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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2000 AD

January

January 1: After years of preparation for Y2K, only minor computer-related problems were reported (a problem with Hotmail, with a nuclear power plant in Japan and with apartment heating in Korea)
January 1: Millennial celebrations occurred worldwide without terrorist incidents
January 1: Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat Stanford Cardinals 17 - 9
January 30: Kenya Airways flight 431 crashes near Cote d'Ivoire, killing 170, likely cause was a mechnical problem
January 30: NFL Pro Bowl
January 30: Super Bowl XXXIV, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans 23-16
January 31: Alaska Airlines flight 261 crashes off coast of southern California, killing 88, crash caused by a bad stabilizer

February

February 13: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship
February 13: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship
February 23: 42nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards
February 29: At least 700 died in flooding in Mozambique

March

March 26: 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank win lead acting awards

April

April 2: 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum
April 3: 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at RCA Dome Indianapolis
April 9: 64th Golf Masters Championship:
April 19: Air Philippines flight 541 crashes into a hill near Davao, killing 131
April 22: Elian Gonzalez is snatched by a SWAT team from his Florida relatives to return him to his father in Cuba
April 23: Gulf Air flight 72 crashes near Bahrain, killing 143

May

May 5: Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon

June

June 4: Tony Awards, Copenhagen, Contact, The Real Thing revival, and Kiss Me Kate revival won major awards
June 10: Stanley Cup Finals, New Jersey Devils beat Dallas Stars 4 games to 2
June 18: 100th U.S. Golf Open: at Pebble Beach Golf Links California
June 19: NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2

July

July 8: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat Paul Haarhuis and Sandon Stolle
July 8: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport
July 9: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter
July 9: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po beat Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijster
July 9: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama beat Venus Williams and Serena Williams
July 23: 129th British Golf Open: at Royal Lytham
July 23: 55th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
July 25: A Concorde jet crashes outside of Paris after takeoff killing 113 passengers

August

August 3: The Republican party nominates George W. Bush to run for president
August 14: Two onboard torpedoes explode on the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea, which eventually killed all onboard, despite a rescue operation
August 17: The Democratic party nominates Al Gore to run for president
August 26: WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0

September

September 16: 27th Olympic games open at Sydney, Australia (sched)
September 20: Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends

October

October 6: Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns
October 12: USS Cole bombed in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors
October 26: World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1

November

November 2: International Space Station becomes permanently staffed
November 7: Al Gore wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote to George W. Bush
November 7: Hilary Clinton is the first former First Lady elected to the Senate

December

December 9: Supreme Court halts Florida vote recount
December 13: Al Gore concedes presidential election, George W. Bush named president
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