Timeline of 21st Century Events:

January 1st, 2000

~ This timeline presents a selection of meme events of the 21st Century.

A Teppline version of this 21st Century information can be found here.  The Teppline includes location information that is not included in the timeline format.  More information about Timelines, Tepplines and the Tepp System for the presentation of information is here.

Donald Clayton may be reached at: @CityofNikko on Twitter.

This web page is under construction.

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Timeline of 21st Century Events

2000 – 2020

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Timeline of 21st Century Events: – QalaBist.com Post #2666 – Time Node: January 1, 2000 – Original Post: August 28, 2015, @ 20:24 UT
⇒ Current version: August 30, 2015
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December
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2000.12.12 / Tuesday

US SUPREME COURT DECIDES 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The 2000 Presidential Election is decided in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), by the United States Supreme Court in a decision that resolves the lawsuit about voting irregularities in the important Electoral College ‘swing state’ of Florida, where the brother of Presidential candidate GEORGE W. BUSH is Governor.  The U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of the Bush family.

electcollege 030114-O-0000D-001 President George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper, White House.

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2001.09.11 / Tuesday

9/11 EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

9/11 includes a series of events, apparently including four plane crashes, the total destruction of three major buildings, and damage inflicted upon the Pentagon.  As Pearl Harbor II unfolds, virtually all non-military flights to and from the United States are diverted or grounded.  Most Americans are glued to their television sets as the American experience is quickly redefined.  By the end of the day the nation is invested heavily in a new world war, a ‘War on Terror’.

A timeline for (selected) FBI documents pertinent to 9/11 is here.

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2001.10.07 / Sunday

THE UNITED STATES MILITARY BEGINS BOMBING AFGHANISTAN

The military forces of the United States of America begin an air attack against targets in the nation of Afghanistan.  [U.S. President] GEORGE W. BUSH promises that there will be a long campaign against ‘terrorist groups’ and the states that support them. (+) (+)

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[U.S. President] GEORGE W. BUSH, “This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while.”

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2002.11.25 / day

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CREATED

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11, 2001, 9/11 events.

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2003.03.09 / day

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) JOINS DHS

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), previously a part of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), is made a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The era of full nude body scans and sexually explicit ‘pat-downs’ of anyone choosing to travel by air or rail in the United States of America begins.  Within ten (10) years the TSA will have 55,000 employees tracking and monitoring America’s traveling public.  A secret United States government ‘no-fly’ list will create havoc in the lives of at least 50,000 – 100,000 Americans who, without charges or evidence, are no longer allowed to fly.

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2003.03.19 / day

THE UNITED STATES MILITARY BEGINS THE BLITZKRIEG OF IRAQ

A United States military surprise attack against the nation of Iraq begins at 09:34 p.m. EST, on March 19, 2003, 05:34 a.m. March 20, 2003, Baghdad time.  The United States issues no declaration of war.  At 12:15 p.m. EST (09:15 a.m. PST) the live TV coverage of the “Shock and Awe” cruise missile attack, by the United States, against Bagdad, Iraq, begins.

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2005.08.29 / Monday

HURRICANE KATRINA COMES ASHORE NEAR NEW ORLEANS

The eleventh named storm, and fifth hurricane, of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season becomes the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.  Hurricane Katrina slams into the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005, leading to the death of more than 1,245 people in New Orleans and the surrounding area.  The flooding causes tens of thousands of people to be homeless, property damage is estimated to be in excess of $108 billion (USD).

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2006.07.12 / day

THE 33 DAY WAR – ISRAEL VERSUS HEZBOLLAH

• The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), without warning and without Israeli Cabinet approval, attacks targets in the nation of Lebanon with artillery and airstrikes on July 12, 2006.  Buildings, bridges and roads in Lebanon are destroyed.   The Beirut International Airport is also attacked, killing 44 civilians.  The runways are destroyed, preventing international aid from arriving.  In time, long range Hezbollah rocket and missile stockpiles destroy many targets in Israel.  At least 1,191 Lebanese civilians die as a result of the Israeli destruction.  165 Israeli IDF troops are killed in ground combat.  Between 300,000 and 500,000 citizens of Israel are displaced by the relentless rein (rain) of Hezbollah rockets and mortar shells.

