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21st century

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The 21st century is the century from the years CE 2001 to CE 2100.

This century is the current one. It is quite difficult to identify today what future historians will retain as major events and people from what's currently happening.

Major events[edit | edit source]

January 20th, 2001 - George W. Bush Becomes 43rd President of the United States

April 1st, 2001 - The Netherlands Becomes the first country to legalize Same-sex marraige

September 11th, 2001 - The September 11th attacks occur.

October 7th, 2001 - Afghanistan is invaded by an international coalition.

May 20th, 2002 - The independence of East Timor is recognized

March 30th, 2003 - Iraq is invaded by an international coalition

May 1st, 2004 - The European Union expands, adding 10 new countries

April 19th, 2005 - Pope Benedict XVI becomes pope

November 22nd, 2005 - Angela Merkel becomes Chancellor of Germany

July 25th, 2007 - Pratibha Patil becomes first female President of India

February 16th, 2008 - Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

January 20th, 2009 - Barack Obama becomes 44th President of the United States

December 7th, 2010 - The Arab Spring begins inTunisia

May 2nd, 2011 - Osama bin Laden is killed

July 14th, 2011 - South Sudan becomes independent

October 20th, 2011 - Muammar Gaddafi is killed

December 17th, 2011 - Kim jong-il dies. Kim jon-un becomes the new supreme leader of North Korea

February 28th, 2013 - Pope Benedict XVI resigns

March 13th, 2013 - Pope Francis becomes pope

July 1st, 2013 - Croatia joins the European Union

December 15th, 2013 - South Sudan enters a civil war

July 26th, 2015 - The United States Supreme Court determines that same-sex marriage is constitutionally protected

June 23rd, 2016 - The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union

January 20th, 2017 - Donald Trump becomes 45th United States President

April 30th, 2019 - Akihito abdicates his throne, Naruhito becomes the new Emperor of Japan

March, 2020 - beginning of the global pandemic of Covid-19

January 6th, 2021 - pro-Trump rioters storm the United States Capitol in a failed coup

February 1st, 2021 - A coup in Myanmar overthrows the democratic government and returns the country to a dictatorship

August 15th, 2021 - The Taliban capture Kabul, taking control of Afghanistan

February 24th, 2022 - Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine

September 8th, 2022 - Queen Elizabeth II dies after 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom

December 31st, 2022 - former pope Benedict XVI dies

January 8th, 2023 - a failed coup takes place in Brazil

Significant persons[edit | edit source]