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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    House managers took Videotaped Closed-Door Depositions

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 1999

    Over three days, February 1–3, House managers took videotaped closed-door depositions from Monica Lewinsky, Clinton's friend Vernon Jordan, and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal.




  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Presidency

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 2, 1999

    At the start of the election run-up, front runner Irene Sáez was backed by one of Venezuela's two primary political parties, Copei. But Chávez's promises of widespread social and economic reforms won the trust and favor of the primarily poor and working class. By May 1998, Chávez's support had risen to 30% in polls, and by August he was registering 39%. The Voter turnout was 63%, and Chávez won the election with 56% of the vote. Academic analysis of the election showed that Chávez's support had come primarily from the country's poor and "disenchanted middle class", whose standard of living had decreased rapidly over the previous decade, while much of the middle and upper class vote went to Römer. And Chávez's presidential inauguration took place 2 February 1999.




  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Videotapes would suffice as testimony

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    On February 4, however, the Senate voted 70–30 that excerpting these videotapes would suffice as testimony, rather than calling live witnesses to appear at trial.




  • Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The Rambouillet talks began

    Château de Rambouillet, France
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The Rambouillet talks began on 6 February 1999, with NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana negotiating with both sides. They were intended to conclude by 19 February.




  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones Case

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 6, 1999

    The videos were played in the Senate on February 6, featuring 30 excerpts of Lewinsky discussing her affidavit in the Paula Jones case, the hiding of small gifts Clinton had given her, and his involvement in procurement of a job for Lewinsky.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Closing Arguments

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    On February 8, closing arguments were presented with each side allotted a three-hour time slot.




  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 9, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate began closed-door deliberations

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 9, 1999

    On February 9, after voting against a public deliberation on the verdict, the Senate began closed-door deliberations instead.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate Emerged from Its Closed Deliberations

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    On February 12, the Senate emerged from its closed deliberations and voted on the articles of impeachment. A two-thirds vote, 67 votes, would have been necessary to convict and remove the President from office.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article One (Clinton Lied to the Grand Jury)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (45 votes) and 10 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article Two (Attempting to Obstruct Justice in the Jones Case)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (50 votes) and 5 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House

    Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Mankind and The Rock faced off again, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, in a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw, meaning Mankind retained the title.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    Feud Ended

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Their feud ended on the February 15 Raw Is War, when The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a Ladder Match after Big Show interfered on his behalf.


  • Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem

    The Slim Shady LP

    Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem released The Slim Shady LP in February 1999. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums (certified triple platinum by the end of the year), he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage.


  • Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira

    Shakira's First Grammy Award nomination

    Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1999

    Shakira also received her first Grammy Award nomination in 1999 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez Set Into Motion a Social welfare Program Called Plan Bolívar 2000

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Beginning 27 February 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Caracazo massacre, Chávez set into motion a social welfare program called Plan Bolívar 2000. He said he had allotted $20.8 million for the plan, though some say that the program cost $113 million. The plan involved 70,000 soldiers, sailors and members of the air force repairing roads and hospitals, removing stagnant water that offered breeding areas for disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering free medical care and vaccinations, and selling food at low prices.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Bolivarian Revolution

    The First of The Bolivarian Missions

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Plan Bolívar 2000 was the first of the Bolivarian Missions enacted under of administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. According to the United States Department of State, Chávez wanted to "send the message that the military was not a force of popular repression, but rather a force for development and security". The United States State Department also commented that this happened "only 23 days after his inauguration" and that he wanted to show his closest supporters "that he had not forgotten them". The plan involved around 40,000 Venezuelan soldiers engaged in door-to-door anti-poverty activities, including mass vaccinations, food distribution in slum areas and education.Several scandals affected the program as allegations of corruption were formulated against Generals involved in the plan, arguing that significant amounts of money had been diverted.


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