Look what happened the 1999.

The Euro currency is introduced in 11 countries - members of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden). (1. January 1999)

A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported. (2. January 1999)

The Mars Polar Lander is launched. (3. January 1999)

Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians. (3. January 1999)

Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota. (4. January 1999)

The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins. (7. January 1999)

Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi, India with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system. (10. January 1999)

Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city. (14. January 1999)

British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999. (19. January 1999)

The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés. (20. January 1999)

War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kilograms (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board. (21. January 1999)

Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India. (22. January 1999)

A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000. (25. January 1999)

Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city. (4. February 1999)

Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein. (7. February 1999)

United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial. (12. February 1999)

Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), is arrested in Kenya. (15. February 1999)

In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov. (16. February 1999)

Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan. (16. February 1999)

Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey. (23. February 1999)

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