The NEW Millenium! By pudgers2 Jan 1, 2000 Y2K Problem As that year approached, many feared that computer programs storing year values as two-digit figures (such as 99) would cause problems. People went into panic that all computers would crash. Period: Jan 1, 2000 to Dec 31, 2010 The New Millenium Sep 9, 2001 September 9, 2001 Attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. May 3, 2002 Spider-Man The Spider-Man movie premiered and had a great success. Feb 1, 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Upon reentry the space shuttle disintegrated over Texas killing the 7 astronauts on it. Dec 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Created by an earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale, this tsunami demolished buildings and killed over 230,000 people. Aug 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina This category five earthquake hit the southern United States and killed at least 1,836 people. Mar 15, 2006 Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Angelina Jolie gives birth to her first biological daughter. This was a huge topic in the media for months. Sep 13, 2007 iPod Touch The first generation iPod Touch was released to the public. Jan 22, 2008 Heath Ledger Dies The actor overdosed and died at the age of 28. Jun 25, 2009 Michael Jackson Dies The king of pop dies and many memorial services are held on live television, he was 50 years old. Apr 20, 2010 Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill The spill released over 205.8 million gallons of crude oil and majorly effected all surrounding areas.