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1999 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

66th Annual Bach Festival.  Dr. Thomas Somerville conducting
Violinist Yehudi Menuhin dies

POLITICS

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 and Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 repeals most of the restrictions imposed by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.  Allows commercial and investment banks to consolidate. 
Nigeria ends years of military rule and votes for a president
Britains get their first minimum wage guarantee
President of Nigeria is assassinated
Columbine High School massacre in Denver Colorado.  Off-beat student group shoots several fellow classmates
NATO battles Serbia.  War ends after 11 weeks and troops are withdrawn
United Nations forces attempt to restore peace in Timor
Australians vote on whether to break ties with England to become a republic.  The voters stick back the Queen of England. 
Yeltsin resigns as Russian President.  

POINTS OF INTEREST

An earthquake in Columbia kills thousands
The last total eclipse of the sun for this century occurs
India is hit by a hue cyclone

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