Timeline 1999 July - September

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1999        Jul 1, Exactly six months before the year 2000, Congress passed legislation to shield businesses from a potential flood of Y-2-K computer-related lawsuits.
    (AP, 7/1/00)
1999        Jul 1, Lawrence Summers was confirmed as US Treasury secretary.
    (WSJ, 7/2/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 1, In Maryland some 20,000 fish turned up dead in the tributaries of the Magothy and Patapsco Rivers. Drought conditions and the build up of phosphorus and nitrogen was suspected.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 1, Movie director Edward Dmytryk died in Encino, California, at age 90.
    (AP, 7/1/00)
1999        Jul 1, African nationalist Joshua Nkomo died in Harare, Zimbabwe, at age 82.
    (AP, 7/1/00)
1999        Jul 1, Forrest Mars Sr., creator of the M&Ms candies, died in Miami at age 95.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A21)(AP, 7/1/00)
1999        Jul 1, In Congo fighting intensified as rebels advanced on key diamond areas near Kabinda and Miba.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.A18)
1999        Jul 1, Croatia planned to file charges against Yugoslavia in The Hague for genocide following its declaration of independence in 1991.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.A18)
1999        Jul 1, In France a cable car gondola in the French Alps crashed and killed 21 [20] people in Grenoble.
    (SFC, 7/1/99, p.A15)(AP, 7/1/00)
1999        Jul 1, In Germany Johannes Rau (68) was sworn in as the 8th postwar president. He succeeded Roman Herzog as the symbolic head.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.A18)
1999        Jul 1, Mexico planned to introduce a $15 per person entry fee for travel into the country beyond the border.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, p.A21)
1999        Jul 1, Scotland celebrated the opening of its 129-member Parliament.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.A13)
1999        Jul 1, In Turkey Kurdish rebels killed 3 people in a coffeehouse in Elazig. One of the attackers was killed by security forces.
    (SFC, 7/2/99, p.A18)

1999        Jul 2, In Skokie, Illinois, north of Chicago, a driveby gunman, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (21), killed Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern Univ. basketball coach. Smith wounded 6 Orthodox Jews Chicago and fired on an Asian-American couple in Northbrook over three-day shooting rampage and then committed suicide.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, p.A1)(SFC, 7/5/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/2/00)
1999        Jul 2, Mario Puzo, author of "The Godfather," died on Long Island at age 78. His last book, "Omerta," was scheduled for publication in 2000.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A21)
1999        Jul 2, A 3-day UN conference on population closed after 170 nations agreed on sex education, access to abortion and parental rights.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.C1)
1999        Jul 2, The Congo government and rebel officials said they had reached an accord to end the 11-month war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rebel forces were to be merged with the government army.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 2, Two boats off the Pacific coast of Mexico overturned and over 40 suspected illegal immigrants from Central America were killed.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, p.A17)
1999        Jul 2, In Northern Ireland Britain's Tony Blair and Ireland's Bertie Ahern issued a take-or-leave-it plan for a new local government to begin in 2 weeks before the IRA gives up any of its guns with disarmament to begin later.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 2, The Pakistani army reported that 58 Kashmiri civilians had been killed and 158 wounded over the last 2 month by Indian shelling.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Jul 2, In Rwanda a court sentenced 9 people to death and 16 others to life in prison on charges related to genocide in 1994.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 2, In Serbia 5,000 people demonstrated against Pres. Milosevic in Novi Sad.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A9)

1999        Jul 3, President Clinton, acting to head off potential problems with the safety of imported food, said in his weekly radio address he was ordering inspectors at American ports to brand all unsafe and rejected food products, "Refused US."
    (AP, 7/3/00)
1999        Jul 3, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith fired at Asians and Blacks in Springfield, and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 3, In Beijing talks between the North and South Korea collapsed.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, p.A22)
1999        Jul 3, A boat smuggling 11 people out of Cuba capsized and one person was killed. Joel Dorta Garcia (27) and David Garcia Capote (33) were arrested and accused of charging $8,000  for smuggling each passenger.
    (SFC, 8/28/99, p.A11)
1999        Jul 3, In Kosovo British NATO troops killed 2 ethnic Albanians and wounded 2 others during a street celebration marking the 9th anniversary of Kosovo's unrecognized declaration of independence.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, p.A15)
1999        Jul 3, In Kuwait elections were held for seats in the 50-member parliament. Only some 113,000 men of the 1.8 million population were allowed to vote. Liberals raised their number of seats from 4 to 14.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, p.A20)(SFC, 7/5/99, p.A12)

1999        Jul 4, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport won the singles titles at Wimbledon, defeating Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.
    (AP, 7/4/00)
1999        Jul 4, In Bloomington, Ind., Benjamin Nathaniel Smith killed Won Joon Moon (26), a Korean-born Indiana Univ. student. Later the same day he shot himself dead during a police chase in Salem, Ill. Authorities believe Smith was also responsible for killing former college basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong during a three-day rampage targeting minorities.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A1,5)(AP, 7/4/00)
1999        Jul 4, A 2,000 pound tombstone for "Unknown Civilians Killed in Wars" departed from Sherborn, Mass., on a 450-mile trek to Arlington National Cemetery. It was impounded by police on August 6 for safekeeping pending approval by Congress. In the 20th century 62 million civilians died in wars as compared to 43 million military people.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A2)(SFEC, 8/8/99, Z1 p.8)
1999        Jul 4, In Congo Abdulaiye Yerodia, the foreign minister, objected to the inclusion of foreign rebels in a joint military commission to verify terms of a cease-fire. Meanwhile The Congolese Liberation Movement, led by Jena-Pierre Bemba, took Gbadolite, 750 miles northeast of Kinshasa.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 4, In East Timor anti-independence fighters fired for the first time on a convoy of foreign workers and wounded as many as 3.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 4, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif met with Pres. Clinton and announced that it would abandon its seized positions in Kashmir. Meanwhile India claimed a victory at Tiger Hill.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 4, In Mexico City elections for governor were scheduled. Arturo Montiel (55), a PRI former congressman, faced Jose Luis Duran (38), a PAN mayor of Naucalpan. PRI candidate Arturo Montiel defeated Jose Luis Duran of the National Action Party. In Nayarit Antonuio Echeverria, a coalition candidate, led a victory over the PRI.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.A12)(SFC, 7/5/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 4, In Puerto Rico anti US Navy protests drew some 50,000 people.
    (SFC, 7/26/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 4, In Russia troops were forced to delay their departure for Kosovo after NATO blocked air corridors on their route.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 4, In Turkey PKK guerrillas planted a bomb in an Istanbul park that killed one person and injured 25.
    (SFC, 7/6/99, p.A8)

1999        Jul 5, President Clinton began a four-day, cross-country tour to promote a plan for drawing jobs and investment to areas that had not shared in the prosperity of the 1990’s.
    (AP, 7/5/00)
1999        Jul 5, It was reported that Norman Nixon (57) of Sarasota, Fla., planned to build a live-at-sea Freedom Ship to house some 50,000 people. The project was estimated at $6 billion. As of 2008 he was still working on realizing his dream. He was also suing several people who fleeced his company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    (SFC, 7/5/99, p.A3)(www.freedomship.com/)
1999        Jul 5, In Fort Campbell, Ky., Pvt. Calvin Glover (18) beat to death Pfc. Barry Winchell (21) with a baseball bat. Glover was later convicted of pre-meditated murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
    (SFC, 12/9/99, p.A1)(SFC, 12/10/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 5, In China a landslide caused a cave dormitory at a cement factory to collapse in Dengfeng and 17 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.A15)
1999        Jul 5, NATO and Russia resolved their differences and cleared the way for some 3,600 Russian troops to arrive in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 7/6/99, p.A1)
1999        cJul 5, Russian troops attacked some 150 militants in Chechnya and a number of people were killed.
    (WSJ, 7/6/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 5, In Turkey Rusen Tabanci (19), a PKK suicide bomber, killed herself and injured 17 others in Adana. There were over 30 bombings in the last 2 days.
    (SFC, 7/6/99, p.A8)

1999        Jul 6, A 3rd day of heat raised temperatures to 100 degrees in the East and Midwest. Power blackouts and 8 deaths were attributed to the heat.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 6, In Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster signed a polite-student law that required students to address teachers with appropriate titles.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 6, Hillary Clinton filed with the Federal Election Commission for a campaign for a Senate seat from New York.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 6, Pres. Clinton signed Executive Order 13129 to impose sanctions against the ruling Taliban militia in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A8)(SFC, 5/3/00, p.A12)
1999        Jul 6, In Bosnia British troops seized Radoslav Brdjanin, who was charged with crimes against Muslims and Croats around Banja Luka in 1992.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, Britain began selling gold and dumped 50,250 pounds, 3.5% of the UK's 1.6 million-pound reserve. Gold dropped to $257.80 per ounce.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.B1)
1999        Jul 6, Piseth Peaklica (34), Cambodian actress, was shot by 2 gunmen in a Phnom Penh market and died on July 13. It was rumored that she was involved with a high official (Hun Sen) and ordered killed by a jealous wife (Bun Rany).
    (SFC, 11/4/99, p.A15)(http://tinyurl.com/5n83tu)
1999        Jul 6-1999 Jul 7, Some 1000 members of Falun Gong demonstrated at the Chinese Communist Party headquarters in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A26)
1999        Jul 6, In Israel Ehud Barak was sworn in as Prime Minister, pledging to seek peace with neighboring Arab countries. David Levy became his foreign minister and Avraham Shochat the finance minister.
    (WSJ, 7/6/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/6/04)
1999        Jul 6, In Jamaica Michael Wallace, musician in the reggae group Third World, was shot dead in a suspected robbery. Some 22 murders were reported in this one week and 486 murders since the start of the year.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.D5)
1999        Jul 6, In Kashmir fighting continued despite a US-Pakistan pact to push for peace. India reported 55 mercenaries killed along with 9 Indian soldiers.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, In Mexico it was reported that Angel Salvador "El Chava" Gomez, leader of the Gulf drug cartel, was killed execution style.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 6, Thor Alex Kappfjell (32) was killed during a miscalculated jump in Norway. He had earlier parachuted from the World Trade Center, Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in NYC, after which he pleaded guilty to 3 counts of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 7 days of community service.
    (SFC, 4/2/99, p.A3)(SFC, 7/9/99, p.D6)
1999        Jul 6, In Spain Joaquin Rodrigo, classical composer, died at age 97 in Madrid. His best known work was "Concierto de Aranjuez."
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A19)
1999        Jul 6, In Yugoslavia some 10,000 people demonstrated against Pres. Milosevic in Uzice despite attempts by the police to stop them.
    (SFC, 7/7/99, p.A8)

1999        Jul 7, In NYC "The Peony Pavilion," a 22-hour Chinese opera, opened at the LaGuardia Theater.
    (WSJ, 7/7/99, p.A20)
1999        Jul 7, President Clinton became the first president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to visit an Indian reservation as he toured the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
    (AP, 7/7/00)
1999        Jul 7, In the first class-action lawsuit by smokers to go to trial, a jury in Miami held cigarette makers liable for making a defective product that causes emphysema, lung cancer and other illnesses.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/7/00)
1999        Jul 7, In Bahrain the top dissident, Sheik Abdul-Ameer al-Jamri, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $15 million after he was convicted of spying and inciting unrest. He was freed the next day with an amnesty.
    (WSJ, 7/8/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/9/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 7, Britain and Libya announced a resumption of diplomatic relations.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 7, From China it was reported that flooding on the Yangtze River since late June had killed 240 people and caused over $3 billion in damage.
    (WSJ, 7/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 7, In Iran the parliament approved general outlines for new press restrictions.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A9)
1999        Jul 7, From Kazakstan it was reported that a rocket carrying a telecom satellite blew up and that launches at Baikonur would be suspended.
    (WSJ, 7/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 7, Pres. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone signed a peace accord with rebel leader Foday Sankoh in Togo. Sankoh was given the vice-presidency and the rebels were promised 4 ministerial and 4 deputy ministerial posts.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A8)

1999        Jul 8, An Air Force cargo jet took off from Seattle on a dangerous mission to Antarctica to drop medicine for Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a physician at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center who had discovered a lump in her breast. The mission was successful; Nielsen was evacuated the following October.
    (AP, 7/8/00)
1999        Jul 8, Astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad Junior, the third man to walk on the moon, died after a motorcycle accident near Ojai, California; he was 69.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/8/00)   
1999        Jul 8, In Columbia heavy fighting in Gutierrez between the government and FARC killed as many as 78 soldiers.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.A14)(SFC, 7/10/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 8, In Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad unveiled phase one of Cyberjaya, a futuristic high-tech city expected to cost some $5.3 billion.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.D2)
1999        Jul 8, In southern Nigeria activists claimed to have captured and shut down 61 oil wells operated by Shell Co. Shell workers were also ejected from wells in the states of Egbema East and Egbema West.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.D5)
1999        Jul 8, It was reported that Palestinian water shortages were due Israeli diversions of 80% of West Bank aquifer water.
    (SFC, 7/8/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 8, In Yugoslavia some 4,000 protested against Pres. Milosevic in Prokupje.
    (SFC, 7/9/99, p.A12)

1999        Jul 9, In LA a jury ordered GM to pay $4.9 billion to 6 people burned when their 1979 Chevrolet Malibu fuel tank exploded Dec 24, 1993 following a rear end collision. In Aug a judge reduced the award to $1.2 billion. A judge later reduced the punitive damages to $1.09 billion, while letting stand $107 million in compensatory damages; GM continued to appeal.
    (SFC, 7/10/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/27/99, p.A3)(AP, 7/9/00)
1999        Jul 9, In China the number of AIDS cases was reported to have climbed past 400,000.
    (SFC, 7/10/99, p.C1)
1999        Jul 9, In Iran police and vigilantes attacked a student rally protesting a ban of the daily Salam in Tehran.
    (SFC, 7/10/99, p.A10)
1999        cJul 9, In Jamaica Vivian Blake, alleged leader of the Shower Posse, was extradited to Miami. His gang was blamed for 1,400 murders in several US states during the 1980s.
    (SFC, 7/14/99, p.C10)
1999        Jul 9, In Kosovo NATO peacekeepers identified a site in Ljubenic containing the remains of as many as 350 victims.
    (SFC, 7/10/99, p.A10)

1999        Jul 10, In Pasadena the US women won the Women's World Cup in soccer against the team from China in a 5-4 kick-off following a 0-0 tie after double overtime.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 10, In Colombia the government declared a dawn-to-dusk curfew across over 30% of the country as guerrillas attacked security forces, raided 15 towns and bombed energy infrastructure. 64 guerrillas, 6 civilians and 3 policemen were reported killed in the last 24 hours.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A19)
1999        Jul 10, In Northern Ireland the Parades Commission reversed a previous ban and gave the Protestant Orange Order permission to gather at Ormeau Park on July 12 after the parade route was altered.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A24)
1999        Jul 10, In India the prime minister said most of the Pakistani soldiers had been cleared out of the Indian side of Kashmir.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A26)
1999        Jul 10, In Iran some 25,000 gather to protest against Ayatollah Ali Khomenei in Tehran.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A17)
1999        Jul 10, In Nigeria clashes began between the Yorubas, mostly Christians, and Hausas, northern Muslims, that left at least 60 people dead in the southwestern city of Sagamu.
    (SFC, 8/24/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 10, In Serbia American troops killed Afrim Gagica and another person in southeastern Kosovo. The killing was only acknowledged in 2000 after a Serb and his 2 sons faced trial for the killing.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.C1)
1999        Jul 10, In Zambia 5 nations involved in the Congo civil war signed a peace accord.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A12)

1999        Jul 11, A US Air Force cargo jet, braving Antarctic winter, swept down over the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center to drop off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a physician at the center who had discovered a lump in her breast.
    (AP, 7/11/00)
1999        Jul 11, In London 2 Egyptian associates of Osama bin Laden were arrested. The fingerprints of Ibrahim Hussein Abdel Hadi Eidarous (42) and Adel Abdel-Meguid Abdel-Bary (39) were found on statements taking responsibility for the attacks against US embassies in Africa last August.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 11, In Colombia the leftists offensive continued. An army statement said 202 guerrillas, 19 policemen, 4 soldiers and 9 civilians had been killed. Rebel sources said 68 security force members were killed and 32 rebels.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 11, In Congo rebels dismissed the peace agreement signed by 6 countries involved in the war and said the war would continue and get worse.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A9)
1999        Jul 11, In India and Pakistan top commanders agreed to the withdrawal of Islamic militants from Kashmir along with a complete cease fire.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 11, In Gaza Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak met with Yasser Arafat and both promised to work for peace.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 11, In Iran some 10,000 students demonstrated in Tehran with protests in other major cities. Two security chiefs responsible for the raid on a student dormitory, that prompted the demonstrations, were fired.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 11, In Turkey a bomb exploded in Van and 16 people were injured.
    (SFC, 7/12/99, p.A9)

1999        Jul 12, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders held their first face-to-face budget meeting of the year; the talk was described afterward as positive.
    (AP, 7/12/00)
1999        Jul 12, The US Justice Dept. sued Toyota Corp. for violating clean air standards after Toyota rejected a settlement for $100 million in penalties. A potential $60 billion in fines was reported.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A6)
1999        Jul 12, In St. Louis several hundred workers and activists of MO-KAN blocked I-70 to demand that more minorities be hired for state construction jobs.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 12, In Argentina stocks fell nearly 9% as investors worried over the local political and economic factors.
    (WSJ, 7/13/99, p.C16)
1999        Jul 12, In Belgium a new coalition government under Guy Verhofstadt took office.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 12, In Colombia fighting subsided after a 4-day guerrilla blitz.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 12, In Iran student protests spread to 18 cities across the country. In Tehran security forces and fundamentalist vigilantes emptied Tehran Univ. in a campaign to crush the demonstrations.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 12, In Serbia some 7,000 people protested against Pres. Milosevic in Valjevo.
    (WSJ, 7/13/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 12, From Sudan it was reported that heavy fighting had left 150,000 people without food after they fled their homes.
    (WSJ, 7/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 12, In Taiwan Pres. Lee Teng-hui abandoned the operating "one China" principle in favor of "state-to-state" relations.
    (SFC, 7/13/99, p.A1,12)
1999        Jul 12, In Zimbabwe the trial for 3 American held on sabotage and weapons charges was scheduled. They were found guilty on Sep 10 and were sentenced to 1-year prison terms. They were released on Nov 6 and sent home.
    (SFC, 5/22/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A9)(WSJ, 9/16/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/8/99, p.C14)

1999        Jul 13, The American League won the All-Star game for the third straight time, defeating the National League 4-to-1 at Boston’s Fenway Park.
    (SFC, 7/14/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/13/00)
1999        Jul 13, Angel Maturino Resendiz, suspected of being the "Railroad Killer," surrendered in El Paso, Texas. He was subsequently tried, convicted and executed on July 27, 2006 at Huntsville Prison in Texas. He had been suspected of killings in 15 cases in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
    (AP, 7/13/00)
1999        Jul 13, In Tehran police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as street battles spread across the city for the sixth day. Tens of thousands of security forces countered the protesters.
    (SFC, 7/14/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/13/00)
1999        Jul 13, In Kashmir Islamic militants of the United Jihad Council said they would change positions but not pull out of the disputed region.
    (WSJ, 7/14/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 13, In Russia Nikita Krivchun (20) stabbed Leopold Kaimovsky (52), director of the Jewish Cultural Center, numerous times in Moscow.
    (SFC, 7/14/99, p.C10)

1999        Jul 14, Major league umpires voted to resign September second and not work the final month of the season. The strategy collapsed, with baseball owners accepting the resignations of 22 umpires.
    (AP, 7/14/00)
1999        Jul 14, Race-based school busing in Boston came to an end after 25 years.
    (AP, 7/14/00)
1999        Jul 14, The EU agreed to resume British beef exports on Aug 1, ending a 3-year ban due to mad cow disease.
    (WSJ, 7/15/99, p.A13)
1999        Jul 14, China announced that it had developed the design technology to make neutron bombs 11 years ago and could make miniaturized nuclear weapons.
    (SFC, 7/15/99, p.A9)(WSJ, 7/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 14, Iranian hard-liners answered a week of pro-democracy rallies with one of their own, sending 100,000 people into the streets of Tehran.
    (SFC, 7/15/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/14/00)
1999        Jul 14, In Northern Ireland the Ulster Unionists under David Trimble rejected a compromise for the creation of a power sharing government.
    (SFC, 7/15/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 14, In Jamaica troops were deployed in Kingston to control gang violence. Some 500 people had been murdered since the start of the year.
    (WSJ, 7/15/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 14, In Peru army soldiers captured Oscar Ramirez Durand (46), aka Comrad Feliciano, head of the Shining Path rebels. He was later sentenced by a military tribunal to life in prison.
    (SFC, 7/15/99, p.A12)(SFC, 8/18/99, p.C2)(SFC, 8/31/99, p.A13)
1999        Jul 14, The Sudanese government banned aid flights to Western Upper Nile province where 2 factions allied to the government were fighting for control of oil fields. This soon put 150,000 people to face starvation.
    (SFC, 7/29/99, p.A16)

1999        Jul 15, The Seattle Mariners played their first game in their new home, Safeco Field, losing to the San Diego Padres, 3-to-2.
    (AP, 7/15/00)
1999        Jul 15, The Clinton administration conceded that workers exposed to beryllium deserved compensation for induced beryllium disease. Some 26,000 workers had been exposed over the last 50 years and there were an estimated 500 to 1000 cases of the disease.
    (SFC, 7/16/99, p.A5)
1999        Jul 15, The US House voted to give Congress a pay raise of $4,600 in January and to double the next president's salary to $400,000.
    (WSJ, 7/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 15, The Religious Liberty Protection Act was signed by 107 House Democrats and 199 Republicans. It said local and state officials must bend their rules to accommodate religious claims.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C14)
1999        Jul 15, Pres. Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for the beginning of 5 days of talks.
    (SFC, 7/16/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 15, In Indonesia final election results showed Megawati's PDI-P party winning 34% of 122 million votes with Golgar at 22%.
    (SFC, 7/16/99, p.A10)

1999        Jul 16, Stanley Kubrick’s final film, "Eyes Wide Shut" starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, made its debut.
    (AP, 7/16/00)
1999        Jul 16, US Representative Michael Forbes of New York announced his switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party.
    (SFC, 7/20/99, p.A5)
1999        Jul 16, Scientists announced plans to develop "chemically assembled electronic nanocomputers" (CAENs).
    (SFC, 7/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 16, John F. Kennedy Jr. (38), his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister, Lauren Bessette, were killed when the Piper Saratoga, which he piloted crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
    (SFEC, 7/18/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/16/07)
1999        Jul 16, In Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the 3-day Woodstock '99 "One World" experienced music festival was projected to have an audience of 250,000.
    (SFC, 1/29/99, p.D9)
1999        Jul 16, In Burundi peace talks ended in a deadlock.
    (SFC, 7/17/99, p.A14)
1999        Jul 16, In Mexico a judge cut the 50 year prison sentence of Raul Salinas in half and a Swiss court overturned the seizure of his stashed fortune, though the money remained frozen pending further investigation.
    (SFC, 7/17/99, p.A11)
1999        Jul 16, A NATO memorandum warned soldiers and workers of a "possible toxic threat" from the use depleted uranium ordnance used by the US during the air campaign across Yugoslavia. The "hazard awareness" document was not released and was not made public until 2001.
    (SFC, 1/8/01, p.A9)(SFC, 1/9/01, p.A14)
1999        Jul 16, A Russian supply ship for Mir was launched from Baikomur in Kazakstan. It proceeded to successfully dock with Mir.
    (WSJ, 7/19/99, p.A1)

1999        Jul 17, A search began for the missing plane that was carrying John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, on a flight from New Jersey to Massachusetts. The plane had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard the night before, killing all three aboard.
    (AP, 7/17/00)
1999        Jul 17, The body of Canadian singer Fatima Kama (28) was found when a member of the public spotted a black suitcase abandoned on the third floor of a Heathrow Airport parking lot. Youssef Ahmed Wahid, a former Kuwait Airways steward, was arrested within days of the discovery at his hometown of Ramadiyeh in southern Lebanon. He reportedly denied having anything to do with the killing, and was eventually released and then went on the run. In 2010 authorities in Bahrain arrested Wahid as a suspect in the case. On Oct 3, 2011, Wahid was sentenced to at least 24 years in prison.
    (AP, 8/24/10)(AP, 10/3/11)
1999        Jul 17, In Colombia FARC and government negotiators failed to agree on observers for peace talks and the talks were put on hold.
    (SFC, 7/19/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 17, In Iran the Select Council of Sit-In Students called off student protests and faxed a communique to news organizations calling for meetings with government leaders.
    (SFEC, 7/18/99, p.A21)
1999        Jul 17, The front page of the Economist featured a photograph of Ahmad Batebi (21), an Iranian student, holding aloft a T-shirt bespattered with the blood of a fellow protester. He was soon arrested and told “you have signed your death warrant." A global outcry reduced his sentence to 15 years. In 2008 he escaped to Iraq and then moved to America.
    (Econ, 7/12/08, p.18)
1999        Jul 17, In Nigeria fighting erupted when a Hausa woman was caught watching a Yoruba ritual. Over the next days hundreds of Hausa tribespeople fled Shagamu to escape fighting with their Yoruba neighbors.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.C2)

1999        Jul 18, David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game against the Montreal Expos, leading his team to a 6-to-0 victory.
    (AP, 7/18/00)
1999        Jul 18, Paul Lawrie won the British Open after Jean Van de Velde triple-bogeyed on the 72nd hole.
    (AP, 7/18/00)
1999        Jul 18, Authorities looking into the disappearance of the plane carrying John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and sister-in-law announced that the "search and rescue" operation had become "search and recovery."
    (AP, 7/18/00)
1999        Jul 18, US air strikes in southern Iraq killed 14 civilians and wounded 17 others according to the Iraqi military.
    (SFC, 7/19/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 18, British ambassador Nick Browne presented his credentials to Pres. Khatami of Iran following a decade-long break in relations.
    (SFC, 7/19/99, p.A12)(SFC, 2/9/02, p.A9)

1999        Jul 19, Federal officials said radar data showed the plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Junior dropped 11,000 feet in just 14 seconds. Senator Edward Kennedy released a statement saying, "We are filled with unspeakable grief and sadness by the loss of John and Carolyn and of Lauren Bessette."
    (AP, 7/19/00)
1999        Jul 19, Carleton "Carly" Fiorina (44) was named the new president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Co. She was brought over from Lucent Tech. and became the 3rd woman running a Fortune 500 company. In 2003 George Anders authored "Perfect Enough," a look at HP and Fiorina’s efforts. In 2003 Peter Burrows authored "Backfire," a look at Fiorina’s past work.
    (SFC, 7/20/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 2/7/03, p.W12)
1999        Jul 19, In Nanaimo, BC, public hearings began on the expropriation of a 140-square-mile area of Nanoose Bay by the Canadian federal government from the province. The area was used by the US for torpedo testing.
    (SFC, 7/22/99, p.C2)
1999        Jul 19, China began arresting 70 members of the Fulan Gong in raids in at least 15 cities.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 19, In Iran the secret police alleged that student leader Manouchehr Mohammadi had confessed to serving US-based "spies and Zionists."
    (SFC, 7/20/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 19, Off the Nicaragua coast a lobster boat with 72 people sank. 64 were rescued and 18 were missing. All 18 were later recovered. A plane with 16 people was presumed crashed in the Nicaragua jungle.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.C2)(SFC, 7/23/99, p.A12)

1999        Jul 20, In Tulia, Texas, an indictment was handed down for the arrest of 46 people on drug charges under the testimony of undercover agent Tom Coleman. A probe into the arrests was opened in 2002 and in 2003 Gov. Rick Perry pardoned 35 defendants. In 2004 45 of those arrested split a $6 million civil rights settlement. In 2005 Tom Coleman, former undercover drug agent, was sentenced to 6 years on probation for perjury in the bogus drug busts. In 2005 Nate Blakeslee authored “Tulia: Race, Cocaine and Corruption in a Small Texas Town."
    (SFC, 6/3/03, p.A3)(SFC, 8/23/03, p.A3)(SFC, 1/15/05, p.A6)(SSFC, 11/6/05, p.M3)
1999        Jul 20, After 38 years at the bottom of the Atlantic, astronaut Gus Grissom’s "Liberty Bell Seven" Mercury capsule was lifted to the surface.
    (AP, 7/20/00)
1999        Jul 20, Algerian government sources said rebels had cut the throats of 9 villagers in Medea province.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.C2)
1999        Jul 20, In Belarus the term of Pres. Lukashenko expired. He had extended his term to 2002 but the US said it would no longer recognize him.
    (WSJ, 7/22/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 20, In Kashmir 20 Hindus were killed in 3 separate incidents by Muslim insurgents.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.C2)

1999        Jul 21, Navy divers found the bodies of John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy’s plane in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard.
    (AP, 7/21/00)
1999        Jul 21, It was reported that the Lilly Endowment Inc. of Indianapolis presented a $50 million grant to the SF based Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
    (SFC, 7/21/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 21, David Ogilvy (88), British-born American advertising executive, died in Bonnes, France. In 2009 Kenneth Roman authored “the King of Madison Avenue: David Ogilvy and the making of Modern Advertising."
    (AP, 7/21/00)(WSJ, 1/21/08, p.A15)

1999        Jul 22, Family members watched mournfully from the deck of a Navy destroyer as the ashes of John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were cast into the sea off Martha’s Vineyard, consigned to the depths where they died.
    (SFC, 7/22/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/22/00)
1999        Jul 22, Joie Ruth Armstrong (26), naturalist for the Yosemite Institute, was found murdered and beheaded in Yosemite National Park. Cary Stayner (38), a motel maintenance man, was sought in relation to the murder. Staynor was arrested July 24 and admitted to the February murders of Carole Sund, Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso. In 2000 Stayner pleaded guilty to federal murder charges. As of 2008 he was still on death row at San Quentin, Ca.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A1)(USAT, 7/26/99, p.1A)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary_Stayner)
1999        Jul 22, In Waverly, Iowa, the Cedar River crested at 21 feet and flooded 65 city blocks forcing some 1500 people out of their homes.
    (SFC, 7/23/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 22, In Maryland some 300,000 menhaden fish turned up dead at the mouth of the Pocomoke River in the Chesapeake Bay. Depleted oxygen in the water due to drought conditions was suspected. Nearly one million fish died in the tributaries of the Pocomoke.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A8)(SFC, 7/31/99, p.A14)
1999        Jul 22, The WTO agreed to a job-sharing deal with New Zealand Premier Mike Moore serving as director-general for 3 years followed by Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand.
    (SFC, 7/23/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 22, In Minsk, Belarus, police broke up a march by some 5,000 people against Pres. Lukashenko.
    (WSJ, 7/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 22, In China the government announced a ban on the Falun Gong spiritual movement.
    (SFC, 7/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 22, In Iran The Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry moved against 3 newspapers for printing a secret letter from the Revolutionary Guards warning that their patience with "insults against the system" was running out.
    (SFC, 7/22/99, p.A13)

1999        Jul 23, The 3-day Woodstock '99 music festival began at the decommissioned Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY, with some 225,000 people. The $35-38 million production ended in chaos with hundreds of concertgoers burning fires, looting and vandalizing.
    (USAT, 7/26/99, p.1D,5D)(SFC, 7/26/99, p.E3)(SFC, 7/27/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 23, Pres. Clinton signed the National Missile Defense Act.
    (SSFC, 7/15/01, p.A3)
1999        Jul 23, After a 2 day delay the Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the shuttle Columbia led by Commander Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U-S space flight.
    (SFC, 7/23/99, p.A3)(AP, 7/23/00)
1999        Jul 23, Members of the Kennedy family gathered in New York City for a private memorial Mass a week after John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died in a plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard.
    (AP, 7/23/00)
1999        Jul 23, Jaquita Mack (11) was raped and strangled in Oakland’s Fruitvale district after she disappeared following a bike ride. Her body was found the next day in East Oakland, Ca. On Aug 8 police arrested Alex Demolle (24), a neighbor on Fruitvale Ave. In 2007 Demolle was convicted of 1st degree murder and was sentenced to death on Dec 14.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A13,15)(SFC, 8/9/99, p.A1)(SFC, 5/4/07, p.B5)(SFC, 12/15/07, p.B3)
1999        Jul 23, Kelvin Lancaster, economist, died in NYC at age 74. He outlined "The General Theory of the Second Best" and analyzed consumer demand by looking at the underlying characteristics of consumer demand.
    (SFC, 7/28/99, p.C2)
1999        Jul 23, In Colombia a US anti-narcotics reconnaissance airplane crashed with 5 US Army personnel and 2 Colombians.
    (USAT, 7/26/99, p.7A)
1999        Jul 23, In Japan Yuzi Nishizawa (b.1970) attempted to hijack flight 61 from Tokyo and stabbed to death pilot Naoyuki Nagashima (51). The hijacker was overcome and the plane landed safely with 516 passengers. On March 23, 2005, Nishizawa was found to be guilty, but of unsound mind and thus only partly responsible for his actions. Presiding judge Hisaharu Yasui handed Nishizawa a life sentence in 2005.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A9)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANA_Flight_61)
1999        Jul 23, In Kosovo 14 Serb farmers were found shot dead near the village of Gracko.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A9)
1999        Jul 23, In Morocco King Hassan II died at age 70. He was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Sidi Mohamed (36), who became King Mohammed VI.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/23/00)
1999        Jul 23, Russia ended a 4-month boycott on contacts with NATO.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.C1)

1999        Jul 24, President Clinton attacked the Republicans’ $792 billion tax-cut plan in fund-raising speeches and his weekly radio address, saying it would "imperil the future stability of the country." House Majority Leader Dick Armey replied that the GOP plan would help fix an unfair tax system.
    (AP, 7/24/00)
1999        Jul 24, In China the government arrested some 1,200 government officials accused of associating with the Falun Gong.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 24, Shoukry Ayyad, Egyptian poetry critic, died at age 78. His 20 books on Arabic poetry, language and theater included "The Hero in Literature and Fables," "Music of Poetry," and Language and Creativity."
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A17)
1999        Jul 24, In Indonesia troops killed as many as 41 people during a raid on a rebel base in Beutong village in Aceh province. Separatist leader Teungku Bantaqiah was among the dead. A Jakarta inquiry in Oct. found that troops killed 54 civilians, not rebels, in Aceh. 56 students and a teacher from an Islamic boarding school in Beutong Ateuh village were executed. In 2000 24 soldiers and a civilian were convicted for the June murders.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A10)(WSJ, 11/1/99, p.A1)(SFC, 5/18/00, p.A14)

1999        Jul 25, The Woodstock ‘99 music festival in Rome, New York, ended in fires and looting.
    (AP, 7/25/00)
1999        Jul 25, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France cycling race for his 1st time. In 2005 a French sports newspaper reported that frozen urine specimens indicated that Armstrong had used EPO (erythropoietin), a hormone drug that boosts production of red cells.
    (AP, 7/25/00)(SFC, 8/26/05, p.A1)
1999        Jul 25, The US and Vietnam agreed to normalize relations after 3 years of negotiations. Commercial ties were expected to follow.
    (SFC, 7/26/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 25, Jack Gargan, a political activist from Florida, was elected chairman of the Reform Party in Dearborn, Mich.
    (USAT, 7/26/99, p.12A)
1999        Jul 25, In the Cincinnati area 7 people were reported dead over the weekend from sweltering heat.
    (SFC, 7/26/99, p.A7)
1999        Jul 25, In Iraq residents of Rumaitha and Khudur took to the streets over food and medicine shortages. 16 soldiers were killed and Saddam Hussein ordered a tank unit to quell the riots after which another 14 people died.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 25, Morocco held a funeral for King Hassan the Second.
    (AP, 7/25/00)
1999        Jul 25, In Nigeria ethnic fighting over the weekend killed at least 70 people in Kano.
    (WSJ, 7/27/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 25, In Pakistan tens of thousands protested against Pres. Sharif for the pullback in Kashmir.
    (SFC, 7/26/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 25, In Venezuela candidates from the Fifth Republic Movement, supported by Pres. Chavez, won over 80% of the 131 constituent assembly seats in preliminary results. Less than half the eligible voters cast ballots.
    (WSJ, 7/26/99, p.A19)

1999        Jul 26, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her Russian counterpart, Igor Ivanov, announced a second Washington-Moscow "hot line" would be installed to help avoid misunderstandings like those that had developed over Kosovo.
    (WSJ, 7/27/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/26/00)
1999        Jul 26, Cary Stayner, a motel handyman, described in detail for an off-camera jailhouse interview with San Francisco TV station KBWB how he’d killed a naturalist and three Yosemite sightseers.
    (AP, 7/26/00)
1999        Jul 26, The eastern third of the US was gripped in heat and at least 24 deaths over the last week resulted.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 26, Brazil said it would temporarily suspend all trade talks with Argentina after Argentina moved to curb certain Brazilian exports.
    (WSJ, 7/28/99, p.A20)
1999        Jul 26, Eritrea and Ethiopia agreed to send delegates to Algeria to finalize arrangements to end their 14-month border war.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 26, Japanese government officials and US Sec. of State Madeleine Albright issued a threat of economic and diplomatic consequences to North Korea if it fires another rocket over Japanese territory.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A10)

1999        Jul 27, The House approved President Clinton’s one-year extension of normal trade with China.
    (AP, 7/27/00)
1999        Jul 27, In an overwhelming defeat for major league umpires, their threatened walkout collapsed when all of the umpires withdrew their resignations; however, about one-third of them ended up losing their jobs anyway.
    (AP, 7/27/00)
1999        Jul 27, The US eased sanctions against Iran, Libya and Sudan to allow the sale of food, medicine and medical equipment.
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A5)
1999        Jul 27, The Columbia space shuttle landed at Cape Canaveral after a 3 day mission to deploy the Chandra X-ray telescope. With Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins at the controls, space shuttle "Columbia" returned to Earth, ending a five-day mission.
    (SFC, 7/28/99, p.A3)(AP, 7/27/00)
1999        Jul 27, Binney & Smith Inc., makers of Crayola crayons, adopted the name "chestnut" to replace "Indian red."
    (SFC, 7/28/99, p.B12)
1999        Jul 27, In Indonesia renewed fighting in Ambon and Aceh left 17 people dead.
    (WSJ, 7/28/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 27, A bomb in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir killed 7 people and injured 40 when it exploded on a bus in the Kotli district.
    (WSJ, 7/28/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 27, It was reported that Paraguay had raised $400 million through 2 bond issues arranged by the government of Taiwan with 20-year maturities and an interest rate of about 6.8%.
    (WSJ, 7/28/99, p.A20)
1999        Jul 27, In Switzerland 19 people were killed as they tried to "canyon" down a narrow gorge on the Saxeten River off Lake Brienz. Two people were still missing and 13 were identified as Australians. 18 tourists and 3 guides died in the flash flood. In 2001 6 former employees of the adventure company were convicted of negligent manslaughter and given suspended sentences with fines.
    (SFC, 7/28/99, p.A1)(SFC, 7/29/99, p.A10)(SFC, 12/12/01, p.A7)

1999        Jul 28, The US Senate opened debate on the Republicans’ $792 billion tax cut bill.
    (AP, 7/28/00)
1999        Jul 28, US Surgeon General David Satcher declared suicide a serious national threat, saying, "People should not be afraid or ashamed to seek help."
    (AP, 7/28/00)
1999        Jul 28, Defense Sec. William Cohen announced that NATO commander Army Gen'l. Wesley Clark would be replaced by Air Force Gen'l. Joseph Ralston.
    (SFC, 7/29/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 28, In Florida Lionel Tate (12) flung Tiffany Eunick (6) around a living room in a session of play wrestling. Eunick died from severe injuries. Tate was convicted of 1st degree murder in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison. In 2003 an appeals court ordered a new trial and Tate agreed to a 2nd degree murder charge. Tate was released in 2004.
    (SFC, 1/26/01, p.A3)(SFC, 3/10/01, p.A1)(AP, 6/19/01)(SFC, 12/11/03, p.A3)(AP, 1/5/04)(SFC, 1/27/04, p.A2)
1999        Jul 28, In Afghanistan Taliban fighters launched an offensive to crush warlord Ahmed Shah Massood following weeks of preparations.
    (SFC, 7/29/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 28, In Brazil the army was ordered by Pres. Cardoso to clear the nation's highways from blockades set up by striking truckers protesting poor roads, high tolls and high gasoline prices.
    (WSJ, 7/29/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 28, The IMF approved a $4.5 billion financial package to help keep Russia afloat through Dec. parliamentary elections and presidential voting in June, 2000.
    (SFC, 7/29/99, p.A10)

1999        Jul 29, US warplanes struck targets in northern and southern Iraq after anti-aircraft artillery shot at them. Iraq reported 8 people killed.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.D3)
1999        Jul 29, A federal judge ordered Pres. Clinton to pay $90,000 to the lawyers of Paula Jones in compensation for extra work due his false testimony.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul 29, California Governor Gray Davis abandoned the state’s effort to preserve Proposition 187, a divisive voter-approved ban on schooling and other public benefits for illegal immigrants.
    (AP, 7/29/00)
1999        Jul 29, In the NYC area federal and municipal authorities arrested 38 people in connection with a gambling operation that brought in over $50 million a year from over 500 illegal gambling spots.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A9)
1999        Jul 29, The MGM Grand Detroit Casino opened in downtown Detroit in a former IRS building. It was the 1st of 3 planned temporary casinos. It closed in 2007 just before the opening of a new $800 million MGM Grand across the street.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.D5)(WSJ, 9/26/07, p.B1)
1999        Jul 29, It was reported that research led by Dr. Robert Weinberg of MIT had created a cancerous human cell by genetic modification of a normal one.
    (SFC, 7/29/99, p.C2)
1999        Jul 29, In Atlanta Mark O. Barton (44) shot and killed 9 people in 2 day-trading offices in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. He wounded another 13 before shooting himself to death. Police also found the dead bodies of his wife Leigh Ann Barton (27) and 2 children, Matthew (11) and Elizabeth Mychelle (7) in suburban Stockbridge. Barton had been a suspect in the 1993 murders of his first wife and mother-in-law.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/29/00)
1999        Jul 29, Belgium announced that it had quarantined 175 more farms and that it would destroy all 115,000 tons of dioxin suspect beef, pork and poultry. Testing for all pork and poultry products for export was extended to Aug 31.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A13)
1999        Jul 29, In Serajevo a 2-day conference by leaders of over 60 countries was to begin for a Balkan Stability Pact nicknamed "Marshall II."
    (SFC, 7/27/99, p.A8)
1999        July 29, In China authorities issued an arrest warrant for Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong living in NY.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.A12)
1999        Jul 29, In South Africa some 300,000 workers staged a public sector strike and demanded a 10% pay hike.
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.D3)
1999        Jul 29, In Sri Lanka a suicide bomber killed Neelan Tiruchelvam, a leader of the Tamil minority, in Colombo. Tiruchelvam had helped draft changes to the constitution that would grant greater autonomy to Tamil dominated areas. The bombing appeared to be the work of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).
    (SFC, 7/30/99, p.D2)

1999        Jul 30, In Serajevo Pres. Clinton pledged $700 million in aid in addition to $500 million for Kosovo as talks began to rebuild the Balkans.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A6)
1999        Jul 30, The US agreed to pay $4.5 million to the injured and families of the victims of the May 7 bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A6)
1999        Jul 30, US Republicans pushed their $792 billion-dollar tax cut through the Senate.
    (AP, 7/30/00)
1999        Jul 30, Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded 1997 phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Clinton, was charged in Maryland with illegal wiretapping. Prosecutors later dropped the charges.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A1)(AP, 7/30/00)
1999        Jul 30, United Airlines agreed to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees and retirees worldwide following a 2-year legal struggle against the SF domestic-partners law.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A1)   
1999        Jul 30, The leaders of some 40 nations gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, pledging to push economic and democratic reforms for the war-torn Balkans.
    (AP, 7/30/00)
1999        Jul 30, In Colombia a powerful car bomb exploded in Medellin outside an anti-kidnapping unit that had arrested 7 suspected members of FARC just hours earlier. At least 10 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A8)
1999        Jul 30, A Venezuelan airliner with 16 people went missing. Rebels on Aug 8 promised to free 14 passengers and crewmen. Colombian rebels freed 8 passengers Aug 9 and allowed the pilot and co-pilot to fly the plane back to Venezuela.
    (WSJ, 8/2/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/9/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/10/99, p.A1)

1999        Jul 31, NASA controllers planned to send the $63 million Lunar Prospector crashing into the Mawson crater located in the Moon’s south pole. They hoped to churn up some water vapor for possible detection. Evidence of the crash at 2:51 PDT was not detected.
    (SFC, 6/3/99, p.A4)(SFEC, 8/1/99, p.A3)
1999        Jul 31, Chicago authorities said as many as 46 more residents had died as a result of a relentless heat wave that enveloped much of the nation and produced the hottest July on record in New York City.
    (AP, 7/31/00)
1999        Jul 31, In Cottrellville Township, Mich., 10 people died from a skydiving plane crash shortly after takeoff from Marine City Airport, 40 miles north of Detroit.
    (SFEC, 8/1/99, p.A5)
1999        Jul 31, Chinese authorities seized a Taiwanese freighter near the Taiwanese military post of Matsu Island with accusations of smuggling.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A10)
1999        Jul 31, The Ukraine and the US agreed to extend the nuclear weapon and ballistic missile dismantling program for 6 years.
    (SFEC, 8/1/99, p.A20)

1999        Jul, Catholic Family Radio began broadcasting in the Bay Area. The national network was the brainchild of Rev. Joseph Fessio of SF.
    (SFC, 10/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Jul, Apple corp. introduced a mobile Macintosh, the iBook. The laptop was priced at $1,599 and had a 233 MHz G3 processor.
    (SFC, 1/24/04, p.A12)
1999        Jul, Britain launched the $35.9 million Vinopolis, the first theme park devoted to wine, between Southwark Cathedral and the re-created Globe Theater in London.
    (SFEC, 7/18/99, p.T3)

1999        Aug 1, A US heat wave that had gripped the nation since mid-July finally broke; authorities attributed nearly 200 deaths to the heat and humidity.
    (AP, 8/1/00)
1999        Aug 1, In Colombia a weekend attack by rebels killed at least 17 people in Narino, 100 miles northwest of Bogota.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 1, The EU cleared British beef for export. A ban had followed the 1996 mad cow crises.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 1, In South Korea torrential rains over the weekend killed at least 12 people and forced some 15,000 from their homes.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 1, In Zambia Jean-Pierre Bemba, head of the Congo Liberation Movement, signed the cease-fire accord that representatives of 5 nations involved had signed on July 10. The Congolese Rally for Democracy faction still contested leadership between Ernest Wamba dia Wamba and Emile Ilunga.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A12)

1999        Aug 2, The Clinton administration declared West Virginia and parts of 5 other eastern states agricultural disaster areas due to heat and drought.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A3)
1999        Aug 2, The US EPA moved to restrict the pesticides azinphos-methyl and methyl parathion due to evidence of toxicity to children.
    (WSJ, 8/2/99, p.C22)(SFC, 8/3/99, p.A3)
1999        Aug 2, The US Army THAAD missile, Theater High-Altitude Air Defense, was tested successfully over New Mexico for a 2nd time following a string of failures dating to 1995.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A5)
1999        Aug 2, It was reported that the national death toll from the recent US-East heat wave hit 185 with 80 dead in Illinois and 44 in Missouri.
    (SFC, 8/2/99, p.A5)(WSJ, 8/2/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 2, William Morris (b.1934), former editor in chief of Harper Magazine, died. In 2006 Larry L. King authored “In Search of Willie Morris."
    (WSJ, 3/3/06, p.W6)(www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/morris_willie/index.html)
1999        Aug 2, In Afghanistan the Taliban captured the capital of northern Parwan province, the last stronghold of Sheik Massood. Thousands fled their homes.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 2, In Bosnia NATO troops arrested Radomir Kovac, former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader, for enslaving and raping Muslim women in 1992-1993.
    (WSJ, 8/3/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 2, In a war of nerves with rival Taiwan, China tested a new long-range rocket, the 3-stage Dong Feng 31.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A8)(AP, 8/2/00)
1999        Aug 2, In India the Brahmputra Mail train from Gauhati collided with the Awadh-Assam Express from New Delhi at Gaisan Station. Over 285 people were killed and a 1000 injured. A faulty switch was suspected.
     (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A8)(SFC, 8/4/99, p.A9)(SFC, 8/5/99, p.A14)(AP, 2/18/04)
1999        Aug 2, In Kosovo thousands of Albanian students and professors reclaimed Pristina Univ.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 2, In Namibia separatist rebels for the independence of the Caprivi border area attacked the town of Katima Mulilo and 16 people were killed. Pres. Sam Nujoma later blamed the Caprivi Liberation Army and accused from opposition leader Mishake Muyongo of being behind the revolt.
    (WSJ, 8/3/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/4/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 2, Russian troops clashed with Islamic fighters in Dagestan and 11 people were killed.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.A20)
1999        Aug 2, In Serbia, an independent group of experts in Belgrade laid out "The Stability Pact for Serbia," a plan for a transitional government. In Valjevo some 8,000 rallied for the resignation of Milosevic.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A8)

1999        Aug 3, The new Talk Magazine, a Hearst publication, hit the newsstands under Tina Brown, editor-in chief, and Ron Galotti, publisher.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A7)(SFC, 8/7/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 3, US Congressional Republicans, shrugging off a presidential veto threat, nailed down the details of an agreement for a ten-year, $792 billion tax cut.
    (AP, 8/3/00)
1999        Aug 3, Arbitrators ruled the government had to pay the heirs of Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder $16 million for his movie film that captured the assassination of President Kennedy.
    (AP, 8/3/00)
1999        Aug 3, It was reported that scientists had identified the gene, ABC1, that regulates the body's good cholesterol, HDL.
    (SFC, 8/3/99, p.A6)
1999        Aug 3, Richard Olney, writer on French cooking, died in France at age 71. His autobiography "Reflexions" was due for publishing in Oct.
    (SFC, 8/4/99, p.C2)
1999        Aug 3, In Colombia fighting died down in Currulao with 15 FARC rebels and one soldier dead. 2 Pentecostal pastors were reported killed  near Lejanias.
    (SFC, 8/4/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 3, In Indonesia Pres. Habibie validated the June 7 election results.
    (WSJ, 8/4/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 3, An Iraqi military doctor, who had defected to Jordan, reported that 400 Iraqi dissidents, wounded in recent clashes with security forces, were executed. Maj. Saad Khazal Jabbar said 120 people were killed in the anti-government riots in Baghdad.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 3, Three days of rain in the Manila area left 33 dead. In South Korea 57 people died or were missing from Monsoon rains. In Vietnam 24 were dead and at least 5 died in Thailand. Numerous people were left homeless and many were missing.
    (SFC, 8/4/99, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/4/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 3, In Turkey Abdulah Ocalan called on the PKK to abandon its armed struggle and pull forces out of Turkey by Sept. 1.
    (SFC, 8/4/99, p.A1)

