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  • North Ossetia, Russia
    Monday Aug 2, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian policemen were killed by an anti-tank mine blast

    North Ossetia, Russia
    Monday Aug 2, 1999

    On 22 August 1999, 10 Russian policemen were killed by an anti-tank mine blast in North Ossetia.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers, and later on that day, was appointed acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation by President Yeltsin.




  • Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Servicemen were kidnapped

    Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, six servicemen were kidnapped in the Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz.




  • Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region

    Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region, declaring it an independent state and calling for a jihad until "all unbelievers had been driven out".




  • 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.




  • New York City, USA
    Thursday Aug 12, 1999

    Shakira

    Recording Her 1st Live Album

    New York City, USA
    Thursday Aug 12, 1999

    Shakira's first live album, MTV Unplugged, was recorded in New York City on 12 August 1999. Highly acclaimed by American critics, it is rated as one of her best-ever live performances. The live album earned the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in 2001 and gained sales of five million worldwide.




  • Baltic Sea
    Monday Aug 16, 1999

    Martin Bormann

    Bormann's Remains were Cremated

    Baltic Sea
    Monday Aug 16, 1999

    Bormann's remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Baltic Sea on 16 August 1999.


  • 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.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 26, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russia acknowledged bombing raids in Chechnya

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 26, 1999

    On 26 August 1999, Russia acknowledged bombing raids in Chechnya.


  • Timor-Leste
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    Xanana Gusmão

    The Independence Referendum

    Timor-Leste
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    On 30 August 1999, a referendum was held in East Timor and an overwhelming majority voted for independence. The Indonesian military commenced a campaign of terror as a result, with terrible consequences. Although the Indonesian government denied ordering this offensive, they were widely condemned for failing to prevent it.


  • 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.


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