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  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 13, 2000

    Microsoft

    Chief Software Architect

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 13, 2000

    On January 13, 2000, Bill Gates handed over the CEO position to Steve Ballmer, an old college friend of Gates and employee of the company since 1980, while creating a new position for himself as Chief Software Architect.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    Michael Jordan

    Not as a player

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2000

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal scored a career-high 61 points

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 6, 2000

    On March 6, 2000, O'Neal scored a career-high 61 points to go along with 23 rebounds and 3 assists in a 123–103 win over the LA Clippers.




  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 13, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Right to Face the Wwf Champion, Triple H

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 13, 2000

    The Rock then defeated Big Show, on the March 13 episode of Raw Is War, to regain the right to face the WWF Champion, Triple H, at WrestleMania 2000 in a Fatal Four-way elimination match, also including Big Show and Mick Foley.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 1, 2000

    Google LLC

    The First April Fools' Day Jokes

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 1, 2000

    Google has a tradition of creating April Fools' Day jokes. Its first on April 1, 2000 was Google MentalPlex which allegedly featured the use of mental power to search the web.




  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2000

    Microsoft

    Judgement Handed Down The Case

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2000

    On April 3, 2000, a judgment was handed down in the case of United States v. Microsoft Corp.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    Vodafone

    Completed Merges

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    The merger of Vodafone's US wireless assets with Bell Atlantic Corp to form Verizon was completed on 4 April 2000, just a few months prior to Bell Atlantic's merger with GTE to form Verizon Communications, Inc.


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 7, 2000

    Sherry Dyson

    Death

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 7, 2000

    Sherry died on 7 April 2000.


  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 1, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Johnson Successfully Defended His Title

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 1, 2000

    The following night on Raw, Johnson successfully defended his title against Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match.


  • California, U.S.
    Monday May 8, 2000

    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 1.3

    California, U.S.
    Monday May 8, 2000

    On May 8, 2000, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 1.3.


  • Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Sunday May 21, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Judgment Day (2000)

    Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Sunday May 21, 2000

    On May 21, at Judgment Day, The Rock faced Triple H in an Iron Man match with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. With the score tied at five falls each, and with seconds left on the time limit, The Rock was disqualified when The Undertaker attacked Triple H, thus giving Triple H the 6–5 win and the title.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 2000

    Amazon

    Amazon's logotype

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jun 19, 2000

    Since June 19, 2000, Amazon's logotype has featured a curved arrow leading from A to Z, representing that the company carries every product from A to Z, with the arrow-shaped like a smile.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    King of the Ring (2000)

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 2000

    The Rock won the WWF Championship for a fifth time at King of the Ring on June 25 by scoring the winning pin in a six-man tag team match, teaming with Kane and The Undertaker against Shane McMahon, Triple H and Vince McMahon, whom he pinned.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fully Loaded (2000)

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    The Rock successfully defended the championship against Chris Benoit, on July 23, at Fully Loaded.


  • Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2000)

    Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    The next month, The Rock successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle and Triple H at SummerSlam.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 6, 2000

    United Nations

    Millennium Summit

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 6, 2000

    The Millennium Summit was held in 2000 to discuss the UN's role in the 21st century. The three-day meeting was the largest gathering of world leaders in history and culminated in the adoption by all member states of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a commitment to achieve international development in areas such as poverty reduction, gender equality, and public health. Progress towards these goals, which were to be met by 2015, was ultimately uneven.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Unforgiven (2000)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    The Rock had another successful title defense against Benoit, Kane and The Undertaker, on September 24, at Unforgiven.


  • Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Mercy (2000)

    Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle, at No Mercy, in October.


  • Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 19, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (2000)

    Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 19, 2000

    The Rock feuded with Rikishi and defeated him at Survivor Series.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 2000

    Eminem

    Angry Blonde

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 2000

    On November 21, 2000, Eminem published Angry Blonde, a non-fiction book featuring commentary of several of his own songs, along with several previously unpublished photographs.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego on December 8, 2000, joining Hazmi. They soon left for Arizona, where Hanjour took refresher training.


  • Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Armageddon (2000)

    Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    The Rock wrestled a six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship, at Armageddon, which Angle won to retain the title.


  • Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker

    Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    On the December 18 episode of Raw, The Rock won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker, defeating Edge and Christian, before losing it back to them the next night at a SmackDown! taping


  • Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2000

    Stan Lee

    Illegal stock manipulation

    Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 20, 2000

    Near the end of 2000, investigators discovered illegal stock manipulation by Paul and corporate officer Stephan Gordon. Stan Lee Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February 2001. Paul was extradited to the U.S. from Brazil and pleaded guilty to violating SEC Rule 10b-5 in connection with trading his stock in Stan Lee Media. Lee was never implicated in the scheme.


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