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Subject: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 12/31/19 at 6:18 pm

Can you believe it? 2000 was 20 years ago already!!

January 1st 2000 - the world was ringing in the new year and finding out that the Y2k bug was a minor issue. (I.O.W., the most anti-climactic event in computer history as all computers managed to fully function, just as they should have been doing.)

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: wagonman76 on 12/31/19 at 10:12 pm

Yes 20 years ago tonight I was at what was supposed to be an all night new years eve party.  About 5 hours from home.  About 3am things turned sour and I had to leave.  So as I was driving home half asleep I was praying there would be no issues with my bank account or gas pumps or whatever.  No issues.  Arrived home about 8am new years day and zonked out most of the day.

Physical devices ceasing to function seemed outlandish.  But I expected more software glitches than there were.  Even my Tandy 386SX/33 I was using at the time worked perfectly, and even years later when I plugged it in for kicks.

I knew people who bought generators and stockpiled food and gas fearing Y2K.  Which isn't a bad idea in general considering all the winter storms we get.

20 years ago I was alone and it was my first winter in my first house.  Now this is my first winter alone in my next house.  In some ways not much has changed.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Slim95 on 01/01/20 at 3:02 am

On January 1, 2000, I was heading back home from a big New Years Eve Party at my parents friends house as a 5 year old lol.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 01/03/20 at 6:16 pm

The final edition of the Peanuts comic strip was published on January 3rd 2000.

A month later, its creator Charles Schulz would pass away.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 1:23 am

January 10th 2000 - America Online announces it is buying Time Warner, in a stock-trade deal valued at $160 billion, the largest in corporate history. The new firm, AOL Time Warner, will have a combined value of $350 billion.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 6:59 am


January 10th 2000 - America Online announces it is buying Time Warner, in a stock-trade deal valued at $160 billion, the largest in corporate history. The new firm, AOL Time Warner, will have a combined value of $350 billion.
January 11th 2000 - The merger between AOL and Time Warner was approved by the U.S. government with restrictions.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 8:08 am

January 11th 2000 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the second Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorative stamp in a ceremony at The Wall.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 5:44 pm

January 11th 2000, It was reported that Whitney Houston was under investigation after allegedly trying to smuggle 15.2 grams of Marijuana out of Hawaii. A security officer found the drug in the singer's handbag, Houston then walked away when he tried to detain her.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 7:09 am

January 12th 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 2:17 pm

January 14th 2000 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98, a level never reached before (the peak of the Dot-com bubble).

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 7:30 am

January 16th 2000 - In Sacramento, California, a commercial truck carrying evaporated milk is driven into the State Capitol building, killing the driver.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/20 at 8:14 am

January 16th 2000 - Ricardo Lagos was elected Chile's first socialist president since Salvador Allende.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 01/16/20 at 5:47 pm


January 14th 2000 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98, a level never reached before (the peak of the Dot-com bubble).

It wouldn't get back to that level again for another six years, due to a "bear market" that followed.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 12:28 pm

January 21st 2000 – Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutiérrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 5:39 am

January 22nd 2000 - Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers met privately with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as they appealed for help in removing the boy from his Florida relatives and reuniting him with his father in Cuba.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 9:39 am

January 22nd 2000 - In San Francisco, California, Microsoft unveils the Windows 2000 operating system. 1.5 million copies are sold in the first two months.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 01/30/20 at 2:00 pm

January 30th 2000: Super Bowl XXXIV was played at Georgia Dome in Atlanta; the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans by a score of 23 to 16.

(The Rams had left L.A. after the 1994 season, but would later return there in the 2010s.)

