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Decide in Review| Part 2 of 10 | Year 2001

  1. January 11 – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
  2. January 20 – George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton, becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
  3. February 13 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  4. February 28 – The Nisqually Earthquake strikes Seattle, Washington.
  5. March 23 – The Russian space station Mir re-enters the atmosphere near Nadi, Fiji, and falls into the Pacific Ocean.
  6. March 24 – Apple Computer releases Mac OS X version 10.0.
  7. April 7 – An M-17 helicopter crashes into mountain in south of Hanoi, Vietnam killing 16. The flight was carrying United States armed forces personnel searching for MIAs from Vietnam War
  8. April 23 – Intel introduces the Pentium 4 Processor
  9. May 19 – First Apple Store opens.
  10. May 29-In Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban militia announces a law requiring Hindus to wear identity labels to distinguish them from Muslims. The measure also requires Hindu women to be veiledfor the first time.
  11. June 1 – The popular Bratz, rival to the barbie doll debuts
  12. June 5—9 – Houston, Texas is devastated by flooding when Tropical Storm Allison dumps 36 inches (914 mm) of rain on the city. Damage exceeds five billion American dollars.
  13. July 3 – A Vladivostokavia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 – A Vladivostokavia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145.
  14. July 4 Nations Birthday
  15. July 18 – Jurassic Park III was released
  16. August 1 – Law goes into effect in Germany legalizing same-sex registered partnerships.
  17. August 9 – US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  18. September 4 – Google is awarded U.S. Patent 6,285,999, for the PageRank search algorithm used in the Google search engine
  19. September 9 – Michael Jackson performs 30th anniversary (of his career) concert.
  20. September 11: The attack on the World Trade Centers Thousands of people lose there life.
  21. October 23 – Apple Computer releases the now famous iPod.
  22. October 25 – Microsoft releases Windows XP.
  23. November 7 – The super-sonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month break.
  24. November 15 – The Xbox was released in the United States
  25. December 14 – Annular solar eclipse
  26. December 27 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.

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This is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000. Also you can go there to find out evnts that happened in 2000

  1. December 1999 – January 2000: Everyone fears Y2K. It never happens. (dumb people)
  2. January 30 – Super Bowl XXXIV: The St. Louis Rams win the NFL Championship for the first time since 1951, defeating the Tennessee Titans 23–16.
  3. February 9 – Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
  4. February 13 – The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles Schulz.
  5. March 8 – Tokyo train disaster: A sideswipe collision of 2 Tokyo Metro trains kills 5 people.
  6. March 10 – The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048.(Yes)
  7. April 3 – United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
  8. April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
  9. April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
  10. May 4 – After originating in The Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
  11. May 11 – The billionth living person in India is born.
  12. June 5 – 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
  13. June 21 – Section 28, a law preventing the promotion of homosexuality, is repealed by the Scottish Parliament.
  14. July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
  15. July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
  16. August 8 – The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
  17. August 14–17 – The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominates U.S. Vice President Al Gore for President and Senator Joe Liebermanfor Vice President. (Noooooooo)
  18. September 14 – Microsoft releases Windows ME.( FAIL)
  19. September 15 – October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia.
  20. October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics close in Sydney, Australia.
  21. October 30 – This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since
  22. November 2 – The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
  23. November 7 – United States presidential election, 2000: Republican candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the closest election in history, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
  24. December 1 – Vicente Fox takes office as President of Mexico.
  25. December 13 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to George W. Bush.
  26. December 24 – Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings: 18 people are killed in multiple Islamist bomb attacks on churches across Indonesia.

That is all for the year 2000. The parts in “( ) are my thoughts.

Yes we are doing “Content Weekend” in January 2010.

Here are our topics:

1. Dumb Laws

2. Top News Stories of 2009

3. Top News Stories of 2000-2009 (the last decade)

4. Maybe More.

5.If you have ideas please leave a comment below. Remember I read all comments.