• July 25, 2000 - A Concorde supersonic passenger jet crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 5 on the ground.

  • August 12 - Russian Submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea. All 118 men aboard die.

  • September 28 - Ariel Sharon leads several hundred armed Israelis in a visit to the Temple Mount, provoking an increase in Palestinian civil disorder which developed into the Al-Aqsa Intifada.

  • September - 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

  • October 4 - President Slobodan Milosevic leaves office after widespread demonstrations throughout Serbia and the withdrawal of Russian support.

  • October 12 - In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers who placed a small boat laden with explosives along-side the United States Navy destroyer, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.

  • November 7 - U.S. presidential election, 2000: Republican challenger George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final o