Today in History for Year 2000 (Part 2)
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Events 101 - 197 of 197
Jun 23rd - The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
Jun 23rd - The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
Jun 25th - 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
Jun 28th - Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
Jun 29th - Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
Jul 1st - The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
Jul 1st - Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
Jul 2nd - Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
Jul 8th - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)
Tennis Player Venus Williams Jul 9th - 107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)
Jul 9th - 114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats P Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title
Jul 9th - Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
Jul 10th - EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
Jul 10th - A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
Jul 11th - 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
Jul 20th - The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
Tennis Player Pete Sampras Jul 20th - In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
Jul 20th - Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
Jul 23rd - 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham
Jul 23rd - 55th US Women's Open Golf Championship
Jul 25th - Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
Aug 1st - First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse
Aug 8th - Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
Golfer Tiger Woods Aug 9th - South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle
Aug 12th - The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
Aug 18th - A Federal jury finds the US Environmental Protection Agency guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
Aug 21st - Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff
Aug 23rd - A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
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.
Rapper Eminem Sep 7th - 17th MTV Video Music 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 10th - 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)
Sep 10th - 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)
Sep 11th - Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
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
Actor James Gandolfini Sep 15th - 27th Olympic Games opens at 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.
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.
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino Sep 28th - Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Oct 1st - Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
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 1st - 27th Olympic Games closes at 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.
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic 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 15th - Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO
Oct 16th - MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
Oct 17th - Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
Oct 17th - MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher Oct 22nd - 51st Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 19 points
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
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.
Baseball Player Derek Jeter 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.
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.
US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton 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.
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 20th - 52nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Labonte wins
President of Peru Alberto Fujimori Nov 25th - 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
Nov 25th - Earthquake in Baku.
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 23rd - Cricket Women's World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs
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 299
May 1st - Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
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 stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur), dies aged 96
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 14th - Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
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)
Jul 31st - Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch Astronomer, dies at 81
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)