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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2001.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2001: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2001?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2001 Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announced that they had separated.
  • 05 Feb 2001 Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announced that they had separated.
  • 08 Feb 2001 In Anaheim, California, Disney's California Adventure theme park opens, next to Disneyland. The 55-acre site includes three areas: Paradise Pier, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, and the Golden State. The theme park cost US$1.4 billion to build. Admission prices are US$43 for adults, and US$33 for children.
  • 09 Feb 2001 The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
  • 11 Feb 2001 Three Rivers Stadium, 30-year-old home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is imploded.
  • 13 Feb 2001 An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 15 Feb 2001 First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
  • 16 Feb 2001 British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network. Three people are killed in a suburban area of Baghdad.
  • 17 Feb 2001 Iraq disarmament crisis: Baghdad is bombed by US and UK war planes, killing three people.
  • 18 Feb 2001 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 19 Feb 2001 The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
  • 26 Feb 2001 Treaty of Nice
  • 28 Feb 2001 In Washington state, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurs. About 400 people injured and major damage in the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area. Damage estimate between US$1 and 4 billion.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2001?
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The Stanislaski Sisters: Natasha and Rachel by Nora Roberts

The Stanislaski Sisters: Natasha and Rachel

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In Taming Natasha, a wild-spirited toy store owner is seduced by a young customer's father, while in Falling for Rachel, a public defender and a rugged bar owner are assigned joint custody of a delinquent teen.

From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz

From The Corner Of His Eye

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This is the story of a boy who loses his sight, and then mysteriously regains it. It is the story of a courageous band of seekers and a relentless killer.

Hannibal by Thomas Harris

Hannibal

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You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

House of Sand and Fog

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The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture. A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity.

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Shopgirl

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With more than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists nationwide, including: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington