News Events of 1999
7-2-1999 -- President Clinton announced that the American bald eagle would be removed from the endangered species list because of successful efforts to protect and repopulate the bird.
7-3-1999 -- A white gunman shot and killed a black man in Chicago and wounded six Orthodox Jews in separate incidents.
7-4-1999 -- A Korean-American was killed in Bloomington, Indiana in what appeared to be another racially-motivated attack by the gunman responsible for shootings in Chicago the previous day. Hours later, in rural Illinois, the apparent gunman, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, shot himself to death during a police chase.
7-6-1999 -- Xenia resident Betty Savage,77, was found stabbed to death in her home. Firefighters found her body after putting out a fire in the home, but investigators said Mrs. Savage was dead before the fire began. Mrs. Savage's 46-year-old son was injured in the fire.
7-7-1999 -- Two Dayton police officers and a suspect were wounded in a shootout at the Arlington Courts apartments on Dayton's west side.
7-8-1999 -- Four people were shot to death in Sidney and the suspected gunman, Michael Hensley was at large. Police said three young women were found dead in Hensley's home and a fourth victim elsewhere in the city.
7-10-1999 -- The United States won the Women's World Cup soccer tournament against China in overtime.
7-13-1999 -- Murder suspect Michael Hensley was captured after five days as a fugitive following the murders of four people in Sidney.
7-13-1999 -- Ohio Congressman John Kasich withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and endorced George W. Bush
7-13-1999 -- Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, the suspected railway serial killer, surrendered in Texas.
7-18-1999 -- Yankee pitcher David Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos. In the stands was Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
7-21-1999 -- Navy divers found the bodies of JFK Jr., his wife and sister-in-law five days after Kennedy's small plane crashed into the water near Martha's Vineyard.
7-27-1999 -- Edward and Lucinda Sizemore were sentenced to a year in jail for non-dependent support for keeping their children isolated from the outside world.
7-29-1999 -- In Atlanta nine people were shot to death in two office buildings. The apparent gunman, Mark Orrin Barton, was a day-trader in the stock market and apparently targeted stock brokerage offices he had used in a losing effort at stock trading. Pursued by police, Barton shot himself to death. At his home investigators found his wife and two children beaten to death.
7-31-1999 -- The heat wave began to break. The Miami Valley registered 16 days above 90 degrees in the month of July. Several people in Cincinnati died of heat-related causes, but only one Miami Valley death was classified in that way. However, a later review would reveal more deaths were attributable to the heat.