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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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Das Experiment

Das Experiment

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Country: United States of America

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Country: United States of America

Late Night Shopping

Late Night Shopping

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Saul Metzstein

Starring: Luke de Woolfson, James Lance, Kate Ashfield, Enzo Cilenti

A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2001?
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Blood Lure by Nevada Barr

Blood Lure

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The laws of nature take a terrifyingly murderous turn in this spellbinding addition to the New York Times bestselling series featuring Park Ranger Anna Pigeon.In

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer

The First Counsel

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The runaway bestseller that takes us down the rabbit hole of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.John F. Jennedy, Jr., was Lark.Amy Carter was Dynamo.Chelsea

A Painted House by John Grisham

A Painted House

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Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came …

Protect And Defend by Richard North Patterson

Protect And Defend

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On a cold day in January President Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office-- and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme

The Cat Who Smelled A Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Smelled A Rat

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Meet prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum—the most unlikely, most unusual, most delightful team in detective fiction!The way Jim Qwilleran sees it, there’s nothing