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“When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the World Wide Web. Now even my cat has its own page.” Bill Clinton 42nd U.S. President Served Jan. 20, 1993 – Jan. 20, 2001 1999 Volkswagen Beetle


Served Jan. 20, 1993 – Jan. 20, 2001 World events

• The euro is introduced Jan. 1 in 11 countries. • Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders Feb. 16. • Elections are held May 6 in Scotland and Wales for the new Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. • Former Warsaw Pact members Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic join NATO on March 12. • NATO launches air strikes March 24 against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country. • A nail bomb, planted by David Co-

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“Family Guy” debuts on Fox

Al Gore, 45th U.S. Vice President

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“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” is released May 19.

peland, explodes in the middle of a busy market in Brixton, South London on April 17 — it was the start of Copeland’s 13-day bombing campaign. • Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty June 9. • American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 10. • The last Russian military soldiers withdraw from the Baltic states during October, ending a Soviet/Russian military presence that lasted since 1940.

U.S. News

• “Family Guy” debuts on Fox on Jan. 31. • President Bill Clinton is acquitted in impeachment proceedings Feb. 12 in the United States Senate. • Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200, on March 25. • For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark March 29, at 10,006.78. • Bill Gates’ personal fortune makes him the wealthiest individual in the world April 8 due to the increased value of Microsoft stock. • Two Littleton, Colo., teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then them-

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selves April 20. • A devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, slams into southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing 36 people May 3. • Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina on May 8. • Off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, a plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing him, his wife Carolyn BessetteKennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette on July 16. • The U.S. turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government on Dec. 31, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977.


• While trying to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes Feb. 27. • Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts June 1. • The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft on July 22. • On New Year’s Eve, the

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technology world braced for possible impacts of the Y2K computer bug — nothing happened.


BORN THIS YEAR: Chandler Riggs, actor (June 27). Above left: Bea Miller, singer (Feb. 7); Sabrina Carpenter, actress (May 11); Amanda Steele, web video star (July 26); Grant Landis, singer (Sept. 20).

• Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace • The Sixth Sense • The Matrix • American Beauty • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me • The Mummy • Toy Story 2 • American Pie • Notting Hill • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

•  Income per year ... $40,810 •  Minimum wage ........... $5.15 •  New house ........... $131,750 •  Rent ............................... $645 •  New car................... $21,050 •  Gallon of gas ................ $1.22 •  Dozen eggs .................... 89¢ •  Gallon of milk . ............ $2.88 •  Loaf of bread .............. $1.49 •  First-class stamp ........... 33¢ •  Movie ticket ................ $5.06


• “Believe,” Cher • “No Scrubs,” TLC • “Angel of Mine,” Madonna • “... Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears • “Kiss Me,” Sixpence None the Richer • “Genie in a Bottle,” Christina Aguilera • “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin • “Slide,” Goo Goo Dolls • “I Want It That Way,” Backstreet Boys • “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas

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Remember When 1999  

What life was like in 1999... what things cost, news of the world and more

Remember When 1999  

What life was like in 1999... what things cost, news of the world and more