The United Kingdom’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
Wuhan Airlines Flight 343 is struck by lightning and crashes into Wuhan’s Hanyang District, killing 49 people
Arsenal and Galatasaray fans clash in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots in Copenhagen
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
Second Chechen War: Eighty-four Russian paratroopers are killed in a rebel attack on a guard post near Ulus Kert.