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What event happened in 1999?

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April 07, 2012 2:16PM

1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year that started on a Friday (link will display full calendar). In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1999th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 999th year of the 2nd millennium and the 99th year of the 20th century; but it also was the 10th and last year of the 1990s. The year 1999 was designated as the Year of the Rabbit by the Chinese calendar.