Today in History for April 1999
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Events 1 - 12 of 12
1st - Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
5th - Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
7th - The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
8th - Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
9th - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
12th - US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
14th - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
14th - A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
19th - The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
20th - Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
29th - Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
30th - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
Deaths 1 - 31 of 31
1st - Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
3rd - Lionel Bart, English composer (Oliver!) (b. 1930)
4th - Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
4th - Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
5th - Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
6th - Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
9th - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
10th - Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
10th - Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (b. 1919)
12th - Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
13th - Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
13th - Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
14th - Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
14th - Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
15th - Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
16th - Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
19th - David Sanes, US Navy employee
19th - Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
20th - Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
20th - Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
20th - Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
21st - Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
22nd - Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
22nd - Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)
25th - Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)
26th - Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
26th - Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
27th - Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
28th - Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)
28th - Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
28th - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)