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Y2K bug fails to bite  A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000 Dow Jones reached 11,722 Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see Nasdaq reached 5048  Nasdaq's all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom Microsoft loses antitrust suit Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines 'I love you' virus disrupts computers Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba South Carolina lowered Confederate flag   Republicans pick Bush, Cheney  Republican convention picks Texas governor as presidential candidate; Dick Cheney for VP spot Democrats select Gore, Lieberman Insufficient evidence to prosecute Clinton Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal 17 U.S. sailors on Cole die in explosion  Attack was apparently a carefully planned terrorist act carried out by suicide bombers Yankees win 3rd World Series over Mets Hillary Clinton Wins Senate Race   Closest Presidential election
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  Bush's slim lead in Florida leads to automatic recount in that state.    Democratic candidate Al Gore received more popular votes but fewer electoral votes than Republican candidate George W. Bush. Supreme Court in Bush...
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Y2K bug fails to bite


January 2000 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1    
  A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000
 The Year 2000 problem caused concern that critical industries and government functions would cease operating at midnight, January 1. Companies and organizations upgraded their computer systems. When January 1 arrived there were problems generally regarded as minor
Jan.14   New York     Dow Jones reached 11,722  3.9 times higher than the high of 2,999.75 reached in 1990   Seattle   Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down  Bill Gates is handing the reins to his former Harvard classmate, Steve Ballmer, the company's president Jan.24   AOL planned to purchase Time Warner Jan.25   Iowa Gore and Bush victorious in caucuses Jan.31   Missouri St. Louis wins Super Bowl over Tennessee

February 2000 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   California   Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see  An Alaska Airlines jet from Puerto Vallarta with 88 people aboard suddenly encountered mechanical trouble Feb.2   New Hampshire Gore, McCain tops in nation's first primary
Feb.7   New York Hillary Clinton enters Senate race   San Francisco Bay Area Yahoo, eBay crippled by hackers Feb.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Cartoonist Charles Schulz died

March 2000 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10     Nasdaq reached 5048
  Nasdaq's all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom


April 2000 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4   Washington   Microsoft loses antitrust suit  Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws Apr.8   Arizona   Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines  A plane under development with the Marine Corps has crashed in a fireball while landing Apr.19   New England Vermont approves same-sex unions Apr.23   Miami Elian reunited with father

May 2000 ... more > Top ^
May.4     'I love you' virus disrupts computers
  Virus contained in e-mail messages is thought to be the fastest-moving and most widespread virus ever seen

June 2000 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7   Los Angeles Los Angeles win series 4-2 over Pacers
Jun.12   Texas Devils capture Stanley's Cup over Stars Jun.25   Puerto Rico Bombing exercises resumed on Vieques Jun.29   Cuba   Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba  Elian spending first full day back in Cuba at a house assigned by the government with his family and some of his schoolmates

July 2000 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   South Carolina   South Carolina lowered Confederate flag  Hundreds of police were deployed to keep rival sets of protesters apart as battle flag removed from capitol dome Jul.23   Paris Lance Armstrong wins Tour de France


August 2000 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   Philadelphia     Republicans pick Bush, Cheney
  Republican convention picks Texas governor as presidential candidate; Dick Cheney for VP spot
Aug.14   Los Angeles   Democrats select Gore, Lieberman  Democratic faithful assembled in the Los Angeles selects Vice President and Sen. Lieberman to head ticket

September 2000 ... more > Top ^
Sep.20   Washington   Insufficient evidence to prosecute Clinton  Whitewater investigation of the Clintons ends without indictments. Counsel Ray said that there was insufficient evidence

October 2000 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Sydney   Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal  Track star wraps up his Olympic career with relay victory Oct.12   Yemen   17 U.S. sailors on Cole die in explosion
  Attack was apparently a carefully planned terrorist act carried out by suicide bombers
Oct.27   New York     Yankees win 3rd World Series over Mets
  The tense 4-2 win in game 5 gave Yankees their third trophy