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/06/20 at 10:48 am

February 6th 2000:
In the Second Chechen War, Battle of Grozny (1999–2000) ends with Russian forces conclude capture of the Chechen capital Grozny.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 5:17 am

February 11th 2000 - A blast from an explosive device in front of a Barclay's Bank across from the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street wounds dozens but kills none.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 6:54 am

February 11th 2000 - Great Britain suspended self-rule in Northern Ireland after the Irish Republican Army (IRA) failed to begin decommissioning (disarming) by a February deadline.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 7:24 am

February 11th 2000 - The space shuttle Endeavour took off. The mission was to gather information for the most detailed map of the earth ever made.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 8:45 am

February 13th 2000 - On "The Simpsons," Maude Flanders was "killed off."

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/14/20 at 6:28 pm


February 13th 2000 - On "The Simpsons," Maude Flanders was "killed off."


I have seen that episode. :\'(

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/14/20 at 6:29 pm

February 14th 2000: The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 7:17 am

February 18th 2000 - The U.S. Commerce Department reported a deficit in trade goods and services of $271.3 billion for 1999. It was the largest calendar-year trade gap in U.S. history.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 1:39 pm

February 18th 2000, An American court ordered the release of FBI files relating to John Lennon's interests and activities including his support for the Irish Republican cause and the Workers Revolutionary Party. The British Government told the US that it wanted the files to remain secret. MI5 also had files on Lennon, which they had passed on the FBI during the 70's.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 6:47 am

February 25th 2000 - In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City police officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/25/20 at 10:26 am


February 25th 2000 - In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City police officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo.


This day was a Friday, and I remember the American TV series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire having a special airing that night, at 8:30pm. During that month they didn't normally air on Fridays; it was usually Sundays, Tuesdays, and (I think) Thursdays.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 2:13 pm

February 25th 2000, The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri's impending departure.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/29/20 at 10:52 am

On Leap Day 2000:

During the Second Chechen War, 84 Russian paratroopers are killed in a rebel attack on a guard post near Ulus Kert.

In country music, female trio The Dixie Chicks released their song "Goodbye Earl" as a single.

In music overall, several music albums are released, including Two Against Nature from Steely Dan and MTV Unplugged from Shakira.

Also, A rare century leap year date (that is, in a year ending in double-zero) occurs. Usually, century years are common years due to not being exactly divisible by 400. 2000 is the first such year to have a February 29 since the year 1600, making it only the second such occasion since the Gregorian Calendar was introduced in the late 16th century. The next such leap year will occur in 2400.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 8:29 am

March 3rd 1990 - Carole Gist, age 20, (Michigan), crowned 39th Miss USA.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 5:16 pm

March 3rd 2000, Tom Jones won the Best male artist at this year's Brit Awards. Other winners included Travis for Best band and Best album 'The Man Who.' Best single went to Robbie Williams for 'She's The One', Five won Best pop act, TLC won Best International group, Beck won Best International Male, Macy Gray won Best newcomer and Outstanding Contribution went to The Spice Girls.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 2:49 pm

March 5th 2000, Former rap artist MC Hammer became a preacher at the Jubilee Christian Centre in San Jose. Hammer had been declared bankrupt in 1996 after squandering his $50 million (£29.4 million) fortune.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 12:57 am

March 10th 2000 - The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 10:33 am

March 10th 2000, Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde was arrested for leading an animal rights protest against the clothing firm Gap, who were accused of using leather from cows slaughtered 'illegally and cruelly'. The protest took place in a store in Manhattan.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 5:56 pm

March 15th 2000, Mick Jagger was ordered to increase his child support payments to Brazilian model Luciana Morad from $5,500 (£3,235) a month to $10,000 (£5,888). Mick was asked to confirm that he was the father of her child by the court, while Ms Morad was seeking a $10 million (£3.8 million) settlement. Morad told the court her monthly expenses: $3,500 (£2,065) for a nanny; $2,500, £3,000 for food and $3,350 (£1,970) to rent her place on New York's Upper West Side.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 8:59 am

March 16th 2000 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises by 499.19 points (4.93 percent), its second-largest one-day point gain.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/20 at 5:37 am

March 17th 2000 – Five hundred thirty members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/20 at 7:58 am

