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Hussein of Jordan Hussein bin Talal ( ar, الحسين بن طلال, ''Al-Ḥusayn ibn Ṭalāl''; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until Death and state funeral of King Hussein, his death in 1999. As a member of the ...
in
Amman Amman (; ar, عَمَّان, ' ; Ammonite language, Ammonite: 𐤓𐤁𐤕 𐤏𐤌𐤍 ''Rabat ʻAmān'') is the capital and largest city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political, and cultural center. With a population of 4,061,150 a ...

Amman
; the 1999 İzmit earthquake kills over 17,000 people in
Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Türkiye ( tr, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, links=no ), is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolia, Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a East Thrace, small portion on th ...

Turkey
; the
Columbine High School massacre On April 20, 1999, a school shooting and attempted bombing occurred at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade, 12th grade students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and ...
, one of the first major school shootings in the
United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., ...

United States
; the
Year 2000 problem The year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem, Y2K scare, millennium bug, Y2K bug, Y2K glitch, Y2K error, or simply Y2K refers to potential computer errors related to the Time formatting and storage bugs, formatting and storage of cale ...
("Y2K"), perceived as a major concern in the lead-up to the year
2000 File:2000 Events Collage.png, From left, clockwise: Protests against Bush v. Gore after the 2000 United States presidential election; Heads of state meet for the Millennium Summit; The International Space Station in its infant form as seen from ST ...

2000
; the
Millennium Dome The Millennium Dome was the original name of the large dome-shaped building on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East (London sub region), South East London, England, which housed a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millenn ...

Millennium Dome
opens in
London London is the capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just under 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a estuary dow ...

London
; online music downloading platform
Napster Napster was a Peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer file sharing application. It originally launched on June 1, 1999, with an emphasis on digital audio file distribution. Audio songs shared on the service were typically encoded in the MP3 form ...

Napster
is launched, soon a source of
online piracy Online piracy or software piracy is the practice of downloading and distributing copyrighted works digitally without permission, such as music or software. The principle behind piracy has predated the creation of the Internet, but its online popul ...
;
NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) is an independent agencies of the United States government, independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civil List of government space agencies, space program ...

NASA
loses both the Mars Climate Orbiter and the ; a destroyed
T-55 The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the World War II, Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945.Steven Zaloga, T-54 and T-55 Mai ...

T-55
tank A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle intended as a primary offensive weapon in front-line ground combat. Tank designs are a balance of heavy firepower, strong vehicle armour, armour, and good battlefield mobility (military), mobility prov ...

tank
near
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Prizren
during the
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
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Death and state funeral of King Hussein The state funeral of King Hussein of Jordan took place in Amman on 8 February 1999. He was pronounced dead on 7 February 1999 at 11:43 AM at the King Hussein Medical Center. The funeral was the largest gathering of royalty and world leaders since ...
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Columbine High School massacre On April 20, 1999, a school shooting and attempted bombing occurred at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade, 12th grade students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and ...
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Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
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Year 2000 problem The year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem, Y2K scare, millennium bug, Y2K bug, Y2K glitch, Y2K error, or simply Y2K refers to potential computer errors related to the Time formatting and storage bugs, formatting and storage of cale ...
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Napster Napster was a Peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer file sharing application. It originally launched on June 1, 1999, with an emphasis on digital audio file distribution. Audio songs shared on the service were typically encoded in the MP3 form ...

Napster
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Millennium Dome The Millennium Dome was the original name of the large dome-shaped building on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East (London sub region), South East London, England, which housed a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millenn ...

Millennium Dome
1999 was designated as the
International Year of Older Persons In its Proclamation on Aging, the United Nations General Assembly decided to declare 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP). The proclamation was launched on 1 October 1998, the International Day of Older Persons, by United Nations ...
.


Events


January

*
January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is also known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. ...
– The
euro The euro (currency symbol, symbol: euro sign, €; ISO 4217, code: EUR) is the official currency of 19 out of the Member state of the European Union, member states of the European Union (EU). This group of states is known as the eurozone o ...

euro
currency is established and the
European Central Bank The European Central Bank (ECB) is the prime component of the monetary Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) as well as one of seven institutions of the European Union. It is one of the world's Big Four (banking)#Intern ...

European Central Bank
assumes its full powers. *
January 3 Events Pre-1600 *AD 69, 69 – The Roman legions on the Rhine refuse to declare their allegiance to Galba, instead proclaiming their legate, Aulus Vitellius, as emperor. * 250 – Emperor Decius orders everyone in the Roman Empire (ex ...
– The
Mars Polar Lander
Mars Polar Lander
is launched by
NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) is an independent agencies of the United States government, independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civil List of government space agencies, space program ...

NASA
. *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman emperor by the Senate A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house An upper house is one of two Debate chamber, chambers of ...
– The 6.2 Armenia, Colombia earthquake hits western
Colombia Colombia (, ; ), officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America with insular regions in North America—near Nicaragua's Caribbean coast—as well as in the Pacific Ocean. The Colombian mainland is bordered by the Cari ...

Colombia
, killing at least 1,900.


February

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February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo I (emperor), Leo I becomes the Eastern Roman emperor. * 987 – Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a Rebellion of Bardas Phokas the Younger, wide- ...
Abdullah II Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein ( ar, عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين , translit=ʿAbd Allāh aṯ-ṯānī ibn al-Ḥusayn; born 30 January 1962) is King of Jordan, having ascended the throne on 7 February 1999. He is a member of t ...

Abdullah II
inherits the throne of Jordan, following the death of his father King Hussein. *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. *AD 55, 55 – The death under mysterious circumstances of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman empire, on the eve of his co ...
Pluto Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of trans-Neptunian object, bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune. It is the ninth-largest and tenth-most-massive known object to directly orbit the S ...

Pluto
moves along its eccentric orbit further from the Sun than
Neptune Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and the farthest known planet in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet in the Solar System by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. It is 17 times ...

Neptune
. It had been nearer than Neptune since
1979 Events January * January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is also known as New Year's Day since the ...

1979
, and will become again in 2231. *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 *1404 – The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy for the purposes of teaching and demonstration at the Heiligen–Geist Spital in Vienna. *1429 – English forces under S ...
– U.S. President
Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Birth name, né Blythe III; born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He previously served as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 ...

