- The US sees it's first black president, Barack Obama
- Dec. 12, 2003: Rolling Stones front man recieves honorary knighthood from the Prince of Wales, much to the dismay of fellow Stones member Keith Richards
- Sept. 11, 2001: the World Trade Center towers are hit by hijacked planes
- Feb. 22, 2006: the 1 billionth song is downloaded from iTunes
- April 16, 2003: major SARS virus breakout in southeast Asia
- The year 2000 and on are a literal 2nd British Invasion with the release of the Harry Potter movies, more British TV shows are coming to the US and becoming popular, like Top Gear, My Family, Keeping Up Appearances, Mr. Bean, Primeval, etc.
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