Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan, and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Videotapes would suffice as testimony

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    On February 4, however, the Senate voted 70–30 that excerpting these videotapes would suffice as testimony, rather than calling live witnesses to appear at trial.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones Case

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The videos were played in the Senate on February 6, featuring 30 excerpts of Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones case, the hiding of small gifts Clinton had given her, and his involvement in procurement of a job for Lewinsky.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Closing Arguments

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    On February 8, closing arguments were presented with each side allotted a three-hour time slot.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 9, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate began closed-door deliberations

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 9, 1999

    On February 9, after voting against a public deliberation on the verdict, the Senate began closed-door deliberations instead.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate Emerged from Its Closed Deliberations

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    On February 12, the Senate emerged from its closed deliberations and voted on the articles of impeachment. A two-thirds vote, 67 votes, would have been necessary to convict and remove the President from office.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article Two (Attempting to Obstruct Justice in the Jones Case)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (50 votes) and 5 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article One (Clinton Lied to the Grand Jury)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (45 votes) and 10 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House

    Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Mankind and The Rock faced off again, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, in a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw, meaning Mankind retained the title.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Feud Ended

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Their feud ended on the February 15 Raw Is War, when The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a Ladder Match after Big Show interfered on his behalf.


  • Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem

    The Slim Shady LP

    Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem released The Slim Shady LP in February 1999. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums (certified triple platinum by the end of the year), he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage.


  • Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira

    Shakira's First Grammy Award nomination

    Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 21, 1999

    Steven Spielberg

    2nd Director Oscar

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 21, 1999

    Steven has won his second Academy Award for the category of Best Director in 1999 For the movie Saving Private Ryan.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XV

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV.


  • Columbine, Colorado, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 20, 1999

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Columbine High School Massacre

    Columbine, Colorado, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 20, 1999

    The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade (senior) students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. Ten students were killed in the school library, where the pair subsequently committed suicide. 21 additional people were injured with gunshots and gunfire was also exchanged with the police. Another three people were injured trying to escape the school.


  • Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Backlash: In Your House

    Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    The Rock's popularity continued to grow and audiences still cheered for him even though he was a heel. He then lost the title rematch against Stone Cold Steve Austin at Backlash: In Your House after he was betrayed by Shane McMahon, turning him face again and starting a feud with Triple H, The Undertaker and The Corporate Ministry.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    SmackDown!

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    On April 29, 1999, WWF aired the pilot episode of SmackDown!, a term derived from one of The Rock's catchphrases. In the episode, The Rock continued his feud with The Corporate Ministry. This led to a match with Triple H, at Over the Edge, which The Rock won, and a match for the WWF Championship against The Undertaker, at King of the Ring, which The Rock lost. The Rock then lost a number one contender's match to Triple H, at Fully Loaded, after interference from "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 7, 1999

    Bin Laden

    The FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 7, 1999

    Bin Laden became the 456th person listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, when he was added on June 7, 1999, following his indictment along with others for capital crimes in the 1998 embassy attacks.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Jun 7, 1999

    Google LLC

    Announcing a New $25 Million Round of Funding

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Jun 7, 1999

    After some additional, small investments through the end of 1998 to early 1999, a new $25 million round of funding was announced on June 7, 1999, with major investors including the venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital.


  • Merritt Island, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1999

    X-ray

    The Chandra X-ray Observatory

    Merritt Island, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1999

    The Chandra X-ray Observatory, launched on July 23, 1999, has been allowing the exploration of the very violent processes in the universe which produce X-rays. Unlike visible light, which gives a relatively stable view of the universe, the X-ray universe is unstable. It features stars being torn apart by black holes, galactic collisions, and novae, and neutron stars that build up layers of plasma that then explode into space.


  • Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Atlanta Shootings

    Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    Mark Orrin Barton was a spree killer from Stockbridge, Georgia, who killed 12 people and injured 13 more on July 29, 1999.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 11, 1999

    Steven Spielberg

    Department of Defense Medal

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 11, 1999

    Spielberg was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by Secretary of Defense William Cohen at the Pentagon on August 11, 1999,Cohen presented the award in recognition of Spielberg's film Saving Private Ryan.


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (1999)

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    The Rock defeated Gunn in a Kiss My Ass match at SummerSlam.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    WWF Tag Team Champions

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection became WWF Tag Team Champions for the first time after defeating The Undertaker and Big Show for the titles on the August 30, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • Albany, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 7, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection Lost the Titles

    Albany, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 7, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection lost the titles back to Undertaker and Big Show on the September 7, 1999 episode of SmackDown!.


  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 20, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection won back

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 20, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection won back from Undertaker and Big Show on the September 20, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 21, 1999

    Vodafone

    Verizon Wireless

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 21, 1999

    On 21 September 1999, Vodafone agreed to merge its US wireless assets with those of Bell Atlantic Corp to form Verizon Wireless.


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Sep 27, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    The New Age Outlaws

    Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Sep 27, 1999

    Rock and Mankind then lost the titles to The New Age Outlaws on the very next episode SmackDown!.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rock and Mankind Won the Tag Titles for Final Time

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Rock and Mankind would win the tag titles for the third and final time after beating the New Age Outlaws on the October 12, 1999 episode of SmackDown!


  • Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rock and Mankind Lost the Titles

    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Rock and Mankind lost the titles for last time to The Holly Cousins on the October 18, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 9, 1999

    James Bond

    The World Is Not Enough was published

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 9, 1999

    The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 spy film and the nineteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.


  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 10, 1999

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal and Charles Barkley were ejected

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 10, 1999

    In the November 10, 1999, game against the Houston Rockets, O'Neal and Charles Barkley were ejected. After O'Neal blocked a layup by Barkley, O'Neal shoved Barkley, who then threw the ball at O'Neal.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 27, 1999

    Amazon

    Time magazine named Bezos the Person of the Year

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 27, 1999

    Also in 1999, Time magazine named Bezos the Person of the Year when it recognized the company's success in popularizing online shopping.


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