November 2000 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7   New York   Hillary Clinton Wins Senate Race  First Lady captured New York's hotly contested Senate seat over Republican Rep. Rick Lazio   Washington     Closest Presidential election
  Bush's slim lead in Florida leads to automatic recount in that state
 Democratic candidate Al Gore received more popular votes but fewer electoral votes than Republican candidate George W. Bush. Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore voted 7-2 to declare the ongoing recount procedure unconstitutional. Bush was certified as the winner in Florida by a margin of 537 votes
Nov.15   San Francisco Bay Area   World News Atlas started
  Features World headlines linked to news articles Nov.16   Vietnam   Clinton arrived in Vietnam  Clinton was a one-time anti-war protester  Florida  Florida Supreme Court allows recount Nov.17  Florida  Judge ruling benefits Bush  Vietnam  Clinton makes groundbreaking speech Nov.18  Florida  2 Florida counties recount votes Nov.19    World Cup: Swiss wins giant slalom  Kuwait  USA Defense Sec. met Kuwait's leaders Nov.20  France  Chirac attacks U.S. over pollution  France  Yahoo! anger at French Nazi auction ban Nov.21    Pistons Sign Smith For $2.25M  China  China avoids US sanctions  Florida  Counties have 5 days to certify results Nov.23    U.S. in Fed Cup Final vs. Spain Nov.24  U.S. Supreme Court  Bush files brief in Supreme Court Nov.25  Florida  Bush drops Florida suit Nov.26    Davenport Win Fed Cup   Florida Florida declares Bush winner  Yemen  6 arrested in Cole investigation Nov.27    Jones: Athlete of the Year by IAAF Nov.28  New York  New York Knicks worth $395M

December 2000 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   U.S. Supreme Court High Court Ruling helps Bush
Dec.5  Washington  Greenspan could cut rate  New York  Nasdaq soars 10.5%  Washington  Anti-terrorist accord Dec.6  Moscow  U.S. man convicted on spy charges Dec.7  Washington  Court ends hearing on Gore appeal Dec.8  Florida  Florida Court ordeed manual recount Dec.9  U.S. Supreme Court  High Court Stops Recounts  Moscow  Putin set to free U.S. spy Dec.11  New York  Fast train Washington-Boston   Florida Space shuttle lands Dec.12   Ireland Clinton tell N. Irish stay with peace   U.S. Supreme Court Sup. Court sends case to Florida Dec.13   Washington     Gore conceded race  Republican Bush addressed the nation as the president-elect from the House chamber of the Texas Dec.14   Washington AOL, Time Warner merger approved Dec.16   Washington Powell named as secretary of state  Alabama  Tornado kills at least 10 Dec.17   Washington     C. Rice to be national security adviser   Bush is expected to name Condoleezza Rice as his national security adviser and A. Gonzales as White House counsel. Dec.18  China  China eager to work with Bush  Washington  Bush receives enough electoral votes Dec.19  Washington  Mideast Peace Talks Start  Naples  US warship visit diverted Dec.20   New York Nasdaq: 20 months low   Washington Bush announces 3 Cabinet picks  Washington  Clinton meet Mideast negotiators Dec.21   Washington Progress at Mideast talks Dec.22  U.S. Congress  Bush Names Attorney General   England Mystery around Madonna wedding Dec.23   Washington Mideast Talks End Inconclusively  Philadelphia  Natural gas pipeline blast  Niger  U.S. Embassy Employee Killed Dec.26   New England 7 co-workers killed  Texas  7 escaped linked to officer's death Dec.27    Jones: Female Athlete of the Year    Winter storm, 14 died Dec.28  Texas  Enron Shares hit a record $84.87   Washington     Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon
  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief    McVeigh can drop appeals Dec.29    7 dead in shooting  Washington  Bush names 4 Cabinet members Dec.30   New York Snowstorm in New York Dec.31   Washington Criminal Court Treaty Signed


Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines  A plane under development with the Marine Corps has crashed in a fireball while landing Bombing exercises resumed on Vieques 17 U.S. sailors on Cole die in explosion




United States, 2000 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.8   Arizona
Jun.25   Puerto Rico
Oct.12   Yemen
  Attack was apparently a carefully planned terrorist act carried out by suicide bombers
Dec.5  Washington  Anti-terrorist accord Dec.19  Naples  US warship visit diverted Dec.28   Washington   Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief



United States, 2000 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2000 Feb.1   California Jet bound for S.F. plunges into see  An Alaska Airlines jet from Puerto Vallarta with 88 people aboard suddenly encountered mechanical trouble Apr.8   Arizona Osprey plane crash kills 19 marines  A plane under development with the Marine Corps has crashed in a fireball while landing Nov.27    Jones: Athlete of the Year by IAAF Dec.16  Alabama  Tornado kills at least 10 Dec.23  Philadelphia  Natural gas pipeline blast Dec.27    Winter storm, 14 died Dec.30   New York Snowstorm in New York




United States, 2000 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2000 Jan.31   Missouri St. Louis wins Super Bowl over Tennessee
Jun.7   Los Angeles Los Angeles win series 4-2 over Pacers Jun.12   Texas Devils capture Stanley's Cup over Stars Jul.23   Paris Lance Armstrong wins Tour de France Oct.1   Sydney Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal  Track star wraps up his Olympic career with relay victory Oct.27   New York   Yankees win 3rd World Series over Mets  The tense 4-2 win in game 5 gave Yankees their third trophy Nov.19    World Cup: Swiss wins giant slalom Nov.21    Pistons Sign Smith For $2.25M Nov.23    U.S. in Fed Cup Final vs. Spain Nov.26    Davenport Win Fed Cup Nov.27    Jones: Athlete of the Year by IAAF Nov.28  New York  New York Knicks worth $395M Dec.27    Jones: Female Athlete of the Year



United States, 2000 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2000 Jan.1   Y2K bug fails to bite
  A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000
 The Year 2000 problem caused concern that critical industries and government functions would cease operating at midnight, January 1. Companies and organizations upgraded their computer systems. When January 1 arrived there were problems generally regarded as minor
Jan.14   New York   Dow Jones reached 11,722
  3.9 times higher than the high of 2,999.75 reached in 1990 Jan.14   Seattle Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down  Bill Gates is handing the reins to his former Harvard classmate, Steve Ballmer, the company's president Jan.24   AOL planned to purchase Time Warner Feb.7   San Francisco Bay Area Yahoo, eBay crippled by hackers Mar.10   Nasdaq reached 5048
  Nasdaq's all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom
Apr.4   Washington Microsoft loses antitrust suit  Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws May.4   'I love you' virus disrupts computers
  Virus contained in e-mail messages is thought to be the fastest-moving and most widespread virus ever seen Nov.15   San Francisco Bay Area World News Atlas started
  Features World headlines linked to news articles Nov.20  France  Yahoo! anger at French Nazi auction ban Dec.5  Washington  Greenspan could cut rate Dec.5  New York  Nasdaq soars 10.5% Dec.11  New York  Fast train Washington-Boston Dec.14   Washington AOL, Time Warner merger approved Dec.20   New York Nasdaq: 20 months low Dec.28  Texas  Enron Shares hit a record $84.87



United States, 2000 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2000 Apr.23   Miami Elian reunited with father
May.4   'I love you' virus disrupts computers  Virus contained in e-mail messages is thought to be the fastest-moving and most widespread virus ever seen Sep.20   Washington Insufficient evidence to prosecute Clinton  Whitewater investigation of the Clintons ends without indictments. Counsel Ray said that there was insufficient evidence Oct.12   Yemen 17 U.S. sailors on Cole die in explosion
  Attack was apparently a carefully planned terrorist act carried out by suicide bombers
Nov.26  Yemen  6 arrested in Cole investigation Dec.6  Moscow  U.S. man convicted on spy charges Dec.9  Moscow  Putin set to free U.S. spy Dec.23  Niger  U.S. Embassy Employee Killed Dec.26   New England 7 co-workers killed Dec.26  Texas  7 escaped linked to officer's death Dec.28    McVeigh can drop appeals Dec.29    7 dead in shooting



