1999 was TWENTY years ago!? Here’s a list of things turning 20 this year.

By jsmith on March 13, 2019
graphic 1999 lettering shot through glass with spray paint texture

It happened 20 years ago..


Reaching the year 2019 means that, believe it or not, things that happened in 1999 happened twenty years ago. The following is short of list of things that will reach its twentieth anniversary in 2019.

The Euro was established as common currency in 1999.
The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXIII.
West Nile Virus made its first appearance in the United States. 
The TV show SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon. 

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: SpongeBob SquarePants attends T.J. Martell Foundation's 17th Annual New York Family Day at PlayStation Theater on April 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Whoever is in this suit is double that age for sure..
President Bill Clinton was cited for contempt of court for making “intentionally false statements” in a court proceeding during a sexual harassment civil lawsuit. The United States Senate acquitted then-President Bill Clinton of obstruction of justice and perjury. 
Toy Story 2, Yes, THE SECOND ONE.

To INFINITY!  And then probably home..  Oh, and can we stop for food on the way?
“Smooth” was released, a collaboration between Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.
Texas Governor George W. Bush announced that he would seek the presidency of the United States. 
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Y2K bug was at the center of concerns that computer-based systems would fail due to computers that may not have been able to handle the transition to the year 2000. 
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 11,000 for the first time. The Dow finished the first day of trading of 2019 at 23,346.
The TV game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” premiered. 



NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Regis Philbin visits "Late Show With David Letterman" at Ed Sullivan Theater on May 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
I swear, the next one that asks me about my “final answer…”  BAM!  Right in the kisser.
The world reached the milestone of a human population of six billion. The current population is estimated to be 7.7 billion.  
In 1999, Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France. Armstrong went on to win seven consecutive Tour de France races. All of those victories were invalidated when it was revealed that Armstrong participated in doping. Armstrong later admitted he started doping in 1995. 
Hey Lance!  Guess what, we’ve won the Tour De France as many times as you have!

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