Bill Clinton
is acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the
United States Senate The United States Senate is the Upper house, upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the United States House of Representatives, House of Representatives being the Lower house, lower chamber. Together they compose the national Bica ...
. *
February 16 Events Pre-1600 *1249 – André de Longjumeau, Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire. *1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in t ...
** In
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (, ; uz, Ozbekiston, italic=yes / , ; russian: Узбекистан), officially the Republic of Uzbekistan ( uz, Ozbekiston Respublikasi, italic=yes / ; russian: Республика Узбекистан), is a Doubly landlocked, do ...

Uzbekistan
, an apparent
assassination Assassination is the murder of a prominent or VIP, important person, such as a head of state, head of government, politician, world leader, member of a royal family or CEO. The murder of a celebrity, activist, or artist, though they may not hav ...

assassination
attempt against President
Islam Karimov Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov ( uz, Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov / Ислом Абдуғаниевич Каримов, italics=no; russian: link=no, Ислам Абдуганиевич Каримов; 30 January 1938 – 2 September 2016) was t ...

Islam Karimov
takes place at government headquarters. ** Across Europe,
Kurd ug:كۇردلار Kurds ( ku, کورد ,Kurd, italic=yes, rtl=yes) or Kurdish people are an Iranian Iranian may refer to: * Iran, a sovereign state * Iranian peoples, the speakers of the Iranian languages. The term Iranic peoples is also u ...

Kurd
ish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after
Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Türkiye ( tr, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, links=no ), is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolia, Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a East Thrace, small portion on th ...

Turkey
arrests one of their rebel leaders. *
February 23 Events Pre-1600 * 303 – Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution. * 532 – Byzantine emperor Justinian I lays the foundation stone of a n ...
**
Kurd ug:كۇردلار Kurds ( ku, کورد ,Kurd, italic=yes, rtl=yes) or Kurdish people are an Iranian Iranian may refer to: * Iran, a sovereign state * Iranian peoples, the speakers of the Iranian languages. The term Iranic peoples is also u ...

Kurd
ish rebel leader
Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Öcalan ( ; ; born 4 April 1949), also known as Apo (short for Abdullah in Turkish and Kurdish for "uncle"), is a political prisoner and founding member of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PK ...

Abdullah Öcalan
is charged with
treason Treason is the crime of attacking a state authority to which one owes allegiance. This typically includes acts such as participating in a war against one's native country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplo ...
in
Ankara Ankara ( , ; ), historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the list of national capitals, capital of Turkey. Located in the Central Anatolia Region, central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 5.1 million in its urban center ...

Ankara
, Turkey. ** 1999 Galtür avalanche: An
avalanche An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a Grade (slope), slope, such as a hill or mountain. Avalanches can be set off spontaneously, by such factors as increased precipitation or snowpack weakening, or by external means such as humans, ani ...

avalanche
destroys the village of Galtür, Austria, killing 31. *
February 27 Events Pre-1600 * 380 – Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to Nicene Christianity. * 425 – The University of Constantinople ...
– While trying to circumnavigate the world in a
hot air balloon A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a Gondola (balloon), gondola or wicker, wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, ...
, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.


March

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March 1 Events Pre-1600 *509 BC – Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first Roman triumph, triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia. * 293 – Emperor ...
** One of four bombs detonated in
Lusaka Lusaka (; ) is the Capital city, capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about . , the city's population was ab ...

Lusaka
,
Zambia Zambia (), officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central Africa, Central, Southern Africa, Southern and East Africa, although it is typically referred to as being in Southern Africa at its most cent ...

Zambia
, destroys the
Angola , national_anthem = " Angola Avante"() , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Luanda , religion = , religion_year = 2020 , religion_ref = , coordina ...

Angola
n Embassy. **
Rwanda Rwanda (; rw, u Rwanda ), officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge. Located a few degrees south of the Equator ...

Rwanda
n
Hutu The Hutu (), also known as the Abahutu, are a Bantu peoples, Bantu ethnic or social group which is native to the African Great Lakes region. They mainly live in Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they form ...

Hutu
rebels kill and dismember eight foreign tourists at the Buhoma homestead,
Uganda }), is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The souther ...

Uganda
. ** The Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines comes into force. *
March 12 Events Pre-1600 * 538 – Vitiges, Germanic kingship, king of the Ostrogoths ends his Siege of Rome (537–538), siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city to the victorious Byzantine Empire, Byzantine general, Belisarius. *10 ...
– Former
Warsaw Pact The Warsaw Pact (WP) or Treaty of Warsaw, formally the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, was a Collective security#Collective defense, collective defense treaty signed in Warsaw, Polish People's Republic, Poland, between ...
members Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic join
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 30 Member sta ...
. *
March 15 Events Pre-1600 *474 BC – Roman consul Aulus Manlius Vulso (decemvir), Aulus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the Roman–Etruscan Wars#Veii-Sabine alliance 475-474 BC, war against Veii and securing a forty years' truce ...
– The
Santer Commission The Santer Commission was the European Commission in office between 23 January 1995 and 15 March 1999. The administration was led by Jacques Santer (former Prime Minister of Luxembourg). The body had 20 members and oversaw the introduction of ...
of the EU resigns over allegations of corruption. *
March 21 Events Pre-1600 * 537 – Siege of Rome (537–38), Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern Aurelian Walls, city walls, but is repulsed at the Porta Maggiore, Praenestine Gate, known as the ''Vivarium ( ...
**
Bertrand Piccard
Bertrand Piccard
and
Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English multi-instrumentalist and singer best known as the founder, rhythm/lead guitarist, and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a guitarist, he went on to prov ...
become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a
hot air balloon A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a Gondola (balloon), gondola or wicker, wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, ...
. ** The
71st Academy Awards The 71st Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best of 1998 in film and took place on March 21, 1999, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p. ...
are held at the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center, which is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Walt ...

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
in
Los Angeles Los Angeles ( ; es, Los Ángeles, link=no , ), often referred to by its initials L.A., is the largest city in the state of California California is a U.S. state, state in the Western United States, located along the West Coast of ...

