January 13, 2000


ASN Aircraft Accident


The Shorts 360 plane had been leased to Sirte Oil Co in Libya to transport workers between its headquarters and various oil fields.
The aircraft departed Tripoli at 12:29. En route to Marsa el-Brega the crew noted a fuel imbalance and did a cross feed until fuel was balanced again at 14:17. The descent from FL70 was started at 14:25. Eleven minutes later both engines flamed out. The aircraft was ditched off the Libyan coast in a 10deg nose up attitude. The tail broke off and the wreckage sank inverted to a depth of 38m, about 3 miles from the coast.

CIA Watch list


Acting on a tipoff by the CIA, Thai intelligence puts 9/11 hijackers Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi on its watch list. In addition, it puts an alias al-Qaeda leader Khallad bin Attash is using (Salah Saeed Mohammed bin Yousaf) on the watch list (January 20, 2000). The CIA is aware that the three men arrived in Bangkok on January 8 (January 8, 2000), but seems to be unable to locate them in Thailand (January 13, 2000).

Switzerland Hoilday


Alter Silvester

What?! Bill Gates?


Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

I was Born!

Approx. 01/13/2000

"Peanuts" comic


The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz died.

Grammy Awards


42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

Ugandan cult Movement


The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.

Phillips Explosion


Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

Big Number Changes


The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

GPS Access in US Military


President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

Conjunction in the Universe


Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon

Patent Law


The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) was signed.

Southern Nigerian


A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.

Submarine H.L. Hunley


Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.

Olympics' Opening


Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

Olympics' Closing Ceremony


Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

New State!


New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

American Vice President's Speech


American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.