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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.


  • Kosovo
    Friday Jan 15, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Račak Killings

    Kosovo
    Friday Jan 15, 1999

    On 15 January 1999 the Račak Killings occurred when "45 Kosovan Albanian farmers were rounded up, led up a hill and massacred".


  • 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.


  • Kosovo
    Saturday Jan 30, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Status Quo Plus

    Kosovo
    Saturday Jan 30, 1999

    Also on 30 January 1999 the Contact Group issued a set of "non-negotiable principles" which made up a package known as "Status Quo Plus"—effectively the restoration of Kosovo's pre-1990 autonomy within Serbia, plus the introduction of democracy and supervision by international organisations.


  • Kosovo
    Saturday Jan 30, 1999

    Kosovo War

    the NATO Secretary General may authorize air strikes against targets on FRY territory

    Kosovo
    Saturday Jan 30, 1999

    On 30 January 1999 NATO issued a statement announcing that the North Atlantic Council had agreed that "the NATO Secretary General may authorize air strikes against targets on FRY territory" to "[compel] compliance with the demands of the international community and [to achieve] a political settlement".


  • 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.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Presidency

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    At the start of the election run-up, front runner Irene Sáez was backed by one of Venezuela's two primary political parties, Copei. But Chávez's promises of widespread social and economic reforms won the trust and favor of the primarily poor and working class. By May 1998, Chávez's support had risen to 30% in polls, and by August he was registering 39%. The Voter turnout was 63%, and Chávez won the election with 56% of the vote. Academic analysis of the election showed that Chávez's support had come primarily from the country's poor and "disenchanted middle class", whose standard of living had decreased rapidly over the previous decade, while much of the middle and upper class vote went to Römer. And Chávez's presidential inauguration took place 2 February 1999.


  • 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.


  • Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The Rambouillet talks began

    Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The Rambouillet talks began on 6 February 1999, with NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana negotiating with both sides. They were intended to conclude by 19 February.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez Set Into Motion a Social welfare Program Called Plan Bolívar 2000

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Beginning 27 February 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Caracazo massacre, Chávez set into motion a social welfare program called Plan Bolívar 2000. He said he had allotted $20.8 million for the plan, though some say that the program cost $113 million. The plan involved 70,000 soldiers, sailors and members of the air force repairing roads and hospitals, removing stagnant water that offered breeding areas for disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering free medical care and vaccinations, and selling food at low prices.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Bolivarian Revolution

    The First of The Bolivarian Missions

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Plan Bolívar 2000 was the first of the Bolivarian Missions enacted under of administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. According to the United States Department of State, Chávez wanted to "send the message that the military was not a force of popular repression, but rather a force for development and security". The United States State Department also commented that this happened "only 23 days after his inauguration" and that he wanted to show his closest supporters "that he had not forgotten them". The plan involved around 40,000 Venezuelan soldiers engaged in door-to-door anti-poverty activities, including mass vaccinations, food distribution in slum areas and education.Several scandals affected the program as allegations of corruption were formulated against Generals involved in the plan, arguing that significant amounts of money had been diverted.


  • Russia
    Sunday Mar 7, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin called for an invasion of Chechnya

    Russia
    Sunday Mar 7, 1999

    On 7 March 1999, in response to the abduction of General Shpigun, Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin called for an invasion of Chechnya. However, Stepashin's plan was overridden by the prime minister, Yevgeny Primakov.


  • Russia
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1999

    St. Patrick's Day

    Russian festivals

    Russia
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1999

    Since 1999, there has been a yearly "Saint Patrick's Day" festival in Moscow and other Russian cities. The official part of the Moscow parade is a military-style parade and is held in collaboration with the Moscow government and the Irish embassy in Moscow. The unofficial parade is held by volunteers and resembles a carnival.


  • Château de Rambouillet, France
    Thursday Mar 18, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Rambouillet Accords

    Château de Rambouillet, France
    Thursday Mar 18, 1999

    On 18 March 1999, the Albanian, US, and British delegations signed what became known as the Rambouillet Accords, while the Yugoslav and Russian delegations refused.


  • 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.


  • Kosovo
    Monday Mar 22, 1999

    Kosovo War

    the OSCE withdrew

    Kosovo
    Monday Mar 22, 1999

    After the failure at Rambouillet and the alternative Yugoslav proposal, international monitors from the OSCE withdrew on 22 March, to ensure their safety ahead of the anticipated NATO bombing campaign.


  • Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The Serbian assembly accepted the principle of autonomy for Kosovo

    Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1999

    On 23 March, the Serbian assembly accepted the principle of autonomy for Kosovo, as well as the non-military aspects of the agreement, but rejected a NATO troop presence.


  • Yugoslavia
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    This precipitated a mass expulsion of Kosovar Albanians as the Yugoslav forces continued to fight during the aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March–June 1999)


  • Turkey
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Imprisonment

    Turkey
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    In December 1997 in Siirt, Erdoğan recited a poem from a work written by Ziya Gökalp, a pan-Turkish activist of the early 20th century. His recitation included verses translated as "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...." which are not in the original version of the poem. Erdoğan said the poem had been approved by the education ministry to be published in textbooks. Under article 312/2 of the Turkish penal code his recitation was regarded as an incitement to violence and religious or racial hatred. He was given a ten-month prison sentence of which he served four months, from 24 March 1999 to 27 July 1999. Due to his conviction, Erdoğan was forced to give up his mayoral position. The conviction also stipulated a political ban, which prevented him from participating in parliamentary elections.


  • Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Slobodan Milošević

    The NATO Air Strikes against Yugoslavia

    Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Serbian police and military counter-action against the pro-Albanian separatist Kosovo Liberation Army in Serbia's previously autonomous province of Kosovo culminated in escalating armed conflict in 1998 and NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia between March and June 1999, ending in full withdrawal of Yugoslav security forces from the province and deployment of international civil and security forces.


  • 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.


  • South Africa
    Monday Mar 29, 1999

    Nelson Mandela

    The Farewell speech to Parliament

    South Africa
    Monday Mar 29, 1999

    Although the 1996 constitution allowed the president to serve two consecutive five-year terms, Mandela had never planned to stand for a second term in office. He gave his farewell speech to Parliament on 29 March 1999 when it adjourned prior to the 1999 general elections, after which he retired in June 1999.


  • 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.


  • Venezuela
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez called a public referendum

    Venezuela
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Chávez called a public referendum, which he hoped would support his plans to form a constituent assembly of representatives from across Venezuela and from indigenous tribal groups to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution. Chávez said he had to run again; "Venezuela's socialist revolution was like an unfinished painting and he was the artist", he said, while someone else "could have another vision, start to alter the contours of the painting". The momentum of the support he received in previous elections, made the referendum on 25 April 1999 a success for Chávez; 88% of the voters supported his proposal.


  • 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.


  • Bremen, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1999

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack's first senior Germany appearance

    Bremen, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1999

    Ballack's first senior Germany appearance, did not come until 28 April 1999, when he came on as a substitute for Dietmar Hamann in a match against Scotland.


  • 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.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 7, 1999

    Kosovo War

    NATO bombs hit the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 7, 1999

    On May 7, NATO bombs hit the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese journalists and outraging Chinese public opinion. The United States and NATO later apologised for the bombing, saying that it occurred because of an outdated map provided by the CIA.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 7, 1999

    James Bond

    High Time to Kill was published

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 7, 1999

    High Time to Kill, published in 1999, is the fourth novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.


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