2000 - 2015

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In History
  • Al Qaeda Summit

    Al Qaeda Summit
    The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit of several high-level al-Qaeda members (including 2 9/11 American Airlines hijackers) is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Dow Jones Hits Peak of the Dot Com Bubble

    Dow Jones Hits Peak of the Dot Com Bubble
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98
  • Playstation 2

    Playstation 2
    The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan. Several months later, it becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
  • Pope John Paul II Visits Isreal

    Pope John Paul II Visits Isreal
    Pope John Paul II begins the first official visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Israel.
  • 2000 United States Census

    2000 United States Census
    The 2000 United States Census begins. 281,421,906 residents are living in the United States.
  • North - South Korean Summit

    North - South Korean Summit
    South Korean President Kim Dae-jung visits North Korea to participate in the first North-South presidential summit.
  • Russian Submarine Kursk Sinks

    Russian Submarine Kursk Sinks
    The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea during one of the largest Russian naval exercises since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
  • Game Cube

    Game Cube
    The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
  • 2000 United States Presidental Election

    2000 United States Presidental Election
    Republican Governor of Texas George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the U.S. presidential election but there is a miscount in Florida resulting in a recount of the votes.
  • Landslide in Slovenia

    Landslide in Slovenia
    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.
    Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
  • Milennium Dome Closes

    Milennium Dome Closes
    The Millennium Dome closes its doors one year to the day of its opening.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    George W. Bush is sworn into office, succeeding Bill Clinton as President of the United States, over candidate contender Al Gore in the disputed U.S. presidential election, 2000.
  • Nepalese Royal Massacare

    Nepalese Royal Massacare
    Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills his father, the king, his mother and other members of the royal family with an assault rifle and then shoots himself in the Nepalese royal massacre. Dipendra dies June 4, as King of Nepal. His uncle Gyanendra accedes to the throne.
  • Economic Growth and Tax Relife Reconciliation Act of 2001

    Economic Growth and Tax Relife Reconciliation Act of 2001
    George W. Bush signs the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP
    Windows XP is launched by Microsoft.
  • Attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon

    Attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon
    Rare 9/11 WTC Attack Footage Insane Sound!2,977 victims are killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 are hijacked and crash into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, American Airlines Flight 77 is hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 is hijacked and crashes into grassland. The attacks remain the deadliest act of Terrorism upon the U.S
  • 2001 Anthrax Attacks

    2001 Anthrax Attacks
    The 2001 anthrax attacks commence as letters containing anthrax spores are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey to ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the New York Post, and the National Enquirer. 22 in total are exposed; 5 of them die.
  • Department of Homeland Security

    Department of Homeland Security
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
  • Invasion of Afghanistan

    Invasion of Afghanistan
    The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations.
  • iPod

    iPod
    The iPod is first introduced by Apple.
  • Patroit Act

    Patroit Act
    U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law.
  • Withdraw from 1972 Anti-Balistic Missile Treaty

    Withdraw from 1972 Anti-Balistic Missile Treaty
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the US withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

    Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
    The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Angolian Civil War

    Angolian Civil War
    Anti-communist UNITA guerilla leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a clash against government troops led by socialist Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos in Moxico Province, Angola. The incident gradually ends the fighting that had lasted since 1975. The civil war ends on April 4.
  • Operation Anaconda

    Operation Anaconda
    In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.
  • Sexual Abuse Scandal

    Sexual Abuse Scandal
    Pope John Paul II holds an extraordinary meeting of American cardinals at the Vatican to discuss the sexual abuse of children, calling it "an appalling sin" and declaring that "there is no place in the priesthood for those who would harm the young".
  • Homeland Security Act signed into Law

    Homeland Security Act signed into Law
    U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.
  • Invasion of Iraq

    Invasion of Iraq
    The Iraq War begins with the invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and allied forces.
  • Baghdadi Invasion Begins

    Baghdadi Invasion Begins
    U.S. forces seize control of Saddam International Airport, changing the airport's name to Baghdad International Airport.
  • Last fight of Concorde

