2000 in History



January 1 After years of preparation for Y2K, only minor computer-related problems were reported (a problem with Hotmail, with a nuclear power plant in Japan and with apartment heating in Korea)
January 1 Millennial celebrations occurred worldwide without terrorist incidents
January 1 Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat Stanford Cardinals 17 - 9
January 30 Kenya Airways flight 431 crashes near Cote d'Ivoire, killing 170, likely cause was a mechnical problem
January 30 NFL Pro Bowl
January 30 Super Bowl XXXIV, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans 23-16
January 31 Alaska Airlines flight 261 crashes off coast of southern California, killing 88, crash caused by a bad stabilizer
February 13 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship
February 13 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship
February 23 42nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards
February 29 At least 700 died in flooding in Mozambique
March 26 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank win lead acting awards
April 2 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum
April 3 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at RCA Dome Indianapolis
April 9 64th Golf Masters Championship:
April 19 Air Philippines flight 541 crashes into a hill near Davao, killing 131
April 22 Elian Gonzalez is snatched by a SWAT team from his Florida relatives to return him to his father in Cuba
April 23 Gulf Air flight 72 crashes near Bahrain, killing 143
May 5 Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon
June 4 Tony Awards, Copenhagen, Contact, The Real Thing revival, and Kiss Me Kate revival won major awards
June 10 Stanley Cup Finals, New Jersey Devils beat Dallas Stars 4 games to 2
June 18 100th U.S. Golf Open: at Pebble Beach Golf Links California
June 19 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2
July 8 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat Paul Haarhuis and Sandon Stolle
July 8 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport
July 9 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter
July 9 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po beat Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijster
July 9 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama beat Venus Williams and Serena Williams
July 23 129th British Golf Open: at Royal Lytham
July 23 55th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
July 25 A Concorde jet crashes outside of Paris after takeoff killing 113 passengers
August 3 The Republican party nominates George W. Bush to run for president
August 14 Two onboard torpedoes explode on the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea, which eventually killed all onboard, despite a rescue operation
August 17 The Democratic party nominates Al Gore to run for president
August 26 WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0
September 16 27th Olympic games open at Sydney, Australia (sched)
September 20 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
October 6 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns
October 12 USS Cole bombed in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors
October 26 World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1
November 2 International Space Station becomes permanently staffed
November 7 Al Gore wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote to George W. Bush
November 7 Hilary Clinton is the first former First Lady elected to the Senate
December 9 Supreme Court halts Florida vote recount
December 13 Al Gore concedes presidential election, George W. Bush named president












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