February 1999

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February 1999 was the second month of that common year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Sunday after 28 days. There are no full moons in this month.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from February 1999.

  • Mike Tyson is sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve 2 years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for the August 31, 1998 assault on two people after a car accident.
  • Pluto, a dwarf planet with an eccentric orbit, changes from the eighth to ninth planet furthest from the Sun. It had been the eighth furthest since 1979, and will become again in 2231.
  • Rapper Big L, real name Lamont Coleman, is shot and killed with 7 bullets to the head and chest just blocks from his home in Harlem.
Armed conflicts and attacks
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  • The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and one is wounded at a shooting range.
  • Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP is released, following his 1997 EP 'The Slim Shady EP' and debut album 'Infinite'.
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