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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from December 2000.

Arts and culture
  • The Backstreet Boys debuts with 1.6 million with Black & Blue and becomes the first artists in history to achieve back-to-back million-plus first week sales. It also sells 5 million worldwide and sets a record for the best International Sales Week in History.

Disasters and accidents

  • 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.
Law and crime

Law and crime

  • 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.
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
  • The Millennium Dome, in London, closes one year to the day after its opening.

December 2000


  1. ^ "MAC Football Championship Notes" (Press release). MAC-Sports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. ^ "Security Council extends Iraq 'fast Food' Programme for further 180 period beginning 6 December". United Nations. 5 December 2000.
  3. ^ Elections in Côte d'Ivoire African Elections Database
  4. ^ "Security Council imposes wide new measures against Taliban authorities in Afghanistan, demands action on terrorism". United Nations. 19 December 2000.
  5. ^ "Child soldiers:Understanding the context" (PDF). BMJ.com. 2007-05-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  6. ^ "Mirusuvil massacre case". BBC.com. 2007-05-09.
  7. ^ "Mirusuvil mass graves". British Refugee Council: Sri Lanka Monitor. 2007-05-09. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  8. ^ "Activities of Center for Human Rights Development". chrdsrilanka.org. 2007-05-09. Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2015-05-30.