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  1. January 4-The United States Department of Labor announces that the United States unemployment rate rose to 5.8% in December
  2. January 8: Fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas dies at 69.
  3. February 8 : The opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, which are held in Salt Lake City.
  4. February 22-Palindrome Day, At 8:02 pm, on February 20, 2002, the date is read officially as 20:02, 20, 02, 2002. Or 2002 2002 2002
  5. March 1: Space shuttle mission STS-109 is launched at 6:22 A.M.
  6. March 12: Israel ground troops invade the West Bank and Gaza Strip in her largest offensive since the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Dozens of tanks occupy Ramallah. Thirty-seven total dead so far, Israeli and Palestinian.
  7. April 11:An empty American Airlines jet parked outside a hanger at Los Angeles International Airport rolled through a fence before coming to a stop on a service road.
  8. April 13 Left Handers’ Day
  9. May 25 China Airlines Flight 611, breaks up in mid-flight while flying from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. All passengers and crew on board perished.
  10. May 26: Space exploration: The BBC reports that the NASA space probe Mars Odyssey has found signs of huge ice deposits on the planet Mars.
  11. June 11: Hit reality show, American Idol premiered its first episode on Fox Network.
  12. Jule 11: Microsoft’s .Net service is being examined by the European Union for possible breaking of data privacy law
  13. July 1: A Russian Tupolev Tu-154 airliner and a Boeing 757 operated by DHL collide at 35,000ft over Uberlingen, due to failure of correct communication from ground-to-air. The 69 people aboard the Tupolev (mainly Russian schoolchildren) and the two pilots of the Boeing are all killed.
  14. July 25: Open source: Streaming media company RealNetworks has announced that it will support the free software Ogg Vorbis audio compression technology as part of its new open-source initiative. This will provide a mass market for the Vorbis technology, allowing it access to network effects which may make it a serious competitor to Microsoft‘s closed technologies.
  15. August 5: Microsoft has announced that it is to make some concessions towards the proposed final settlement of the United States v. Microsoft case, ahead of the judge’s verdict.
  16. August 8: The F.C.C. votes to require television manufacturers to include digital tunerss in nearly all televisions by 2007.
  17. September 24: Motorola has announced a single-chip satellite navigation receiver, opening the possibility of the addition of location-specific functions to low cost ubiquitous computingdevices. The chip combines RF processing, analog signal processing, digital signal processing and a CPU on a single chip.
  18. September 30: NOAA and NASA researchers announce the ozone hole over Antarctica has grown markedly smaller since last year and has broken into two, due to warmer temperatures.
  19. October 17: U.S. officials announce the existence of a clandestine North Korea nuclear weapons program, admitted to by North Korean officials.
  20. October 25: IBM has announced that its Blue Gene petaflop supercomputer architecture will use the Linux operating system.
  21. November 6: The US Federal Reserve lowered its overnight bank-lending rate to 1.25 percent, and this bigger-than-expected rate cut signals there may be more weakness in the economy than the market expected. The Fed indicated in its statements accompanying the rate cut that concern about a war with Iraq and the thread of terrorism may be slowing consumer and business spending.
  22. November 26: US President George W. Bush signs into law the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act which creates a federal backstop for insurance claims related to acts of terrorism.
  23. December 1:World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the global AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
  24. December 19: AOL Time Warner announced that they had been issued a patent for instant messaging. AOL said that they have no plans to enforce the patent, but it could cause son major amigos problems for the purveyors of other instant messaging systems, in particular Microsoft and Yahoo!.
  25. December 29: Sports Illustrated magazine announces that cyclist Lance Armstrong is their Sportsman of the Year.

The information in post was found at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002

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.

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.