2000 in the United States

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2000 in the United States
Years: 1997 1998 199920002001 2002 2003

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The following lists events that happened during 2000 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April – The unemployment rate drops to a low of 3.8%, the lowest since December 1969.
  • April – The labor force participation rate hits a historical peak of 67.4%.
  • April – The employment-population ratio reaches an all-time high of 64.8%.
  • April 1 – The 2000 United States Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 281,421,906.
  • April 3 – United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
  • April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
  • April 25 – The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.
  • April 28 – Richard Baumhammers begins a two-hour racially motivated shooting spree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, leaving five dead and one paralyzed.

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

October 12: USS Cole bombing

November[edit]

December[edit]

December 13: Contention over the presidential election ends with George W. Bush elected president.

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • Linda Jacques
  • Tristan Williams

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also: Deaths in 2000

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Fifth Anniversary: Nasdaq's record all-time closing high 5,048.62. Retrieved November 19, 2007.
  4. ^ "Helmut Werner, Chair Of Supervisory Board Of Expo 2000: The World's Fair Is Financially Sound". Market Wire. 2005. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Tony Sutin. "A timeline of major legal events in the 2000 Florida recount". Presidential Election Law. JURIST. Archived from the original on 24 January 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Election 2000: The postelection events day by day". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 

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