A commission investigating the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon says [Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Olmert was responsible for “a severe failure in exercising judgment, responsibility, and prudence.”  It also says Olmert “rushed to war without an adequate plan.”  The report is issued April 30, 2007.

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2006.07.15 / day

SOCIAL MEDIA SITE ‘TWITTER’ IS LAUNCHED

Twitter is an online social media that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”.

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2007.03.06 / day

BUSH ADMINISTRATION ‘SCOOTER’ LIBBY IS CONVICTED OF LYING

• LEWIS LIBBY (“Scooter”), the former [Chief of Staff] to [U.S. Vice President] DICK CHENEY is found guilty of lying to FBI agents and to a grand jury on March 6, 2007.  The investigation sought answers about who leaked to the press the name of CIA agent VALERIE PLAME WILSON.   WILSON was married to JOSEPH WILSON, who, in 2003, questioned the GEORGE W. BUSH administration’s claim that SADDAM HUSSEIN was pursuing a nuclear weapons program that involved seeking to obtain uranium from the nation of Niger.

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2007.07.24 / day

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MINIMUM WAGE

• The minimum wage for workers in the United States of America is increased to $5.85 an hour, in the first increase in 10 years, on July 24, 2007.  The previous federal minimum wage was $5.15 (USD) per hour.  The wage law calls for an increase of 70 cents an hour each year through 2009; at that time the U.S. federal minimum wage is to be $7.25 an hour.

Note: Eight (8) years later (in 2015) the federal minimum wage remained at $7.25 (USD) an hour.
On 7/24/2007 the DJIA: 13,855, on 7/24/2015 the DJIA: 17,568.  If the minimum wage increased at the same rate of wealth distribution it would be $9.13 per hour on July 24, 2015, a 2.1% annual increase / return.

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2010.04.20 / day

MOCONDO BP GULF OIL ‘SPILL’

Words can never express what one picture might tell.  The world learns a new term, ‘Corexit’.

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2010.05.31 / day

ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE FREEDOM FLOTILLA

The Mavi Marmara, a ship carrying civil rights workers, humanitarian aid, and construction materials for Gaza, is attacked by the Israel military (IDF) forces in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, 2010.  The “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”, organized by the Free Gaza Movement, is a flotilla of six ships that are trying to break the Israeli sea blockade of the Gaza Strip Israel prison zone.  Nine unarmed international peace activists are killed in the raid.  The Israeli government would later lie about those killed and would detain and interrogate 100’s of peace and freedom activists who were captured and removed from the six ships.

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March

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2011.03.11 / Friday

‘FUKUSHIMA’ EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN

The Tōhoku earthquake strikes the coastal waters of Japan near Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011.  A very large tsunami soon follows, sweeping inland.  Among the areas catastrophically damaged by both the earthquake and the tsunami is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant experiences a nuclear reactor melt down.  The resulting disaster is ongoing.

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October
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2011.10.20 / day

THE MURDER OF GADDAFI

[Head of State] Muammar Gaddafi is murdered on October 20, 2011, during the Battle of Sirte in the previously prosperous nation of Libya.  The man that created the greatest water project in the world was killed by a gang of international western forces that provided countless SUV’s with heavy machine guns mounted on the back to create and cause death and mayhem across Libya.  Libya was left, as the ‘color revolution’ designed it, a ‘failed state’.

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July
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2012.07.20 / day

AURORA COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING

The Black Knight Rises as a red haired guy plays shootout for real in a theater.  It was like John Wilkes Booth with a gun, but not political.  Well, maybe not political.  Millions give up their faith in Hollywood; theaters, movies, whatever.

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2012.12.14 / day

SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut occurs on December 14, 2012,  when 20-year-old ADAM LANZA fatally shoots 20 children and 6 adult staff members at the school.

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2013.04.15 / day

THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

• The finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street became the scene of yet another ‘terror attack’ as three people die from mass produced pressure cookers that are turned into ‘backpack’ bombs.  Before it is all over three pressure cookers explode, one suspect is killed, one more lives out a night in a boat.  Did I mention that much of Boston was sealed off from the world as military troops and police that looked like troops searched and occupied homes without so much as a warrant, or reasonable suspicion.  Chechen rebels are blamed, both are citizens of America.

