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Tuesday, September 14, 1999
This agreement will bring to an end, God willing, the 100-year conflict that has caused so much suffering between Israel and the Palestinians.
East Timorese independence activist Xanana Gusmao, reacting to Indonesia's decision to allow the deployment of international peacekeepers in the violence-torn province.
- A United Nations-sponsored conference addressing intellectual property issues relating to electronic commerce is scheduled in Geneva.
- On Wednesday, September 15, Russian and U.S. defense chiefs are tentatively scheduled to meet in Moscow to discuss the Y2K computer glitch issue and a nuclear weapons reduction treaty.
- On Thursday, September 16, Papua New Guinea celebrates Independence Day.
- On Friday, September 17, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and other financial and market regulators are scheduled to participate in a Y2K conference in Washington.
- On Saturday, September 18, Chile celebrates Independence Day.
- On Sunday, September 19, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sundown.
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- Actress Mary Crosby is 40.
- Actress Faith Ford is 35.
- Actress Joey Heatherton is 55.
- Actor Sam Neill is 52.
- In 1812, Moscow was set on fire by Russians after Napolean Bonaparte's troops invaded.
- In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin.
- In 1960, The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded. The core members were Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
- In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco died at the age of 52 from injuries she suffered the day before in a car crash.
- In 1982, Bashir Gemayel, Lebanon's president-elect, was killed by a bomb at his party's headquarters in east Beirut.
- In 1983, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-0 to approve a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for the shooting down of a Korean airliner on September 1.
- In 1985, the Reverend Benjamin Weir, an American missionary, was released after being held captive for 16 months by Shiite Muslim
kidnappers in Lebanon.
- In 1998, Israel announced that it had successfully tested its Arrow-2 missile defense system.
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