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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2000.
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 2000: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2000?


Events

  • 05 Feb 2000 Russian forces killed at least 60 civilians in Novye Aldi, Grozny.
  • 06 Feb 2000 Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
  • 08 Feb 2000 Bob Collins' plane collides over Zion, Illinois with the student pilot.
  • 09 Feb 2000 The worst floods in Mozambique for 50 years are caused by torrential rains from Africa. They last until March and kill 800 people.
  • 11 Feb 2000 A blast from an explosive device exploded in front of the Barclay's Bank, just across from Wall Street's New York Stock Exchange. It killed none but wound dozens.
  • 12 Feb 2000 Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Tom Landry, Charles M. Schulz and Oliver all die from unrelated causes.
  • 13 Feb 2000 After the death of Charles Schulz, the final Peanuts comic strip is printed.
  • 14 Feb 2000 NEAR Shoemaker, a spacecraft that orbits asteroid 433 Eros for the first time, enters orbit around it.
  • 15 Feb 2000 The Indian Point II nuclear power station in New York State releases a small amount radioactive steam when the steam generator stops working.
  • 16 Feb 2000 At the University of Toronto, Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives a speech.
  • 17 Feb 2000 Microsoft announces Windows 2000 in San Francisco, California. In the first two months, 1.5 million copies were sold.
  • 21 Feb 2000 The International Mother Language Day is an inaugural celebration by UNESCO.
  • 29 Feb 2000 This leap day marks the end of a century-long leap year that ends on February 29, 2400.
  • 02 Feb 2000 First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 2000?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Knew I Loved Youyoutube
  2. - Thank God I Found You
  3. - Amazed
  4. - What A Girl Wants
  5. - Smooth

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Rise
  2. - Pure Shores
  3. - Born To Make You Happy
  4. - American Pie
  5. - Movin Too Fast

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2000?

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

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National Bestseller A book that redefines family and narrative in the twenty-first century.

Stickin' by James Carville

Stickin'

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A dog is the best friend you can get in Washington. It's true that there are very few places where careerists and turncoats are so well rewarded, and loyalty is often equated to stupidity.

From This Day Forward by Cokie Roberts and Steve Roberts

From This Day Forward

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Some "friends" suggested that Cokie Roberts and Steve Roberts would not get married because she was Catholic and he was Jewish. This book features Cokie and Steve discussing their own marriage issues.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Mind

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"The Millionaire Mind is for entrepreneurs who are entrepreneurial in nature. It provides roadmaps on how millionaires found their niches. "After

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

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This is the instant bestseller and instant classic that has changed how we see World War II. It was written by the beloved journalist, whose iconic career lasted over fifty years.