Los Angeles
with ''
Shakespeare in Love ''Shakespeare in Love'' is a 1998 romantic period comedy-drama Comedy drama, also known by the portmanteau ''dramedy'', is a genre of dramatic works that combines elements of comedy and Drama (film and television), drama. The modern, scri ...
'' winning Best Picture. *
March 24 Events Pre-1600 * 1199 – King Richard I of England Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Aquitaine and Duchy ...
**
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 30 Member sta ...
launches air strikes against the
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia and Montenegro ( sr, Cрбија и Црна Гора, translit=Srbija i Crna Gora) was a country in Southeast Europe located in the Balkans that existed from 1992 to 2006, following the Breakup of Yugoslavia, breakup of the Socialist ...
, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign state. ** A
fire Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material (the fuel) in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction Product (chemistry), products. At a certain point in the combustion reaction, called the ignition ...
in the
Mont Blanc Tunnel The Mont Blanc Tunnel is a highway tunnel between France and Italy, under the Mont Blanc mountain in the Alps. It links Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France with Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy, via the French Route Nationale 205 and the Italian T ...

Mont Blanc Tunnel
kills 39 people, closing the tunnel for nearly three years. *
March 26 Events Pre-1600 * 590 – Emperor Maurice (emperor), Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius (son of Maurice), Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. *1021 – On the feast of Eid al-Adha, the death of the Fatimid caliph al-Ha ...
– The Melissa worm attacks the Internet. *
March 27 Events Pre-1600 *1309 – Pope Clement V imposes excommunication and Interdict (Catholic canon law), interdiction on Venice, and a general prohibition of all commercial intercourse with Venice, which had seized on Ferrara, a papal fiefdom. ...
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
: A U.S.
F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a retired American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft An attack aircraft, strike aircraft, or attack bomber is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstr ...
is shot down by Yugoslav forces. *
March 29 Events Pre-1600 * 845 – Paris is Siege of Paris (845), sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving. *1430 – The Ottoman Empire under Murad II Siege of Thessalonica (14 ...
– For the first time, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Dow Jones, or simply the Dow (), is a stock market index of 30 prominent companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. The DJIA is one of the oldest and most commonly followed equity inde ...

Dow Jones Industrial Average
closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.


April

*
April 1 Events Pre-1600 *AD 33, 33 – According to one historian's account, Jesus Christ's Last Supper is held. * 527 – Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne. *1081 – Alexios ...

April 1
Nunavut Nunavut ( , ; iu, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ , ; ) is the largest and northernmost Provinces and territories of Canada#Territories, territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the ''Nunavut Act'' ...
, an
Inuit Inuit (; iu, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ 'the people', singular: Inuk, , dual: Inuuk, ) are a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples of the Americas, indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic and subarctic regions of Greenland, Labrador, Quebec, Nun ...
homeland, is created from the eastern portion of the
Northwest Territories The Northwest Territories (abbreviated ''NT'' or ''NWT''; french: Territoires du Nord-Ouest, formerly ''North-Western Territory'' and ''North-West Territories'' and namely shortened as ''Northwest Territory'') is a federal provinces and territo ...

Northwest Territories
to become Canada's third
territory A territory is an area of land, sea, or space, particularly belonging or connected to a country, person, or animal. In international relations, international politics, a territory is usually either the total area from which a state may extr ...
. *
April 5 Events Pre-1600 * 823 – Lothair I is crowned King of Italy by Pope Paschal I. * 919 – The Fatimid invasion of Egypt (919–921), second Fatimid invasion of Medieval Egypt, Egypt begins, when the Fatimid heir-apparent, Al-Qa'im (Fa ...
** Two
Libya Libya (; ar, ليبيا, Lībiyā), officially the State of Libya ( ar, دولة ليبيا, Dawlat Lībiyā), is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to Egypt–Libya bo ...

Libya
ns suspected of bringing down
Pan Am Flight 103 Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan American World Airways, Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via a stopover in London and another in New York City. The transatlantic leg of the route was operated by ''Clipper M ...
in 1988 are handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands. The
United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be ...

United Nations
suspends sanctions against Libya. ** In
Laramie, Wyoming Laramie is a city A city is a human settlement of notable size.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: R ...
, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to
kidnapping In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful confinement of a person against their will, often including transportation/asportation. The asportation and abduction element is typically but not necessarily conducted by means of force or fear: the p ...
and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible
death penalty Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the State (polity), state-sanctioned practice of deliberately killing a person as a punishment for an actual or supposed crime, usually following an authorized, rule-governed process to ...

death penalty
conviction for the apparent
hate crime A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of their membership (or perceived membership) of a certain social group or race (human categ ...
killing of Matthew Shepard. *
April 7 Events Pre-1600 * 451 – Attila, Attila the Hun captures Metz in France, killing most of its inhabitants and burning the town. * 529 – First ''Corpus Juris Civilis'', a fundamental work in jurisprudence, is issued by Eastern Roma ...
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
:
Kosovo Kosovo ( sq, Kosova or ; sr-Cyrl, Косово ), officially the Republic of Kosovo ( sq, Republika e Kosovës, links=no; sr, Република Косово, Republika Kosovo, links=no), is a international recognition of Kosovo, partiall ...

Kosovo
's main border crossings are closed by Yugoslav forces to prevent Kosovar Albanians from leaving. *
April 9 Events Pre-1600 * 193 – The distinguished soldier Septimius Severus is proclaimed emperor by the army in Illyricum (Roman province), Illyricum. * 475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (''Enkyklikon'') to the ...
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara General Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 – April 9, 1999) was a military officer and diplomat in Niger who ruled the country from 1996 Nigerien coup d'état, his seizure of power in 1996 until his assassination during the 1999 Nigerien c ...
, president of
Niger ) , official_languages = , languages_type = National languages
, is assassinated. *
April 14 Events Pre-1600 *43 BC – Legions loyal to the Roman Senate, commanded by Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, Gaius Pansa, defeat the forces of Mark Antony in the Battle of Forum Gallorum. *AD 69, 69 – Vitellius, commanding Rhine-based ...
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
: NATO warplanes repeatedly bomb ethnic Albanian refugee convoys for 2 hours over a 12-mile stretch of road, after mistaking them for Yugoslav military trucks, between Đakovica and Dečani in western Kosovo, killing at least 73 refugees. *
April 20 Events Pre-1600 *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. 1601–1900 *1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves England's Rump Parliament. *1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake ...
Columbine High School massacre On April 20, 1999, a school shooting and attempted bombing occurred at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade, 12th grade students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and ...
: Two
Littleton, Colorado Littleton is a home rule municipality Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a Subnational administrative division, subnational level, such as a regional or local ...
, teenagers,
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 – April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (; September 11, 1981 – April 20, 1999) were an American mass murder duo who perpetrated the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Harris and Klebold ...
, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves. *
April 24 Events Pre-1600 *1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Ancient Egypt, Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty). *1183 BC – Traditional reckoning of the F ...
Namibian Economic Society is founded. *
April 26 Events Pre-1600 * 1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch Francesco Petrarca (; 20 July 1304 – 18/19 July 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch (), was a scholar and poet of early Italian Renaissance, Renaissance Italy, and one of ...
** Sultan Salahuddin of Selangor becomes the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. ** British TV presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London. * April 30 – Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bringing the total members to 10.


