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

This is a horrible event and yet it is one to learn from

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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

The day that music died

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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 guy who was better than Trump

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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?

My man Kervens is dead

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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


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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 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 was totally one of the most important things. *sarcasm*

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13 Green River Killer Captured

got hem


14 Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

Had a good outcome

He didn't do it

He was daddy wym

He is inocent

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

Now the entire Europe should become a one nation country! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

16 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.

Such a hero

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17 War On Terror

War war war just terrible

Kill those terrorrist

18 2008 Mumbai Attacks
19 Election of Donald Trump

He is the going to be the best President ever.

Great President. *waits for hate* - TeamRocket747

No, this is the wrong DECISION EVER! He is just going to destroy this country


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20 The 2000 Election in Florida


21 Dick Cheney Shoots Friend

I have no idea what this is about I wanna learn more about this

Why the Bush Administration (W. Bush) is horrible


That's mean

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22 Johnny Cash Dies

My parents love him! I wish he was alive.

So sad, miss that guy. Met him once

dam son

23 2009 Iran Protests
24 Africa's Population Reaches 1 Billion

1 billion infected with ebola - jwg_2002

25 Water Is Found On the Moon

That's really cool I didn't know that

Wow! I did not know that?!?!?! (Shocked)

Woah. There could be life in the moon? - TeamRocket747

Wow its cool and interesting
9 year old

26 Outbreak of Ebola (2014-2015)

Major issue.

Ebola NOOO

27 Plane Lands In Hudson River

Another plane crash... wow.. 2000s suck.. - TeamRocket747

28 Death of Bin Laden

Bin laden meets the navy seals.

Haha stoopid osama bin laden your dead

This stupid freak Musilm deserved it. - TeamRocket747

Love you daddy(bin laden)

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29 Glee Premiere (2009)

Changed my life for the better, and the worst

The only important event

30 Boston Marathon Bombing

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


31 Sandy 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.

I live in CT, and it affected us deeply. Iโ€™m only 13, but my school armed up on everything. Security, fire alarms, we had police walking around the school 24/7, we were fenced in during recess, and needed to know and be watched at all times when going to the bathroom. The nation came together and prayed for the children. It breaks my heart knowing that they wonโ€™t ever be able to experience marriage, Love life, enjoying vacations, traveling, going to college, even graduating. I hate that man with a passion. This should be like #5 on the list. It was tragic and horrific. Got bless the little angels๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜"๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

32 Tool Released Lateralus

Probably the greatest album of all time!



33 Lebron Wins a Ring

His 20th wedding ring - jwg_2002

34 Pope John Paul II Dies
35 Kony 2012
36 Lakers win their 15th championship
37 Celtics Win Their 17th Championship

For one reason they win
Because they

38 Eminem Releases the Marshall Mathers LP

One of his less liked eps


39 New Movie 3 Stooges Released On Big Screen

Its actually a big thing for the movie makers

Not such a big thing!

40 Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Hey they spelt her name wrong! WITH A K PEOPLE

41 Charlie Hebdo Shooting 2015
42 Les 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

43 DC Comics Starts New 52
44 November 26, 2008

Hey that's my birthday! LOL

I turned 2. - PatrickStar3

45 2000 Sydney Olympics

Was a good time, I went

46 Titanic: The Legend Goes on Was Released

This is very important indeed.

47 Cave of the Crystals First Discovered
48 The 2004 release of Cave Story
49 Shaq Retires
50 Typhoon Yolanda
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Top Remixes

1. September 11, 2001
2. Hurricane Katrina
3. Tsunami in East Asia
1. September 11, 2001
2. 7 July 2005 London Bombings
3. Michael Jackson dies
1. September 11, 2001
2. The Economy Collapses
3. Euro Comes to Europe


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