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2000
January 1st
Worldwide Millennium celebrations throughout the world, and the predicted Y2K chaos failed to deliver the electronic meltdown.
January 1st
In London, the Millennium Dome at Greenwich was opened to the public. The Dome was open during the whole of 2000 and contained a large number of attractions and exhibits.
January 5th - 8th
Al-Qaeda terroist group held a Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting was between several high-ranking al-Qaeda members, and included two 9/11 American Airlines Flight 77 hijackers.
January 31st
In Britain Dr. Harold Shipman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of at least 15 of his patients, out of 365 suspected victims.
March 21st
Pope John Paul II began the first visit by a pontiff, leader of the Roman Catholic church, to the state of Israel.
March 26th
In Russia, Vladimir Putin was elected President of the Russian Federation, in the Russian Presidential elections.
April 1st
The Japanese prime minister Keizo Obuchi was taken ill, when he suffered a stroke and fell into a coma.
April 5th
Keizo Obuchi was replaced by Yoshiro Mori as the Prime minister of Japan.
April 22nd
FBI agents seized six-year old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida. Elián was united with his Cuban father in Washington, DC, USA.
May 3rd
A rare celestial event occured with the New Moon included seven of the traditional celestial bodies. The conjunction consisted of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
May 19th
Soviet cosmonaut Yevgeny Khrunov died at the age of 66. Khrunov served as a crew member on the Soyuz 5 mission on the 15th - 18th January 1969.
May 25th
Israel withdrew troops from southern Lebanon region after occupying the area for 22 years.
June 23rd
The Palace Backpackers Hostel fire in Childers, Queensland, Australia. The arson attack killed 15 people.
June 30th
In London, neo-Nazi David Copeland, the 'London nailbomber' was convicted of three murders and three offences of planting bombs during April 1999. He was sentenced to six life sentences. The bombs were part of a hate campaign against ethnic minorities and gay people of London.
July 25th
An Air France Concorde, Flight 4590, crashed after take off from Paris. The accident killed all 109 passengers and 5 people on the ground.
August 12th
The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea. An on-board explosion on the sub resulted in the deaths of all 118 men.
September 20th
Gherman S. Titov died aged 65. Titov flew the Soviet Union's second orbital flight on the 6th-7th August 1961 in Vostok 2.
October 5th
Following mass demonstrations in Serbia and the withdrawal of Russian support, President Slobodan Milosevic left office.
October 12th
USS Cole was attacked in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers used a small boat packed with explosives. The attack killed 17 crew members and wounded 39.
November
Iraq rejected new weapons inspection proposals from the U.N. Security Council.
November 7th
Republican challenger George W. Bush Jr. defeated Democrat Al Gore. The election was controversial and the result would take a month to be decided due to disputed votes in Florida.
November 7th
A gang raided the Millennium Dome in London. The police caught the gang in the act of stealing 'The Millennium Star diamond'.
November 7th
Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate, and became the first 'First Lady' of the United States to win public office.
November 11th
The Kaprun disaster in Austria. A cable car caught fire in an alpine tunnel and killed 155 holiday makers.
 

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