Portal:Current events/February 1997

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February 1997 was the second month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Friday after 28 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from February 1997.

  • The so-called "Big Three" banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
  • Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds investment banks announce a $10 billion merger.
  • North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparks debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
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