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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 2000: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2000?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 06 Mar 2000 Advanced Micro Devices ships the first commercially-available 1 GHz processor.
  • 07 Mar 2000 George W. Bush and Al Gore emerge victorious in the Republican and Democratic caucuses and primaries of the United States presidential election.
  • 08 Mar 2000 Tokyo train disaster: A sideswipe collision of 2 Tokyo Metro trains kills 5 people.
  • 09 Mar 2000 The FBI arrests art forgery suspect Ely Sakhai in New York City.
  • 10 Mar 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
  • 12 Mar 2000 Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by members of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the ages.
  • 16 Mar 2000 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises by 499.19 points (4.93 percent), its second-largest one-day point gain.
  • 17 Mar 2000 More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • 18 Mar 2000 2000 Taiwanese presidential election: Chen Shui-bian is elected President of the Republic of China.
  • 19 Mar 2000 U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives in New Delhi, India, for a state visit.
  • 20 Mar 2000 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
  • 21 Mar 2000 The U.S. Supreme Court rules the government lacks authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, throwing out the Clinton administration's main anti-smoking initiative.
  • 24 Mar 2000 S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
  • 26 Mar 2000 In Seattle, Washington, the Kingdome sports arena is demolished into a mound of rubble over 65 feet high, to make way for a new stadium.
  • 27 Mar 2000 A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
  • 28 Mar 2000 Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 2000?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Pure Shores
  2. - Fill Me In
  3. - American Pie
  4. - Never Be The Same Again
  5. - Movin Too Fast

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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High Fidelity

High Fidelity

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Country: United States of America

Return to Me

Return to Me

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Bonnie Hunt

Starring: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

Final Destination

Final Destination

Release year: 2000

Directed by: James Wong

Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke

Country: United States of America

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Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Bob Saget

Starring: Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Traylor Howard

Price of Glory

Price of Glory

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Carlos Ávila

Starring: Jimmy Smits, Maria del Mar, Jon Seda, Clifton Collins Jr.

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 2000?
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The Legend Of Luke by Brian Jacques

The Legend Of Luke

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In this twelfth book in the masterful Redwall epic, storyteller Brian Jacques goes back in time to the days before Redwall, revealing with dramatic poignancy the legend of the first of the magnificent Redwall warriors--Luke, father of Martin.

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Timeline

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In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates.

False Memory by Dean Koontz

False Memory

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No fan of Dean Koontz or of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind’s capacity to torment—and destroy—itself.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

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The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Girl With A Pearl Earring

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The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Remarkable Creatures Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett