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Events in 2000
|1 January:|| ||The much feared Y2K computer bug causes no serious disruption of public services, but systems of some small businesses and individuals freeze or crash because of problems with new year.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|5 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|3 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|9 March:|| ||The London Eye opens to the public.|
|21 March:|| ||Pope John Paul II visits Israel, the first Roman Catholic pontiff to do so.|
|19 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|22 June:|| ||American astronomer James Christy discovers Pluto's moon and names it Charon.|
|5 September:|| ||Tuvalu joins the United Nations.|
|9 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|31 October:|| ||The launch of Soyuz TM-31, delivering the first resident crew to the ISS, marks the end of empty space as man has been continuously present since.|
|15 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1421 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 December:|| ||With a difference of 327 votes in Florida, followed by weeks of debate and recounts, the American presidential election is decided in court as Bush v. Gore.|
|15 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|25 December:|| ||Time announces its Person of the Year 2000 is George W. Bush for beating Al Gore in the United States presidential election.|
|28 December:|| ||The domain name 4umi.com is registered from a terminal computer in a Birmingham shopping centre.|
People in 2000
American president-elect George W. Bush, Time Person of the Year.Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2000 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1916, 1944 and 1972 in the century before it and 2028, 2056 and 2084 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2000 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 May 2013.