March 17th 2000 - In Norway, Jens Stotenberg and the Labour Party took office as Prime Minister. The coalition government of Kjell Magne Bondevik resigned on March 9 as a result of an environmental dispute.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 03/17/20 at 7:13 pm

March 17, 2000 - Final Destination, the first film in the long-running cheating-death horror franchise, was released in theaters.

https://twitter.com/FANGORIA/status/1240025300907556865

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 03/18/20 at 10:45 pm

March 18, 2000 - Destiny's Child's "Say My Name" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 7:47 am

March 19th 2000 - U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives in New Delhi, India, for a state visit.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 8:05 am

March 19th 2000 - Vector Data Systems conducted a simulation of the 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, TX. The simulation showed that the government had not fired first.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 03/19/20 at 7:11 pm

March 19, 2000 - The Simpsons episode "Bart to the Future" premiered on Fox.  The episode has become famous for predicting a Donald Trump presidency.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/20 at 10:29 am

March 20th 2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 12:29 pm

March 26th 2000 - In Russia, acting President Vladimir Putin was elected president outright. He won a sufficient number of votes to avoid a runoff election.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 2:43 pm

March 26th 2000 - In Seattle, Washington, the Kingdome sports arena is demolished into a mound of rubble over 65 feet high, to make way for a new stadium.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 4:11 pm

March 26th 2000 - The Seattle Kingdome was demolished by implosion; the Seahawks' new stadium, Seahawks Stadium (now known as CenturyLink Field) was built on the site and opened in 2002.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 03/26/20 at 4:13 pm


March 26th 2000 - The Seattle Kingdome was demolished by implosion; the Seahawks' new stadium, Seahawks Stadium (now known as CenturyLink Field) was built on the site and opened in 2002.

The previous summer, the Seattle Mariners had begun playing in a new stadium, Safeco Field (which in 2019 would be renamed T-Mobile Field).

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 03/28/20 at 4:47 pm

March 27, 2000 - Britney Spears released Oops I Did It Again, the lead single and title song from her second album, which would be released in May.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 3:15 pm

March 30th 2000 - America's Cup 2000 sailing race is retained by Team New Zealand near Auckland. Prada Challenge 2000 lost 0-5 in a "best-of-9".

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 5:04 pm

March 30th 2000, Rolling Stone Mick Jagger made a nostalgic visit to his old school. He opened the new arts centre that had been named after him at Dartford Grammar. The singer said he had spent the worst years of his life at the school.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 7:08 am

March 31st 2000 - In Uganda, officials set the number of deaths linked to a doomsday religious cult, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments, at more than 900. In Kanungu, a March 17 fire at the cult's church killed more than 530 and authorities subsequently found mass graves at various sites linked to the cult.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 7:27 am

April 3rd 2000 - The Nasdaq set a one-day record when it lost 349.15 points to close at 4,233.68.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 10:15 am

April 3rd 2000 - In the US Justice Department versus Microsoft anti-trust case, Judge Thomas Jackson issues his Conclusions of Law, ruling that Microsoft acted illegally to protect its operating system monopoly, and used its monopoly position to attempt to monopolize the market for Web browser software.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 8:04 am

April 7th 2000 - Pepco's Chalk Point Generating Station on the Patuxent River in southern Maryland, USA, spills about 420,000 litres of oil. Some 6 1/2 miles of oil containment booms are positioned in the river capturing an estimated 300,000 litres.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 12:23 pm

April 7th 2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allowed senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 8:25 am

April 8th 2000 - 19 U.S. troops were killed when a Marine V22 Osprey crashed during a training mission in Arizona.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/20 at 1:06 pm

April 9th 2000 - CBS-TV aired "Failsafe." It was the first live full-length show to be aired by CBS in 39 years.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/20 at 5:04 am

April 10th 2000 - Ken Griffey Jr. became the youngest player in baseball history to reach 400 home runs. He was 30 years, 141 days old.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/20 at 8:13 am