1999        Aug 4, On the eve of congressional votes on the Republicans’ $792 billion tax cut proposal, President Clinton again pledged a veto, saying the GOP package was "risky and plainly wrong."
1999        Aug 4, The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the 1990 expulsion of a gay assistant scoutmaster by the Boy Scouts of America violated the state's anti-discrimination law.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A3)
1999        Aug 4, Dow Chemical said it was acquiring Union Carbide for $9.3 billion in stock.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 4, Victor Mature (b.1913), film star died in San Diego County, California. His career included 55 movies, 5 marriages and $18 million which he invested wisely.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8698)
1999        Aug 4, George Robertson, British Defense Minister, was chosen as the new secretary general of NATO.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 4, It was reported that flooding of the Yangtze River had left 1.8 million people homeless. Summer flooding left some 725 people dead.
    (WSJ, 8/5/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/6/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 4, In Congo at least 518 people, mostly civilians, were killed when Sudanese planes, at the request of Congo's government, bombed the rebel-held towns of Makanza and Bogbonga. Sudan denied the charges and Congolese Pres. Kabila denied responsibility.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A12)(SFC, 8/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 4, Cuban high jumper Javier Sotomajor was stripped of his gold medal from the Pan American Games after he tested positive for cocaine.
    (WSJ, 8/5/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 4, In Iran the daily Salam newspaper was banned for 5 years and publisher Mousavi-Khoeiniha was barred from journalism.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 4, In Kashmir 4 days of fighting left at least 50 people dead including 32 militants and 7 Indian soldiers.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 4, It was reported that flooding in North Korea had claimed 42 lives.
    (WSJ, 8/4/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 4, In Russia the Fatherland Party of Yuri Luzhkov merged with the governor's All Russia movement.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A12)

1999        Aug 5, Mark McGwire became the 16th member of the 500-home run club, hitting two homers— numbers 500 and 501 -- in the St. Louis Cardinals’ loss to San Diego.
    (AP, 8/5/00)
1999        Aug 5, Republicans overcame solid Democratic opposition to narrowly win passage of a ten-year, $792 billion tax cut, first in the House, then in the Senate; President Clinton denounced the bill and promised a veto.
    (AP, 8/5/00)
1999        Aug 5, Richard Holbrooke won Senate confirmation as UN ambassador after a grueling 14-month battle.
    (AP, 8/5/00)
1999        Aug 5, In New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman declared a state-wide drought emergency. Gov. Thomas Carper of Delaware declared drought emergency and mandatory water restrictions for two-thirds of the state.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.D6)
1999        Aug 5, In Alabama Alan Eugene Miller (34) killed 3 people at 2 firms in Pelham. Miller pleaded not guilty by reason of diminished mental capacity. He was convicted and sentenced to death. On July 31, 2000, he was assigned to death row at Holman CF.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A3)(www.users.on.net/~bundy23/wwom/miller2.htm)
1999        Aug 5, Researchers reported the discovery of a gene that causes narcolepsy in dogs.
    (WSJ, 8/6/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 5, In Afghanistan rebel forces of Ahmad Shah Massood counter-attacked the Taliban and recaptured key towns and the Bagram air base.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 5, Kurdish separatist rebels agreed to accept a cease-fire call by Abdullah Ocalan.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 5, Montenegro proposed changes to its relationship with Serbia that would dissolve Yugoslavia and replace it with a loose association.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 5, In Sierra Leone former RUF soldiers kidnapped over 2 dozen UN military observers, aid workers and journalists at Okra Hills during a meeting for a hostage handover.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A18)

1999        Aug 6, Tony Gwynn became the 22nd major leaguer to reach three-thousand hits.
    (AP, 8/6/00)
1999        Aug 6, In Canton, Texas, a jury awarded Debbie Lovett (36) $23 million for heart-valve problems that she blamed on the diet drug combination fen-phen in the first such lawsuit to reach a jury. The case was settled for less than a tenth of that amount during an appeal.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A3)(AP, 8/6/00)
1999        Aug 6, Violence in Kashmir left 32 dead.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 6, In Poland the 5th free Station Woodstock rock festival was held in Zary with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.A22)
1999        Aug 6, In Russia soldiers on 2 bases opened fire on comrades and 8 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 6, In Serbia Pres. Milosevic addressed the Diaspora 99 conference in an effort to get financial support from wealthy Serb émigrés. The economy was reported to have suffered $30 billion in damages from 11 weeks of war, but not much in assistance was forthcoming.
    (WSJ, 8/9/99, p.A14)

1999        Aug 7, President Clinton, during a visit to his home state of Arkansas, promised to devote the rest of his presidency to erasing poverty.
    (AP, 8/7/00)
1999        Aug 7, The Southern Party held its inaugural rally in Flat Rock, North Carolina, pledging to work peacefully for a separate Southern nation.
    (AP, 8/7/00)
1999        Aug 7, Wade Boggs became the first player to homer for his three-thousandth hit.
    (AP, 8/7/00)
1999        Aug 7, Islamic fighters based in Chechnya seized at least 2 village in Dagestan. Warlords Shamil Basayev and Wahabi commander Amir Khattab (Hattab) were reported to be involved. This triggered the second Chechen war. The Wahabis are a puritan branch of Sunni Islam founded in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.A20)(Econ, 4/9/11, p.28)
1999        Aug 7, In China Song Yongyi, a research librarian at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was imprisoned while collecting data on the Cultural Revolution. On Dec 12 he was charged with "the purchase and illegal provision of intelligence to foreigners." Yongyi was released on Jan 28, 2000.
    (SFC, 1/26/00, p.A8)(SFC, 1/29/00, p.A8)
1999        Aug 7, Pres. Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea made an unconditional offer for cooperation with the OAU to end its war with Ethiopia during a meeting with Algerian Pres. Bouteflika, the OAU chairman.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 7, In Indonesia a tugboat and oil tanker collided under thick haze and the tanker ignited killing 10 people.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 7, In Kosovo French troops kept ethnic Albanians away from Serbs on the Ibar River bridge at the Kosovska Mitrovica mining center. In Vrbas, Serbia, some 2,000 people rallied against Pres. Milosevic.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.A21)
1999        Aug 7, In Finland the village of Kutemajarvi planned a sex fair for people over age 45 to commemorate the UN designation of 1999 as the Int'l. Year of Older Persons.
    (SFC, 1/16/99, p.A12)

1999        Aug 8, Opening a new attack on the Republican tax-cut measure, President Clinton warned the nation’s governors at their meeting in St. Louis that the $792 billion package would trigger "huge cuts" in Medicare, farm programs and other spending critical to their voters.
    (AP, 8/8/00)
1999        Aug 8, In Guyana Pres. Janet Jagan (78) announced that she was resigning due to ill health and that Bharat Jagdeo (35), her finance minister, would succeed her.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 8, In Honduras the government began investigating the El Aguacate air base where human remains had been discovered 4 days earlier. The site was a former training base for Nicaraguan Contras.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A8)
1999        Aug 8, In Jerusalem Yasser Arafat accepted Ehud Barak's proposal to delay land transfers and troop withdrawals until October.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A8)
1999        Aug 8, In southern Lebanon Israeli warplanes bombed suspected rebel positions  after Hezbollah guerrillas struck an Israeli outpost at Blatt.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 8, In southern Russia federal forces opened fire from the ground and air on Islamic militants in Dagestan. Prime minister Stepashin was in the capital Makhachkala. The state is home to some 33 ethnic groups including Wahhabi militants backed by Chechen commanders. Shamil Basayev, a Chechen militant, declared Dagestan an independent Islamic state within days of seizing several villages.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A11)(SFC, 8/14/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 8, In Sierra Leone rebels freed at least 19 of 35 captives taken on Aug 5.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 8, In Sweden AB Volvo reached a deal to acquire Scania AB for $7.3 billion.
    (WSJ, 8/9/99, p.A13)

1999        Aug 9, Pres. Clinton presented former Pres. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter the Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian award. Other recipients included Lloyd Bentson, former US Treasury secretary; Gerald Ford, former US president; Edgar M. Bronfman, Pres. of the World Jewish Congress; Evy Dubrow, International Ladies Garment Workers Union representative; Sister M. Isolina Ferre, founder and chief executive officer of four community service centers in Puerto Rico; Oliver White Hill, civil rights lawyer; Max Kampelman lawyer, negotiator and diplomat; and Edgar Wayburn, five time president and a member of the board of directors of the Sierra Club.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A3)(www.medaloffreedom.com/1999Recipients.htm)
1999        Aug 9, In Algiers 2 bombings left 3 people dead and 10 wounded.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.C4)
1999        Aug 9, In Angola police shut down Radio Ecclesia, a Roman Catholic radio station that was one of the few independent sources of information in the country.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A10)
1999         Aug 9, In Japan the parliament adopted the Rising Sun flag as the national symbol and an ode to the emperor.
    (WSJ, 8/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 9, Russian President Boris Yeltsin dismissed Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin and the entire Cabinet, marking the fourth time in 17 months he had fired the government. Yeltsin named Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, the new prime minister.
    (SFC, 8/9/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/9/00)
1999        Aug 9, Four large apparel corporations settled out of court in a suit to end sweatshop labor in Saipan. Nordstrom, J. Crew, Cutter & Buck and Gymboree agreed to pay $1.25 million to reimburse workers for recruitment fees and to set up a program to monitor island contractors.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 9, In Yemen 8 Britons and 2 Algerians were convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A10)

1999        Aug 10, In Granada Hills, Los Angeles County, Buford Oneal Furrow (37) opened fire at a Jewish day camp center and wounded 1 adult, a teenager and 3 children. He also shot and killed postal worker Joseph Ileto. In 2001 Buford agreed to plead guilty for a mandatory life sentence and is serving two life sentences.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/12/99, p.A17) (SFC, 1/24/01, p.A4)(AP, 8/11/04)
1999        Aug 10, In Dagestan the Interior Ministry said 44 militants were killed and 80 wounded in fighting with Russian forces.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 10, An Indian jet shot down a Pakistani naval reconnaissance plane over the disputed Sir Creek area. All 16 people in the plane were killed.
    (www.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9908/10/india.pak.plane.01/index.html)
1999        Aug 10, In Indonesia religious fighting killed 18 people in Ambon.
    (WSJ, 8/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 10, In Israel Akram Alkam (22) was shot and killed by Israeli police after he twice struck hitchhiking Israeli soldiers at Nachshon Junction with his car.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 10, In Serbia Gen'l. Momcilo Perisic (55) declared his leadership in the Movement for Democratic Serbia.
    (WSJ, 8/12/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 10, In Sierra Leone rebels released the remaining hostages along with 200 civilians taken prisoner earlier.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)

1999        Aug 11, Pres. Clinton offered conditional amnesty to imprisoned Puerto Rican militants (FALN). The separatists were responsible for at least 150 bombings over a 9-year period that killed 6 people and injured over 70.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A3)(WSJ, 9/14/99, p.A22)
1999        Aug 11, In Kansas the KC Board of Education deleted virtually any mention of evolution from the state's science curriculum. Gov. Bill Graves said the next day that the decision was "out of sync with reality."
    (SFC, 8/12/99, p.A2)(SFC, 8/14/99, p.A3)
1999        Aug 11, Buford O. Furrow Jr., a white supremacist, surrendered to the FBI in Las Vegas and confessed to wounding 5 people in LA and killing mail carrier Joseph Ileto (39). He said that he wanted his act to be "a wakeup call to America to kill Jews."
    (SFC, 8/12/99, p.A1,17)(AP, 8/11/00)
1999        Aug 11, A total eclipse of the sun by the moon was centered over Cornwall, England, and lasted 2 minutes and 6 sec.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, p.A18)(WSJ, 12/1/98, p.A1)
1999        Aug 11, A tornado hit downtown Salt Lake City killing one person and injuring over a hundred.
    (SFC, 8/12/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/11/00)
1999        Aug 11, In Congo warring sides agreed to stop fighting until Aug 20 to allow the UN to vaccinate 10 million children against polio.
    (WSJ, 8/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 11, In Indonesia police and soldiers shot at battling mobs of Muslims and Christians. The death toll for the last 3 days of fighting in Malaku province climbed to 23.
    (SFC, 8/12/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 11, In Liberia 6 European relief workers were kidnapped in Kolahun by insurgents based in Guinea.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D2)
1999        Aug 11, In Sri Lanka suspected Tamil rebels set off a mine under a bus carrying police officers and at least 11 people were killed and 17 wounded.
    (SFC, 8/12/99, p.D3)

1999        Aug 12, Los Angeles County prosecutors charged white supremacist Buford O. Furrow (b.1961) with murder and five counts of attempted murder, all filed as hate crimes, in the August 10 wounding of five people at a Jewish community center and the shooting death of a Filipino-American mail carrier. Federal prosecutors already had charged Furrow in the postman’s slaying. In 2001 Furrow pleaded guilty to all of the counts against him. In exchange for pleading guilty, Furrow avoided a possible death sentence, but was instead sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Furrow expressed no regrets for any of his crimes.
    (AP, 8/12/00)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford_O._Furrow,_Jr.)
1999        Aug 12, In Porterville, Ca., a man shot and killed his wife and 3 daughters (2,7,11). An explosion resulted after the shooting when fire spread and ignited flammable liquid.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C14)
1999        Aug 12, The invention of a new rechargeable battery with a 50% longer life span was announced by researchers in Israel.
    (WSJ, 8/13/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 12, In Belgium a McDonald's Restaurant was destroyed by fire. The Animal Liberation Front was suspected.
    (WSJ, 8/13/99, p.B8)
1999        Aug 12, Ethiopia claimed to have almost eliminated 3 rebel groups based in Somalia which it said were supported by Eritrea. Most of the 1,103 killed or captured rebels were of the Oromo Liberation Front.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D2)
1999        Aug 12, In Indonesia violence in Maluku province left 14 people dead and raised the death toll since Aug 8 to 53.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D2)
1999        Aug 12, In Japan lawmakers gave police the power to use wiretaps against crime suspects.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 12, In Kazakstan Pres. Nazarbayev ordered the investigation of MiG sales to North Korea. South Korea charged that 30 MiG-21 jets were sold this year.
    (WSJ, 8/13/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 12, In the Philippines a big explosion killed at least 7 people in Manila and damaged the headquarters of the National Bureau of Investigation. Police later blamed the explosion on dynamite that had been seized as evidence.
    (WSJ, 8/13/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/14/99, p.12)(WSJ, 8/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 12, Pres. Milosevic reshuffled his cabinet, sacked 7 ministers and named 12 new ones. His Socialist Party dominated the 27-member cabinet.
    (WSJ, 8/13/99, p.A9)
1999        Aug 12, In Venezuela the Constitutional Assembly assumed sweeping powers and declared a state of emergency for the courts.
    (SFC, 8/13/99, p.D3)

1999        Aug 13, Tennis player Steffi Graf retired from the sport she had dominated for two decades.
    (AP, 8/13/00)
1999        Aug 13, In Argentina protests and riots raged out of control in Neuquen province where unemployment was 40%. Skirmishes were also reported from Tucuman, Cordoba, Corrientes, and Tierra del Fuego.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C1)   
1999        Aug 13, In Bogota, Colombia, motorcycle gunmen shot to death humorist and radio co-host, Jaime Garzon (39), in a killing that authorities later blamed on the leader of the country’s right-wing paramilitary.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.A11)(AP, 8/13/00)
1999        Aug 13, Iran agreed under pressure to join Turkey for simultaneous military operations against the PKK.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 13, In Liberia 7 abducted aid workers were freed and some 90 other UN and foreign workers fled into Guinea to avoid fighting.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C1)
1999        Aug 13, Izvestia confirmed that 4 Russian helicopters were destroyed in Dagestan and that an SU-24 fighter plane was damaged.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 13, In Turkey the parliament made constitutional changes to overhaul the economy and bring in foreign investment.
    (WSJ, 8/16/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 13, In Uganda troops were sent across the northeast to quell ethnic unrest following 155 killings in the past month. A clan of ethnic Karamajongs was attacked 2 weeks earlier by rival Karamajongs and Turkanans from northern Kenya and at least 140 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C1)

1999          Aug 14, Gov. George Bush, Republican presidential candidate, won the Iowa Straw Poll with Steve Forbes 2nd and Elizabeth Dole 3rd.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/14/00)
1999        Aug 14, Lane Kirkland, former 16-year AFL-CIO president (1979-1995), died at age 77.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, p.D8)(AP, 8/14/00)
1999        Aug 14, Pee Wee Reese, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop for the Dodgers, died at age 81 in Kentucky.
    (WSJ, 8/16/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/14/00)   
1999        Aug 14, In Canada hunters found the body of an ancient hunter preserved in a glacier in the Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness, 1000 miles north of Vancouver. The "Iceman" (aka Kwaday Dan Sinchi) was later reported to be about 500 years old.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A1,9)(AM, 9/01, p.17)
1999        Aug 14, Separatist rebels in India killed at least 7 people in Kashmir and Assam attacks on Pakistan Independence Day.
    (WSJ, 8/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 14, In Northern Ireland violence broke out in Londonderry and Belfast before and during the Apprentice Boys of Derry march.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, p.A21)
1999        Aug 14, Russia bombed guerrilla bases in Dagestan and Chechnya as 4 Russian soldiers were killed and 13 wounded.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, p.A24)(WSJ, 8/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 14, In Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, the new vice premier, was quoted in Der Spiegel saying that Milosevic should resign because he capitulated in Kosovo. Separately Zoran Zivkovic said demonstrations on Aug 19 in Belgrade would give the Milosevic regime 10-20 days to resign.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, p.A26)

