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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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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

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

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 2000?
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Hugger Mugger by Robert B. Parker

Hugger Mugger

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"It's easy to see why Parker's snappy banter and cynical eye have kept fans turning pages for 25 years . .

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that …

Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick

Wicked Widow

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Madeline Deveridge is aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime.

Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark

Before I Say Good-Bye

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A young woman probing into the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death receives a message from a medium claiming to be his channel in Mary Higgins Clark's #1 bestselling thriller, Before I Say Goodbye.When

The Brethren by John Grisham

The Brethren

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion.