Historical Events For Year 2000

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January 10, 2000

An agreement is made by America Online to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion, becoming the largest corporate merger ever.
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February 6, 2000

The first female president to be elected in Finland is Tarja Halonen. Read More

February 13, 2000

Following the death of Charles M. Schulz, the last publication of the original Peanuts comic strip created by Schulz occurs.
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February 21, 2000

The inaugural celebration of International Mother Language Day is held by UNESCO. Read More

March 4, 2000

Japan releases the PlayStation 2, which becomes the all-time best-selling game console. Read More

March 13, 2000

Ecuador adopts the United States dollar as their official currency. Read More

April 16, 2000

Washington holds an American anti-globalization protest. Read More

May 5, 2000

During the New Moon, a rare gathering on 7 celestial bodies takes place. Read More

July 31-Aug 3, 2000

George W. Bush is nominated for President and Dick Cheney for Vice President by the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
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August 14, 2000

One of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, is debuted. Read More

August 14-17, 2000

Al Gore is nominated for President and Senator Joe Lieberman for Vice President by the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
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August 24, 2000

The release of the Nintendo GameCube takes place. Read More

September 5, 2000

The United Nations is joined by Tuvalu. Read More

September 6-8, 2000

The Millennium Summit is attended by leaders of the world at the United Nations Headquarters.
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September 8, 2000

World Trade Organization is joined by Albania. Read More

September 8, 2000

The Millennium Declaration of the United Nations is established in New York. Read More

October 6, 2000

Longbridge produces it's last Mini. Read More

October 21, 2000

The first summit of Arab leaders is held in Cairo, Egypt for the first time in 4 years. Read More

October 30, 2000

This is the day before the Soyuz TM-31 is launched carrying the first crew to reside in the International Space Station, making this the final date where there is no human presence in space.
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November 2, 2000

The first resident crew of the International Space Station arrives. Read More

November 16, 2000

The first sitting President of the United States to visit Vietnam in 25 years, since the end of the Vietnam War, is President Clinton.
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December 12, 2000

The United States Presidency is won by George W. Bush upon the stopping of the presidential recount in Florida by the Supreme Court.
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December 15, 2000

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant shuts down completely upon the closing of the third and final reactor.
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