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The following events occurred in November 1999:
November 5, 1999
- United States v. Microsoft: US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issues a preliminary ruling that the software company Microsoft had "monopoly power" (on April 3, 2000, Jackson found that Microsoft violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act).
November 6, 1999
- Australians vote to keep the British Queen as their head of state.
- Australia win over France to win the 1999 Rugby world Cup at Millennium Stadium.
November 9, 1999
- TAESA Flight 725, went down a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en route to Mexico City. One hundred and twelve people were killed in the accident.
November 12, 1999
November 15, 1999
- Neopets, the virtual pet website, is launched.
November 18, 1999
- In College Station, Texas, 12 people are killed and 27 injured when Texas A&M University's Aggie Bonfire collapses during construction of the Bonfire.
- Near Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of Congo, a Convair CV-580 operated by Compagnie Aérienne Africaine crashes on a forced landing due to no. 2 engine problems. There are no fatalities.
- In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security
November 19, 1999
- Bithday of Swapnil Darji
- The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft.
- John Carpenter becomes the first millionaire on any quiz show thanks to Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
November 22, 1999
- Wayne Gretzky is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, his number 99 permanently retired by the NHL.
November 26, 1999
- Earthquake and Tsunami in Vanuatu
November 27, 1999
- Labour Party elected in New Zealand general election. Helen Clark first Elected Woman Prime Minister in New Zealand History.
- The last ever episode of Hey Hey It's Saturday goes to air on Channel Nine in Australia ending a 40-year history of live television from TCN-9 and GTV-9.
November 28, 1999
- A man wielding a samurai sword enters St Andrews Catholic Church in Thornton Heath and injures 11
- Jorge Batlle for the Colorado Party is elected president of Uruguay
November 30, 1999
- In Seattle, Washington, the first major mobilization of the anti-globalization movement catches police unprepared and forces the cancellation of the opening ceremonies of the WTO Meeting of 1999 (protests end on December 3).