October 2000

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October 2000 was the tenth month of that century leap year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2000.

  • 250 million US gallons (950,000 m3) of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky. Considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
  • Sports software company Recreational Technologies ends its attempt to become the primary provider of MLB scouting software, laying off 90% of its development staff.
  • Hatfield rail crash, United Kingdom: Part of a rail shatters as a passenger train passes over it; four people are killed, 70 are injured.
  • The last Multics machine is shut down.
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