March 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • Mar 1 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • Mar 2 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • Mar 10 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • Mar 17 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • Mar 20 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 27 Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • Mar 28 A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).

Deaths in History

  • Mar 16 Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • Mar 18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • Mar 28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)