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    Tables – World Events 2000s

    2000Dot-com bubble burstsGlobal
    2001September 11 Terrorist AttacksUnited States, New York
    2002Euro banknotes and coins introducedEurope
    2003U.S. invades IraqIraq
    2004Indian Ocean Earthquake and TsunamiIndian Ocean, Asia
    2005Hurricane Katrina devastates New OrleansUnited States, Louisiana
    2006North Korea conducts its first nuclear testNorth Korea
    2007Global Financial Crisis beginsGlobal
    2008Barack Obama elected as first black U.S. PresidentUnited States
    2009H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) pandemic beginsGlobal