Portal:Current events/December 2000

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December 2000 was the twelfth and final month of that century leap year. The month, which began on a Friday, ended on a Sunday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from December 2000.

Arts and culture
  • The Backstreet Boys debuts with 1.6 million with Black & Blue and becomes the first artists in history to achieve back-to-back million-plus first week sales. It also sells 5 million worldwide and sets a record for the best International Sales Week in History.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins played what was intended to be their farewell concert at the Metro Theater. Even though the band later reunited, Corgan viewed it as the end of an era. [1]
Disasters and accidents
Sports
  • The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour complete the final transfers of supplies to the International Space Station and other items being returned to Earth, and undock from the space station after 6 days, 23 hours and 13 minutes.
  • Died: Daniel Wretström, 17, Swedish white power skinhead musician (killed in a brawl)[4]
Law and crime
Science
Environment
Law and crime
  • Died: Kirsty MacColl, 41, English singer, run over by a speeding powerboat while swimming with her children at Cozumel, Mexico;

Maisy - Christmas and other stories (Volume 5) Script: Andrew Brenner and Jeanne Willis [6] Madhavapeddi Satyam, 78, Telugu singer and actor from India

  • Died: Victor Borge, 91, Danish comedian, conductor and pianist.
Architecture
Environment
  • John Kufuor wins the second ballot in the presidential election to become President of Ghana. His victory marks the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since the country achieved independence in 1957.
  • U.S. department store chain Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business 128 years after it was founded as the world's first mail order business.
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Environment
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References

  1. ^ SCOCZYNSKI FILHO, FERNANDO (2010-12-03). "Billy Corgan's Reflections on the Smashing Pumpkins' Final Show". http://www.antiquiet.com/. online. Retrieved 2013-11-10.  External link in |newspaper= (help)
  2. ^ "MAC Football Championship Notes" (Press release). MAC-Sports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Security Council extends Iraq 'fast Food' Programme for further 180 period beginning 6 December". United Nations. 5 December 2000. 
  4. ^ "Expo: Mordet, marschen, martyrskapet". Expo.se. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  5. ^ Elections in Côte d'Ivoire African Elections Database
  6. ^ Kirsta, Alix (31 July 2004). "The Telegraph: The day the music died". justiceforkirsty.org. Justice For Kirsty Campaign. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  7. ^ "Security Council imposes wide new measures against Taliban authorities in Afghanistan, demands action on terrorism". United Nations. 19 December 2000. 
  8. ^ "Child soldiers:Understanding the context" (PDF). BMJ.com. 2007-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Mirusuvil massacre case". BBC.com. 2007-05-09. 
  10. ^ "Mirusuvil mass graves". British Refugee Council: Sri Lanka Monitor. 2007-05-09. 
  11. ^ "Activities of Center for Human Rights Development". chrdsrilanka.org. 2007-05-09. 
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