2000 in History – What happened in year 2000

In history, year 2000 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2000.

Know what happened in 2000:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 FebruarySecond Chechen War-As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb.
06 OctoberDenouncing corruption in the administration of ArgentinePresident Fernando de la Rúa and in the Senate, Vice President CarlosÁlvarez resigned from his office.
06 September The Millennium Summit, a meeting of world leaders to discussthe role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century, openedin New York City.
13 MayA fireworks factory in Enschede, the Netherlands, exploded,resulting in 22 deaths and approximately €450 million in damage.
17 March Over 700 followers of the Ugandan sect Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God perished in a fire and a series of poisonings and killings, considered either a cult suicide or an orchestrated mass murder by its leaders.
26 OctoberLaurent Gbagbo became the first President of Côte d'Ivoiresince Robert Guéï was thrown out of power during the 1999 Ivorian coupd'état.
30 January Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Côte d'Ivoire shortly after takeoff, killing 169 on board.
30 DecemberA series of bombings occurred around Metro Manila in thePhilippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 people and injuring100 others.
06 SeptemberThe Millennium Summit, a meeting of world leaders to discussthe role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century, openedin New York City.
12 AugustThe Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navyexploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
06 FebruarySecond Chechen War-Russia captured Grozny, the capital ofChechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen government into exile.
02 JulyIn the Mexican general election, Vicente Fox was elected to bethe first President of Mexico from an opposition party in 71 years.
03 MayThe sport of geocaching was born when the coordinates of acache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group.
04 MayKen Livingstone took office as the first Mayor of London.
12 DecemberThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore that the election recount of the ballots cast in Florida for the presidential election must stop, effectively making George W. Bush the winner.
25 MayIsrael withdrew its army from most of Lebanese territory, 22years after its first invasion in 1978.
25 DecemberRussian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law thatofficially established a new National Anthem of Russia, with musicadapted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed byAlexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
07 NovemberHillary Clinton was elected as a Senator, becoming the firstFirst Lady to win public office in the United States.
05 OctoberSerbian engineering vehicle operator Ljubisav Ðokic rammedthe Radio Television of Serbia building with a wheel loader in a protestknown as the Bulldozer Revolution, causing Slobodan Miloševic toresign two days later.
06 OctoberDenouncing corruption in the administration of ArgentinePresident Fernando de la Rúa and in the Senate, Vice President CarlosÁlvarez resigned from his office.
12 OctoberTwo suicide bombers attacked the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Colewhile it was at anchor in Aden, Yemen, killing 17 of its crew membersand injuring 39 others.
26 OctoberLaurent Gbagbo became the first President of Côte d'Ivoiresince Robert Guéï was thrown out of power during the 1999 Ivorian coupd'état.
06 SeptemberThe Millennium Summit, a meeting of world leaders to discussthe role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century, openedin New York City.
10 SeptemberOperation Barras successfully freed six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributed to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
27 AugustMoscow's Ostankino Tower caught fire, killing three people anddisrupting television and radio signals around the city.
06 FebruarySecond Chechen War-Russia captured Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen government into exile.
30 januaryKenya Airways Flight 431 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Côte d'Ivoire shortly after takeoff, killing 169 on board.
05 FebruarySecond Chechen War: As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb.
06 FebruarySecond Chechen War: Russia captured Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen government into exile.
22 AprilIn a predawn raid, US Immigration and Naturalization Service agents seized six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida, and returned him to his Cuban father.


List of famous birthdays in the year 2000:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
08 January Noah Cyrus / Actress / United States of America
08 AugustFélix Auger-Aliassime / Tennis Player / Canada
09 DecemberDiāna Ņikitina / Figure Skater / Latvia
09 AprilJackie Evancho / Singer / United States of America
13 JunePenny Oleksiak / Swimmer / Canada
15 March Kristian Kostov / Writer / Russia
20 NovemberConnie Talbot / Writer / United Kingdom
21 March Jace Norman / Actor / United States of America
22 NovemberAuli'i Cravalho / Actress / United States of America
26 SeptemberPrincess Salma bint Abdullah / Princess / Jordan

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 2000:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 OctoberZayrah Wasim / Actress / India

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