United States, 2000 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2000 Jan.25   Iowa Gore and Bush victorious in caucuses
Feb.2   New Hampshire Gore, McCain tops in nation's first primary Feb.7   New York Hillary Clinton enters Senate race Feb.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Cartoonist Charles Schulz died Apr.19   New England Vermont approves same-sex unions Apr.23   Miami Elian reunited with father Jun.29   Cuba Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba  Elian spending first full day back in Cuba at a house assigned by the government with his family and some of his schoolmates Jul.1   South Carolina South Carolina lowered Confederate flag  Hundreds of police were deployed to keep rival sets of protesters apart as battle flag removed from capitol dome Aug.2   Philadelphia   Republicans pick Bush, Cheney
  Republican convention picks Texas governor as presidential candidate; Dick Cheney for VP spot
Aug.14   Los Angeles Democrats select Gore, Lieberman  Democratic faithful assembled in the Los Angeles selects Vice President and Sen. Lieberman to head ticket Nov.7   New York Hillary Clinton Wins Senate Race  First Lady captured New York's hotly contested Senate seat over Republican Rep. Rick Lazio Nov.7   Washington   Closest Presidential election
  Bush's slim lead in Florida leads to automatic recount in that state
 Democratic candidate Al Gore received more popular votes but fewer electoral votes than Republican candidate George W. Bush. Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore voted 7-2 to declare the ongoing recount procedure unconstitutional. Bush was certified as the winner in Florida by a margin of 537 votes
Nov.16   Vietnam Clinton arrived in Vietnam  Clinton was a one-time anti-war protester Nov.16  Florida  Florida Supreme Court allows recount Nov.17  Florida  Judge ruling benefits Bush Nov.17  Vietnam  Clinton makes groundbreaking speech Nov.18  Florida  2 Florida counties recount votes Nov.19  Kuwait  USA Defense Sec. met Kuwait's leaders Nov.20  France  Chirac attacks U.S. over pollution Nov.21  China  China avoids US sanctions Nov.21  Florida  Counties have 5 days to certify results Nov.24  U.S. Supreme Court  Bush files brief in Supreme Court Nov.25  Florida  Bush drops Florida suit Nov.26   Florida Florida declares Bush winner Nov.26  Yemen  6 arrested in Cole investigation Dec.4   U.S. Supreme Court High Court Ruling helps Bush Dec.7  Washington  Court ends hearing on Gore appeal Dec.8  Florida  Florida Court ordeed manual recount Dec.9  U.S. Supreme Court  High Court Stops Recounts Dec.11   Florida Space shuttle lands Dec.12   Ireland Clinton tell N. Irish stay with peace Dec.12   U.S. Supreme Court Sup. Court sends case to Florida Dec.13   Washington   Gore conceded race  Republican Bush addressed the nation as the president-elect from the House chamber of the Texas Dec.16   Washington Powell named as secretary of state Dec.17   Washington   C. Rice to be national security adviser   Bush is expected to name Condoleezza Rice as his national security adviser and A. Gonzales as White House counsel. Dec.18  China  China eager to work with Bush Dec.18  Washington  Bush receives enough electoral votes Dec.19  Washington  Mideast Peace Talks Start Dec.20   Washington Bush announces 3 Cabinet picks Dec.20  Washington  Clinton meet Mideast negotiators Dec.21   Washington Progress at Mideast talks Dec.22  U.S. Congress  Bush Names Attorney General Dec.22   England Mystery around Madonna wedding Dec.23   Washington Mideast Talks End Inconclusively Dec.28   Washington   Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief Dec.29  Washington  Bush names 4 Cabinet members Dec.31   Washington Criminal Court Treaty Signed