Today in History for November 1999
Events 1 - 11 of 11
6th - Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
9th - TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
11th - Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
12th - The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
15th - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
18th - In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
19th - Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
19th - In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
27th - The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
30th - In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
30th - British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2
20th - Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
20th - Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
Deaths 1 - 19 of 19
1st - Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45
1st - Theodore Alvin Hall, Atomic Spy (b. 1925)
1st - Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
3rd - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
4th - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
8th - Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
8th - Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
11th - Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
11th - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
13th - Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
16th - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
18th - Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)
18th - Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
20th - Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
21st - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
27th - Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
27th - Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
29th - Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
30th - Charlie Byrd, American jazz guitarist (b. 1925)