April 10th 2000 - Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) reported irregularities in the voting in Georgia's presidential election on April 9. President Eduard Shevardnadze was reelected to a new five-year term.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 3:51 am

April 12th 2000 - Israel's High Court ordered the release of eight Lebanese detainees that had been held for years without a trial.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 9:43 am

April 12th 2000 - More than 1,500 anti-drug agents raided four cities in Colombia and arrested 46 members of the "most powerful" heroin ring.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 2:54 pm

April 12th 2000 - Robert Cleaves, 71, was convicted of second degree murder and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Cleaves had repeatedly run over Arnold Guerreiro on September 30, 1998 with his car after the two had an argument.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/20 at 7:56 am

April 14th 2000 - After five years of deadlock, Russia approved the START II treaty that calls for the scrapping of U.S. and Russian nuclear warheads. The Russian government warned it would abandon all arms-control pacts if Washington continued with an anti-missile system.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 1:38 pm

April 15th 2000 - 600 anti-IMF (International Monetary Fund) protesters were arrested in Washington, DC, for demonstrating without a permit.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 5:33 am

April 18th 2000 - The Nasdaq had the biggest one-day point gain in its history.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 04/18/20 at 4:28 pm

One day late... on April 17th 2000, the Dodgers were scheduled to play a game at Dodger Stadium against the Houston Astros, but the game was postponed due to rain (and eventually made up on June 8th). This is the most recent occurrence of a rained-out game at Dodger Stadium.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/20 at 9:50 am

April 19th 2000 - Letters written by Greta Garbo were put on exhibit. The letters were made public ten years after Garbo's death.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 7:23 am

April 21st 2000 - North Carolina researchers announced that the heart of a 66 million-year-old dinosaur was more like a mammal or bird than that of a reptile.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 11:33 am

April 22nd 2000 - Elian Gonzalez was reunited with his father. He had to be taken from his Miami relatives by U.S. agents in a predawn raid.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:48 am

April 28th 2000 - Jay Leno on his 50th birthday, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/20 at 9:18 am

April 30th 2000 – Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 11:11 am

May 5th 2000 - The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 05/05/20 at 11:14 am


May 5th 2000 - The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC.

on the 19th birthday of Danielle Fishel, who played the part of Topanga Laurence-Matthews on that programme.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 7:00 am

May 7th 2000, Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oops!... I Did It Again'. Written and produced by hit-makers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, who had previously collaborated with Spears on '...Baby One More Time'.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/20 at 7:49 am

May 10th 2000 - 11,000 residents were evacuated in Los Alamos, NM, due to a fire that was blown into a canyon. The fire had been deliberately set to clear brush.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 4:55 am

May 11th 2000 - India's population officially reached 1 billion.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 2:39 pm

May 11th 2000 – Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/17/20 at 4:22 am

May 16, 2000 - Britney Spears released her second album, Oops I Did It Again, on Jive Records. It spawned the singles "Oops I Did It Again," "Lucky," "Stronger," and "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know." It is also the first album to feature a song Spears wrote, "Dear Diary," co-written by Jason Blume (not to be confused with horror film producer Jason Blum) and Eugene Wilde.

The sixth track, "What U See (Is What U Get)," (not to be confused with The Dramatics' 1971 hit) was the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/20 at 9:57 am

May 17th 2000 - Austria, the U.S. and six other countries agreed on the broad outline of a plan that would compensate Nazi-Era forced labor.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 7:12 am

May 19th 2000 - The bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on display in Chicago.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 7:38 am

May 22nd 2000, Travis swept the board at the Ivor Novello awards. Singer Fran Healy won two awards for Best Contemporary Song for the single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'' And Songwriter Of The Year for the Travis album 'The Man Who.'

