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February 7 - René Préval succeeds Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president of Haiti, in the first peaceful handover of power since the nation achieved independence.

February 9 - The element Copernicium is discovered.

February 15: In south-west Wales, the oil tanker Sea Empress runs aground, spilling 73,000 tonnes of crude oil, killing many birds.

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece comes under mortar fire.

A Long March 3 rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing as many as 50.[citation needed]

Begum Khaleda Zia is reelected as prime minister of Bangladesh. The country's second democratic election is marred by low voter turnout, due to several boycotts and pre-election violence, which result in at least 13 deaths.

The UK government publishes the Scott Report.

February 27 - Pokemon Green was released in Japan as the first game in the world famous Pokemon series.

February 28 - Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual GRAMMY Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she held until 2010.

February 29

Faucett Flight 251 in route from Lima to Rodriguez Ballon airport crashes into a mountain near Arequipa; all 123 people on board are killed.

At least 81 people drown when a boat capsizes 120 kilometres east of Kampala, Uganda.

The Bosnian government declares the end of the Siege of Sarajevo.

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