May

* May 3 – 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak: a 1999 Bridge Creek – Moore tornado, devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, hits southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing 36 people (and 5 indirectly) and producing the highest winds recorded on Earth: . * May 7 **
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
: in the Serbia and Montenegro, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, three Chinese embassy workers are killed and twenty others wounded when a
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Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, B-2 aircraft bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. ** In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup. * May 12 – David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament. * May 13 – Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is elected President of Italy. * May 17 – Ehud Barak is elected prime minister of Israel. * May 26 ** The Indian Air Force launches an attack on intruding Pakistan Army troops and mujahideen militants in Kashmir. ** The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, in which the English side Manchester United F.C., Manchester United defeats the German side FC Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 2–1. * May 27 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in
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. * May 28 ** Two Swedish police officers are wounded by bank robbers armed with automatic firearms, and Malexander murders, later executed with their own service pistols in Malexander, Sweden. ** After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's ''The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci), The Last Supper'' is placed back on display in Milan, Italy. * May 29 – Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Fourth Nigerian Republic is established with Olusegun Obasanjo as President of Nigeria, president.


June

* June 1 –
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, a music downloading service, is created; it would later inspire other Peer-to-peer file sharing, file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, LimeWire, Gnutella, Kazaa, Morpheus (software), Morpheus, BearShare, and uTorrent 1999-2010 period which some called the "Second Golden Age of Piracy". * June 2 – The Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan allows television transmissions to commence in Bhutan, the Kingdom for the first time, coinciding with the King's Silver Jubilee. * June 5 – The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria. * June 8 – The government of
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announces it will include the estimated value of the country's illegal drug crops, exceeding half a billion US dollars, in its gross national product. * June 9 –
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the wa ...
: Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia and
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sign a peace treaty to end their hostilities. * June 10 – Kosovo War:
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suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslav Armed Forces of Serbia and Montenegro, forces from Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo. * June 12 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian/''Operation Agricola'' begins:
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-led
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peacekeeping forces Kosovo Force, KFOR enter Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. * June 16 – Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated as the second president of South Africa, marking the first peaceful transition of power, peaceful transfer of executive power in the country's post-democratization history. * June 18 – The Anti-globalization#J18, J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots. * June 19 – Turin, Italy, is awarded the 2006 Winter Olympics. * June 24 – Kosovo War: NATO marines shoot three gunmen in Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo, Yugoslavia after being attacked by the latter, killing one of them and injuring the other two. * June 25 – Bosnia and Herzegovina gets a National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina, new national anthem. * June 30 – Twenty-three people die in a fire at the Sealand Youth Training Center Fire, Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.


July

* July 1 – Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union's criminal intelligence agency becomes fully operational. *July 7 – In Rome, Hicham El Guerrouj runs the Mile run world record progression, fastest mile ever recorded, at 3:43.13. * July 10 – American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, final of the FIFA Women's World Cup. * July 11 – India recaptures Kargil district, Kargil, forcing the Pakistani army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict. * July 20 ** Project Mercury, Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4, Liberty Bell 7 – piloted by Gus Grissom in 1961 – is raised from the Atlantic Ocean. ** Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China under Jiang Zemin. * July 23 ** NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is launched. ** Mohammed VI of Morocco becomes king upon the death of his father Hassan II of Morocco, Hassan II. **Fourteen Serbs, Kosovar Serb villagers are Staro Gračko massacre, killed by ethnic Albanian gunmen in the village of Staro Gračko. * July 27 – Twenty-one people die in a canyoning disaster at the Saxetenbach Gorge near Interlaken, Switzerland. * July 31 –
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intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the lunar surface.


August

* August 7 – Hundreds of Chechen guerrillas invade the Russian republic of Dagestan, triggering a War of Dagestan, short war. * August 10 – The Atlantique incident occurs as an intruding Pakistan Navy plane is shot down in India, sparking tensions between the two nations, coming just a month after the end of the Kargil War. * August 11 – A Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, total solar eclipse is seen in Europe and Asia. * August 16 – State Duma approved Putin as Prime Minister * August 17 – The 7.6 1999 İzmit earthquake, İzmit earthquake shakes northwestern
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with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''), leaving more than 17,000 dead and around 50,000 injured. * August 19 – In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavs rally to demand the resignation of President of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević. * August 26 – The Second Chechen War begins * August 30 – East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia (which had invaded and occupied it since 1975) in 1999 East Timorese independence referendum, a referendum.


September

* September 3 – 1999 Ontario Highway 401 crash occurs, involving 87 vehicles and killing 8. * September 7 – The 6.0 1999 Athens earthquake, Athens earthquake hits with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''), killing 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless. * September 8 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails. * September 12 – Under international pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force, Indonesian president BJ Habibie announces that he will do so. * September 14 – Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the
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. * September 21 – The 1999 Jiji earthquake, 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.


October

* October ** Conacami, Peruvian indigenous rights organization is founded. **
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loses one of its probes, the '' Mars Climate Orbiter''. * October 1 – Shanghai Pudong International Airport opens in China, taking over all international flights from Hongqiao. * October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England. * October 12 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, who is out of the country. The generals lead a coup d'état, ousting Sharif's administration, and Musharraf takes control of the government. * October 27 – Gunmen 1999 Armenian parliament shooting, open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and six other members. * October 29 – 1999 Odisha cyclone, A super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people. * October 30 – : A pub catches fire in Inchon, South Korea, killing 56 people. * October 31 ** EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board. ** Roman Catholic Church and several Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, attempting to resolve a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.


