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.

I remember it well a thing as barbaric as that will stick in my mind. All terrorist attacks are horrible but it's the way they did using planes and unsural way of commuting a terrorist attack

9/11 was an absolute tragedy. And to think it had to happen in 2001. What a Hell of a way to kick off the new millenium. I envy everyone in the future, who's going to be born in the 22nd century, because nobody should have to live in a tragic time period, such as this.

This is one of the most horrible tragedies in America. It shocked the entire nation and even the entire world. 19 Terrorists hijacked 4 planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. 3,000 people died in it all. - JoeBoi

2 7 July 2005 London Bombings

This should definitely be higher that on persons death. You wouldn't put 9/11 under his death then why would you put this under him. Completely unacceptable.

Should be higher


Should be higher than Michael Jackson

3 Michael Jackson dies

Michael Jackson was amazing and cute until he had plastic surgery for no reason

Michael Jackson was amazing

Child predator but okay

Michael Jackson was easily one of the biggest inspirations out there and to this day he still continues to amaze people with his love and passion for music

4 2008 Mumbai Attacks

This should definitely be higher than michael molester up there

Well its pretty important
so yeah.

This event was truly sad. So many lives were lost that day.

India has never face any terrosism since 30 years. This mumbia attack suprsied indians that a scale of such an attack could really happen

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5 Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina? more like hurricane Tortilla

Saddest event I know of

This storm destroyed New Orleans and Gulfport on August 29, 2005.

One of the deadliest hurricanes in history. Thousands died because of it and was very costly. - JoeBoi

6 Election of Barack Obama

I would vote for a black president if I agreed with his politics, but Obama is a socialist idiot - HulkSmash55555

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

Barack Obama gave me the n-pass

Best presedent ever

7 2009 Iran Protests

That's interesting...


8 Burger King Creates Chicken Fries

I still remember the day that I first tasted one. It seemed that they were discontinued for a few years, so they became a faint, but pleasant memory for me. Then, one day, I saw a billboard announcement that chicken fries were back. Nearly in tears, I called my father and told him the news. He began sobbing as he recalled the deep love that my mother had had for the fries.
I had a similar experience when I heard the announcement on early-morning radio that McDonald's would from then on be serving breakfast 24/7 at select locations. These are the events that I want to relive when I get to heaven.

This should be #1. Like who cares about some stupid number, like what does 911 even mean

Wow the world is changing with this amazing event it has impacted life's

Chicken fries ARE WHO I AM

9 The Economy Collapses

Thanos says "I AM INNEVITABLE" then IRON MAN SNAPS his fingers after saying to thanos "I AM IRON MAN"
kapush thanos and his army turn to dust*

Global impact, should be number 3 at least.

Obama did it! - HulkSmash55555

Why isn't it higher on the list?

10 Boston Marathon Bombing


The Boston Bombing was in 2013, which is NOT in the 2000s. - JoeBoi

I love how this is after Burger King Chicken Fries, and Youtube Forms. - Sky_Koutarou

I love how this is after Burger King Fried Chicken.


The Contenders

11 Africa's Population Reaches 1 Billion

1 billion infected with ebola - jwg_2002

12 Green River Killer Captured

Ladys and gentlemen we got him

This is a fudging T.V. series how is this important? lmao

Really important moment not compared to the Unabomber or other serial killers

How tf do u kill a river lmao

13 BTK Captured

This guy was not a nice guy.

Who is BTK? You mean bin laden?

BTK was a serial killer, Dennis Rader.

14 Cave of the Crystals First Discovered

Thomas likes men

Hey guys just found diamonds in minecraft, jealousss?

what how?


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15 Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

Id let him molest me

No he was not a pedo, he was just stupid sleepovers with kids.

This was at a time where harassment accusations are shocking. The Metoo Movement ruined all accusations.


16 Death of Bin Laden

This belongs here it’s in the 2000s

Bin laden meets the navy seals.

He died in 2011 so it makes no sense to put his death on here.

This was in 2011 so this shouldn't even be on here. - JoeBoi

17 Pluto.No longer a planet.

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

Number 1.
Too many of these are American only.

Prove me wrong

Sad Pluto is not a planet

18 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


19 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

Big change for us europeans

Now the entire Europe should become a one nation country! 🙃

20 Tsunami in East Asia

That's right, Michael Jackson's death is far more important than a tsunami not only kills 230.000 innocents souls in 14 different countries but also becoming the deadliest tsunami in history. THIS SHOULD BE 1!


We should go to war with the sea for that

Should be higher

21 Disney Bought Marvel Entertainment

Marvel was amazing either way, long live iron man

Best thing to ever happen

Cousin loves black panther

I love captain america

22 YouTube Forms


This is so important YouTube helped shape the world today!


So dope broseph

23 War On Terror

War war war just terrible

Kill those terrorrist

24 Water Is Found On the Moon

It wasn't even in the 2000s yet.

Nice to know

I think they mean mars

It fake I want to see proof

25 Ronald Reagan dies


Good, finally

He was the best president this country ever had

I'm sorry for your loss

26 The Virginia Tech Mass Shooting


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

Shows the advancement in the technology

27 The 2000 Election in Florida


28 Johnny Cash Dies

Rest in peace Johnny and watch and wait for redemption day

My parents love him! I wish he was alive.

dam son

So sad, miss that guy. Met him once

29 Marvel NOW! Begins

#I am inevitable




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30 Outbreak of Ebola (2014-2015)

Really? Why is this under "Marvel NOW! Begins? "

no u

What? No, the Ebola Outbreak was in 2014, even the name shows the dates so it’s obvious. - JoeBoi

Not in 2000s - MrCoolC

31 The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy Was Released

muy epic

32 Dick Cheney Shoots Friend

no u

What a dick

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

Why the Bush Administration (W. Bush) is horrible

33 The beginning of Bionicle

very cool

Bionicles are yummy

Bionicle was sick

Childhood at its finest, although I'm not sure that it should be above shootings and stuff. Bionicle was lit though

34 Glee Premiere (2009)

The mean girls of the new decade

Honestly the best thing ever

The only important event

Changed my life for the better, and the worst

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35 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

This was awful and such a devastating ragedy. And I just want to say this. I saw someone say this didn't happen in the 2000's,well notice it says 2000's and not 2000. : )

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.

36 Lakers win their 15th championship

A damn sexy team

37 DC Comics Starts New 52

Hey shut up its good

No, not important


38 Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Catherine is the CORRECT spelling of her name (NOT Katherine).

That was in 2011, so this shouldn't be on here along with Sandy Hook or the Boston Bombing. - JoeBoi

I wasted hours of my life for this. Not my decision. But many people did too.

They are goals - n

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39 November 26, 2008



Hey that's my birthday! LOL

Happy birthday man!

40 Plane Lands In Hudson River

Well, the pilot did save every soul on board

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

41 Pope John Paul II Dies

Who's that

42 Lebron Wins a Ring

His 20th wedding ring - jwg_2002

43 Tool Released Lateralus


Probably the greatest album of all time!



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44 Kony 2012
45 Titanic: The Legend Goes on Was Released

Go into Poundland one day in the 2000s. Lol a cartoon Titanic movie.

This is very important indeed.

I can not think of anything more important

46 Eminem Releases the Marshall Mathers LP


One of his less liked eps

47 Shaq Retires

I wonder if this was when he became a flat earther...

He will be missed. love you SHAQ!

48 Celtics Win Their 17th Championship

For one reason they win
Because they

49 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

50 New Movie 3 Stooges Released On Big Screen

Its actually a big thing for the movie makers

Not such a big thing!

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