Most Important Events of the 2000s


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September 11, 2001
This effected the world on a huge scale, look at what would not have happened if this didn't happen, this was a huge deal.
The tragic events on that day forever changed the way we look at terrorism.


Terrorism is bad for the world because it can wreck buildings famous places and they can kill many people now everbody knows that
[Newest]The whole world was watching as the planes hit World Trade Center 1 and 2 and the Pentagon with horror, and silently congratulating Flight 93's passengers, yet mourning all the fallen souls. This is a day to remember.

2Michael Jackson dies
he's awesome and a lot of people looked up to him
He was such an inspiration
Which year did Michael Jackson die and by the way this is 5 ratings out of ten
[Newest]I love Michael Jackson. I think it's a shame he died along with his talent.

3Election of Barack Obama
This should be higher than Michael Jackson dies... I think michael Jackson dies should definitely be high up but this should be higher.
He was the first african american president! Huge event that should be recognized more.
Because he's the first ever Africa-American President of U.S. and I think no matter what is your color you have ability to lead the country!


[Newest]I think we choose the right guy to be our president :) also I am a donkey so I look up to president Obama

4Hurricane Katrina
Well, I wouldn't exactly call it a major event, although, it did leave a huge impact on the world. It changed our way of resources and showed an ability of working together. I'm sure in some ways it can be a major event. It led the help of many people to work together to help the community.
This is a major event tots
Think about it, think about the millons of dollers spent helping New Orleans and how much this effected our country! Hurricane Katarina changed everything, mainly our responce to how to react to a natural desaster.

5Tsunami in East Asia
It's an huge tsunami and all the place that eat the tsunami has been changed for the good of the peaple so I think that the tsunami is a dangerous attak from the sea.

6Saddam Hussein Captured
Yep, I agree. This was significant.


7Pluto.No longer a planet.
No longer a planet to the human science. But something can't be denied from what it is, it is like you kick out somebody from the family.
Pluto is considered a dwarf planet from 2006 but it's still a planet...


It is still a planet. I think they just said that it wasn't because kids were getting it confused with Mickey mouse's dog.
It was sort of an important event.


8The Economy Collapses
economy in America is dying

9Haiti Earthquake
The Haiti earthquake killed many people and destroyed many homes luckily lots of countries chipped in to help by bringing them food and water it is a natural disaster.
This was a HUGE deal. SO many people died and all around the world people came together to help. This was such a major event. Why is this so low on the list?

10The Virginia Tech Mass Shooting
Shows the advancement in the technology

The Contenders

11Euro Comes to Europe
The Euro was introduced to Europe in the 2000s now days many European countries use the Euro as their national money (Europe has Euro in it)

12War On Terror

13Ronald Reagan dies

14The 2000 Election in Florida

15Dick Cheney Shoots Friend

162009 Iran Protests

17Johnny Cash Dies

187 July 2005 London Bombings

19Plane Lands In Hudson River

20Celtics Win Their 17th Championship
For one reason they win
Because they

21Lakers win their 15th championship

22New Movie 3 Stooges Released On Big Screen
Not such a big thing!

23Pope John Paul II Dies

24Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

25Water Is Found On the Moon

26Tool Released Lateralus

27Lebron Wins a Ring

28Burger King Creates Chicken Fries
I live chicken flies

29Les Paul Dies
All guitarists must know even if they don't like what he's done the classic les paul guitar, the best guitar on the market epiphone or gibson must be loved

30Africa's Population Reaches 1 Billion

312000 Sydney Olympics

32Shaq Retires

33DC Comics Starts New 52

34Kony 2012

35Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Its A big moment in history for all of those who have lost their children or siblings. Lets pray for all
It was a sad moment in life that we will all remember
This didn't happen in the 2000's. It happened in 2013.

36Election of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister of India
Manmohan Singh's election is a victory of secular democracy. Even though a part of 2% Sikh population in a 80% Hindu majority nation, he was elected and re-elected prime minister.

37November 26, 2008

38Marvel NOW! Begins

39Disney Bought Marvel Entertainment

40Typhoon Yolanda

41Eminem Releases the Marshall Mathers LP

42Green River Killer Captured

43BTK Captured
Who is BTK? You mean bin laden?

44Glee Premiere (2009)

45Boston Marathon Bombing
2013 is NOT in the 2000's. we're in a new decade now people, and half way through it.

46Titanic: The Legend Goes On was released
This is very important indeed.

47Hurricane Wilma (2005)

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