1999        Aug 15, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship, becoming the youngest player to win two majors since Seve Ballesteros.
    (AP, 8/15/00)
1999        Aug 15, President Clinton and his family went house-hunting in Westchester County, New York. They later settled on a house in Chappaqua.
    (AP, 8/15/00)
1999        Aug 15, In Algeria an armed group killed 29 people near Beni Ounif.
    (SFC, 8/16/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 15, In Congo fighting in Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville) extended from the airport to the city center between forces from Uganda and Rwanda. Rebel leader Ernest Wamba dia Wamba was backed by Uganda, while Emile Ilunga was backed by Rwanda.
    (SFC, 8/16/99, p.A8)

1999        Aug 16, The TV quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" began a limited two-week run on ABC. Imported from London, the show was hosted by Meredith Vieira and it was still on the air in 2008. This became the most popular TV show of the 1999-2000 season pulling in 28.5m viewers every Tuesday night.
    (AP, 8/16/00)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Wants_To_Be_A_Millionaire%3F)(Econ, 5/1/10, SR p.10)
1999        Aug 16, Republican Lamar Alexander folded his US presidential campaign.
    (AP, 8/16/00)
1999        Aug 16, Four months after two gunmen sent them fleeing in horror, students reclaimed Columbine High School in Colorado for the start of the school year.
    (AP, 8/16/00)
1999        Aug 16, In Lebanon Abu Hassan, a Hezbollah commander, was killed by a roadside bomb in Sidon. Guerrillas blamed the attack on Israel.
    (SFC, 8/17/99, p.A8)
1999        Aug 16, In Russia Vladimir Putin was confirmed as prime minister, the fifth since early 1998.
    (SFC, 8/17/99, p.A8)(AP, 8/16/00)
1999        Aug 16, In Kosovo 2 Serbs were killed in a mortar attack from an ethnic Albanian village.
    (WSJ, 8/18/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 16, In South Africa thousands of state workers stayed home from work and some 10,000 Telkom and post office workers demonstrated in Pretoria and other cities.
    (SFC, 8/17/99, p.A10)

1999        Aug 17, In Bosnia the Office of the High Representative, an int'l. agency for carrying out aspects of the Dayton peace agreement, reported that as much as a billion dollars disappeared from public funds from int'l. aid projects. Losses were triggered when USAID called in loans from the Bosnia and Herzegovina Bank that could not be covered.
    (SFC, 8/17/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/18/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 17, In Colombia suspected rightist gunmen shot and killed at least 13 villagers in Zambrano including a girl age 13.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.C2)
1999        Aug 17, In Iraq US and British warplanes bombed missile sites in the north and south and Iraqi military reported 19 people killed and 11 injured. 12 people were killed in Jesan by the bombing, 3 brothers, their wives, 4 children and another couple.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.C2)(SFC, 8/19/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 17, In southern Lebanon Hezbollah guerrillas killed 2 Israeli soldiers and wounded 4 others in a revenge clash that left 1 guerrilla dead.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 17, In Peru officials reported that Carlos Audel Nunez, a Shining Path rebel leader aka "Comrade Manuel," was killed along with his wife in a clash with military forces.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.C2)
1999        Aug 17, Pakistan said 6 soldiers and 2 civilians were killed in shelling by India.
    (WSJ, 8/18/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 17, In Russia Yevgeny Primakov agreed to lead the Fatherland-All Russia Movement.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 17, Rwanda and Uganda agreed to an immediate truce to 4 days of fighting in Kisangani, Congo.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 17, A 7.4 earthquake hit western Turkey with many killed and thousands injured. Over 17,000 were later reported killed. The quake was centered under the Sea of Armara on the North Anatolian fault. It was later reported to have pushed Turkey 4 feet closer to Europe.
    (SFC, 8/17/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/18/99, p.A1,13)(WSJ, 8/18/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/20/99, p.A1)(SFEC, 8/29/99, p.A17)(AP, 8/17/03)

1999        Aug 18, Ramos Horta of Indonesia, 1996 Nobel Prize winner, warned the government that computer hackers would wreak electronic mayhem on the country if voting in the East Timor referendum is hampered.
    (SFC, 8/19/99, p.D10)
1999        Aug 18, Russian forces lost 8 soldiers in Dagestan as they tried to storm Tando village.
    (SFC, 8/19/99, p.D10)
1999        Aug 18, In Singapore S.R. Nathan was declared president without elections.
    (WSJ, 8/20/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 18, In Turkey the Tupras oil refinery near Ismit burned out of control as the death toll passed 4,000 from the 7.4 earthquake centered on Izmit. A day after a deadly earthquake struck western Turkey, survivors denounced the rescue effort as sluggish and disorganized. The death toll eventually topped 17,000.
    (SFC, 8/19/99, p.A1,15)(AP, 8/18/00)
1999        Aug 18, In Uzbekistan 6 members of a banned opposition group, Erk (Freedom), were convicted for involvement in several bombings and sentenced to 8-15 years in prison.
    (SFC, 8/19/99, p.D10)

1999        Aug 19, Confronting questions about possible past drug use, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush told reporters he had not used illegal drugs in 25 years, and added that if voters insisted on knowing more—quote—"they can go find somebody else to vote for."
    (AP, 8/19/00)
1999        Aug 19, The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5.2 million members, agreed to establish formal ties with the Episcopal Church, 2.4 million members.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.a3)
1999        Aug 19, In Indonesia the government launched an inquiry over $80 million in government funds funneled by Bank Bali directors to PT Era Giat Prima, a finance and debt-collection company controlled by a senior official of the Golkar Party.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 19, Japan and Russia agreed to establish a military hotline.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.A19)
1999        Aug 19, Russian troops failed to take the village of Tando in Dagestan and lost another 18 soldiers and 3 helicopters.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.A18)
1999        Aug 19, In Belgrade, Serbia, some 50-150 thousand people demonstrated against Pres. Slobodan Milosevic.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 19, In Venezuela the Constitutional Assembly declared a judicial emergency and gave itself new powers to overhaul the court system.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.D3)

1999        Aug 20, In a highly unusual move, the CIA pulled the security clearances for former Director John Deutch for keeping secret files on an unsecured home computer.
    (AP, 8/20/00)
1999        Aug 20, The Peregrine falcon was removed from the list of endangered species.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.A2)
1999        Aug 20, Three Japanese banks announced a broad alliance plan that would create the world’s largest banking group with assets of well over one trillion dollars.
    (AP, 8/20/00)
1999        Aug 20, In Manila, Philippines, some 150,000 people protested economic changes in the constitution proposed by Pres. Estrada.
    (SFC, 8/21/99, p.A11)
1999        Aug 20, In Russia Sergei Stepashin planned to speak as the leader of a new coalition  to succeed Pres. Yeltsin that was to include Viktor Chernomyrdin and Sergei Kiriyenko, all former prime ministers. Stepashin announced the next day that the coalition failed and that he would run for a seat in Parliament.
    (SFC, 8/21/99, p.A10)(SFEC, 8/22/99, p.A18)
1999        Aug 20, In Serbia leaders of the Alliance for Change announced that they would give Pres. Milosevic one month to resign and vowed to shut down the country with demonstrations if he does not.
    (SFC, 8/21/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 20, It was reported that tens thousands of refugees from Sierra Leone had fled to northern Liberia and that many were robbed and killed by retreating rebels.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 20, It was reported that government controlled banks forced Daewoo Group, South Korea’s 2nd largest conglomerate (chaebol), to sell all but 6 auto-related units among its 25 affiliates. Kim Woo Choong, the man who built the group into a global powerhouse, fled South Korea as the conglomerate collapsed. He returned in 2005 and was arrested. In May 2006 he was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of charges including embezzlement and accounting fraud. 21 trillion won ($22bn) of his fortune was seized and he was fined an additional 10m won. On December 30, 2007, he was granted amnesty by Pres. Roh Moo-hyun.
    (SFC, 8/20/99, p.D4)(WSJ, 6/14/05, p.A11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Woo-jung)
1999        Aug 20, In Turkey  officials reported that over 10,000 bodies had been recovered from the quake and the injured list had risen to 34,000. Prime Minister Ecevit ordered that the dead be buried as soon as found.
    (SFC, 8/21/99, p.A1)

1999        Aug 21, In France the St. Pierre-de-Trivisy town council, home of Roquefort cheese, imposed a 100% tax on Coca Cola in retaliation for American tariffs on European goods.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.D4)
1999        Aug 21, In Turkey the death toll from the Aug 17 earthquake reached 12,000. Governors in 3 of 9 stricken provinces called off searches for survivors. US President Clinton urged Americans to contribute to the relief effort. The death toll from the massive earthquake eventually reached 17,000.
    (SFEC, 8/22/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/21/00)

1999        Aug 22, The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that the number of Americans on parole topped 4 million for the first time.
    (SFC, 8/23/99, p.A4)
1999        Aug 22, Hurricane Bret hit the US-Mexican border near Brownsville late on this day. Winds hit 125 mph but the storm missed populated areas.
    (SFEC, 8/22/99, p.A2)(SFC, 8/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 22, Art dealer Leo Castelli died in New York at age 91.
    (AP, 8/22/00)
1999        Aug 22, In Hong Kong a China Airlines plane with over 300 passengers overturned while landing under high winds from Typhoon [Tropical Storm] Sam. 3 people were killed and 211 injured of the 313 survivors.
    (SFC, 8/23/99, p.A14)(AP, 8/22/04)
1999        Aug 22, In Russia 4 small radical political parties joined forces as the Stalinist Bloc led by Viktor Anpilov, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili (Stalin's grandson) and Gen'l. Stanislov Terekhov.
    (SFC, 8/23/99, p.A14)
1999        cAug 22, In Switzerland the chief of the secret service was suspended amid reports that he had embezzled millions of dollars and was using the money to assemble a private army. Accountant Dino Bellasi was accused of embezzling $6 million from the Defense Ministry and used the money to train a secret army.
    (WSJ, 8/23/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/3/99, p.A8)

1999        Aug 23, The Dow Jones industrial average soared 199.15 to a new record of 11,209.84.
    (AP, 8/23/00)
1999        Aug 23, US and British warplanes killed 2 people in northern Iraq after being fired upon by an Iraqi military radar station. The Pentagon later claimed that the 2 civilians were killed by Iraq's own anti-aircraft artillery.
    (SFC, 8/24/99, p.A11)(SFC, 8/25/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 23, It was reported that the US was training a 950-man Colombian army counter-narcotics battalion to regain control of guerrilla controlled territory.
    (SFC, 8/23/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 23, In Bolivia fires were reported to have destroyed 350,000 acres of farmland, at least 500 homes and much of the town of Ascencion de Guarayos. Thousands of residents were left homeless.
    (SFC, 8/24/99, p.A11)
1999        Aug 23, In Jordan the National Popular Campaign for Ending So-Called Honor Crimes began efforts to get rights for women and harsher laws against men who kill female relatives for family honor.
    (SFC, 8/24/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 23, Fifty years after the German government moved to the capital of Bonn, Berlin reclaimed its role as a center of power in Germany with the arrival of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
    (AP, 8/23/00)
1999        Aug 23, Militants from Tajikistan crossed into Kyrgyzstan taking hostages and claiming control of several villages. Some 1,000 religious fighters took a swath of land and 13 hostages that included a Kyrgyz general and 4 Japanese geologists.
    (SFC, 8/24/99, p.A11)(SFC, 10/21/99, p.AA5)

1999        Aug 24, The Federal Reserve raised borrowing costs for millions of Americans, increasing its target for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 5.25 percent, and hiking the discount rate a quarter point to 4.75 percent.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/24/00)
1999        Aug 24, In Ohio a federal judge halted the state's 4-year-old tuition voucher program saying that it violated constitutional mandates for separation of church and state. Officials scrambled to absorb 3,800 students participating in the program. The judge later reversed the decision and allowed some students to use vouchers, but no new participants.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A3)(SFC, 8/28/99, p.A3)
1999        Aug 24, Congo rebel leaders agreed to sign a peace accord.
    (WSJ, 8/25/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 24, In Dagestan rebels forces pulled back and Russian forces took control of 5 villages that had been seized 3 weeks earlier.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A17)
1999        Aug 24, In Russia Sergei Kiriyenko, Boris Nemtsov and Irina Khakamada formed the Union Right-Wing Forces Block.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A18)
1999        Aug 24, In South Africa an estimated 100,000 workers joined marches across the country in a one-day strike for wage increases.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 24, The death toll in Turkey’s August 17 earthquake was raised to near 18,000.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A14)

1999        Aug 25, The FBI, reversing itself after six years, admitted that its agents might have fired some potentially flammable tear gas canisters on the final day of the 1993 standoff with the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, but said it continued to believe law enforcement agents did not start the fire which engulfed the cult’s compound.
    (AP, 8/25/00)
1999        Aug 25, It was reported that Mickey Rooney had joined animal rights activists to support legislation to outlaw "crush" videos, which depict small animals being killed by scantily clad women.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.C5)
1999        Aug 25, In Miami, Florida, federal agents arrested 50 American Airline workers for smuggling drugs and weapons.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 25, In Kabul, Afghanistan, a truck bomb exploded near the residence of Mullah Mohammed Omar, leader of the Taliban, and 7 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 25, Gen'l. Momir Talic of Bosnia was arrested in Austria on a secret UN war crimes indictment. Talic had commanded the 1st Krajina Corps from 1992-1995.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 25, In Kyrgyzstan Boris Yeltsin met with Jiang Zemin to forge a closer alliance to counterbalance US global clout. The meeting preceded a 5-day Central Asia summit. It was later reported that a deal was made for Russia to sell 2 nuclear submarines to China.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A13)(WSJ, 9/2/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 25, In Turkey lawmakers approved new taxes to help pay for earthquake damages, which included a 25% surcharge on cellular telephones.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 25, In Venezuela the constitutional assembly declared a legislative emergency and usurped most of the functions of Congress.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 25, Police in Yugoslavia said the bodies of 33 Gypsies fleeing from Kosovo were recovered off of Montenegro and that as many as 100 may have drowned when their ship sank last week.
    (SFC, 8/26/99, p.A13)

1999        Aug 26, Attorney General Janet Reno pledged that a new investigation of the 1993 Waco, Texas, siege would "get to the bottom" of how the FBI used potentially flammable tear gas grenades against her wishes and then took six years to admit it.
    (AP, 8/26/00)
1999        Aug 26, US officials reported that its permanent military presence in Haiti would be replaced by temporary missions.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 26, American Home Products, the parent company of Wyeth-Ayerst was reported to have agreed to pay over $50 million to over 36,000 women to settle claims against the Norplant implantable contraceptive.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.A5)
1999        Aug 26, In Australia the Parliament recognized 200 years of injustice to its indigenous people.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 26, In Senegal the army reported 29 dead fisherman from recent storms and that another 100 were missing.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.D3)
1999        Aug 26, In East Timor anti-independence militiamen left 6 people dead in Dili.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 26, In Tibet Tashi Tsering, a carpenter, lowered the Chinese flag in the capital and attempted to put up the banned Tibetan flag. He was arrested and died on Oct 13 from beatings while under Chinese police custody.
    (SFC, 10/14/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 26, The Turkey quake death toll was lowered to 13,040 with 26,630 injured. The parliament passed a law to give amnesty to Kurdish rebels with no criminal record. The death toll was later raised to over 17,000.
    (SFC, 8/27/99, p.A14)(SFC, 10/15/99, p.A19)

1999        Aug 27, The US Federal Communications Commission announced new government wiretapping rules intended to help law enforcement authorities keep pace with advances in phone technology. A federal appeals court later threw out some of the new rules, citing privacy concerns.
    (AP, 8/27/00)
1999        Aug 27, In Colombia Alistair Taylor, an oil engineer for Weathorford Int’l., was kidnapped by ELN rebels, who demanded a $3 million ransom. He was released July 5, 2001.
    (SSFC, 5/27/01, p.A12)(SFC, 7/7/01, p.A9)
1999        Aug 27, In Norway the Supreme Court declared that it was legal to use discriminatory statements in real estate listings.
    (SFC, 8/28/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 27, The Russian Mir space station was closed down as the last crew undocked.
    (SFC, 8/28/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 27, In Russia investigators suspected that at least 12 current or former Russian officials had diverted $15 billion in IMF funds through 2 NY banks. It was reported that an estimated $10 billion left the country illegally each year.
    (USAT, 8/27/99, p.1A)(SFC, 8/28/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 27, In East Timor some 800 militiamen attacked the village of Mimo and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/28/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 27, In Venezuela members of Congress clashed with police as they attempted to defy a government ban on conducting a legislative session.
    (SFC, 8/28/99, p.A1)

1999        Aug 28, Pres. Clinton announced a $100 million distribution by the US Dept. of Education for charter schools.
    (SFEC, 8/29/99, p.A8)
1999        Aug 28, In China it was announced that stipends to unemployed workers would be raised 30% to help arrest an economic slide and brighten sentiment before the 50th anniversary of Communist Party rule.
    (SFC, 8/30/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 28, Three crewmen aboard the "Mir" space station returned safely to Earth after bidding farewell to the 13-year-old Russian orbiter. The Russian government had planned to abandon Mir in 2000 because of a shortage of funds, but has since extended its mission.
    (AP, 8/28/00)
1999        Aug 28, In Venezuela Congress members announced that they would refuse to authorize funds for the constitutional panel and would withhold legal permission for Pres. Chavez to leave the country.
    (SFEC, 8/29/99, p.A22)

1999        Aug 29, Hurricane "Dennis" wallowed along the coast toward the Carolinas, prompting evacuation orders for the fragile Outer Banks barrier islands.
    (AP, 8/29/00)
1999        Aug 29, In Burundi Hutu militiamen attacked 2 neighborhoods outside Bujumbura and killed at least 26 civilians.
    (SFC, 8/30/99, p.A14)
1999        Aug 29, In Macedonia a NATO soldier from Norway was arrested for a car crash that killed a Macedonian official, his wife and daughter.
    (WSJ, 8/31/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 29, In South Africa a heavy storm in Cape Town left 4 people dead and some 5,000 homeless.
    (SFC, 8/30/99, p.A14)

1999        Aug 30, In East Timor UN-sponsored elections were held on autonomy vs. independence. 98.6% of the 451,000 registered voters cast their ballots. Roughly 78% of the electorate voted to sever links to Indonesia and establish an independent state. Pro-Indonesia militiamen reacted by going on a violent rampage that ended when international forces were sent in. U.N. peacekeeping forces arrived in the following weeks.
    (SFC, 8/30/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/31/99, p.A12)(AP, 8/30/00)(HN, 11/9/00)
1999        Aug 30 In Israel the bodies of an Israeli couple were found on the West Bank border near the Megiddo forest. Palestinian extremists were suspected as responsible.
    (SFC, 8/31/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 30, In Jordan police in Amman stormed offices linked to the radical Palestinian Hamas movement.
    (SFC, 8/31/99, p.A13)
1999        Aug 30, Russia reported four soldiers killed and 5 wounded from fighting in Dagestan.
    (WSJ, 8/31/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 30, In Sudan southern SPLA rebels rejected an Egyptian-Libyan peace plan. The rebels held that conditions put forward in negotiations were not included in the plan.
    (SFC, 8/31/99, p.A13)
1999        Aug 30, In Venezuela the constitutional assembly stripped the opposition-controlled Congress of its last remaining powers.
    (SFC, 8/31/99, p.A13)

1999        Aug 31, Detroit’s teachers went on strike, wiping out the first day of class for 172-thousand students in one of the largest teachers’ strikes in years. The walkout lasted nine days.
    (AP, 8/31/00)
1999        Aug 31, In NYC 5 police shot twelve times and killed Gideon Busch (31), a Jewish man and former medical student, who refused to drop a hammer he’d used to threaten neighborhood children. The officers were brought up on charges and, on November 17, 2003, a federal jury cleared the officers of civil wrongdoing in the fatal shooting.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A3)(http://tinyurl.com/qcxba)
1999        Aug 31, In Argentina the online-auction site DeRemate was launched. In 2002 daily visits averaged 160,000 as Internet users climbed to 2.7 million.
    (WSJ, 9/4/02, p.B5A)
1999        Aug 31, In Argentina 72 people were killed, including 5 on the ground, when a Lapa Airlines Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from Jorge Newberry airport in Buenos Aires. There were 26 survivors.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/1/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)(WSJ, 9/3/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/31/00)
1999        Aug 31, In Colombia rebels seized a hydroelectric plant near Buenaventura and held 100 employees on the 1st day of a nationwide strike. 1.5 million workers protested government austerity moves.
    (WSJ, 9/1/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 31, Congolese rebels signed a cease-fire in Zambia.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 31, In Russia a bomb exploded in a video game parlor in the Manezh shopping mall near the Kremlin and at least 30 people were injured. A leaflet was left by the Union of Revolutionary Writers that said in part: "Consumer, we do not like your way of life…"
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/2/99, p.A18)
1999        Aug 31, In Somalia clan gunmen killed 14 people and wounded 20 in a bus attack outside Mogadishu.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A16)
1999        Aug 31, In Turkey a 5.2 aftershock earthquake hit Izmit and killed one man and injured 166.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A12)

1999        Aug, The new $325 million Mall of Georgia at Mills Creek was due to open. It was to feature a 1.4 million-sq.-foot mall curving around a 300,000 sq.-foot open-air "village."
    (WSJ, 11/25/98, p.B12)
1999        Aug, US authorities intercepted a 1.2 kg package of heroine, valued at $700,000, mailed by Laurie Hiett (36) in Bogota. She was the wife of James Hiett, a US Army colonel in charge of the military’s anti-drug operation in Colombia. In 2000 Mrs. Hiett was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
    (SFC, 4/4/00, p.A2)(SFC, 5/6/00, p.A7)
1999        Aug, Mark Erickson, an employee at the University of Washington, filed a suit alleging massive overbilling of Medicare and Medicaid by UW doctors. In 2004 UW agreed to pay the government $35 million to resolved the allegations.
    (ST, 4/30/04, p.A1)
1999        Aug, Tyco Corp. paid CEO Dennis Kozlowski $25 million and $12.5 million to CFO Mark Swartz in the form of loan forgiveness.
    (WSJ, 4/5/04, p.A8)
1999        Aug, Alfred Reumayr of British Columbia was arrested in a joint operation by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2008 he pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline on New Year's Day 2000. He had planned to buy energy securities at low prices before the attack, and hoped to profit by selling them at a higher price amid market turmoil afterward.
    (AP, 3/14/08)
1999        Aug, The population of India crossed the 1 billion mark.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.A16)

1999        Sep 1, Twenty-two of baseball’s 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union’s failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract.
    (AP, 9/1/00)
1999        Sep 1, Attorney General Janet Reno ordered US marshals to FBI headquarters to seize an infrared videotape containing a recording of FBI communications made during the 1993 FBI assault of the Branch Davidian sect in Waco, Texas. FBI officials had stated that no tape of that stage of the operation existed.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A3)(SFC, 9/3/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 1, Researchers reported that a strain of mice was genetically engineered with an extra gene for a brain protein called NR2B that helped the mice remember objects longer that normal mice.
    (WSJ, 9/2/99, p.B12)
1999        Sep 1, Colombia took delivery of 6 refurbished Vietnam-era US military helicopters for use in the drug war.
    (WSJ, 9/2/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 1, In East Timor pro-Indonesia militia shot and hacked to death Jorges Francisco Bonaparte (19), a pro-independence activist, a few yards from the gate of the UN compound in Dili.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, In East Timor pro-independence campaigner Guido Alves Correia in Dili was murdered. In 2004 Beny Ludji, an Indonesian citizen who was formerly a commander of the pro-Jakarta Aitarak militia, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the murder. Jose Gusmao, one of Ludji's men, was sentenced to 30 months.
    (AFP, 5/19/04)
1999        Sep 1, Israeli shelling in southern Lebanon left 2 Lebanese civilians dead after a roadside bomb killed 2 Israeli-allied militiamen.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 1, In Jerusalem disagreement over the release of 30 Palestinians, jailed for killing Israelis, was the only issue holding up the signing of a land-for-security deal.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, The Venice Film Festival opened.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, DB p.48)
1999        Sep 1, In Kashmir Pakistani soldiers attacked Indian posts over the last 2 days and left 22 soldiers dead.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 1, In Panama Mireya Moscoso began serving as the 1st female president.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, In Tanzania a charter plane carrying 10 American tourists from Serengeti National Park crashed on Mount Meru. 12 people were confirmed dead.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A15)(WSJ, 9/3/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 2, It was announced that President and Mrs. Clinton had signed a contract to purchase a $1.7 million house in Chappaqua, New York, ending a months-long guessing game over where the couple would live after leaving the White House.
    (AP, 9/2/00)
1999        Sep 2, US Sec. of State Albright and her top negotiators worked to restart Middle East peace negotiations stalled over the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released by Israel.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.A8)
1999        Sep 2, Genetic experts reported that Chardonnay and 15 other varietal wines have resulted from a coupling between Pinot and Gouais blanc grapes.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 2, NATO and UN officials agreed to the formation of a civilian emergency force in Kosovo from the remnants of the KLA.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Sep 2, In East Timor pro-Indonesia militiamen killed 2 UN workers as the Indonesian government dispatched 500 riot police to maintain peace.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.A8)
1999        Sep 2, North Korea declared a new demilitarized zone with South Korea that placed 5 islands controlled by South Korea with North Korean territory.
    (SFC, 9/3/99, p.A9)
1999        Sep 2, In Russia a TV network was forced off the air by the new media ministry after a report on a political party led by Yeltsin and Boris Nemtsov.
    (WSJ, 9/3/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 3, NASA temporarily grounded its space shuttle fleet after inspections had uncovered damaged wires that could endanger a mission.
    (AP, 9/3/00)
1999        Sep 3, In Afghanistan the Taliban dropped cluster bombs on Taloqan and 9 people were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 3, In Canada at least 7 people were killed on a foggy patch of Highway 401 between Windsor and London as over 60 vehicles piled up.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 3, The East Timor election results were reported with 78.5% in favor of independence.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 3, A French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver.
    (AP, 9/3/00)
1999        Sep 3, Israel and the Palestinians, prodded by Madeleine Albright, agreed to a peace deal that called for finalizing borders in one year, the completion of Wye River land-for-security, and the release of 350 Palestinian prisoners.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 3, In Kosovo the UN announced that the German mark would be the official currency.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 3, In Russia Boris Yeltsin and his daughters were reported to be under investigation for taking bribes from Mabetex, an Italian firm that renovated the Kremlin.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A12)

1999        Sep 4, In NYC the 2nd Million Youth March headed by Khallid Abdul Muhammad was attended by 1-2 thousand people and watched over by 1,400 police officers.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, p.A2)
1999        Sep 4, Martin R. Frankel, a Connecticut money manager, accused of cheating insurance companies in five states out of more than $200 million, was arrested in at the Hotel Prem in Hamburg, Germany.  In 2002 Frankel pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a New Haven federal court.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, p.A6)(AP, 9/4/00)(WSJ, 5/16/02, p.C9)
1999        Sep 4, In Dagestan a car bomb killed at least 22 people at a Russian military housing block in Buinaksk. The death toll son expanded to 64. Russian officials believed that Khattab, a Jordanian operating in Chechnya, ordered the bombing. In 2000 5 suspects were charged in the bombing. In 2001 six men were convicted. In 2004 Magomed Salikhov was arrested in Baku for his role in the bombing. In Feb, 2006, Salikhov was acquitted of organizing the explosion, but was sentenced to over 4 years in prison for membership a rebel group. The Russian Supreme Court overturned the acquittal on June 15 and ordered the investigation to be reopened. A Dagestan jury acquitted Salikhov on Nov 10.
    (SFC, 9/6/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/8/99, p.A16)(SFC, 8/5/00, p.C1)(SFC, 3/20/01, p.A11)(AP, 11/13/04)(AP, 6/15/06)(AP, 11/11/06)
1999        Sep 4, Ethiopia claimed that the proposed outline for the implementation of a peace plan contradicted an original agreement regarding the withdrawal of Eritrea's forces. Eritrea the next day took the statement as "tantamount to a declaration of war."
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 4, At Sharm El-Sheikh (Sharm Al Sheik), Egypt, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority Pres. Yasser Arafat signed a new deal that ceded West Bank land to the Palestinians and set up a timetable for peace.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/21/99, p.A21)
1999        Sep 4, In East Timor pro-Indonesia militia took control of much of the country in defiance of the election results hours after the United Nations announced that residents had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia. A dozen people were reported killed in Dili.
    (SFEC, 9/5/99, p.A11)(AP, 9/4/00)

1999        Sep 5, The Houston Comets won their third straight WNBA championship, beating the New York Liberty, 59-to-47.
    (AP, 9/5/00)
1999        Sep 5, Allen Funt, founder of "Candid Camera" and the father of "reality" television, died in Pebble Beach at 84.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.B1)
1999        Sep 5, Alan Clark (b.1928), diarist and a conservative member of British Parliament, died. His several books of military history, included “The Donkeys" (1961), which became the musical satire, “Oh, What a Lovely War!." In 2009 Ion Trewin authored “Alan Clark: The Biography."
    (Econ, 10/3/09, p.106)
1999        Sep 5, In China increases in salaries, pensions and welfare payments were announced for 84 million people as a birthday gift for the Oct 1 anniversary.
    (SFC, 9/6/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 5, In Dagestan several thousand rebels began a 2nd siege from Chechnya. Hundreds of Islamic insurgents launched a new offensive in southern Russia, hours after a bomb smashed a building housing Russian military families; the blast was the first of four apartment building explosions blamed by Russian officials on Chechen rebels that killed a total of about 300 people.
    (SFC, 9/6/99, p.A12)(AP, 9/5/00)
1999        Sep 5, In East Timor anti-independence militias went on a rampage and 100 people were reported slaughtered in a church and hundreds of other beheaded as tens of thousands tried to flee. 18 suspects were indicted for the slaughter in 2001. In Indonesia 7 senior officials were charged in 2002 including former East Timor Gov. Abilio Soares.
    (SFC, 9/6/99, p.A1)(SFC, 2/22/02, p.A14)
1999        Sep 5, In India month long staggered elections for a new parliament began. 6 party activists were killed on the 1st day of elections. India had 543 parliamentary districts.
    (SFC, 9/4/99, p.A14)(SFC, 9/6/99, p.A13)(SFEC, 9/19/99, p.A22)
1999        Sep 5, In Israel 2 car bombs exploded prematurely in Tiberius and Haifa and 3 men placing them were killed. Israeli police soon arrested 5 associated suspects believed to be Israeli Arabs.
    (SFC, 9/6/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/7/99, p.A14)

1999        Sep 6, Six large int'l. vitamin companies agreed to settle a price-fixing lawsuit for an estimated $1.1 billion.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 6, Detroit's teachers reached a tentative agreement and won smaller classes and raises of up to 4%. The union represented 9,200 teachers and  some 172,000 students were affected. The teachers ratified the contract two days later.
    (AP, 9/6/00)(SFC, 9/7/99, p.A5)
1999        Sep 6, In Afghanistan opposition fighters attacked the Taliban in Baghlan province and seized 7 military posts.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.C1)
1999        Sep 6, Jiang Zemin arrived in Australia, the first visit there by a Chinese president.
    (WSJ, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In Dagestan Russian forces used artillery and air power against rebel guerrillas and 2 dozen people were killed on the Chechen side of the border. Fighting in NoIvolakskoye left 14 Russian soldiers dead.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In East Timor martial law was declared by Indonesia as militias began executing independence leaders. A UN peace-keeping force was being formed to cope with the violence. A mass slaying of up to 200 civilians took place in Suai. 3 Roman Catholic priests were among the dead. In 2004 Martenus Bere, Indonesian former militia leader, was indicted for his role in the Suai Church massacre.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/27/99, p.A14)(AFP, 9/7/09)
1999        Sep 6, In Egypt Said Hassan Suleiman (40) inflicted a light wound with a sharp object On Pres. Mubarak in Port Said. Suleiman was immediately killed by security guards.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 6, In Israel the High Court ruled that security police have acted illegally by routinely inflicting physical pain on detained Palestinians.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 6, In Libya Moammar Khadafy unveiled plans for a new, safe, 5-passenger "Rocket of the Jamahiriya" automobile.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 6, Russian soldiers in Ranilug, Kosovo, killed 3 Serbs who fired on them and refused to stop beating 2 ethnic Albanians.
    (SFC, 9/7/99, p.A12)

