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Historical Events for the Year 2000

  • 3rd January » The last original weekday 'Peanuts' comic strip is published.
  • 4th January » Two trains on the Røros Line Åsta accident named collide in Åsta, Norway, resulting in an explosive fire and 19 deaths.
  • 6th January » Celia, the last Pyrenean Ibex was found dead after a treehad landed on her.
  • 14th January » A United Nations tribunal sentences five Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina known as Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
  • 21st January » Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-Preside
  • 31st January » Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
  • 2nd February » First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
  • 5th February » Russian forces Novye Aldi massacre named massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 6th February » Second Chechen War: Russia Battle of Grozny (1999–2000) called captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into government in exile named exile.
  • 13th February » The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
  • 14th February » The spacecraft 'NEAR Shoemaker' enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
  • 15th February » Indian Point nuclear power plant e.g Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 1st March » The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 1st March » Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • 10th March » The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com bubble e.g dot-com boom.
  • 17th March » 530 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.
  • 21st March » Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel.
  • 24th March » S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
  • 27th March » A Phillips explosion of 2000 or Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills one and injures 71.
  • 28th March » Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
  • 3rd April » 'United States v. Microsoft': Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
  • 22nd April » The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
  • 2nd May » President Bill Clinton announces that accurate Global Positioning System or GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States Armed Forces called United States military.
  • 3rd May » The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a Global Positioning System e.g GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 4th May » Ken Livingstone becomes the London mayoral election, 2000 e.g first Mayor of London.
  • 7th May » Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
  • 11th May » Second Chechen War: Chechen people named Chechen separatists Galashki ambush e.g ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
  • 13th May » In Enschede, the Netherlands, a Enschede fireworks disaster known as fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • 17th May » Arsenal F.C. or Arsenal and Galatasaray S.K. e.g Galatasaray fans clash in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots in Copenhagen
  • 24th May » Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 25th May » Liberation Day (Lebanon) Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanon Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first Operation Litani invasion in 1978.
  • 5th June » The Six-Day War (2000) named Six-Day War in Kisangani begins in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Ugandan and Rwandan forces. A large part of the city is destroyed.
  • 7th June » The United Nations defines the Blue Line (Lebanon) called Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.
  • 13th June » President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 13th June » Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 16th June » Israel complies with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms.
  • 26th June » Bill Clinton or President Clinton announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome.
  • 26th June » John Paul II revealed the Three Secrets of Fátima named third secret of Fátima.
  • 2nd July » Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of Mexico President of México from an opposition party, the National Action Party (Mexico) Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party Par
  • 14th July » A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
  • 8th August » Confederate submarine 'H. L. Hunley (submarine) known as H.L. Hunley' is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
  • 12th August » The Oscar class submarine Russian submarine K-141 Kursk named K-141 'Kursk' of the Russian Navy Russian submarine Kursk explosion named explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • 23rd August » Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • 27th August » The convert 540 m ft 0 adj=on-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • 10th September » Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 11th September » Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 (protest) e.g S11 protests also take place.
  • 14th September » Microsoft releases Windows ME.
  • 26th September » Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 26th September » The MS or Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
  • 28th September » Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 5th October » Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Overthrow of Slobodan Milošević named Bulldozer Revolution.
  • 6th October » Yugoslavia known as Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 6th October » Argentina named Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez (vice-president) e.g Carlos Álvarez resigns.
  • 11th October » NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 12th October » The USS Cole (DDG 67) or USS 'Cole' is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two USS Cole bombing e.g suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
  • 17th October » Hatfield rail crash named Train crash at Hatfield, Hertfordshire named Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
  • 31st October » Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then.
  • 1st November » Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
  • 2nd November » The Expedition 1 known as first resident crew to the ISS docked with their Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft.
  • 7th November » Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady of the United States named First Lady to win public office in the United States, although she was actually still the First Lady.
  • 7th November » Controversial United States presidential election, 2000 or US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
  • 11th November » Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a Funicular or cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
  • 13th November » Philippines e.g Philippine House Speaker Manny Villar passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
  • 15th November » A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
  • 15th November » Jharkhand state comes into existence in India.
  • 17th November » A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of Slovenian tolar named SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
  • 17th November » Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
  • 25th November » The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.
  • 27th November » In the Canadian federal election, 2000 named Canadian federal election the Liberal Party of Canada wins its third consecutive election with a gain in the number of its members.
  • 12th December » The Supreme Court of the United States or United States Supreme Court releases its decision in 'Bush v. Gore'.
  • 13th December » The "Texas Seven" escape from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas, and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
  • 15th December » The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
  • 19th December » The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.
  • 24th December » The Texas Seven hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
  • 25th December » President of Russia called Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the National Anthem of the Soviet Union e.g anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed
  • 28th December » U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • 30th December » Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.