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 4:53 am

May 25th 2000 – Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (except for the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 22 years after its invasion in 1978.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 6:52 am

May 25th 2000 - The Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner Inc. signed a long-term deal that ended a dispute over the airing policies of Time Warner. Time Warner had blacked out Disney programs for a 39 hour period the previous month due to the lack of an agreement.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 3:28 pm

May 26th 2000, Drummer Tommy Lee was jailed for five days for drinking alcohol. Lee appeared in front of a LA court charged with violating his probation by consuming alcohol, an act that directly contravenes the terms of his parole.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 5:08 pm

May 27th 2000, Paula Yates was awarded £400,000 ($680,000) in an out-of-court settlement from her boyfriend Michael Hutchence fortune. Hutchence had died in 1997 INXS singer Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney in 1997 aged 37.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 2:17 am

May 29th 2000 - Fiji's military took control of the nation and declared martial law following a coup attempt by indigenous Fijians in mid-May.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 4:40 am

June 2nd 2000 - U. S. President William Jefferson Clinton is awarded the Charlemagne prize of the city of Aachen, Germany. Clinton is the first American president to win the prize which is given for contributions toward the unity of Europe.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/07/20 at 12:47 pm

June 7th 2000: The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 2:18 am

June 9th 2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 5:39 am

June 9th 2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal gift and estate taxes. The bill called for the taxes to be phased out over 10 years.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/13/20 at 11:32 am

June 13th 2000, President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/16/20 at 1:21 pm

June 16th 2000 - The Secretary-General of the UN reports that Israel has complied with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, 22 years after its issuance, and completely withdrew from Lebanon. The Resolution does not encompass the Shebaa farms, which is claimed by Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 6:38 am

June 21st 2000 – Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

Subject: Re: The new '20 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 3:51 am

June 29th 2000 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the official groundbreaking ceremony took place for the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

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Written By: GeekyAlgorithm on 07/03/20 at 2:08 pm

I was 4. I was likely watching PBS. I didn't go back to watching Cartoon Network until I was 6, because my parents thought I wasn't old enough for it.

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Written By: nally on 07/03/20 at 3:55 pm

Well, for me, July 2000 is now half my life ago. I had just finished my second year of college and prepared for another semester. Mostly taking time off. (I wasn't working anywhere yet.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 2:30 am

July 6th 2000 - A barge and a tug towing it collide off Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, spilling 53,000 litres of oil in Narragansett Bay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 6:01 am

July 6th 2000 - A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unauthorized use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 1:35 pm

July 7th 2000 - The BBC imposed an early-evening ban on Robbie Williams' newest video entitled "Rock DJ."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/20 at 2:03 am

July 13th 2000 - Sprint Corp. and WorldCom canceled their planned merger due to opposition by regulators in the United States and Europe.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 07/13/20 at 8:12 pm

July 13, 2020 - Britney Spears released the music video for "Lucky." The second single from Oops! I Did It Again, it tells the story of a Hollywood star who has it all, but it's still not enough. Written by the usual Britney duo of Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, it peaked at Number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Some see the song as prophetic, predicting Britney's 2007 breakdown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 4:28 pm

July 16th 2000, The Corrs presented a petition to the European Commission demanding legislation to end piracy on the Internet. The Manic Street Preachers and The Spice Girls also added their names to the petition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 2:49 pm

July 26th 2000 - A U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 4:27 pm

July 26th 2000 - The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.'s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 5:15 pm

July 26th 2000, Oasis were booed off stage during a show at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland after singer Liam Gallagher had insulted the 35,000 strong audience.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/20 at 8:00 am

August 20th 2000 - Bon Jovi played the last concert to be held at the historic Wembley stadium before its demolition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/20 at 7:28 am

September 15th 2000 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.

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Written By: nally on 09/15/20 at 10:39 am


September 15th 2000 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.

O0

One of the latest dates in the year to have Summer Olympics games start, due to the fact that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Written By: Tory on 10/04/20 at 11:34 pm

October 5th, 2000 - Skies of Arcadia comes out for the Sega Dreamcast in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/20 at 2:23 am

October 5th 2000 – Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.

