2000 History

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Cost of Living 2000

How Much things cost in 2000
Average Cost of new house $134,150.00
Average Income per year $40,343.00
Average Monthly Rent $675.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.26
Average cost of new car $24,750.00
US Postage Stamp 33 cents
1 LB of Bacon $2.97
Ground Coffee per LB $3.44
Loaf of Bread $1.72
Dozen Eggs 89 cents
Barrel Of Oil Tops $30.00 per barrel

What Events Happened in 2000

  • The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.
  • The Tate Modern opens in London.
  • The new Millennium Bridge across the Thames is opens and is closed due to safety fears.
  • Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 5 on the ground.
  • The UK fuel protests take place, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country's network of petrol stations halted
  • Divers discover the ancient port of Alexandria the home of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony
  • 300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster
  • In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers
  • Pope John Paul II visits Israel prayed for forgiveness of the sins of those involved in the Holocaust
  • California suffers the first of two years of Rolling Blackouts
  • The use of mobile phones continues to grow as mobile phones move from the perceived"Yuppie Device" to an essential consumer product.
  • President Robert Mugabe pressed on with his plan to remove Zimbabwe's farms from white ownership.
  • Mexican voters vote for Vicente Fox as president
  • A fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in the town of Childers, in Queensland, Australia leaves 15 backpackers dead
  • The UK is hit by one of the worst snow storms in the last 50 years bringing public transport to a halt
  • The Lifespan in US is now 77.5 years
  • Mad Cow Disease causes alarm in Europe due to it's growth
  • America Online and Time Warner Combine
  • The Summer Olympics are held in Sydney Australia
  • A cable car taking skiers up to a glacier in Austria catches fire in a mountain tunnel killing 156
  • Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate
  • Control of the Panama Canal joining the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is handed over to Panama after 75 years of US control
  • An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale strikes the western island of Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Tiger Woods becomes the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in Golf
  • Ken Livingstone is elected as London's first elected mayor
  • U.S. presidential election, 2000 Republican challenger George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.

Popular Culture 2000

  • The popular show Big Brother is broadcast on German private channel RTLH and captures worldwide media interest
  • The Latest Harry Potter Book Is Published "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

Popular Films

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Cast Away
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Gladiator
  • What Women Want
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Meet the Parents
  • X-Men
  • Scary Movie
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Gladiator
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Billy Elliot

Popular Musicians

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Blink-182
  • U2
  • All Saints
  • N Sync
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Madonna
  • Faith Hill
  • Dandy Warhols
  • Oasis
  • Bon Jovi
  • Robbie Williams
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Ronan Keating
  • Santana
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Britney Spears
  • Robbie Williams
  • Craig David
  • The Eurythmics
  • R.E.M.
  • Pink
  • Coldplay

Technology 2000

  • The Concerns over Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that had been predicted
  • Microsoft releases Windows 2000.
  • AOL and Time Warner Merge
  • The Dot Com Bubble Bursts and thousands of DotComs go bust
  • One American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts prepare for 4 month stay on the international space station,
  • The Worlds largest Ferris Wheel or Observation Wheel ( The London Eye ) is opened
  • According to NASA the hole in the Ozone layer over Antarctica has increased by .62 sq miles to 17 square miles in just 12 months
  • Mars Odyssey is launched
  • The NASDAQ peaks at 5132.52 just before the dot com bubble bursts.
  • It is agreed by European Airbus Consortium to go ahead with plans to build the worlds largest passenger plane the Airbus A3xx , it will accommodate up to 656 passengers.
  • A destructive computer virus ILOVEYOU spread by e-mail shuts down computers world wide
  • First Draft of Human Genome handed over to society

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