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Millennium: 3rd millennium

The 2040s (pronounced "twenty-forties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2040 and will end on December 31, 2049.

Notable predictions and known events




  • July 1: Hong Kong's special administrative status ends. According to Chapter I, Article 5 of Hong Kong's Basic Law, "The socialist system and policies shall not be practised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years." The Basic Law was adopted in 1997; those 50 years come to an end in 2047.


Fictional references


  1. ^ "High Power MPD Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) for Artificial Gravity HOPE Missions to Callisto" trajectory.grc.nasa.gov
  2. ^ Ortman, Jennifer M.; Guarneri, Christine E. (2009), "United States Population Projections: 2000 to 2050" (PDF), 2009 National Population Projections (PDF), United States of America: United States Census Bureau, retrieved February 16, 2010.
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