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Written By: nally on 10/19/20 at 11:25 pm

Two days late...on October 17th 2000, the New York Yankees won the American League Championship Series over the Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2, to advance to the World Series, which would be a Subway Series because the Mets had defeated the Cardinals in the NLCS the previous day.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/20 at 6:36 pm


Two days late...on October 17th 2000, the New York Yankees won the American League Championship Series over the Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2, to advance to the World Series, which would be a Subway Series because the Mets had defeated the Cardinals in the NLCS the previous day.

And the Yankees won the Subway World Series in Game Five on October 26th 2000, giving them a third straight title, and four in a span of five years.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/20 at 6:37 pm

October 31st 2000 - Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/20 at 10:08 am

November 7th 2000, was General Election Day in the United States. The presidential election was undecided at the end of the day, between George W. Bush and Al Gore. All was riding on the state of Florida (which had been originally called in Gore's favor, then it was taken back, called in Bush's favor (which would have given him the win right then and there), and taken back again!).

Meanwhile, First Lady Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first time a First Lady was elected to a public office. (Her husband's presidential tenure was going to expire.)

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/14/20 at 6:39 am

November 13, 2000 - Britney Spears released her hit single (#11) "Stronger." Written by usual Britney collaborators, the legendary Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, the song's Janet-inspired music video famously features a Ford Mustang, a thunderstorm and a steel chair.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/20 at 7:46 am

November 25th 2000 – The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.

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Written By: nally on 11/26/20 at 10:47 am

November 26th 2000, George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes...but the presidential election wasn't officially over yet because the Florida recounts were still going on. (Two weeks later it was officially terminated.)

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Written By: nally on 12/12/20 at 10:41 am

December 12th 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore that the recount of ballots cast in Florida for the presidential election be stopped, effectively making George W. Bush the winner.

Al Gore would formally concede the next day.

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Written By: nally on 12/24/20 at 11:42 am

One day late... on December 23rd 2000, comedian/pianist Victor Borge passed away at the age of 91.

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Written By: nally on 12/31/20 at 6:15 pm

December 31st 2000 = Last day of the 20th Century and Second Millennium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/21 at 2:05 pm

January 12th 2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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Written By: nally on 01/15/21 at 5:40 pm

January 15th 2001: Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/21 at 10:58 am

January 16th 2001: US President Bill Clinton awards late former President Theodore Roosevelt (who had been deceased for 82 years at the time) a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/21 at 3:48 am

January 20th 2001 – President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent four-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/21 at 4:52 pm


January 20th 2001 – President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent four-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Also on that day, George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States. It was the second time that the child of a former President became President himself. (The other such person to do this was John Quincy Adams 176 years beforehand.)

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Written By: nally on 01/28/21 at 5:06 pm

January 28th 2001 - Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL: Baltimore Ravens buried the New York Giants in a 34-7 landslide.

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Written By: nally on 01/29/21 at 7:10 pm

January 29th 2001 - Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

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Written By: nally on 02/01/21 at 5:13 pm

February 1st 2001: The Timor Leste Defence Force was established from the erstwhile anti-Indonesian independence movement Falintil.

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Written By: nally on 02/10/21 at 1:22 pm

February 10th 2001: Weird Al Yankovic married his wife Suzanne at a private ceremony in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/21 at 5:42 pm

February 11th 2001 – A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.

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Written By: nally on 02/11/21 at 11:14 pm

^ :o

Also on that day, the sports venue known as Three Rivers Stadium was dismantled. Located in Pittsburgh, it served as the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates (Major League Baseball) and Pittsburgh Steelers (National Football League) for 30+ years.

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Written By: nally on 02/13/21 at 11:54 am

February 13th 2001, An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 944. :o

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Written By: nally on 02/18/21 at 4:59 pm

February 18th 2001 - Inter-ethnic violence between the Dayak and the Madurese broke out in Sampit, Indonesia, ultimately causing more than 500 deaths and the displacement of 100,000 Madurese from their homes.

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