November

* November 6 – Australians defeat a 1999 Australian republic referendum, referendum proposing the replacement of the Queen and the Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic. * November 12 – The 7.2 1999 Düzce earthquake, Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern
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with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''). At least 845 people are killed and almost 5,000 are injured. * November 20 – China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft. * November 23 – The National Assembly (Kuwait), National Assembly of Kuwait revokes a 1985 law that granted women's suffrage. * November 26 – The 7.5 1999 Ambrym earthquake, Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows, killing 10 and injuring 40. * November 27 – The centre-left Labour Party (New Zealand), Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Ministers of New Zealand, Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.


December

* December 3 ** After rowing for 81 days and 5,486 kilometers (2,962 nautical miles), Tori Murden becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat alone, when she reaches Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands. **
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loses radio contact with the , moments before the spacecraft enters the Mars, Martian atmosphere. * December 5 – 1999 Bolivian municipal elections, Bolivian municipal elections, the first election contested by Evo Morales' Movement for Socialism (Bolivia), Movement for Socialism. * December 18 – NASA launches the Terra platform into orbit, carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, ASTER, Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT. * December 20 – The sovereignty of Macau is Transfer of the sovereignty of Macau, transferred from the Portuguese Republic to the People's Republic of China after 442 years of Portuguese settlement. * December 26 – Cyclones Lothar and Martin kill 140 people as they cross France, southern Germany, and Switzerland. * December 27 – Martin (storm), Storm Martin causes damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to 1999 Blayais Nuclear Power Plant flood, flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant. * December 31 – Boris Yeltsin resigns as president of Russia, leaving Prime Minister of Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting president.


Births


January–February

*
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** Gianluca Scamacca, Italian football player ** Diamond White (singer), Diamond White, American actress, voice artist, and singer * January 4 ** Daniel Arzani, Australian footballer ** Nico Hischier, Swiss ice hockey player ** Collin Sexton, American basketball player * January 6 ** Polo G, American rapper ** Elena Radionova, Russian figure skater * January 8 – Damiano David, Italian singer-songwriter * January 9 – Li Zhuhao, Chinese swimmer * January 12 ** Nicolás Schiappacasse, Uruguayan footballer ** Xavier Tillman, American basketball player * January 18 – Karan Brar, American actor *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman emperor by the Senate A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house An upper house is one of two Debate chamber, chambers of ...
– Jai Waetford, Australian singer *
February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo I (emperor), Leo I becomes the Eastern Roman emperor. * 987 – Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a Rebellion of Bardas Phokas the Younger, wide- ...
– Bea Miller, American actress, singer, and songwriter * February 10 – Tiffany Espensen, Chinese-American actress *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. *AD 55, 55 – The death under mysterious circumstances of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman empire, on the eve of his co ...
– Andriy Lunin, Ukrainian footballer * February 14 – Tyler Adams, American soccer player * February 20 – Lea van Acken, German actress * February 21 – Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, Thai actor and singer * February 25 – Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer * February 28 – Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball player


March–April

* March 2 – Abdullah Al-Qwabani, Yemeni long-distance runner * March 5 ** Madison Beer, American singer ** Yeri (singer), Yeri, South Korean singer * March 6 – Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Japanese athlete * March 14 – Marvin Bagley III, American basketball player * March 16 – Antonis Stergiakis, Greek footballer * March 19 – Jack Higgins (Australian footballer), Jack Higgins, Australian rules footballer * March 22 – Mick Schumacher, German racing driver *
March 24 Events Pre-1600 * 1199 – King Richard I of England Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Aquitaine and Duchy ...
– Arina Openysheva, Russian swimmer * March 25 – Jin Ji-hee, South Korean actress * April 4 – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, British cellist *
April 5 Events Pre-1600 * 823 – Lothair I is crowned King of Italy by Pope Paschal I. * 919 – The Fatimid invasion of Egypt (919–921), second Fatimid invasion of Medieval Egypt, Egypt begins, when the Fatimid heir-apparent, Al-Qa'im (Fa ...
– Maria Astashkina, Russian swimmer * April 8 ** CiCi Bellis, American tennis player ** José Gomes (footballer, born 1999), José Gomes, Portuguese footballer *
April 9 Events Pre-1600 * 193 – The distinguished soldier Septimius Severus is proclaimed emperor by the army in Illyricum (Roman province), Illyricum. * 475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (''Enkyklikon'') to the ...
– Lil Nas X, American rapper, singer, and songwriter *
April 14 Events Pre-1600 *43 BC – Legions loyal to the Roman Senate, commanded by Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, Gaius Pansa, defeat the forces of Mark Antony in the Battle of Forum Gallorum. *AD 69, 69 – Vitellius, commanding Rhine-based ...
– Chase Young, American football player * April 15 – Denis Shapovalov, Canadian tennis player * April 16 – Wendell Carter Jr., American basketball player * April 18 – Michael Andrew (swimmer), Michael Andrew, American swimmer * April 19 – Corentin Moutet, French tennis player *
April 20 Events Pre-1600 *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. 1601–1900 *1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves England's Rump Parliament. *1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake ...
– Carly Rose Sonenclar, American actress and singer * April 30 – Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster


May–June

* May 5 ** Justin Kluivert, Dutch footballer ** Nathan Chen, American figure skater * May 8 ** Maykel Massó, Cuban long jumper ** Rebeca Andrade, Brazilian artistic gymnast * May 11 – Sabrina Carpenter, American actress, singer, and songwriter * May 18 – Teo Halm, American actor and singer * May 22 – Camren Bicondova, American actress and dancer * May 24 – Charlie Plummer, American actor * May 25 – Ibrahima Konaté, French footballer * May 27 ** Lily-Rose Depp, French-American actress and model ** Maria Kameneva, Russian swimmer * May 30 – Sean Giambrone, American actor * June 1 – Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater * June 11 ** Kai Havertz, German footballer ** Saxon Sharbino, American actress * June 14 – Tzuyu, Taiwanese singer * June 17 – Elena Rybakina, Russian–Kazakh tennis player * June 18 – Trippie Redd, American rapper * June 21 – Natalie Alyn Lind, American actress * June 24 – Mads Roerslev, Danish footballer * June 27 – Chandler Riggs, American actor * June 29 – Nikita Volodin, Russian pair skater


