December 2000

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December 2000 was the twelfth and final month of that century leap year. The month, which began on a Friday, ended on a Sunday after 31 days. It was the last month of the 2nd millennium and the 20th century.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from December 2000.

2 New Episodes are Taking The Plunge and Timothy's Way

  • The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour complete the final transfers of supplies to the International Space Station and other items being returned to Earth, and undock from the space station after 6 days, 23 hours and 13 minutes.
  • Died: Daniel Wretström, 17, Swedish white power skinhead musician (killed in a brawl)[4]
  • Died: Kirsty MacColl, 41, English singer, run over by a speeding powerboat while swimming with her children at Cozumel, Mexico;

Maisy - Christmas and other stories (Volume 5) Script: Andrew Brenner and Jeanne Willis [6] Madhavapeddi Satyam, 78, Telugu singer and actor from India

And Turiq Johnson was Born.
  • Bithday of Zaharia Stefan.
  • Died: Victor Borge, 91, Danish comedian, conductor and pianist.
  • The Texas Seven rob a sports store in Irving, Texas, USA.
  • Died: US police officer Aubrey Hawkins, ambushed by the Texas Seven in Irving; his autopsy later showed that he had sustained eleven gunshots and had been run over by the fleeing gang.[12]
  • John Kufuor wins the second ballot in the presidential election to become President of Ghana. His victory marks the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since the country achieved independence in 1957.
  • U.S. department store chain Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business 128 years after it was founded as the world's first mail order business.
  • The Millennium Dome, in London, closes one year to the day after its opening.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAC Football Championship Notes" (Press release). MAC-Sports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ SCOCZYNSKI FILHO, FERNANDO (2010-12-03). "Billy Corgan's Reflections on the Smashing Pumpkins' Final Show". http://www.antiquiet.com/ (online). Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Security Council extends Iraq 'fast Food' Programme for further 180 period beginning 6 December". United Nations. 5 December 2000. 
  4. ^ "Expo: Mordet, marschen, martyrskapet". Expo.se. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  5. ^ Elections in Côte d'Ivoire African Elections Database
  6. ^ Kirsta, Alix (31 July 2004). "The Telegraph: The day the music died". justiceforkirsty.org. Justice For Kirsty Campaign. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  7. ^ "Security Council imposes wide new measures against Taliban authorities in Afghanistan, demands action on terrorism". United Nations. 19 December 2000. 
  8. ^ "Child soldiers:Understanding the context" (PDF). BMJ.com. 2007-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Mirusuvil massacre case". BBC.com. 2007-05-09. 
  10. ^ "Mirusuvil mass graves". British Refugee Council: Sri Lanka Monitor. 2007-05-09. 
  11. ^ "Activities of Center for Human Rights Development". chrdsrilanka.org. 2007-05-09. 
  12. ^ King, Gary C."The Daring Escape of the Texas 7." Crime Library. 18. Retrieved September 27, 2009.