Today in History for August 1999
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Events 1 - 11 of 11
9th - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
9th - The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
11th - Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
11th - The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
15th - Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
17th - A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
19th - In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
26th - Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.
30th - East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.
31st - The first of a series of Russian Apartment Bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.
31st - A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
28th - Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Deaths 1 - 16 of 16
1st - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
4th - Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
7th - Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
9th - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
10th - Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
12th - Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
13th - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
14th - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
15th - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
16th - Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
23rd - Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
23rd - James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
24th - Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
25th - Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
27th - Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
30th - Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (b. 1910)