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November
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2013.11.21 / day

EUROMAIDAN – MAIDAN SQUARE – UKRAINE COLOR REVOLUTION

The western empire continues the financing of the overthrow of governments opposed to the western empire, or not sufficiently supportive thereof.  This time it is street protests, that turn to violence, that turn to snipers, that turns into a government supported (propped up) by literal Nazi’s.  A portion of the east of Ukraine formally secedes.  The U.S. government tries to blame Russia for at least seven invasions of Ukraine.  The situation is #1 on the short list of trip-wire places for the beginning of a full scale nuclear war.

An aerial view shows the Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square crowded by supporters of EU integration during a rally in Kiev, December 1, 2013. Ukraine's interior minister warned tens of thousands of protesters starting a pro-Europe rally in the capital Kiev on Sunday that police would respond if there were mass disturbances. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX15ZK1  An aerial view shows Independence Square during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members and riot police in central Kiev February 19, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich warned his opponents on Wednesday that he could deploy force against them after what he called their attempt to "seize power" by means of "arson and murder". REUTERS/Olga Yakimovich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CITYSCAPE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ORG XMIT: MOS57

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2014.01.02 / day

THE EMERGENCE OF ISIS

A new ‘terrorist organization’, ISIS (later ISIL, then IS) is suddenly emerged with a media presentation that would put Madison Avenue to shame.  A ‘new to most’ flag was always flying; must have made ten thousand of them.  All the troops wore nice new bright-white running shoes (Nike maybe). (+)  And along with every disciplined picture came stories of the most barbaric treatment of people since Pol Pot, or, or the last drone slaughter at an Afghan wedding. (+Caption: ISIS flag parade in Tel Abyad, Syria.  

The problem is that the Wiki article gives the date of June 30, 2014 for the capture of Tel Abyad (Tel Abiad).

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2014.07.17 / Thursday

THE DESTRUCTION OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 (MH 17)

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down by a pilot of the Ukrainian Air Force while the Boeing 777 is flying over Torez in Donetsk, Ukraine on July 17, 2014.  Flight 17 is on a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.   All 298 people on board the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft are killed, including the 15 person crew and 283 passengers.  The United States government and western media sources attempt to blame Russia, the Russian government, Donetsk military forces, and various other ‘international terrorists’ for the downing of the unarmed civilian aircraft.

-7 A piece of the wreckage is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the village of Petropavlivka (Petropavlovka), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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2015.07.05 / day

GREEK REFERENDUM ON TROIKA ULTIMATUM

The Greek Debt Crisis reaches an unexpected climax as [Greek Prime Minister] TSIPRAS calls for a special election.  The election proves to be not so special as TSIPRAS caves to the IMF and others.

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Timeline of 21st Century Events:  END.

Teppline form for 2000 – 2020

January 1st, 2000

~ This timeline presents a selection of meme events of the 21st Century.

A Teppline version of this 21st Century information can be found here.  The Teppline includes location information that is not included in the timeline format.  More information about Timelines, Tepplines and the Tepp System for the presentation of information is here.

Donald Clayton may be reached at: @CityofNikko on Twitter.

This web page is under construction.

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Timeline of 21st Century Events

2000 – 2020

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Timeline of 21st Century Events: – QalaBist.com Post #2666 – Time Node: January 1, 2000 – Original Post: August 28, 2015, @ 20:24 UT
⇒ Current version: August 28, 2015
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December
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2000.12.12 / Tuesday

US SUPREME COURT DECIDES 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The 2000 Presidential Election is decided in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), by the United States Supreme Court in a decision that resolves the lawsuit about voting irregularities in the important Electoral College ‘swing state’ of Florida, where the brother of Presidential candidate GEORGE W. BUSH is Governor.  The U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of the Bush family.

electcollege 030114-O-0000D-001 President George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper, White House.

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2001.09.11 / Tuesday › EST 07:59 AM

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WashingtonThe White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal and Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ATC) system in Boston (BOS) begins communication with American Air Lines (AAL) Flight 11 (11).

Note: The Flight Path information presented below for American Airlines Flight 11 of September 11, 2001, leaving Boston (BOS) (Logan International Airport), is from the February 19, 2002 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official report signed by [Chief, Vehicle Performance Division] Jim Ritter.

07:59:02
ATC-BOS LCE:  American eleven heavy.  Traffic’s orbiting north of the field at thirty five hundred feet.  Maintain three thousand runway four right.  Cleared for takeoff.

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