Archive for August, 1999

August 27, 1999

Newlyweds Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys Jones make their first overseas visit on August 27, 1999. The couple arrived at Dublin Castle to celebrate the opening of the Millennium Gold Encounter. Prince Edward attended as chairperson of the International Awards Association.

August 24, 1999

Ireland-based Waterford Crystal’s “Star of Hope” cut glass ball was selected by New York City on this day in 1999 to welcome the new millennium for Times Square’s New Year’s Eve. The glass ball had a six foot diameter and was covered with 572 crystal panels, each consisting of five diamond shapes.