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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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Hey Ram

Hey Ram

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kamal Haasan

Starring: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

Release year: 2000

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Country: United States of America

Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Pane e tulipani

Pane e tulipani

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania

Pitch Black

Pitch Black

Release year: 2000

Directed by: David Twohy

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Cat Who Robbed A Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Robbed A Bank

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In this new installment in the bestselling Cat Who... mystery series Qwilleran and his brilliant Siamese put their whisker-twitching crime solving talents to task to find a killer.The

The New New Thing by Michael Lewis

The New New Thing

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New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”―Time

The Brethren by John Grisham

The Brethren

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion.

False Memory by Dean Koontz

False Memory

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No fan of Dean Koontz or of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind’s capacity to torment—and destroy—itself.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …