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1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It was also the last year of the 1990s decade.

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Eurozone map-1999
Countries adopting the Euro in 1999/2002

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Orbit of Pluto – polar view.

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Map of Nunavut
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the iBook G3
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  • November 6 – Australians defeat a referendum proposing the replacement of The Queen and The Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic.
  • November 9TAESA Flight 725, covering the route TijuanaGuadalajara–Uruapan–Mexico City, crashes a few minutes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport, killing 18 people on board. This event causes the bankruptcy of the Mexican airline a few months later.
  • November 12 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Duzce and northwestern Turkey, killing 845 and injuring 4,948.
  • November 18 – The Aggie Bonfire collapses in College Station, TX, killing 12.
  • November 19Mikhail Gorbachev proposes that the UN create an International Men's Day, which is now commemorated every year on this same date.
  • November 19 – Every digit in this date is an odd number (19/11/1999). This hitherto common event will not happen again until the year 3111.
  • November 20 – The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • November 26 – An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu.
  • November 27 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • November 30 – The ExxonMobil Corporation merger is completed, forming the largest company in the world.

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Charlie Byrd

December

Movies released

Hit songs

New books

Video games released.

  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Silent Hill
  • Superman
  • System Shock 2
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