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JAN­UARY Michael Jor­dan an­nounces his sec­ond re­tire­ment from bas­ket­ball. FE­BRU­ARY The Leafs play their fi­nal game at Maple Leaf Gar­dens. RIP: Ge­orge Lus­combe, founder of Toronto Work­shop Pro­duc­tions. APRIL Nu­navut be­comes the third ter­ri­tory. Wayne Gret­zky plays his fi­nal NHL game. The Columbine High School massacre. MAY Ex-Menudo mem­ber Ricky Martin in­vades our ears with Livin' La Vida Loca, which be­comes Bill­board's top song. Bill Clin­ton is ac­quit­ted of per­jury and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. Peo­ple still keep telling Lewin­sky jokes. JUNE Nap­ster is re­leased. Mike Har­ris is re-elected with an­other ma­jor­ity victory. In a con­tin­ued at­tempt to shake bad reps and con­fuse vot­ers the Re­form Party be­comes the Al­liance. JULY John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bes­sette Kennedy and her sis­ter Lau­ren Bes­sette are killed in a plane crash. Wood­stock 99. Un­for­tu­nate el­e­ments of the event in­clude: mud

fights, fires, as­saults and Limp Bizkit.

AU­GUST To no one’s sur­prise, Eaton’s files for bank­ruptcy.

SEPTEM­BER NOW cracks the story of the City’s head bean counter, Wanda Liczyk, and her con­flict of in­ter­est deal with Ron Sum­mers and his soft­ware com­pany.

OC­TO­BER

NASA loses a Mars Cli­mate Or­biter be­cause sci­en­tists fail to con­vert im­pe­rial units to met­ric. We won­der how they'd sur­vive on a trip to Canada. DE­CEM­BER Air Canada takes over Canadian Air­lines. RIP: Matt Co­hen, au­thor. Y2K freak-out be­gins.

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