Portal:Current events/October 2000

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October 2000 was the tenth month of that century leap year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2000.

Arts and culture
Business and economy
  • EMI and Warner Music Group withdraw their application to the European Commission for a proposed $20 billion merger due to regulators' concerns. The merger would have concentrated 80% of the European music business into the hands of just four major labels.
Politics
  • 250 million US gallons (950,000 m3) of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky. Considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
  • Sports software company Recreational Technologies ends its attempt to become the primary provider of MLB scouting software, laying off 90% of its development staff.
Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • Hatfield rail crash, United Kingdom: Part of a rail shatters as a passenger train passes over it; four people are killed, 70 are injured.
Arts and culture
  • Pakistani authorities announce that their police have found an apparently ancient mummy of a Persian Princess in the province of Balochistan. Iran, Pakistan and the Taliban all claim the mummy until Pakistan announces it is a modern-day fake on April 17, 2001.
Science and technology
Sports
  • The last Multics machine is shut down.
Arts and culture
  • Napster and BMG Music announce a partnership that would change the website into a subscription-based service offering legal downloads.
Disasters and accidents
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