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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 massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 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 with that of a student pilot over Zion, Illinois.
  • 09 Feb 2000 Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
  • 11 Feb 2000 A blast from an explosive device in front of a Barclay's Bank across from the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street wounds dozens but kills none.
  • 12 Feb 2000 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Tom Landry, Charles M. Schulz, and Oliver die, of unrelated causes.
  • 13 Feb 2000 The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles Schulz.
  • 14 Feb 2000 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
  • 15 Feb 2000 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 16 Feb 2000 Archbishop Desmond Tutu makes an address at the University of Toronto. (University of Toronto)
  • 17 Feb 2000 In San Francisco, California, Microsoft unveils the Windows 2000 operating system. 1.5 million copies are sold in the first two months.
  • 21 Feb 2000 UNESCO holds the inaugural celebration of International Mother Language Day.
  • 29 Feb 2000 This leap day is the last in a turn-of-the-century leap year until February 29, 2400.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

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City Of God by E. L. Doctorow

City Of God

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the

Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

Gap Creek

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A New York Times Bestseller & Oprah's Book Club PickYoung Julie Harmon works “hard as a man,” they say, so hard that at times she’s not sure she can stop.

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

Galileo'S Daughter by Dava Sobel

Galileo'S Daughter

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Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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The third book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay! For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.