Wednesday 6pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2000 (Part 2)

June 4 – The 7.9 Mw  Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), killing 103 people and injuring 2,174–2,585.
June 5 – 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
June 10 – July 2 – Belgium and the Netherlands jointly host the UEFA Euro 2000 football tournament, which is won by France.
June 17 – A centennial earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
June 26 – A preliminary draft of genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished. It is announced at the White House by President Clinton.
June 28 – Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending a protracted custody battle.
June 30 – At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, nine die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
July 1 – The Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden is officially opened for traffic.
July 2 – France defeats Italy 2–1 after extra time in the final of the European Championship, becoming the first team to win the World Cup and European Championship consecutively.
July 7 – The draft assembly of Human Genome Project announced at the White House by President Bill Clinton, Francis Collins, and Craig Venter.
July 10 – In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
August 3 – Rioting erupts on the Paulsgrove estate in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, after more than 100 people besiege a block of flats allegedly housing a convicted paedophile. This is the latest vigilante violence against suspected sex offenders since the beginning of the “naming and shaming” anti-paedophile campaign by the tabloid newspaper News of the World.
August 7 – DeviantART is launched.
August 8 – The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
August 12 – The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea during one of the largest Russian naval exercises since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
August 14
Tsar Nicholas II and his family are canonized by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Dora the Explorer, one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows, debuts.
August 23 – John Anthony Kaiser, a Roman Catholic priest, is murdered in Morendat, Kenya.
August 24 – The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
September 6 – The last wholly Swedish-owned arms manufacturer, Bofors, is sold to American arms manufacturer United Defense.
September 6–8 – World leaders attend the Millennium Summit at U.N. Headquarters.
September 7–14 – Fuel protests take place in the United Kingdom, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country’s network of petrol stations halted.
September 10 – Operation Barras: A British military operation to free five soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment that were held captive for over two weeks during the Sierra Leone Civil War, all of which were rescued.
September 13 – Steve Jobs introduces the public beta of Mac OS X for US$29.95.
September 15 – October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics, held in Sydney, Australia, is the last Olympic Games of the 20th century.
September 16 – Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive; this day is taken as the commemoration date of his death.
September 26 – The Greek ferry Express Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece’s worst sea disasters.

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