___Bike Racing Timeline

  Timeline: 1999  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 20, 1999 Milan-San Remo Andrei Tchmil (Bel) 294 km
April 4, 1999 Tour of Flanders Peter Van Petegem (Bel) 269 km
April 11, 1999 Paris-Roubaix Andre Tafi (Ita) 273 km

April 18, 1999

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) 263 km
May 15-June 6, 1999 Giro d'Italia Ivan Gotti (Ita) 22 Stages, 3,757 km
July3-25, 1999 Tour de France N/A 20 Stages, 3,686 km
Sept 4-26, 1999 Vuelta a Espana Jan Ullrich (Ger) 21 Stages, 3,545 km
October 10, 1999 World Championships Oscar Freire (Spa) Verona, Italy 260 km

October 16, 1999

Giro di Lombardia Mirko Celestino (Ita) Varese-Bergamo, 262 km

•  January 1 - The Euro became the official currency of the European Union. Its international sign is: €.

•  February 28 - US President William Clinton impeached by the House was acquitted by the Senate.

•  March 24 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above $10,000 ($10,006.78) for the first time.

•  April 8 - Bill Gates became the wealthiest person in the World when the value of his Microsoft stock increased.

•  April 18 - Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky retired as a player from the National Hockey League.

•  July 26 - New York City: the last Checker taxi cab is retired from service. The taxi cab was auctioned off for $135,000.

•  December 31 - Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia. The resignation left Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the acting President.

•  Littleton, Colorado - two Columbine High School teenagers opened fire on teachers and fellow students, killing 12 students and 1 teacher before committing suicide.

•  Kosovo War - NATO forces entered the civil war between the Serbian Military and the Serbian Liberation Army (KLA). Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, indicted during the conflict for war crimes and human rights violations, was beaten back by NATO forces.

Notable Deaths -
King Hussein of Jordan, 1935-1999
, died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 63.



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