July–August

* July 2 – Nicolò Zaniolo, Italian footballer * July 4 – Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer and dancer * July 6 – Denis Khodykin, Russian pair skater * July 10 ** April Ivy, Portuguese singer and composer ** Matthew Real, Brazilian-American soccer player * July 12 – Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Malaysian diver * July 13 – Leong Jun Hao, Malaysian badminton player * July 15 – Seda Tutkhalyan, Russian artistic gymnast * July 17 – Lisandro Cuxi, Portuguese-French singer * July 19 – Kim So-hye, South Korean actress and singer * July 20 ** Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999), Princess Alexandra of Hanover ** Ellie Downie, British artistic gymnast * July 30 – Joey King, American actress * August 2 – Emma Bale, Belgian singer * August 3 – Yoo Yeon-jung, South Korean singer * August 7 – Sydney McLaughlin, American hurdler and sprinter * August 9 – Deniss Vasiļjevs, Latvian figure skater * August 11 ** Kevin Knox (basketball), Kevin Knox, American basketball player ** Mary-Sophie Harvey, Canadian swimmer * August 12 – Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer * August 16 – Karen Chen, American figure skater * August 22 – Dakota Goyo, Canadian actor * August 26 – Leonie Kullmann, German swimmer * August 27 ** Mitchell van Bergen, Dutch footballer ** Mile Svilar, Belgian footballer * August 28 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark * August 31 – Miomir Kecmanović, Serbian tennis player


September–October

* September 3 – Rich Brian, Indonesian rapper * September 4 – Ellie Darcey-Alden, English actress * September 5 – Alexey Erokhov, Russian figure skater * September 7 – Michelle Creber, Canadian actress and singer * September 8 – Shubman Gill, Indian cricketer * September 13 – Ekaterina Borisova, Russian pair skater * September 16 – Mao Yi, Chinese gymnast * September 17 – Daniel Huttlestone, English actor * September 21 ** Alexander Isak, Swedish footballer ** Wang Junkai, Chinese singer * September 22 ** Kim Yoo-jung, South Korean actress ** Erin Pitt, Canadian actress * September 30 – Flávia Saraiva, Brazilian artistic gymnast * October 1 – Christopher Taylor (sprinter), Christopher Taylor, Jamaican sprinter * October 14 ** Wu Yibing, Chinese tennis player ** Laura Zeng, American rhythmic gymnast * October 15 ** Bailee Madison, American actress ** Alexei Sancov, Moldovan swimmer ** Ben Woodburn, British footballer * October 17 – Gabrielle Fa'amausili, New Zealand swimmer * October 19 – Carlotta Truman, German singer * October 20 – YoungBoy Never Broke Again, American rapper * October 27 – Amy Tinkler, British artistic gymnast * October 30 – Wang Yan (gymnast), Wang Yan, Chinese gymnast


November–December

* November 9 – Karol Sevilla, Mexican actress and singer * November 10 ** Armand Duplantis, American-born Swedish pole vaulter ** João Félix, Portuguese footballer ** Kiernan Shipka, American actress * November 11 – Fan Yilin, Chinese artistic gymnast * November 12 – Choi Yoo-jung (singer), Choi Yoo-jung, South Korean singer and songwriter * November 13 – Lando Norris, British racing driver * November 19 – Evgenia Medvedeva, Russian figure skater * November 26 – Olivia O'Brien, American singer * December 4 ** Kang Mi-na, South Korean singer and actress ** Kim Do-yeon (singer), Kim Do-yeon, South Korean singer * December 22 – Ameer Idreis, Canadian author * December 29 – Nadine Joy Nathan, Singaporean artistic gymnast


Deaths


January

* January 4 – Iron Eyes Cody, Italian-American actor (b. 1904) * January 6 – Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist and composer (b. 1962) * January 11 ** Teuvo Aura, Finnish politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1912) ** Fabrizio De André, Italian singer and songwriter (b. 1940) ** Brian Moore (novelist), Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian writer (b. 1921) * January 12 – Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (b. 1914) * January 14 – Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933) * January 21 – Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938) * January 22 – Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941) * January 23 – Joe D'Amato, Italian film director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1936) *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman emperor by the Senate A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house An upper house is one of two Debate chamber, chambers of ...
– Robert Shaw (conductor), Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)


February

* February 1 – Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television personality (b. 1943) * February 2 - Deborah Makepeace, English actress (b. 1957). * February 5 – Wassily Leontief, Russian economist (b. 1906) *
February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo I (emperor), Leo I becomes the Eastern Roman emperor. * 987 – Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a Rebellion of Bardas Phokas the Younger, wide- ...
** King
Hussein of Jordan Hussein bin Talal ( ar, الحسين بن طلال, ''Al-Ḥusayn ibn Ṭalāl''; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until Death and state funeral of King Hussein, his death in 1999. As a member of the ...
(b. 1935) ** Bobby Troup, American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1918) * February 8 – Dame Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish author (b. 1919) *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 *1404 – The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy for the purposes of teaching and demonstration at the Heiligen–Geist Spital in Vienna. *1429 – English forces under S ...
– Heinz Schubert (actor), Heinz Schubert, German actor and photographer (b. 1925) * February 14 ** Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933) ** John Ehrlichman, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1925) * February 15 ** Big L, American rapper (b. 1974) ** Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (b. 1926) *
February 16 Events Pre-1600 *1249 – André de Longjumeau, Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire. *1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in t ...
– Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer, songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947) * February 18 – Andreas Feininger, French-born photographer (b. 1906) * February 20 ** Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971) ** Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946) * February 21 – Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and pharmacologist (b. 1918) * February 25 – Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist (b. 1912) * February 28 ** Bing Xin, Chinese author and poet (b. 1900) ** Bill Talbert, American tennis player (b. 1918)