    Last fight of Concorde
    The Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to a close.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
  • Ryongchon disaster

    Ryongchon disaster
    Two trains carrying explosives and fuel collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing 161 people, injuring 1,300 and destroying thousands of homes.
  • Saddam Hussein's Trial Begins

    Saddam Hussein's Trial Begins
    Preliminary hearings begin in Iraq in the trial of former president Saddam Hussein, for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • 2004 Presidential Election

    2004 Presidential Election
    Republican incumbent President George W. Bush is declared the winner over his Democratic challenger, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry, in a close election.
  • 9.3 Earthquake in Southeast Asia

    9.3 Earthquake in Southeast Asia
    One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history hits Southeast Asia, when the strongest earthquake in 40 years, measuring 9.3 on the Richter scale, hits the entire Indian Ocean region, which generates an enormous tsunami that crashes into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll in the affected countries stands at 186,983 while more than 40,000 people are still missing
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    YouTube, the most popular video sharing website, is founded.
  • Pope John Paul II dies

    Pope John Paul II dies
    Over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him. He was the youngest pope elected at 58 years of age, and one of the longest reining pontifs at 25 years of service.
  • Pope Benedict XVI is chosen to succede Pope John Paul II

    Pope Benedict XVI is chosen to succede Pope John Paul II
    Pope Benedict XVI succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th Successor of Peter.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath.
  • Leap Second

    Leap Second
    Another second is added, 23:59:60, called a leap second, to end the year 2005. The last time this occurred was on June 30, 1998.
  • Deus Caritas Est

    Deus Caritas Est
    Pope Benedict XVI issues his first encycylical, Deus caritas est.
  • UN Human Rights Council

    UN Human Rights Council
    The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the United Nations Human Rights Council
  • Sidoarjo mud flow

    Sidoarjo mud flow
    The world's biggest mud volcano is created by the blowout of a natural gas well being drilled in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia. This results in displacement of more than 11,000 persons from 8 villages, as well as damage to road and power infrastructures. Several (Twenty-five) factories are also abandoned
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is launched.
  • Saddam Hussein is Sentenced to Hang

    Saddam Hussein is Sentenced to Hang
    Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal
  • Saddam Hussein Hangs

    Saddam Hussein Hangs
    Saddam Hussein, 5th President of Iraq (executed by hanging) (b. 1937)
  • iPhone

    iPhone
    Apple Inc.'s CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, announces the first generation iPhone
  • North Korean Nuclear Facilities are Shut Down

    North Korean Nuclear Facilities are Shut Down
    North Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil
  • 35W Bridge Collapse

    35W Bridge Collapse
    The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses, resulting in 13 deaths.
  • Nepalese Monarchy Abolished

    Nepalese Monarchy Abolished
    The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared.
  • Petroulim's Price Surges

    Petroulim's Price Surges
    The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time.
  • Stock Markets Plung

    Stock Markets Plung
    Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.
  • Fidel Castro Resigns

    Fidel Castro Resigns
    Fidel Castro announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective February 24
  • Barack Obama is Elected President

    Barack Obama is Elected President
    United States presidential election, 2008: Democratic U. S. Senator Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States, and becomes the first African-American President-elect
  • Obama is Inagurated

    Obama is Inagurated
    Barack Obama succeeds George W. Bush as the 44th President of the United States, and becomes the first African-American Presiden
  • Australian Brushfires

    Australian Brushfires
    The deadliest bushfires in Australian history begin; they kill 173, injure 500 more, and leave 7,500 homeless. The fires come after Melbourne records the highest-ever temperature (46.4 °C, 115 °F) of any capital city in Australia. The majority of the fires are ignited by either fallen or clashing power lines or deliberately lit.
  • Michael Jackson Dies

    Michael Jackson Dies
    The death of American entertainer Michael Jackson triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief. Online, reactions to the event cripple several major websites and services, as the abundance of people accessing the web addresses pushes internet traffic to potentially unprecedented and historic levels
  • Earthquake in Hati

