What happened this day in history December 31, 1999

What are the important events that happened on December 31, 1999? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 31, 1999: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 31, 1999 is the 365th day of the year 1999 in the Gregorian calendar. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 18, 1999 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 15,776,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahexacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $6,396.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 31, 1999 Historical Events

  • 1999
    Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
  • 1999
    Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed.
  • 1999
    The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties.

Who died on December 31, 1999?

  • 1999
    Elliot Richardson, American politician (b. 1920)

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