Historical Events for October 2000
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1st - Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
1st - United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
1st - United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
4th - 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
5th - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
6th - Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
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.
11th - The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
12th - The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
Comedian/Writer Larry David 15th - Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO
17th - Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
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
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
26th - NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
26th - Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
Baseball Player Derek Jeter 31st - The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
31st - A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
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