March

* March 2 – Dusty Springfield, English pop singer (b. 1939) * March 3 ** Jackson C. Frank, American folk musician (b. 1943) ** Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist (b. 1904) * March 4 ** Harry Blackmun, American judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (b. 1908) ** Fritz Honegger, Swiss politician, 79th President of Switzerland (b. 1917) * March 5 – Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922) * March 6 ** Dennis Viollet, English footballer (b. 1933) ** Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain (b. 1931) * March 7 – Stanley Kubrick, American film director and producer (b. 1928) * March 8 ** Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (b. 1914) ** Peggy Cass, American actress, comedian, and game show panelist (b. 1924) ** Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914) * March 10 ** Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919) ** Kusumagraj, Indian poet, playwright and novelist (b. 1912) *
March 12 Events Pre-1600 * 538 – Vitiges, Germanic kingship, king of the Ostrogoths ends his Siege of Rome (537–538), siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city to the victorious Byzantine Empire, Byzantine general, Belisarius. *10 ...
– Yehudi Menuhin, American violinist (b. 1916) * March 13 – Garson Kanin, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1912) * March 14 – Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910) * March 17 ** Ernest Gold (composer), Ernest Gold, Austrian-born composer (b. 1921) ** Humberto Fernández-Morán, Venezuelan research scientist (b. 1924) ** Hildegard Peplau, American nurse and theorist (b. 1909) * March 19 – Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924) *
March 21 Events Pre-1600 * 537 – Siege of Rome (537–38), Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern Aurelian Walls, city walls, but is repulsed at the Porta Maggiore, Praenestine Gate, known as the ''Vivarium ( ...
** Jean Guitton, French philosopher (b. 1901) ** Ernie Wise, English comedian (b. 1925) * March 22 – David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969) *
March 24 Events Pre-1600 * 1199 – King Richard I of England Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Aquitaine and Duchy ...
– Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902) *
March 29 Events Pre-1600 * 845 – Paris is Siege of Paris (845), sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving. *1430 – The Ottoman Empire under Murad II Siege of Thessalonica (14 ...
– Joe Williams (jazz singer), Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918) * March 30 – Igor Netto, Soviet–Russian footballer (b. 1930) * March 31 – Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (b. 1922)


April

* April 4 ** Faith Domergue, American actress (b. 1924) ** Jumabek Ibraimov, 5th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (b. 1944) ** Bob Peck, English actor (b. 1945) *
April 9 Events Pre-1600 * 193 – The distinguished soldier Septimius Severus is proclaimed emperor by the army in Illyricum (Roman province), Illyricum. * 475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (''Enkyklikon'') to the ...
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara General Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 – April 9, 1999) was a military officer and diplomat in Niger who ruled the country from 1996 Nigerien coup d'état, his seizure of power in 1996 until his assassination during the 1999 Nigerien c ...
, Nigerese military officer, 5th President of Niger (b. 1949) * April 10 – Jean Vander Pyl, American actress (b. 1919) * April 13 – Willi Stoph, German politician, 2-time Prime Minister of East Germany, Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic (b. 1914) *
April 14 Events Pre-1600 *43 BC – Legions loyal to the Roman Senate, commanded by Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, Gaius Pansa, defeat the forces of Mark Antony in the Battle of Forum Gallorum. *AD 69, 69 – Vitellius, commanding Rhine-based ...
** Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911) ** Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1931) * April 15 – Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer and race car designer (b. 1944) * April 16 – Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer and songwriter (b. 1946) * April 19 – Hermine Braunsteiner, German Nazi prison guard (b. 1919) *
April 20 Events Pre-1600 *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. 1601–1900 *1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves England's Rump Parliament. *1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake ...
** Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958) ** 15 people (13 victims and Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, 2 perpetrators) who died in the
Columbine High School massacre On April 20, 1999, a school shooting and attempted bombing occurred at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade, 12th grade students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and ...
* April 21 – Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American actor (b. 1904) * April 22 – Bert Remsen, American actor (b. 1925) * April 25 ** Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Michael Morris, Irish journalist and 6th President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1914) ** Roger Troutman, American funk musician (b. 1951) *
April 26 Events Pre-1600 * 1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch Francesco Petrarca (; 20 July 1304 – 18/19 July 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch (), was a scholar and poet of early Italian Renaissance, Renaissance Italy, and one of ...
– Jill Dando, British television journalist (b. 1961) * April 27 – Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) * April 28 ** Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922) ** Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist (b. 1921) ** Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (b. 1920)


May

* May 2 – Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938) * May 8 ** Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964) ** Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921) * May 10 – Shel Silverstein, American author and poet (b. 1930) * May 12 – Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born cartoonist (b. 1914) * May 13 – Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902) * May 17 – Henry Jones (actor), Henry Jones, American actor (b. 1912) * May 18 – Betty Robinson, American athlete (b. 1911) * May 19 – Candy Candido, American voice actor (b. 1913) * May 21 – Vanessa Brown, Austrian-born American actress (b. 1928) * May 23 – Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965) * May 26 – Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)


June

* June 1 – Christopher Cockerell, English engineer (b. 1910) * June 5 – Mel Tormé, American singer (b. 1925) * June 9 – Andrew L. Stone, American screenwriter, director and producer (b. 1902) * June 11 – DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920) * June 12 – Sergey Khlebnikov, Soviet speed skater (b. 1955) * June 16 – Screaming Lord Sutch, English politician (b. 1940) * June 17 ** Basil Hume, English cardinal (b. 1923) ** Paul-Émile de Souza, Beninese army officer and political figure (b. 1930) * June 19 ** Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), Henri, Count of Paris, French nobleman (b. 1908) ** Mario Soldati, Italian writer and film director (b. 1906) * June 25 ** Fred Trump, American real estate developer (b. 1905) ** Yevgeny Morgunov, Soviet and Russian actor, film director, and script writer (b. 1927) * June 27 ** Siegfried Lowitz, German actor (b. 1914) ** Georgios Papadopoulos, 69th Prime Minister of Greece and 4th President of Greece (b. 1919) * June 28 – Vere Bird, 1st Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (b. 1910) * June 30 – Édouard Boubat, French photojournalist and art photographer (b. 1923)


July

* July 1 ** Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1957) ** Edward Dmytryk, American film director (b. 1908) ** Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927) ** Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean politician (b. 1917) ** Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910) * July 2 – Mario Puzo, American author (b. 1920) * July 3 – Mark Sandman, American rock musician and artist (b. 1952) * July 6 – Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901) * July 8 ** Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930) ** Frank Lubin, Lithuanian-American basketball player (b. 1910) ** Shafik Wazzan, 27th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1925) * July 11 – Helen Forrest, American jazz singer (b. 1917) * July 12 ** Rajendra Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1929) ** Bill Owen (actor), Bill Owen, English actor (b. 1914) * July 14 ** Władysław Hasior, Polish sculptor (b. 1928) ** Gar Samuelson, American drummer (b. 1958) * July 16 ** John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher (b. 1960) ** Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American actress and model (b. 1966) * July 20 – Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916) * July 21 – David Ogilvy (businessman), David Ogilvy, French Advertising executive (b. 1911) * July 23 – King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929) * July 26 – Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist (b. 1911) * July 27 ** Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist and philosopher (b. 1912) ** Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general, 5th President of Greece (b. 1917) * July 29 – Anatoliy Solovianenko, Soviet operatic tenor (b. 1932)