    Earthquake in Hati
    A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 316,000,[6][7][8] it is the seventh deadliest on record
  • Earthquake in Chile

    Earthquake in Chile
    An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing at least 525. The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history
  • North Korea Shells Yeonpyeong Island

    North Korea Shells Yeonpyeong Island
    North Korea shells Yeonpyeong Island, prompting a military response by South Korea. The incident causes an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompts widespread international condemnation. The United Nations declares it to be one of the most serious incidents since the end of the Korean War
  • Arab Spring

    Arab Spring
    The Arab Spring begins
  • Earthquake in Japan

    Earthquake in Japan
    A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
  • Osama Bin Laden was Killed by Navy Seals

    Osama Bin Laden was Killed by Navy Seals
    U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed on May 2, 2011 during an American military operation in Pakistan
  • End of Iraq War

    End of Iraq War
    The United States formally declares an end to the Iraq War. While this ends the insurgency, it begins another.
  • Queen Elizabeth Dimond Jubilee

    Queen Elizabeth Dimond Jubilee
    The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth
  • Summer Olympics

    Summer Olympics
    The 2012 Summer Olympics are opened in London, England, United Kingdom
  • Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

    Benghazi Terrorist Attacks
    A series of terrorist attacks are directed against United States diplomatic missions worldwide, as well as diplomatic missions of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
  • Operation Pillar of Defense

    Operation Pillar of Defense
    Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Palestinian-governed Gaza Strip, killing Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. In the following week 140 Palestinians and five Israelis are killed in an ensuing cycle of violence. A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is announced by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the week-long escalation in hostilities in Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip
  • Jorge Burgoilo is elected to the Papacy

    Jorge Burgoilo is elected to the Papacy
    Jorge Burgolio of Argentina is Elected Supreme Pontiff on the 5th Ballot, He chose the Name Francis
  • Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

    Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
    Benedict XVI resigns as pope, becoming the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294
  • Edward Snowden Leaks U.S. Secrets

    Edward Snowden Leaks U.S. Secrets
    American Edward Snowden discloses operations engaged in by a U.S. government mass surveillance program to news publications and flees the country, later being granted temporary asylum in Russia
  • MH370 Goes Missing

    MH370 Goes Missing
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. The aircraft is presumed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean
  • John XXIII and John Paul II are Cannonized

    John XXIII and John Paul II are Cannonized
    The Catholic Church simultaneously canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II
  • MH17 is Shot Down

    MH17 is Shot Down
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile. All 298 people on board are killed
  • U.S. Cuban Relations Resume

    U.S. Cuban Relations Resume
    U.S. President Barack Obama announces the resumption of normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Ukranian Cease Fire

    Ukranian Cease Fire
    Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France reach an agreement on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that includes a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. However, several days later, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels claim that, within its first day, the ceasefire was broken 139 times, as both sides failed to withdraw their heavy weapons and fighting had continued
  • Germanwings Plane crashes in French Alps

    Germanwings Plane crashes in French Alps
    An Airbus A320-211 operated by Germanwings crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board
  • Scott Walker is Elected the 45th President

    Scott Walker is Elected the 45th President
    The Republican Governor from Wisconsin is elected President in a landslide victory not seen since Ronald Reagan's Victory's in 1980, and 1984.
  • Pope Francis Dies

    Pope Francis Dies
    Francis, Dies after complications suffered from a heart attack suffered the day prior.
  • Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is Elected Pope

    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is Elected Pope
    On the 5th ballot of the conclave, Raymond Leo Burke of Richland Center Wisconsin is Elected Supreme Pontiff, he chooses the name PiusXIII
  • Mark Wagner Graduates High School

    Mark Wagner Graduates High School
  • Man Goes to Mars

    Man Goes to Mars
    After a 6 month long rocket ride, the first astronaut's have finally reached the planet Mars
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    2000 Summer Olympics

    The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia.