What is launched in January by NASA?
A: The Mars Polar Lander
Gunmen open fire on Shia Muslims worshiping in a mosque
in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing how many people?
A: 16 and injuring 25.
The China News Service announces new government
restrictions on what?
A: Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
The 6.2 Mw Armenia, Colombia earthquake hits western
Colombia, killing how many?
A: At least 1,900.
King Hussein of Jordan dies from what?
A: Cancer, and his son Abdullah II inherits the throne.
U.S. President Bill Clinton is what?
A: Acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate.
Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and
hold hostages after what?
A: Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders.
Moderate Iraqi Shiite cleric Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq
al-Sadr is what?
What Kurdish rebel leader is charged with treason in
A: Abdullah Öcalan.
White supremacist John William King is found guilty of
kidnapping and murdering who?
A: African American James Byrd Jr. by dragging him behind a truck for 2
miles (3 km).
Who is executed in the gas chamber in Arizona?
A: Walter LaGrand.
In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain
Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of what?
A: The charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers
in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying EA-6B Prowler hit a gondola cable.
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to do
A: Circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
The 71st Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy
Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles with what film winning Best Picture?
A: Shakespeare in Love.
NATO launches air strikes against who?
A: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has
attacked a sovereign state.
A fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel kills 39 people,
closing the tunnel for how long?
A: Nearly three years.
Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of
electricity destined for California to where?
A: The town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.
For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
closes above what?
A: The 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.
Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight
103 in 1988 are what?
A: Handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the
In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to
kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible death penalty
conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of whom?
A: Matthew Shepard.
Bill Gates's personal fortune makes him the wealthiest
individual in the world due to what?
A: The increased value of Microsoft stock.
Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton,
Colorado, teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their
teachers and classmates, killing how many?
A: 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves.
In May a devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita
scale, hit southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing how
A: 36 people.
It also produced the highest what?
A: The highest winds recorded on Earth: 301 ~+mn~ 20 mph (484 ~+mn~ 32 km/h).
The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the
Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, in which the English side Manchester United
A: The German side Bayern Munich 2–1.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four
others for what?
A: For war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's
“what" is placed back on display in Milan, Italy?
A: The Last Supper.
In June Yugoslavia and NATO sign what?
A: A peace treaty to end their hostilities.
Texas governor George W. Bush announces he will pursue
the Republican Party's nomination for what?
A: President of the United States.
Turin, Italy, is awarded what?
A: The 2006 Winter Olympics.
American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game
winning penalty kick against China in what?
A: The final of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a plane crashes
piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing who?
A: Him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette.
In July, what does NASA launch?
A: The Chandra X-ray Observatory.
A total solar eclipse is seen where?
A: In Europe and Asia.
6.0 Mw Athens earthquake affected the area with a
maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing how many?
A: 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.
China launches what?
A: The first Shenzhou spacecraft.
The National Assembly of Kuwait revokes a 1985 law that
A: Women's suffrage.
November 26 – The 7.5 Mw Ambrym earthquake shakes
Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows.
The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming what?
A: The largest corporation in the world.
The U.S. turned over complete administration of the
Panama Canal to whom?
A: The Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties
Who resigned as president of Russia, leaving Prime
Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President?
A: Boris Yeltsin.