August

* August 1 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bengali writer (b. 1897) * August 4 – Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913) * August 7 – Brion James, American actor (b. 1945) * August 10 – Giuseppe Delfino, Italian fencer (b. 1921) * August 11 – Henk Chin A Sen, 2nd Prime Minister of Suriname (b. 1934) * August 13 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (b. 1960) * August 14 – Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918) * August 17 – Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (b. 1936) * August 22 – Aleksandr Demyanenko, Russian film and theater actor (b. 1937) * August 23 – James White (author), James White, Irish writer (b. 1928)


September

* September 6 – Lagumot Harris, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938) * September 8 – Moondog, American musician and composer (b. 1916) * September 9 – Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922) * September 10 – Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927) * September 11 – Gonzalo Rodríguez (racing driver), Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (b. 1972) * September 12 – Allen Stack, American swimmer (b. 1928) * September 14 – Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910) * September 20 – Raisa Gorbacheva, Soviet first lady (b. 1932) * September 22 – George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927) * September 24 – Ester Boserup, Danish economist (b. 1910) * September 25 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)


October

* October 2 – Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Albanian Islamic scholar (b. 1914) * October 3 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921) * October 4 ** Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928) ** Art Farmer, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1928) * October 6 ** Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler and announcer (b. 1937) ** Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer and actress (b. 1920) * October 9 ** Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923) ** Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani businessman (b. 1914) * October 11 – Galina Bystrova, Soviet athlete (b. 1934) * October 12 – Wilt Chamberlain, American professional basketball player (b. 1936) * October 14 – Julius Nyerere, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922) * October 17 – Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American physicist (b. 1915) * October 19 – Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born Francophone lawyer and writer (b. 1900) * October 20 – Jack Lynch, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917) * October 21 – John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (b. 1918) * October 23 – András Hegedüs, Hungarian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1922) * October 24 – John Chafee, American politician (b. 1922) * October 25 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957) * October 26 ** Hoyt Axton, American singer and actor (b. 1938) ** Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter and director (b. 1910) * October 27 ** Frank De Vol, American arranger, composer, and actor (b. 1911) ** Karen Demirchyan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia (b. 1932) ** Robert Mills (physicist), Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927) ** Leonard Petrosyan, 3rd Prime Minister of Artsakh (b. 1953) ** Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian military commander and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Armenia (assassinated) (b. 1959) * October 28 – Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (b. 1902) * October 31 – Greg Moore (racing driver), Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)


November

* November 1 ** Bhekimpi Dlamini, 4th Prime Minister of Swaziland (b. 1924) ** Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925) ** Walter Payton, American football player (b. 1954) * November 2 – Demetrio B. Lakas, 27th President of Panama (b. 1925) * November 3 – Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928) * November 8 – Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (b. 1898) * November 11 ** Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961) ** Vivian Fuchs, English geologist (b. 1908) ** Jacobo Timerman, Argentine journalist and author (b. 1923) * November 12 – Mohammad Mohammadullah, 3rd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921) * November 16 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (b. 1928) * November 18 ** Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910) ** Horst P. Horst, American photographer (b. 1906) ** Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941) * November 20 – Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1908) * November 21 – Quentin Crisp, English writer (b. 1908)


December

* December 1 – Fritz Fischer, German historian (b. 1908) * December 2 – Charlie Byrd, American jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925) * December 3 ** John Archer (actor), John Archer, American actor (b. 1915) ** Scatman John, American musician (b. 1942) ** Madeline Kahn, American actress, singer and comedian (b. 1942) * December 4 – Nilde Iotti, Italian politician (b. 1920) * December 5 – Nathan Jacobson, American mathematician (b. 1910) * December 7 – Darling Légitimus, French actress (b. 1907) * December 9 – Yakov Rylsky, Soviet sabre fencer (b. 1928) * December 10 ** Rick Danko, Canadian musician (b. 1943) ** Franjo Tuđman, 1st President of Croatia (b. 1922) * December 12 ** Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904) ** Joseph Heller, American novelist (b. 1923) * December 13 – Stane Dolanc, Yugoslav politician (b. 1925) * December 17 ** Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1920) ** Jürgen Moser, German-American mathematician (b. 1928) ** Grover Washington Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943) * December 18 – Robert Bresson, French filmmaker (b. 1901) * December 19 – Desmond Llewelyn, British actor (b. 1914) * December 20 ** Irving Rapper, American film director (b. 1898) ** Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909) ** Hank Snow, Canadian-American country musician (b. 1914) * December 23 ** John P. Davies, American diplomat (b. 1908) ** Wallace Diestelmeyer, Canadian skater (b. 1926) * December 24 ** Tito Guízar, Mexican singer and film actor (b. 1908) ** Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach, co-founder of Nike, Inc., Nike (b. 1911) ** Maurice Couve de Murville, 152nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907) ** João Figueiredo, Brazilian military leader and politician, 30th President of Brazil (b. 1918) ** Grete Stern, German-Argentine photographer (b. 1904) * December 26 ** Curtis Mayfield, American musician and composer (b. 1942) ** Shankar Dayal Sharma, 9th President of India (b. 1918) * December 27 – Pierre Clémenti, French actor (b. 1942) * December 28 – Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914) * December 30 ** Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909) ** Sarah Knauss, American supercentenarian (b. 1880) * December 31 – Elliot Richardson, American politician and lawyer (b. 1920)


Nobel Prizes

* Nobel Prize in Physics, Physics – Gerardus 't Hooft and Martinus J. G. Veltman * Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Chemistry – Ahmed H. Zewail * Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Physiology or Medicine – Günter Blobel * Nobel Prize in Literature, Literature – Günter Grass * Nobel Peace Prize, Peace – Médecins Sans Frontières * Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – Robert Mundell


New English words and terms

* ''blog'' * ''carbon footprint'' * ''dashcam'' * ''epigenomics'' *''metabolomics'' *''texting'' * ''vape''


References


External links

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