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2000 Historical Event(s)
- January 21, 2000 – Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, 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.
- February 5, 2000 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- April 22, 2000 – The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
- May 25, 2000 – Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
- August 18, 2000 – A federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
- September 14, 2000 – Microsoft releases Windows Me.
- October 6, 2000 – Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
- October 17, 2000 – Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
- November 11, 2000 – Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
- December 19, 2000 – The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
Who Were Born On 2000?
- January 4, 2000 – Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress
- February 17, 2000 – Theo Diconu,footballer
- May 7, 2000 – Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor
- July 7, 2000 – Princess Purnika of Nepal
- August 13, 2000 – Piper Reese, American child reporter
- September 9, 2000 – Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, Spanish royalty
- September 26, 2000 – Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan
- November 10, 2000 – Mackenzie Foy, American actress and model
- December 24, 2000 – Ethan Bortnick, American musician
- December 26, 2000 – Samuel Sevian, American chess player