October 2000

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The following events occurred in October 2000:

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October 1, 2000[edit]

October 5, 2000[edit]

October 11, 2000[edit]

  • 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.

October 12, 2000[edit]

October 18, 2000[edit]

  • Hatfield rail crash, United Kingdom: Part of a rail shatters as a passenger train passes over it; four people are killed, 70 are injured.

October 22, 2000[edit]

October 23, 2000[edit]

October 26, 2000[edit]

October 30, 2000[edit]

  • The last Multics machine is shut down.

October 31, 2000[edit]