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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2000.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2000: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2000?


Events

  • 03 Aug 2000 Rioting erupts on the Paulsgrove estate in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, after more than 100 people besiege the home of a block of flats allegedly housing a convicted paedophile. This is the latest vigilante violence against suspected sex offenders since the beginning of the quotnaming and shamingquot anti-paedophile campaign by the tabloid newspaper ''News of the World''.
  • 08 Aug 2000 An unknown ship dumps oil off the South Florida coast, creating an oil slick covering 24km of beaches.
  • 12 Aug 2000 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • 14 Aug 2000 (to August 17) The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominates U.S. Vice President Al Gore for President and Senator Joe Lieberman for Vice President.
  • 18 Aug 2000 A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
  • 27 Aug 2000 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • 28 Aug 2000 For the first time in history, religious and spiritual leaders of the world's diverse faith traditions came together in New York on August 28 to discuss how to forge a partnership of peace with the United Nations. Religious Summit UN Millennium Peace Summit

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Country: United States of America

Best in Show

Best in Show

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Guest

Starring: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2000?
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Riptide by Catherine Coulter

Riptide

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FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock must protect a young political speechwriter who has received threats against her life. But they could never guess that the danger is already close to his prey-and about to strike.

Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

Hot Six

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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.Carlos

The Alibi by Sandra Brown

The Alibi

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Assistant DA Hammond Cross has his sights set on the DA's office. Prosecuting a high-profile murder case practically ensures him the job. But a Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare.

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness

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From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood

Heartbreaker

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood proves she is a master storyteller in this classic romantic suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nick Buchanan.In