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July 1999

7-1-1999 -- Farrah Slad, a 21-year-old Minnesota woman, won $150 million Powerball jackpot.
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.

Brandi Chastain celebrates after kicking the winning goal in the U.S. victory over China in the Women's World Cup. (AP Photo).
7-6-1999 -- First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made it clear she will probably run for the U.S. Senate in New York. She filed with the Federal Election Commission to establish an exploratory committee in order to raise and spend money for political travel, polling and ads.
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.
John Kennedy Jr
Carolyn Kennedy
Lauren Bessette
7-16-1999 -- John F. Kennedy Jr.'s small plane disappeared over water near Martha's Vineyard. The 36-year-old son of former President John Kennedy was flying the aircraft and had intended to stop at Martha's Vineyard to drop off his sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, before going on to the family compound at Hyannis Port to attend a family wedding.
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.

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