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2000

2000 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2000
MM
Ab urbe condita2753
Armenian calendar1449
?
Assyrian calendar6750
Bahá'í calendar156-157
Balinese saka calendar1921-1922
Bengali calendar1407
Berber calendar2950
British Regnal year48 Eliz. 2 - 49 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2544
Burmese calendar1362
Byzantine calendar7508-7509
Chinese calendar? (Earth Rabbit)
4696 or 4636
    -- to --
(Metal Dragon)
4697 or 4637
Coptic calendar1716-1717
Discordian calendar3166
Ethiopian calendar1992-1993
Hebrew calendar5760-5761
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2056-2057
 - Shaka Samvat1921-1922
 - Kali Yuga5100-5101
Holocene calendar12000
Igbo calendar1000-1001
Iranian calendar1378-1379
Islamic calendar1420-1421
Japanese calendarHeisei 12
(12?)
Javanese calendar1932-1933
Juche calendar89
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4333
Minguo calendarROC 89
89?
Nanakshahi calendar532
Thai solar calendar2543
Tibetan calendar?
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2126 or 1745 or 973
    -- to --
?
(male Iron-Dragon)
2127 or 1746 or 974
Unix time946684800 - 978307199

2000 (MM) was a century leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2000th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1000th and last year of the 2nd millennium, the 100th and last year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 2000s decade.

2000 was designated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace[1] and the World Mathematical Year.[2]

Popular culture holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium due to a tendency of grouping the years according to decimal values, as if year zero were counted. According to the Gregorian calendar, these distinctions fall to the year 2001, because the 1st century was retroactively said to start with the year AD 1. Since the Gregorian calendar does not have year zero, its first millennium spanned from years 1 to 1000 inclusively and its second millennium from years 1001 to 2000. (More further information, see century and millennium.)

The year 2000 is sometimes abbreviated as "Y2K" (the "Y" stands for "year", and the "K" stands for "kilo" which means "thousand").[3][4] The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K concerns, which were fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. However, by the end of 1999, many companies had already converted to new, or upgraded, existing software. Some even obtained "Y2K certification". As a result of massive effort, relatively few problems occurred.

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World population

World population[19]
2000 1995 2005
World 6,070,581,000 5,674,380,000 +396,201,000 +6.98% 6,453,628,000 +383,047,000 +6.31%
Africa 795,671,000 707,462,000 +88,209,000 +12.47% 887,964,000 +92,293,000 +11.60%
Asia 3,679,737,000 3,430,052,000 +249,685,000 +7.28% 3,917,508,000 +237,771,000 +6.46%
Europe 727,986,000 727,405,000 +581,000 +0.08% 724,722,000 -3,264,000 -0.45%
Latin America 520,229,000 481,099,000 +39,130,000 +8.13% 558,281,000 +38,052,000 +7.31%
Northern America 315,915,000 299,438,000 +16,477,000 +5.50% 332,156,000 +16,241,000 +5.14%
Oceania 31,043,000 28,924,000 +2,119,000 +7.33% 32,998,000 +1,955,000 +6.30%

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Nobel Prizes

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References

  1. ^ "CULTURE OF PEACE WEBSITE". Archived from the original on September 25, 2000.
  2. ^ "Isaac Newton Maths posters in the London Underground".
  3. ^ "Y2K, After the Hype". CalendarHome.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ TINA KELLEYPublished: December 27, 1999 (December 27, 1999). "'Y2K' Stands for the Year 2000. Now That Wasn't Really Difficult, Was It? - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "DOW JONES". U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Griffin, Joe (December 11, 2014). "PlayStation has delivered 20 years of gaming but the best is yet to come". The Irish Rimes. PlayStation 2 is arguably the most successful games console in the world, having shifted more than 155 million units
  7. ^ John Agnello, Anthony. "RIP PlayStation 2: Sony halts production of the most successful game console in history". Digital Trends.
  8. ^ "Playstation 2 sweeps into Europe". BBC News. November 24, 2000.
  9. ^ "PlayStation 2: Game Console as Trojan Horse". New York Times. October 26, 2000.
  10. ^ Fifth Anniversary: Nasdaq's record all-time closing high 5,048.62. Retrieved November 19, 2007.
  11. ^ "Spaceflight Now - Breaking News - Sea Launch malfunction blamed on software glitch".
  12. ^ Smith, D. R.; Padilla, WJ; Vier, DC; Nemat-Nasser, SC; Schultz, S (2000). "Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity" (PDF). Physical Review Letters. 84 (18): 4184-7. Bibcode:2000PhRvL..84.4184S. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4184. PMID 10990641. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2010.
  13. ^ McDonald, Kim (March 21, 2000). "UCSD Physicists Develop a New Class of Composite Material with 'Reverse' Physical Properties Never Before Seen". UCSD Science and Engineering. Retrieved 2010.
  14. ^ "Planetary Alignment of 5 May 2000". Nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2013.
  15. ^ "Lakeland Ledger - Google News Archive Search".
  16. ^ "Ludington Daily News - Google News Archive Search".
  17. ^ "PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SURVEY OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN GENOME". The White House. June 25, 2000. Retrieved 2013.
  18. ^ "Apple Releases Mac OS X Public Beta". Apple.com. Apple Inc. September 13, 2000. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ World Population Prospects Archived December 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 19, 2007.
  20. ^ "Lucas Jade Zumann". issuemagazine.com. Retrieved 2018.

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