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  • 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.




  • Oxfordshire, England
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    David Cameron

    PPC for Witney

    Oxfordshire, England
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    On 4 April 2000, Cameron was selected as PPC for Witney in Oxfordshire.




  • 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.




  • Germany
    Monday Apr 10, 2000

    Angela Merkel

    The first female leader of a German party

    Germany
    Monday Apr 10, 2000

    She was subsequently elected to replace Schäuble, becoming the first female leader of a German party on 10 April 2000. Her election surprised many observers, as her personality offered a contrast to the party she had been elected to lead; Merkel is a centrist Protestant originating from predominantly Protestant northern Germany, while the CDU is a male-dominated, socially conservative party with strongholds in western and southern Germany, and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, has deep Catholic roots.




  • Serzhen-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 23, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    22-vehicle convoy carrying ammunition and other supplies to an airborne unit was ambushed near Serzhen-Yurt

    Serzhen-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 23, 2000

    On 23 April 2000, a 22-vehicle convoy carrying ammunition and other supplies to an airborne unit was ambushed near Serzhen-Yurt in the Vedeno Gorge by an estimated 80 to 100 "bandits", according to General Troshev.


  • Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 26, 2000

    Francesco Totti

    First goal for Italy

    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 26, 2000

    Totti scored his first goal for Italy on 26 April 2000 in a 2–0 friendly win over Portugal in Reggio Calabria.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Apr 30, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Backlash (2000)

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Apr 30, 2000

    In the following weeks, The Rock continued his feud with Triple H and eventually won his fourth WWF Championship, which he won on April 30, at Backlash, after Stone Cold Steve Austin intervened on his behalf.


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