1999        Sep 7, Henry Cisneros, former housing secretary for Pres. Clinton, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of lying to the FBI on payments to a former mistress. He acknowledged payment of $250k. His investigation took 4 years and cost $10 million.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 7, The US threatened the withdrawal of financial aid to Indonesia if violence in East Timor was not curtailed.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 7, In NY twelve Puerto Rican prisoners agreed to accept Pres. Clinton's offer of conditional amnesty. The House of Rep. Later condemned the offer in a symbolic vote of 311-41.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A3)(WSJ, 9/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 7, Viacom Inc. announced the acquisition of CBS Corp. for some $36 billion in stock. It was the richest media merger in history.
    (WSJ, 9/8/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/7/00)
1999        Sep 7-1999 Sep 19, Hurricane Floyd caused one death in Caribbean and 56 in United States. Storm hit Bahamas before striking Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.
    (AP, 9/11/04)(www.wunderground.com)
1999        Sep 7, In Cambodia the military court charged Ta Mok, a former Khmer Rouge guerrilla chief, with genocide.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A15)
1999        Sep 7, In Egypt police shot and killed 4 suspected Islamic militants including Farid Kidwan, leader of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 7, In Greece a 5.9 earthquake hit Athens and 64 people were killed, 650 injured and 50 missing. The death toll later reached 143.
    (SFC, 9/8/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/16/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/7/00)
1999        Sep 7, Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor, promising to crack down on rampaging pro-Indonesian militias after the territory’s vote for independence.
    (AP, 9/7/00)
1999        Sep 7, In Vietnam Madeleine Albright commissioned the new US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.
    (WSJ, 9/8/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 8, Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley officially kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a rally in his hometown of Crystal City, Missouri.
    (AP, 9/8/00)
1999        Sep 8, Economist Herbert Stein, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Nixon administration, died in Washington DC at age 83.
    (AP, 9/8/00)
1999        Sep 8, The Bank of England raised short-term interest rates to 5.25%.
    (WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 8, In East Timor the UN delayed a pull out over concern for some 2,000 people gathered in its compound in Dili. Officials estimated that some 200,000 people had fled East Timor.
    (SFC, 9/9/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 8, In Israel the parliament approved the amended Wye River accord.
    (WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 8, In Serbia mortar rounds in eastern Kosovo left 2 Serbs dead and 4 wounded.
    (WSJ, 9/9/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 9, Pres. Clinton moved to cut military ties with Indonesia and the IMF suspended its lending program due to the violence in East Timor.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 9, The White House announced a $15 million federal gun-buyback program.
    (WSJ, 9/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 9, The US State Dept. released its first annual assessment on the state of religious affairs around the world.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D2)   
1999        Sep 9, Janet Reno named former Sen. John Danforth as special counsel to investigate the 1993 Waco, Texas, deaths of the Branch Davidian cult.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/9/00)
1999        Sep 9, In Miami undercover agents arrested 15 more people for suspected drug smuggling at the airport.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 9, In NYC it was reported that 3 people had died from mosquito-borne St. Louis encephalitis in the last few weeks. The virus was later identified as the West Nile Virus, never before reported in the Western Hemisphere. 3 years later the virus reached California.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A3)(SFC, 9/28/99, p.A9)(Econ, 8/2/08, p.34)
1999        Sep 9, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, died in Hertford, North Carolina, at age 53 from Lou Gehrig's disease.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/9/00)
1999        Sep 9, Actress Ruth Roman died in Laguna Beach, California, at age 75.
    (AP, 9/9/00)
1999        Sep 9, In Cambodia Kaing Khek, aka "Duch" and former head of Tuol Sleng, a converted school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture center, was charged with genocide.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D4)(SSFC, 3/5/06, p.M3)
1999        Sep 9, China and the US agreed to reopen negotiations for China's entry into the WTO.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D3)
1999        Sep 9, In Dagestan Russia lost a Su-25 combat jet.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D4)
1999        Sep 9, Israel released 199 Palestinians from prison and detailed the 7% of West Bank land scheduled for transfer.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D3)(WSJ, 9/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 9, An explosion shattered a 9-story apartment building in Moscow and at least 14 people were killed. A natural gas leak was suspected, but a bomb was not ruled out. The death toll moved up to 90 with 249 injured and officials said it was caused by a terrorist bomb.  [see Dec 29, 2003]
    (SFC, 9/9/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/10/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A9)
1999        Sep 9, In Serbia 2 grenades exploded in a crowd of French troops and demonstrating Serbs at Kosovska Mitrovica. 37 civilians and 8 French soldiers were injured.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A8)
1999        Sep 9, In Venezuela the Constitutional Assembly agreed to reverse its order for Congress to shut down and allowed Congress to resume normal activities in an accord mediated by the Catholic Church.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.A16)

1999        Sep 10, Eleven Puerto Rican nationalists were freed under the clemency deal offered by Pres. Clinton. The US government began freeing 14 Puerto Rican nationalists granted clemency by President Clinton.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/00)
1999        Sep 10, A federal judge ordered an end to busing and other means of achieving racial balance in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the North Carolina school system that pioneered urban busing in the United States after a landmark Supreme Court ruling three decades earlier.
    (AP, 9/10/00)
1999        Sep 10, Asian-Pacific leaders met for a summit in Auckland (City of Sails), New Zealand.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 10, In Afghanistan the UN reported that the production of opium doubled to 5,060 tons from 2,310 last year.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A9)
1999        Sep 10, It was reported that Canada has 339 species in serious danger of disappearing and no federal legislation for protection of endangered animals.
    (SFC, 9/10/99, p.D4)
1999        Sep 10, Israel transferred 7% of the West Bank to Palestinian control.
    (SFC, 9/11/99, p.A8)
1999        Sep 10, In Italy a 15-ton bronze horse, designed after an idea by Leonardo da Vinci, was scheduled to be unveiled at the 500th anniversary of the French occupation of the Ducal palace in Milan, when da Vinci's prototype was disfigured. It was begun by Charles Dent (d.1994), a United Airlines pilot, and finished by a foundation that he endowed. It was cast in Beacon, N.Y.
    (SFC, 6/26/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 11, Eric Milton pitched a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in their 7-to-0 win over the Anaheim Angels.
    (AP, 9/11/00)
1999        Sep 11, Serena Williams won the US Open women’s title, beating top-seeded Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
    (AP, 9/11/00)
1999        Sep 11, President Clinton, attending a conference of Asia-Pacific leaders in New Zealand and backed by the UN General Assembly, demanded that Indonesia allow an international force to restore peace in East Timor.
    (SFEC, 9/12/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/11/00)
1999        Sep 11, Pres. Clinton in his weekly radio address announced grants of $106 million for 54 US school districts to help reduce youth violence.
    (SFEC, 9/12/99, p.A9)
1999        Sep 11, Michael Franti, SF musician, organized a concert in Golden Gate Park on behalf of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. It became an annual event with a shift of focus following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 9/7/06, p.E4)
1999        Sep 11, In India violence was reported across the country as 77 million people chose members of parliament in the 2nd part of a staggered 5 day poll. In Maharashtra state Sharad Leve of the opposition National Congress was killed in an attack by 30 BJP activists in Satara.
    (SFEC, 9/12/99, p.A10)
1999        Sep 11, In New Zealand the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) opened for its 7th annual session.
    (SFC, 9/13/99, p.A14)

1999        Sep 12, "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal," both created by writer-producer David E. Kelley, were named best drama series and best comedy series at the 51st Emmy Awards.
    (AP, 9/12/00)
1999        Sep 12, Andre Agassi captured his second US Open title, dominating Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2.
    (AP, 9/12/00)
1999         Sep 12, In Bangladesh police clashed with protestors seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Hasina. Opposition parties called for a 3-day general strike.
    (WSJ, 9/13/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 12, In Dagestan Russian troops seized control of the villages of Karamakhi and Chabanmakhi.
    (SFC, 9/13/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 12, In Indonesia Pres. Habibie under intense international pressure said he will allow armed foreign peacekeepers into East Timor. Reports had reached Jakarta that troops had attacked 30,000 people in the seminary town of Dare.
    (SFC, 9/13/99, p.A1,10)(AP, 9/12/00)
1999        Sep 12, North Korea agreed indirectly to freeze its missile testing program.
    (SFC, 9/13/99, p.A10)

1999        Sep 13, Sotheby's in Chicago held its first motorcycle auction.
    (WSJ, 9/30/99, p.A24)
1999        Sep 13, Researchers reported that gene therapy restored vigor to aged brains in experiments with monkeys.
    (WSJ, 9/14/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 13, Hurricane Floyd with winds at 150 mph stretched out for 700 miles and approached the Florida coast as over a million people were ordered to evacuate the coast.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/14/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 13, In Bangladesh one person was killed and 50 injured on the 1st day of a general strike called by opposition parties.
    (WSJ, 9/14/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 13, In Gaza Israelis and Palestinians opened talks on a final peace accord.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A12)(AP, 9/13/00)
1999        Sep 13, Indonesia agreed to an int'l. commission to investigate possible atrocities in East Timor and to create no obstacles to the deployment of a foreign peacekeeping force.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 13, In Moscow a suspected bomb blast destroyed an apartment building and at least 28 people were killed. Rescuers later pulled 118 bodies from the ruins of the 8-story building. [see Dec 29, 2003]
    (SFC, 9/13/99, p.A10)(SFC, 9/14/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/15/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 13, In New Zealand Asia-Pacific (APEC) leaders ended their 3-day conference and called for the abolition of all agricultural export subsidies.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 13, In Turkey a 5.8 aftershock at Golcuk left at least 7 people dead and over 420 injured.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 13, In Zimbabwe AIDS activists gathered in Lusaka for a 4-day conference on the disease that had already killed 11 million Africans. 5 Africans were being infected every 2 minutes.
    (SFC, 9/14/99, p.A12)

1999        Sep 14, Hurricane "Floyd" clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States. Hurricane Floyd forced the evacuation of 800,00 in South Carolina and 500,000 in Georgia.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/14/00)
1999        Sep 14, In Anaheim, Ca., Dung Trinh killed 3 employees at West Anaheim Medical Center during a shooting spree. He was despondent over the death of his mother.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A6)
1999        Sep 14, Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned UN mission in Dili, East Timor, just hours after 110 UN personnel and 13-hundred East Timorese were evacuated and flown to safety to end a ten-day siege.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A14)(AP, 9/14/00)   

1999        Sep 15, Daimler-Chrysler unveiled its new Java show car at the Frankfurt auto show.
    (WSJ, 9/16/99, p.A25)
1999        Sep 15, In Oregon a leak at the Umatilla Chemical Depot overcame 34 workers, who were building a new incinerator. The depot contained over 3,000 tons of deadly nerve and mustard agents, scheduled for incineration upon completion of the project in October 2001.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A5)
1999        Sep 15, Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina and dropped 13-16 inches of rain. Extensive damaged was reported in the Bahamas on the islands of Abaco, Eleuthera, Cat and San Salvador. Damages from Floyd were later estimated at over $800 million and 45 deaths were attributed to the storm.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A1,15)(WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 15, In New Jersey Mario Ruiz Massieu (48), former Mexican top drug prosecutor, committed suicide. He had been indicted on drug charges a month earlier. He left a suicide note that implicated Pres. Zedillo in the 1994 killing of his brother and presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/17/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/15/00)
1999        Sep 15, In Fort Worth, Texas, lone gunman Larry Gene Ashbrook (47) of Forest Hill killed 7 people, aged 14-36, at the Wedgewood Baptist Church before killing himself.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A1)(USAT, 9/17/99, p.1,3A)
1999        Sep 15, It was reported that AIDS killed 2 million Africans in 1998.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 15, Algeria held a referendum on Pres. Bouteflika's amnesty law. Voters endorsed the plan.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.C3)(SFC, 9/17/99, p.D6)
1999        Sep 15, The UN authorized an int'l. peacekeeping force in East Timor led by Australia with some 8,000 troops from a number of nations.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A15)(WSJ, 9/16/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 15, In southern Russia a truck exploded next to a 9-story apartment building in the Rostov region and at least 11 people were killed. Chechen terrorists were again blamed. The bomb in Volgodonsk killed at least 17 and wounded 500.
    (SFC, 9/16/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/17/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/17/99, p.A10)

1999        Sep 16, Bill Gates announced a $1 billion program to fund minority scholarships under a 20-year Gates Millennium Scholars program.
    (USAT, 9/17/99, p.2B)
1999        Sep 16, The White House said it would allow US firms to export computer encryption technology.
    (SFC, 9/17/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 16, The US Senate approved legislation to double the salary of the president to $400,000 in 2001 and a 3.4% cost of living to members of Congress.
    (USAT, 9/17/99, p.14A)
1999        Sep 16, Missouri passed a late-term abortion law with an override over Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto. A Federal judge put the law on hold the next day.
    (SFC, 9/18/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 16, Hurricane "Floyd" hit the Carolinas and began making its way up the East Coast, damaging 12,000 homes and claiming more than 50 lives even after it weakened to a tropical storm.
    (AP, 9/16/00)
1999        Sep 16, In Hong Kong typhoon York left one man dead and 466 injured.
    (USAT, 9/17/99, p.13A)
1999        Sep 16, In Russia Pres. Yeltsin ordered the Dagestan border sealed against the 1,500 Chechen militants massed there. Moscow police reported the discovery of a cache of 3.5 metric tons of explosive powder hidden among sacks of sugar from southern Russia. In southern Russia, an explosion described by authorities as the fourth massive terrorist attack in two weeks demolished an apartment building, killing at least 18 people.
    (WSJ, 9/17/99, p.A1,13)(AP, 9/16/00)
1999        Sep 16, In Venezuela a Colombian delegation met with the largest guerrilla group to revive peace talks.
    (WSJ, 9/17/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 17, President Clinton lifted key parts of the US trade embargo against North Korea following North Korea's pledge to refrain from testing long-range missiles.
    (SFC, 9/18/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/17/00)
1999        Sep 17, Jesse Gelsinger (18) of Tucson died after he participated in a Univ. of Pennsylvania gene therapy experiment. His liver had been injected with a virus carrying a corrective gene 4 days earlier. An FDA investigation showed that Gelsinger should never have participated due to entry criteria. In Jan the FDA halted all human gene therapy experiments at Penn.
    (SFC, 12/9/99, p.A7)(SFC, 12/10/99, p.A14)(SFC, 1/22/00, p.A3)
1999        Sep 17, In Argentina a botched holdup in Villa Ramallo left 2 hostages dead and a 3rd wounded. A gunman was also killed and 2 arrested in the 20-hour standoff that was covered live on TV.
    (SFC, 9/18/99, p.A11)
1999        Sep 17, Japan inaugurated its $400 million Subaru telescope on Mount Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Subaru is the Japanese word for the constellation Pleiades.
    (SFEC, 9/19/99, p.A21)
1999        Sep 17, In Pakistan opposition politicians and the Christian community accused the government of colluding with Maulana Ajmal Qadri, leader of the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam, who had called for the killing of legislators who oppose Islamic law in Pakistan.
    (SFC, 9/17/99, p.D6)

1999        Sep 18, The 79th annual Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City. Heather Renee French (24), a graduated design student from Maysville, Ky., was the winner.
    (SFC, 9/17/99, p.D3)(SFC, 9/20/99, p.A7)
1999        Sep 18, Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hit his 60th homerun and became the 1st major leaguer to hit 60 in 2 different seasons.
    (WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 18, A multinational fleet sailed toward East Timor, the vanguard of a UN-approved force assigned to bring order to the bloodied Indonesian province.
    (AP, 9/18/00)
1999        Sep 18, In India poll violence left 44 people dead.
    (WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 18, Indonesian troops prepared to leave East Timor as a multinational force steamed in.
    (SFEC, 9/19/99, p.A17)
1999        Sep 18, In Kosovo the KLA rejected a NATO plan to transform it into a small civil defense groups one day before the deadline for demobilization.
    (SFEC, 9/19/99, p.A20)
1999        Sep 18, Russian forces attacked rebel targets in Chechnya to prevent guerrilla raids in Dagestan.
    (SFEC, 9/19/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 18, In Sri Lanka over 50 Sinhalese villagers were massacred by female-led Tamil rebels.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.A10)(SFC, 3/11/00, p.A10)

1999        Sep 19, German voters handed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s governing Social Democrats a humiliating defeat in elections in the eastern state of Saxony, giving it just eleven percent of the votes.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1999        Sep 19, In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over 10,000 people protested against PM Mahathir Mohamad on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of ex-Deputy Premier Anwar Ibrahim, who was reported to be suffering from arsenic poisoning. Police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Protesters wore red and adopted the battle cry of “reformasi" from neighboring Indonesia.
    (SFC, 9/20/99, p.A9)(WSJ, 9/20/99, p.A1)(Econ, 11/17/07, p.53)

1999        Sep 20, Lawrence Russell Brewer became the second white supremacist to be convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd Junior in Jasper, Texas. Brewer was later sentenced to death.
    (AP, 9/19/00)
1999        Sep 20, Factories in Beijing were closed down to clear the air as part of the $13 billion preparations for the 50th anniversary of Communist rule.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.A10)   
1999        Sep 20, In East Timor the first wave of int'l. peacekeepers, known as Interfet, landed and established control over Dili. They cleared the way for the rest of a UN-approved force charged with restoring order.
    (SFC, 9/20/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/21/99, p.A10)(SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A12)(AP, 9/19/00)
1999        Sep 20, In Kosovo NATO and the KLA agreed on a transformation of the KLA into a civil defense group named the Kosovo Protection Corps.
    (SFC, 9/21/99, p.A10)
1999        Sep 20, In Russia Raisa Gorbachev, wife of last Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, died at age 67 after a battle with leukemia.
    (SFC, 9/21/99, p.A11)(AP, 9/19/00)
1999        Sep 20, In Taiwan a 7.6 earthquake killed an estimated 2,161 people and injured over 3,500. 2,600 people were believed to be buried alive. Aftershocks the next day registered at 6.8 and 100,000 people were homeless.
    (SFC, 9/21/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/22/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/22/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/22/99, p.A1) (http://nisee.berkeley.edu/taiwan/)

