Most Important Events of the 2000s

A list of the most important events from 2000-2009.

The Top Ten

1 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. - ghmaster1354

Terrorism is bad for the world because it can wreck buildings famous places and they can kill many people now everbody knows that

It's literally 9/11

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2 Hurricane Katrina

My brothers teacher left new Orleans when it hit, sad to know she saw her home place get destroyed

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.

Yes did a project about it very tragic

This is a major event tots

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3 Michael 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


V 18 Comments
4 Election of Barack Obama

He was the first African American president! Huge event that should be recognized more.

This should be higher than Michael Jackson dies... I think Michael Jackson dies should definitely be high up but this should be higher.

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

The "Obama" Should be switched to "Trump" - SoloPotato

V 5 Comments
5 Haiti 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 is a very important tragedy. There was even a book published in honor of millions who died in the terrible earthquake that shook their part of their world. We read it in 5th grade.

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?


THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE DID NOT HAPPEN IN THE 2000s! I REPEAT IT HAPPENED IN THE 2010s! how was it from the 2000s? please don't make the 2000s seem any worse than it is already! - mikemike04

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6 Saddam Hussein Captured

Yep, I agree. This was significant. - HezarioSeth

This is a pretty important event. Saddam was one of the most evil people of the 21st century so far. He gasses and commited genocide his own people. His capture helped bring justice to all the atrocities he committed as Iraq's dictator



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7 Tsunami in East Asia

We should go to war with the sea for that

Should be higher

9/11 was bad, but did it ruin the lives of millions no, therefore this is a more tragic event. But oh well what can you do against patriotic oh look at me being smart invading countries that didn't need invading cause they got oil Americans who think the world is about them. GET A GRIP, ITS NOT.

While I agree this was a more tragic event

yes 9/11 affected millions of lives because the response was to invade afghanistan in search of osama bin laden this led to further destabilising of the middle-east which resulted in the formation of isis

the culmination of all these things meant that millions of lives were changed for the worse

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8 Pluto.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... - MatrixGuy

SAD. Pluto is a GREAT little guy who doesn't deSERVE this DISCRIMINATION from those IDIOt SCIENTISTS over at WHO KNOWS WHERE. But we ALL know that Pluto is the BEST little guy you could EVER meet but! NO he is all ALONE thanks to those dudes over at NASA or wherever cause! PLUTO! My baby boy he just deserves more! #justiceforpluto! Who deserves to be a planet more than Pluto he's the BEST! DISSATISFIED, DISAPPOINTED, DISGUSTED

I love Pluto how could they do this it's a round thing like all other planets so I think it is considered a planet don't you agree?!

Pluto will still be a planet to us TopTenners. - TeamRocket747

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9 The Economy Collapses

Why isn't it higher on the list?

economy in America is dying

Because economy decides all our lives, if our economy falls we fall too.

Huge impact

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10 7 July 2005 London Bombings

Worst attack in Britain that ever happened! This should be at 2! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ


The Contenders

11 The Virginia Tech Mass Shooting

Shows the advancement in the technology

He was a senior, and it was at the end of the year. That means this was a pretty savage senior prank. - jwg_2002

12 Green River Killer Captured

got hem


13 Burger King Creates Chicken Fries

Bless this great nation there has never been a finer invention in all of time God bless America praise Jesus Hallelujah good day too all enjoy the chicken fries

Without this I have no idea what we'd do

This is the most important event in history

This should be #1

V 11 Comments
14 Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

He didn't do it

Had a good outcome

He was daddy wym

15 Euro 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)

Guys that's great

16 War On Terror V 2 Comments
17 Ronald Reagan dies

He was the best president this country ever had

I'm sorry for your loss

A truly great man. An even greater president.

Sala fudu pancho mar ga

V 3 Comments
18 2008 Mumbai Attacks
19 Election of Donald Trump

The last event after the year 2000, it is all gone now.

Great President. *waits for hate* - TeamRocket747

He is the going to be the best President ever.


V 2 Comments
20 The 2000 Election in Florida V 1 Comment
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