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Old 16-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #163
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2000 - 17 May – Royal Marines Alan Chambers and Charlie Paton become the first British people to reach the Geographic North Pole unaided.. After 70 days on the ice, he and Charlie Paton raised the Union Jack at the North Pole at 23:16 hours on 16 May 2000..Chambers was also instrumental in planning and executing the first Winter crossing of Iceland on skis.. Dragging sledges each weighing 240 pounds (110 kg), Chambers and his team completed the 500 miles (800 km) journey in 47 days..Charlie is currently giving people the opportunity to enjoy guided trips to the North and South Poles with his travel company PolarTrex...

USS Skate (SSN-578), the 3rd submarine of the United States Navy named for the skate, a type of ray, was the lead ship of the Skate class of nuclear submarines. She was the 3rd nuclear submarine commissioned, the first to make a completely submerged trans-Atlantic crossing, and the second submarine to reach the North Pole and the first to surface there..The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics on 18 July 1955, and her keel was laid in Groton, Connecticut on 21 July 1955.. She was launched on 16 May 1957 sponsored by Mrs. Lewis L. Strauss, and commissioned on 23 December 1957 with Commander James F. Calvert in command..

4 January – Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill become the first British women to reach the South Pole/11 – A Scottish trawler, the Solway Harvester, sinks in the Irish Sea, killing se7en sailors\14 -United Nations tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of over 100 Bosnian Muslims in a Bosnian village -Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98 (at the peak of the Dot-com bubble)/ 24 – God's Army, a Karen militia group led by twins Johnny and Luther Htoo, takes 700 hostages at a Thai hospital near the Burmese border/ 17 - 27th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win \30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169/ 31 -Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88..

7 February – Stipe Mesic is elected president of Croatia - Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan...

17 March - The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult..

14 April– Kenneth Noye, the so-called "M25 killer", sentenced to life imprisonment- - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs\16 – An American anti-globalization protest is held in Washington..

5 May – A rare conjunction of 7 celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, planets Mercury–Saturn) occurs during the New Moon/17 - In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade...

7 June – Tony Blair witch receives a hostile reception during a speech at the Women's Institute, where he is heckled and slow hand-clapped by furious members\17 – Alan Shearer, who is set to retire from international football after the European Championships, scores the only goal as England beat holders Germany 1–0 in the second group game – A centennial EQ (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day..

14 July– Reality television game show Big Brother first airs in Britain– A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth..

14– 17 August – The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominates U.S. Vice President Al Gore for President and Senator Joe Lieberman for Vice President...

7–September 14 – The UK fuel protests take place, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country's network of petrol stations halted - 17th MTV Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah wins..

7 October– Wembley Stadium closes after 77 years/ 17 – Hatfield rail crash: A Great North Eastern Railway InterCity 225 train derails south of Hatfield station, killing 4 people..

7 November – The theft of £350 million worth of diamonds from the Millennium Dome is foiled by police-Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office-US presidential election, 2000: Republican Governor of Texas George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the U.S. presidential election but there is a miscount in Florida resulting in a recount of the votes- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas\16 – ACtor Michael Caine receives a knighthood from the Queen- Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War\17 -A Catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage- Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru...

13 December - The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins... If it was good news, he would've called us..We're gonna ride this thing out, not for fun, for safety.. Do what I've always done: go with the flow...
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