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January 1, 1999 Georgia Tech (9-2) defeats Notre Dame at the Gator Bowl
January 3, 1999 Student dead, another injured in shooting at Central High, Carrollton, GA (Carroll County, Georgia)
  Carroll County, Georgia
January 9, 1999 The Atlanta Falcons win the NFC Division playoff, defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 20-18
  Atlanta Falcons
January 14, 1999 OutKast tour begins. They open for headliner Lauryn Hill
  OutKast
January 15, 1999 Judy Neelley, convicted of the brutal murders of two Georgia teenagers has her death sentance commuted by the Governor of Alabama
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
January 17, 1999 Atlanta Falcons defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game, 30-27.
  Atlanta Falcons
January 31, 1999 The Atlanta Falcons lose to the Denver Broncos, 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII
  Atlanta Falcons
February 19, 1999 President William Clinton pardons Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
February 23, 1999 TLC's Fanmail is released. It goes to #1 the first week.
  TLC
March 22, 1999 Delta Air Lines acquires Atlanta-based ASA
  Delta Air Lines
March 31, 1999 The Matrix is released.
  Laurence Fishborne
April 12, 1999 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill No. 1, a landmark in the Cabbagetown area of Atlanta since the 1881 International Cotton Exposition, burns. Dramatic TV footage shows the rescue of a trapped crane operator by firefighter.
April 24, 1999 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame opens in Macon, Georgia
  City of Macon, Georgia
May 20, 1999 Heritage High School in Conyers is the scene of violence as a 15 year old opens fire on students in a common area.
June 11, 1999 Actor DeForest Kelley dies from stomach cancer, Woodland Hills, California
  DeForest Kelley
June 18, 1999 The General's Daughter, starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton and Daniel von Bargen, opens. It was filmed in part at Wormsloe Plantation, Tybee Island and Savannah and grosses 102 million dollars in general release.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
June 25, 1999 Atlanta Thrashers' National Hockey League expansion draft.
  Atlanta Thrashers
July 29, 1999 9 people lie dead after Mark Barton went on a killing rampage in downtown Atlanta. 3 others, Barton's former wife and 2 children, are also found dead in a suburban apartment. Barton had lost a large amount of money as a "day trader"
July 29, 1999 Mark Barton kills 9 people and injures 13 others in a spree killing because he had lost $100,000 in the prior 2 months at one of the day trading firms.
July 30, 1999 T. D. Jakes, a religious leader, draws 84,459 people to the Georgia Dome. It is the largest one-day crowd in the history of the stadium
  The Georgia Dome
September 15, 1999 More than 100,000 coastal Georgia residents flee Hurricane Floyd.
October 2, 1999 Atlanta Thrashers play their first game, losing to the New Jersey Devils 4-1
  Atlanta Thrashers
November 5, 1999 United Parcel Service delivers Yang-Yang and Lun-Lun to ZooAtlanta. The two giant pandas will be on display at the zoo for the next 10 years. Additionally, around-the-clock scientific observation aimed at increasing the population of this endangered species may help the panda's long term survival
  ZooAtlanta
November 16, 1999 The Funk Heritage Center, which combines the Bennett History Museum and the Appalachian Settlers Village opens in Waleska
December 12, 1999 Fulton County jury convicts former state senator Ralph David Abernathy II, son of the famous Civil Rights leader, on 18 felony counts.
  Abernathy convicted on 18 felony counts
  Ralph David Abernathy III
December 14, 1999 C. Jack Ellis becomes Macon's first black mayor
  City of Macon, Georgia
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