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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2000?


Events

  • 01 May 2000 A new class of composite material is fabricated, which has a combination of physical properties never before seen in a natural or man-made material.ref name=compref name=UCSD-press-release{{cite web|author=McDonald, Kim|title= UCSD Physicists Develop a New Class of Composite Material with 'Reverse' Physical Properties Never Before Seen
  • 02 May 2000 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
  • 03 May 2000 In San Antonio, Texas, computer pioneer Datapoint files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 04 May 2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
  • 05 May 2000 A rare conjunction occurs on the New Moon including all seven of the traditional celestial bodies known from ancient times up until 1781 with the discovery of Uranus. The conjunction consists of the Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.( NASA)
  • 07 May 2000 Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
  • 11 May 2000 Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
  • 12 May 2000 A fireworks factory disaster in Enschede, the Netherlands, kills 23.
  • 16 May 2000 The Grand National Assembly of Turkey elects Ahmet Necdet Sezer as the tenth President of Turkey.
  • 17 May 2000 A bomb in Glorietta Mall in Makati City, Philippines injures 13.
  • 18 May 2000 Boo.com collapses due to lack of funds after six months.
  • 20 May 2000 Taiwanese (ROC) president Chen Shui-bian makes the Four Noes and One Without pledge to Taiwan.
  • 24 May 2000 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 25 May 2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • 28 May 2000 The comic strip Bringing Up Father ends its 87-year run in newspapers.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Country: United States of America

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Country: United States of America

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 2000?
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No Such Thing As A Bad Day by Hamilton Jordan

No Such Thing As A Bad Day

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"An astounding collection of adventures and observations, woven into a dramatic account that helps to clarify some of the mysteries of our nation's recent history....Hamilton's

The Patient by Michael Palmer

The Patient

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Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely

Daughter Of Fortune by Isabel Allende

Daughter Of Fortune

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An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.

Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers

Flags Of Our Fathers

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE IMMORTAL PHOTOGRAPH THAT HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE COURAGE AND INDOMITABLE WILL OF AMERICAIn February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history.

Truth At Any Cost by Susan Schmidt and Michael Weisskopf

Truth At Any Cost

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What drove the man who nearly toppled a presidency and forced the most serious constitutional crisis in twenty-five years? Conventional wisdom portrays Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr as a right-wing religious zealot