1999        Sep 21, The US House Banking Committee opened an inquiry into allegations of a huge money-laundering scheme involving the Russian mob and the Bank of New York.
    (AP, 9/21/00)
1999        Sep 21, The FDA approved Synercid, a new antibiotic from Rhone-Poulenc. Hoechst merged with Rhone-Poulenc in 1999 to form Aventis.
    (WSJ, 9/22/99, p.A1)(Econ, 7/10/04, p.58)
1999        Sep 21, Peter Singer, the new DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton Center for Human Values, held his first classes. Singer held that the notion of life as sacred is a medieval concept and should be replaced with a utilitarian calculus "aimed at reducing suffering and maximizing happiness."
    (WSJ, 9/24/99, p.W21)
1999        Sep 21, In Columbia the government gave approval to Occidental Petroleum to drill a test well near the boundary of the 3,600 U'wa Indians.
    (SFC, 9/22/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 21, In London the new Globe Theater was scheduled to open on the 400th anniversary of its first recorded performance. On the same day the adjoining year-round Inigo Jones theater will open.
    (WSJ, 6/17/97, p.A16)
1999        Sep 21, Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel was the 1st foreign leader to visit the new capital in Berlin.
    (SFC, 9/22/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 21, Japan’s PM Keizo Obuchi easily won re-election as head of his party. This ensured that public money would continue to be used to spur economic recovery.
    (SFC, 9/22/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 21, In Taiwan the 12-story Sungshan hotel collapsed and at least 73 people were killed as numerous after shocks followed the previous day’s 7.6 earthquake. Prosecutors later charged 5 people with negligence in the design and construction of the building. [see Sep 20]
    (SFC, 11/9/99, p.A14)(AP, 9/21/00)
1999        Sep 21, In Serbia demonstrations against Pres. Milosevic were led by the Alliance for Change in Belgrade and 18 other cities with lower than expected turnout.
    (SFC, 9/22/99, p.A16)

1999        Sep 22, Shania Twain won best entertainer while the Dixie Chicks picked up three trophies, including best vocal group, at the Country Music Association Awards.
    (AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, The US Justice Department filed a huge lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, The FBI hit a big Mexican drug ring, formerly run by Amado Carillo Fuentes, with 93 arrests in the US and the Dominican Republic.
    (WSJ, 9/23/99, p.A1)   
1999        Sep 22, George Campbell Scott (b.1927), Hollywood actor, died at his Southern California home at age 71. His films included "Dr. Strangelove" and "Patton."
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.D2)(AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, In Brazil the Chamber of Deputies voted 394 to 41 to expel Hildebrando Pascoal, a 1st term congressman from Acre state, for "lack of parliamentary decorum." Hildebrando was accused of torture, mass murder and int'l. drug trafficking but had been immune due to his congressional status. Pascoal surrendered to federal police the next day.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.C16)(SFC, 9/24/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 22, In East Timor armed men killed a Dutch journalist and assaulted 2 others as Australian peacekeepers fanned out from Dili and collected weapons from pro-Jakarta militia.
    (WSJ, 9/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 22, Kyrgyzstan jets bombed Islamic militants near the villages of Sai and Syrt in the mountainous Osh region. Officials claimed that 30 rebels were killed.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 22, A bombing attempt was made in Ryazan, western Russia. The people arrested were not Chechens and later pronounced to be Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on a training exercise.
    (SFC, 11/26/99, p.A22)(http://piurl.com/5K)
1999        Sep 22, Serbs quit the multiethnic council working with the UN to administer Kosovo following the establishment of the Kosovo Protection Corps out of the KLA.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.A10)

1999        Sep 23, Pres. Clinton vetoed the $792 billion GOP proposed 10-year tax cut calling it "too big, too bloated.".
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/23/00)
1999        Sep 23, The $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter was presumed lost after it hit the Martian atmosphere. The crash was later blamed on navigation confusion due to 2 teams using conflicting English and metric units.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A1)(SFC, 10/1/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 23, In Chechnya Russian fighter jets bombed targets in and around Grozny. The Chechen government said that it does not support Islamic militants and that it would retaliate against Russian attacks on its territory.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 23, In Indonesia protests erupted after parliament passed army-backed security legislation that would revoke civil liberties during emergencies.
    (WSJ, 9/24/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 23, In Italy the cloned bull Galileo was unveiled at the dairy cattle show in Cremona. The Health Ministry confiscated the bull the next day due to the 1998 decree forbidding cloning issued by Health Minister Rosy Bindi.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A22)
1999        Sep 23, In Kenya police reported that 23 people in Embu were killed by methanol liquor disguised as whiskey.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 23, In Taiwan the death toll passed 2100 but the number believed to be trapped was reduced to 300. Chip production was expected to resume in 10 days.
    (WSJ, 9/24/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 23, In Zimbabwe Defense Minister Moven Mahachi announced that Zimbabwe’s and Congo’s armies had set up a joint diamond and gold venture to help finance the war in Congo.
    (WSJ, 5/30/00, p.A22)

1999        Sep 24, Oregon teenager Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents and gunned down two classmates at school, abandoned an insanity defense and pleaded guilty to murder. He was later sentenced to 112 years without parole.
    (AP, 9/24/00)
1999        Sep 24, In Burundi the government reported that Hutu rebels had hacked to death 11 civilians in 2 separate attacks.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 24, In Chechnya tens of thousands of civilians fled Grozny as Russian planes continued to bomb the capital to wipe out Islamic militants accused of terrorizing Russia.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 24, In Honduras two weeks of torrential rain left 6 people dead and flood gates were opened to save the El Cajon dam.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A21)
1999        Sep 24, In Indonesia the government suspended a new law that gave the armed forces expanded emergency powers following serious protests and 2 days of rioting in Jakarta. The Parliament recommended that a number of officials tied to the Golkar Party be yanked from office over the disappearance of some $70 billion from Bank Bali.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A12)(SFC, 9/28/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 24, A jury acquitted former Italian Premier Giulio Andreotti of the 1979 killing of a journalist.
    (AP, 9/24/00)
1999        Sep 24, In Japan typhoon Bart hit wreaked havoc in the south and killed at least 26 people.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 24, In Serbia some 30,000 protested in Belgrade against Pres. Milosevic.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A14)

1999        Sep 25, Vice President Al Gore and former Senator Bill Bradley squared off in back-to-back speeches to the Democratic National Committee as each sought support for his 2000 presidential campaign.
    (AP, 9/25/00)
1999        Sep 25, In Hawaii a sightseeing plane crashed on the Mauna Loa Volcano. All ten people onboard were killed.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 25, G7 leaders issued a joint statement that said it was up to the Japanese to drive down the value of the yen which had been strengthening against the dollar and threatened Japanese economic recovery.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 25, In Afghanistan the Taliban bombed Taloqan and 16 people were killed. At least 40 Taliban soldiers and 8 opposition soldiers were killed in a battle for Dasht-e-Archi.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 25, In Chechnya Russian warplanes knocked out local TV and mobile phones and forced thousands of civilians to flee Grozny. 7 people were reported killed and 24 wounded. An estimated 100,000 crowded the border crossing to Ingushetia.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A23)
1999        Sep 25, In East Timor 9 to 16 people were reported killed in rural areas while on a mission to aid refugees. Militia members killed 8 people in a van near Baucau City. 11 men were indicted for the murders.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.A12)(SFC, 11/17/01, p.A15)
1999        Sep 25, In India 2 government ministers were arrested in Bihar and 4 people were killed amid reports of large-scale election fraud during the 4th round of voting.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A26)
1999        Sep 25, In Indonesia student riots extended to Medan, on the island of Sumatra, after 6 people were killed in Jakarta.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 25, From Mexico it was reported that assaults on trucks had increased from 350 in 1993 to an estimated 40,000 a year.
    (SFC, 9/25/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 25, In Taiwan powerful aftershocks continued after the government imposed an emergency decree to speed up relief operations.
    (SFEC, 9/26/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 26, America won its first Ryder Cup since 1993 after trailing the European team 10-to-6 going into the final round. To the anger of the Europeans, US players, along with caddies, officials and wives, stormed the green to congratulate Justin Leonard for a 45-foot putt that all but won the tournament for the Americans.
    (AP, 9/26/00)
1999        Sep 26, The 182-nation IMF put in place a new debt-relief initiative to help the world's poorest nations. In a joint meeting with the World Bank coordinated relief was planned to erase up to $100 million in debt.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Afghanistan the Taliban bombed Taloqan for a 2nd day and 11 people, most of them children were killed.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Ecuador Pres. Jamil Mahuad announced that only interest on bonds not guaranteed by the US Treasury would be paid. A $98 million payment interest payment on its Brady bonds was due the next day.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)
1999        Sep 26, In Egypt a 79% turnout in weekend referendum gave Pres. Mubarak (71) 94% support for a further 6-year term. Opposition groups boycotted the vote and called for democracy and the lifting of the state of emergency in force since 1981.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)(AP, 7/9/04)
1999        Sep 26, In India separatist guerrillas of the National Liberation Front of Tripura ambushed and killed 8 soldiers in the northeastern Dhalai district of Tripura.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Mexico 63 people were killed in a series of explosions in the city of Celaya, 120 miles northwest of Mexico City. Powder from fireworks was blamed. Three government officials were later arrested for abetting illegal sales of fireworks and officials seized some 14 tons of gunpowder. 6 government officials and 7 business owners were later arrested in connection with the explosion.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A16)(SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)(SFC, 10/13/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 26, In Serbia some 45,000 people marched against Pres. Milosevic in Belgrade.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A18)
1999        Sep 26, In Taiwan 2 brothers, Sun Chi-kwang (20) and Sun Chi-feng (26), were pulled from wreckage after being trapped for 5 1/2 days.
    (SFC, 9/27/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 26, In Turkey 11 leftist inmates were killed and a simmering prison uprising erupted as dozens of guards were seized across the country.
    (WSJ, 9/28/99, p.A1)

1999        Sep 27, Tiger Stadium closed in grand fashion after 87 years as the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-to-2.
    (AP, 9/27/00)
1999        Sep 27, Senator John McCain of Arizona officially opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, the same day former Vice President Dan Quayle dropped his White House bid.
    (WSJ, 9/28/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/27/00)   
1999        Sep 27, Afghanistan's rulers protested a UN decision to reseat the former Rabbani government, which was driven from Kabul in 1996.
    (WSJ, 9/28/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 27, In Algeria attackers killed 7 people at a fake roadblock at Hamman Salhine.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)
1999        Sep 27, In Chechnya Russian jets dropped bombs for a 5th day and thousands of civilians fled to towns and villages in the region. Some 300 people were reported killed in the air strikes around Grozny.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 27, In South Africa a bus of British tourists overturned as it approached Lydenburg and 27 people were killed.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)

1999        Sep 28, Groundbreaking was scheduled for the US National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. The $110 million museum was scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2002.
    (SFC, 7/22/99, p.A5)(SFC, 9/29/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 28, The US Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a state can give visitation rights to grandparents when, after a divorce or some other family split, the children’s parents say no. In June, 2000, the court ruled that Washington state went too far in letting grandparents and others seek visitation, but it stopped short of giving parents absolute veto power over who gets to visit their children.
    (AP, 9/28/00)
1999        Sep 28, James Wolfensohn (65) was expected to be re-appointed for a 2nd five year term as head of the World Bank at the opening of its annual meeting. He was its 9th president in 53 years.
    (SFC, 9/28/99, p.C16)
1999        Sep 28, In Afghanistan 30 people were killed a 35 others injured as a truck carrying refugees skidded off a road and plunged into a river. The refugees were fleeing the Taliban bombing at Taloqan.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.C14)
1999        Sep 28, It was reported that the Burundi army has recently forced over 200,000 villagers into makeshift camps without food or water and that 100 people had died over the past week.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.C14)
1999        Sep 28, In Chechnya 8 people were killed when a schoolhouse was bombed on the 6th day of Russian air attacks. Some 60,000 people had reportedly fled to the neighboring regions of Ingushetia, Dagestan, North Ossetia and Stavropol.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 28, In Mexico Cuauhtemoc Cardenas stepped down as mayor of Mexico City to launch his 3rd bid for the presidency.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.A10)
1999        Sep 28, In Kosovo 2 grenades exploded in a Serb marketplace in the Pristina suburb of Kosovo Polje and 2 people were killed and 40 others injured.
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.A11)

1999        Sep 29, Pres. Clinton offered to forgive all the official debts to the US by as many as 36 of the world's poorest nations. The write-off could total as much as $5.7 billion.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 29, Pres. Clinton signed a $28 billion Treasury and Postal Services spending bill that doubled the next president's salary to $400k, gave a 3.4% raise to senators and representatives and a federal worker's average raise of 4.8%.
    (WSJ, 9/30/99, p.A1
1999        Sep 29, Vice President Al Gore abruptly moved his presidential campaign headquarters from Washington DC to Nashville to get "out of the Beltway and into the heartland."
    (AP, 9/29/00)
1999        Sep 29, The Associated Press reported on the alleged mass killing of civilians by US soldiers in the early days of the Korean War, beneath a bridge at a hamlet called No Gun Ri.
    (AP, 9/29/00)
1999        Sep 29, A California appeals court ruled that gun makers can be held responsible for the criminal use of their weapons. The ruling was made in association with the 1993 SF massacre at 101 California.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 29, In Mexico Rosario Robles was sworn in as the first female mayor of Mexico City.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)
1999        Sep 29, Russia demanded that Chechnya condemn terrorism and extradite the criminals responsible for the bombings in Russia.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 29, In Serbia some 25,000 protestors were dispersed by riot police in Belgrade as the crowd headed toward the home of Pres. Milosevic.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)
1999        Sep 29, In Uganda Pres. Museveni ordered the arrest of homosexuals and said that UN human rights conventions do not necessarily apply to Africa.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)

1999        Sep 30, The SF Giants played their last game at Candlestick/3Com Park before a crowd of 61,389 fans. The Los Angeles Dodgers won, 9-to-4.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/30/00)
1999        Sep 30, Gunter Grass, German novelist, won the Nobel Prize for Literature and cited his 1959 novel "Tin Drum" for restoring honor to German literature.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.A2)
1999        Sep 30, Defense Secretary William Cohen ordered a top-level investigation of accounts of mass killings of Korean civilians by US soldiers at No Gun Ri in 1950.
    (AP, 9/30/00)
1999        Sep 30, Donald Trump proposed himself as president in a WSJ editorial. A week later he appointed an exploratory committee to help him decide to run as a nominee of the Reform Party. 
    (WSJ, 9/30/99, p.A26)(SFC, 10/8/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 30, The Buck Institute in Marin County, Ca., officially opened its doors, the first research facility in the country to respond to the Institute of Medicine’s call for research centers focused on aging and age-related diseases.
    (www.buckinstitute.org/site/)
1999        Sep 30, It was reported that Steven F. Udvar-Hazy (53), a Hungarian-American and president of the largest aircraft leasing company, planned to donate $60 million to the National Air & Space Museum.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 30, Ecuador defaulted on a $44.5 million Brady bond interest payment. Debt restructuring plans were underway.
    (WSJ, 10/1/99, p.A13)
1999        Sep 30, In Japan 3 workers were hospitalized with radiation poisoning following an accidental 20-hour nuclear reaction at the JCO Co. nuclear processing plant in Tokaimura, 80 miles northeast of Tokyo. Area residents were told they could resume normal activity the next day. Production pressure was later cited as the cause of the accident. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., the owner of JCO, promised to pay damages to victims of the accident. The number of people exposed was later raised to 69. Hisashi Ouchi (30), one of the 3 workers, died from radiation exposure on Dec 21. Masato Shinohara (40) died Apr 27, 2000.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.A1)(SFC, 10/2/99, p.A1)(SFC, 10/4/99, p.A12)(SFC, 10/6/99, p.C16)(SFC, 10/16/99, p.A14)(SFC, 12/4/99, p.C1)(SFC, 12/22/99, p.C11)(SFC, 4/28/00, p.D6)
1999        Sep 30, In Kenya Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter that warned of civil arrest due to corruption, poverty and other problems. Pres. Moi was blamed for stalling constitutional reform.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.D4)
1999        Sep 30, In Mexico an earthquake centered in Oaxaca state and killed 12 people. The death toll rose to 20 and 3,850 buildings were reported damaged.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.A14)(SFC, 10/2/99, p.A12)
1999        Sep 30, It was reported that official graft in Russia cost the state as much as $20 billion a year.
    (WSJ, 9/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 30, Russian troops began a ground offensive into Chechnya aimed at creating a buffer zone to block the infiltration of Chechen guerrillas.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.D5)
1999        Sep 30, In Serbia police clashed with some 40,000 protestors for a 2nd night in Belgrade.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.D4)
1999        Sep 30, A spot currency trader in Germany for Electrolux of Sweden amassed losses that totaled some $28.3 million by this date.
    (WSJ, 1/4/00, p.A17)

1999        Sep, The story "Ship of Fools" by Theodore Kaczinski was scheduled for print in the Off! Magazine by students at State Univ. of NY at Binghampton.
    (SFC, 8/25/99, p.A2)
1999        Sep, Martin A. Armstrong, a New Jersey investment manager, was indicted on 14 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy for losing as much as $950 million in Japanese corporate investments through his firm Princeton Economics Int'l. Ltd. Armstrong was jailed in an effort to retrieve some $15 million in valuables and in 2003 was still in jail on civil contempt charges.
    (WSJ, 1/13/00, p.A19)(WSJ, 10/14/03, p.C1)
1999        Sep, Yodlee.com, trusted leader in providing compelling financial solutions, put the Internet to work for individuals by bringing together all personal information, from hundreds of sources, in one convenient, secure site.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ru3g5)(WSJ, 6/24/06, p.B1)
1999        Sep, Tamerlan Khasaev and fellow Chechens under orders killed 6 Russian conscripts who had surrendered. The killings were videotaped.
    (WSJ, 7/23/02, p.A12)

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