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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1999.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1999: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1999?


Events

  • 02 Feb 1999 Hugo Chávez becomes President of Venezuela.
  • 04 Feb 1999 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • 05 Feb 1999 Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve 2 years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for the August 31, 1998 assault on two people after a car accident.
  • 07 Feb 1999 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • 12 Feb 1999 The US Senate votes on whether to remove President Bill Clinton from office. The president is acquitted on both articles of impeachment.
  • 15 Feb 1999 Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
  • 16 Feb 1999 In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
  • 19 Feb 1999 President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
  • 21 Feb 1999 The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and one is wounded at a shooting range.
  • 22 Feb 1999 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 23 Feb 1999 Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP is released, following his 1997 EP 'The Slim Shady EP' and debut album 'Infinite'.
  • 24 Feb 1999 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • 27 Feb 1999 One of 4 bombs detonated in Lusaka, Zambia, destroys the Angolan Embassy.

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Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1999?
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness

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From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

For The Love Of The Game by Mark Vancil

For The Love Of The Game

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For 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris.

Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy

Rainbow Six

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In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, author Tom Clancy takes readers into the shadowy world of anti-terrorism and gets closer to reality than any government would care to admit...

The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a …