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Major Events of 2000

2000 (Roman Numerals: MM) was the last (100th) year of the 20th century, and also the last year of the 2nd millennium. However, in popular culture, it become widely known as the "millennium year". 2000 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2000.
News Events of 2000

Y2K computer bug doesn't cause too many problems.

Air France Concorde crashes near Paris.

US Supreme Court decides in favor of George W, Bush in split decison over the Presidential election.

George W. Bush

Tate Modern opens in London.

Sony launches the PlayStation 2.

Vladimir Putin elected President of Russia.

Pope John Paul II is the first Roman Catholic Pope to visit Israel.

Pope John Paul II

The billionth living person in India is born.

Microsoft releases Windows ME.

An unknown attacker fires a RPG-22 anti-tank missile at the MI6 building in Vauxhall, London.

In the antitrust trial of Microsoft, the company is ruled to have violated antitrust laws.

Six British soldiers held capitve by rebels in Sierra Leone are freed in Operation Barras.

Sports in 2000
2000 Was Designated As
  • International Year for the Culture of Peace
  • World Mathematical Year

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