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  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Thursday Oct 5, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Bulldozer Revolution

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Thursday Oct 5, 2000

    Milošević initially refused to acquiesce, claiming that no one had won a majority. The Yugoslav constitution called for a runoff between the top two candidates in the event that no candidate won more than 50% of the vote. Official results put Koštunica ahead of Milošević but at under 50 percent. The internationally financed CeSID claimed otherwise, though its story changed throughout the two weeks between 24 September and 5 October. This led to mass demonstrations in Belgrade on 5 October, known as the Bulldozer Revolution.




  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 6, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 6, 2000

    Milošević was forced to accept this when VJ commanders he had expected to support him had indicated that in this instance they would not, and would permit the violent overthrow of the Serbian government. On 6 October, Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat.




  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 7, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    Koštunica finally took Office as Yugoslav President

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Saturday Oct 7, 2000

    Koštunica finally took office as Yugoslav president on 7 October following Milošević's announcement.




  • Aden, Yemen
    Thursday Oct 12, 2000

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The USS Cole bombing

    Aden, Yemen
    Thursday Oct 12, 2000

    On 12 October 2000, the USS Cole bombing encouraged several members to depart. Mohammed Atef went to escape Kandahar, Zawahiri to Kabul, and Bin Laden fled to Kabul, later joining Atef when he realised no American reprisal attacks were forthcoming.




  • 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.




  • Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    Eminem

    Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome

    Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    On October 26, 2000, Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome when Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty said that Eminem should not be allowed to enter the country. "I personally don't want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women," he said. Flaherty also said that he was "disgusted" when he read the lyrics of "Kill You", which includes the lines "Slut, you think I won't choke no whore / Till the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?" Although public reaction to Flaherty's position was generally negative, with barring Eminem from the country considered a free-speech issue, Liberal MPP Michael Bryant suggested that hate crime charges be brought against Eminem for advocating violence against women in his lyrics.




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