Today in History for Year 2000 (Part 2)
Events 101 - 159 of 159
Aug 23rd - Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
Aug 24th - Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
Aug 27th - 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
Sep 5th - The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry makes its maiden voyage.
Sep 7th - 17th MTV Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah wins
Sep 10th - The musical Cats closes on Broadway.
Sep 10th - 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win
Sep 11th - Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
Rapper Eminem Sep 12th - Holland (the Netherlands) passes law allowing same-gender marriage, adoption and divorce.
Sep 15th - Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
Sep 16th - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire
Sep 17th - Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins
Sep 19th - Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
Sep 20th - Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
Sep 20th - The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino Sep 26th - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
Sep 26th - M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
Sep 28th - Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Oct 1st - Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
Oct 1st - Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
Oct 1st - United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
Oct 1st - United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
Oct 4th - 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
Oct 5th - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
Oct 6th - Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
Oct 7th - The last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England by Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium.
Oct 11th - The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
Oct 12th - The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
Oct 17th - Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
Oct 23rd - "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, the New York Jets pulled together a rapid and improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
Oct 25th - A team led by Brigitte Senut and Martin Pickford discover Orrorin tugenensis, one of the earliest species on the human family tree that lived about 6 million years ago, in the Tugen Hills, Kenya
Baseball Player Derek Jeter Oct 26th - NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
Oct 26th - Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
Oct 31st - The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
Oct 31st - A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
Oct 31st - A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members
Nov 2nd - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
Nov 5th - Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church
Nov 7th - Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
Nov 7th - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton Nov 7th - Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
Nov 11th - In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
Nov 13th - Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
Nov 15th - A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
Nov 15th - New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
Nov 16th - Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
42nd US President Bill Clinton Nov 17th - A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
Nov 17th - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
Nov 25th - 2000 Baku earthquake took place.
Nov 26th - 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
Nov 28th - Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
Dec 10th - 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
Dec 12th - The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
Dec 13th - The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins
Dec 13th - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
Dec 19th - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
Dec 24th - The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.
Dec 28th - U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
Dec 30th - Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
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Deaths 101 - 200 of 296
May 3rd - John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
May 5th - Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
May 6th - Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
May 7th - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
May 8th - Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
May 8th - Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
May 8th - Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)
May 10th - Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
May 10th - Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
May 11th - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
May 12th - Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
May 13th - Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
May 14th - Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
May 16th - Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988)
May 17th - Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
May 18th - Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
May 18th - Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
May 19th - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
May 20th - Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
May 20th - Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)
May 21st - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
May 21st - Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)
May 21st - Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
May 24th - Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
May 25th - Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
May 27th - Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)
Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard (May 27th) May 27th - Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)
May 27th - Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
May 30th - Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
May 30th - Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
May 31st - Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
May 31st - Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
Jun 2nd - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
Jun 2nd - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
Jun 5th - Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
Jun 6th - Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
Jun 8th - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
Jun 9th - Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
Jun 10th - Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
Jun 10th - Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
Jun 12th - P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Jun 14th - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
Jun 15th - Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
Jun 16th - Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
Jun 17th - Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
Jun 18th - Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
Jun 21st - Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
Jun 24th - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
Jun 24th - David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
Jun 28th - Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
Jun 28th - Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
Jun 29th - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
Jul 1st - Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
Jul 1st - Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
Jul 2nd - Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
Jul 3rd - Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
Jul 4th - Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
Jul 7th - Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
Jul 9th - Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
Jul 10th - Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
Jul 10th - Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
Jul 11th - Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
Jul 11th - Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
Jul 12th - Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
Jul 14th - William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
Jul 14th - René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
Jul 14th - Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
Jul 15th - Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
Jul 20th - Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (b. 1941)
Jul 22nd - Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
Jul 22nd - Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
Jul 22nd - Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
Jul 24th - Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
Jul 26th - John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
Jul 27th - Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
Jul 28th - Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
Actor Alec Guinness (Aug 5th) Aug 5th - Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)
Aug 5th - Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
Aug 9th - John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
Aug 9th - Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
Aug 10th - Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
Aug 11th - Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
Aug 12th - Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
Aug 13th - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
Aug 14th - Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
Aug 14th - Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
Aug 19th - Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
Aug 19th - Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
Aug 21st - Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
Aug 23rd - John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)
Aug 25th - Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
Aug 25th - Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
Aug 26th - Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (b. 1939)
Aug 29th - Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
Aug 31st - Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
Sep 2nd - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
Sep 2nd - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
Sep 3rd - Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
Sep 6th - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
Sep 9th - Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)