Sunday, April 23, 2017

In the year 2000 there were 281,421,906 Americans.

  • There were 19 Atlantic Ocean storms in 2000. One of the storms were subtropical, ten were tropical storms, four were category one hurricanes, one category two hurricane, one category three hurricane and two category four hurricanes.
  • There were 133,621,420 cars on the American road.
  • The "" technology bubble, spanning from 1995 to 2000, peaks when intraday trading on the NASDAQ exchange reaches 5132.52.
  • Hijacked airliners crash into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA, September 11, 2001.
  • On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer unveils the first Ipod.
  • The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks apart during reentry, killing the seven astronauts onboard, February 1, 2003.
  • On December 26, 2004, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded (approximately 9.3 magnitude) creates a tsunami that devastates South Asia leaving more than 230,000 dead.
  • Author Stephenie Meyer publishes Twilight the first in her wildly popular series about "Bella" Swann and a vampire named Edward Cullen.
  • Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, hits southeast Louisiana, August 29, 2005.
  • In New Orleans, the levees were designed for Category 3, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane, with winds up to 175 mph. The final deathtoll was at 1,836, primarily from Louisiana (1,577) and Mississippi (238).
  • 2005 had the most storms in the history of the USA in the Atlantic Ocean. Among these Category 5 storms was Hurricane Wilma, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. The most notable storms of the season were the five Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes: Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, along with the Category 1 Hurricane Stan.
  • Author J.K. Rowling publishes the final installment of her Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, July 2007.
  • Senator Barack Obama is elected president on November 4, 2008.
  • In January 2009, Nickelodian celebrates the 10th anniversary of the hit children's television program "SpongeBob SquarePants."
  • The USA flag still had 50 stars, but, with Iraq that decade some Americans thought it should have been 51 because there was more money spent in Iraq for it's infrastructure than ever in the USA.