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The 2000s was a decade that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009.

Globalization, which had intensified in the post-Cold War 1990s, continued to influence the world in the 2000s. The growth of the Internet was one of the prime contributors to globalization during the decade, making it possible for people to interact with other people, express ideas, introduce others to different cultures and backgrounds, use goods and services, sell and buy online, research and learn about anything, along with experiencing the whole world without having to travel.

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The September 11 attacks (often referred to as nine-eleven, written 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, instantly killing everyone on board and a number of others working in and around the buildings. Because of structural damage caused by the collisions and the ensuing fires, both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. This subsequently resulted in the death of more than 2,600 people- those trapped inside, others trying to escape, and the rescue workers, such as the fire fighters and police officers, rushing to their aid. A third hijacked airplane, American Airlines Flight 77, flew into the Pentagon killing hundreds of more people. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was crashed into a field (grassland) near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania as some of its passengers and flight crew fought to retake control of the plane which hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. The passengers of Flight 93 reportedly made the decision to forcibly regain control from the terrorists after cell phone calls to loved ones. During those conversations, the hostages learned of the prior attacks of the day. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets.


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The Nintendo DSi is a handheld gaming device with two screens released by Nintendo. The Nintendo DSi was first made available on 1 November 2008, when it was released in Japan. It was later made available to Australia, Europe, and North America in April of 2009.

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October 1st

2005 Suicide Bombers Strike Bali 2009 Earthquake Sumatra

October 2nd

2005 Ethan Allen Capsizes on Lake George

October 3rd:

Sniper Attacks "Beltway Sniper" Washington D.C.

October 4th:

John Walker Lindh is sentenced to 20 years

October 8th:

2004 Martha Stewart Found Guilty and Sentenced

October 9th:

2006 Google announces the purchase of YouTube

October 12th:

2000 The USS Cole attacked by two suicide terrorists

October 13th:

2005 Apple introduce new iPod

October 14th:

2006 United States population reaches 300 million

October 15th:

2003 Staten Island Ferry Accident

October 17th:

2003 Taipei 101 become the World's tallest highrise building

October 22nd:

2002 Washington Sniper claims his last victim and Arrested

October 23rd:

2002 Fifty Chechen rebels storm a Moscow Theatre taking 7,000 hostages

October 24th:

2003 Concorde makes its final commercial passenger flight [1]

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