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Years: 1997 1998 199920002001 2002 2003

2000 (MM) was a leap year that started on a Saturday in the Christian or Common Era, according to the Gregorian calendar. It was the last year of the 2nd millennium and the 20th century but the 1st of the 2000s decade. Y2K passed without the serious computer failures. The year 2000 was also the first century leap year since 1600.

Events

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  • April 3United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
  • April 16 – Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, Sultan of Selangor, dies after a reign of 55 years. He was the longest-reigning monarch in the world since the death of Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein.
  • April 17 – Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin becomes Raja of Perlis.
  • April 22Brazil officially celebrates its 500th anniversary, with protests, especially from native and black populations.
  • April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
  • April 25 – The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.
  • April 28 – Richard Baumhammers begins a 2-hour racially motivated shooting spree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leaving 5 dead and 1 paralyzed.

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  • October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics close in Sydney, Australia.
  • October 5 – President Slobodan Milošević leaves office after widespread demonstrations throughout Serbia.
  • October 6 – The last Mini is produced in Longbridge.
  • October 11 – 250 million gallons of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky (considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill).
  • October 21 – Fifteen Arab leaders convene in Cairo, Egypt, for their first summit in 4 years; the Libyan delegation walks out, angry over signs the summit will stop short of calling for breaking ties with Israel.
  • October 22 – The Mainichi Shinbun newspaper exposes Japanese archeologist Shinichi Fujimura as a fraud; Japanese archaeologists had based their treatises on his findings.
  • October 23Madeleine Albright holds talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
  • October 26Pakistani authorities announce that their police have found an apparently ancient mummy of a Persian princess in the province of Balochistan. Iran, Pakistan and the Taliban all claim the mummy until Pakistan announces it is a forgery on April 17, 2001.
  • October 27 – Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).
  • October 30 – This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
  • October 31 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 collides with construction equipment in the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport, resulting in 83 deaths.

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Births

Deaths

January

February

March

Ian Dury 1
Ian Dury

April

Bourguiba photo officielle
Habib Bourguiba
  • April 3 – Terence McKenna, Writer, Philosopher, Ethnobotanist and Shaman (b. 1946)
  • April 4 – Derek Allhusen, British equestrian (b. 1914)
  • April 5 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • April 6 – Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician, 1st President of Tunisia (b. 1903)
  • April 11 – Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • April 14Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • April 15 – Edward Gorey, American writer and illustrator (b. 1925)
  • April 25 – David Merrick, American stage producer (b. 1911)
  • April 29 – Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese politician, Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1906)

May

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Francis Lederer

June

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August

September

October

Jayne Meadows Steve Allen
Steve Allen

November

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Ingrid of Sweden

December

Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prize

Movies released

  • Dr. T and the Women
  • The Gift
  • Pokemon:The First Movie

Books published

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A NovelMichael Chabon
  • The Amber SpyglassPhilip Pullman
  • The Bear And The DragonTom Clancy
  • The Beatles AnthologyThe Beatles
  • Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris
  • The Blind AssassinMargaret Atwood
  • The BrethrenJohn Grisham
  • Code and Other Laws of CyberspaceLawrence Lessig
  • Code to ZeroKen Follett
  • Daughter Of Fortune – Isabel Allende
  • Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs
  • Deck The Halls – Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
  • Doubleshot – Raymond Benson
  • Drowning Ruth – Christina Schwarz
  • A Friend of the Earth – T. C. Boyle
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ. K. Rowling
  • Hayati, My Life – Miriam Cooke
  • Her Infinite Variety – Louis Auchincloss
  • The Hiding Place – Trezza Azzopardi
  • The House On Hope StreetDanielle Steel
  • The Human StainPhilip Roth
  • The IndwellingTim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Ingrid Caven – Jean-Jacques Schuhl
  • JourneyDanielle Steel
  • The Last Precinct – Patricia Cornwell
  • Look to Windward – Iain M. Banks
  • The MarkTim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • The Measure Of A ManSidney Poitier
  • Morgan's RunColleen McCullough
  • OmertàMario Puzo
  • The Pagan Book of Halloween – Gerina Dunwich
  • The Prayer of Jabez – Bruce Wilkinson & David Kopp
  • Parallel journeys – Eleanor Ayer
  • Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Prometheus DeceptionRobert Ludlum
  • Roses Are Red – James Patterson
  • Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early HollywoodCharles Foster
  • True History of the Kelly GangPeter Carey
  • The TruthTerry Pratchett
  • When I Lived in Modern Times – Linda Grant
  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  • The Will – Reed Arvin
  • Winter Solstice – Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Winter's HeartRobert Jordan
  • Your Magickal Cat – Gerina Dunwich

Hit Songs

  • Try Again - Aaliyah
  • Music – Madonna
  • Oops!... I Did It Again – Britney Spears
  • Jumpin' Jumpin' – Destiny's Child
  • Thong Song – Sisqo
  • Stan – Eminem
  • Doesn't Really Matter – Janet Jackson
  • I Think I'm in Love with You – Jessica Simpson
  • You Sang to Me – Marc Anthony
  • Back Here – BBMak
  • My Way – Limp Bizkit
  • Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • All the Small Things – Blink-182
  • Wonderful – Everclear
  • The Way You Love Me – Faith Hill
  • Who I Am – Jessica Andrews

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