Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
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Years: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008
International Year of Fresh Water
European Year of People with Disabilities
February 4 - Yugoslavia officially changes its name to Serbia and Montenegro.
March 12 - Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić is assassinated.
March 15 - Hu Jin-tao becomes President of China, Jiang Zoo-like to take office.
March 20 - Troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia attack Iraq for alleged weapons of mass destruction. (On June 30, 2009, U.S. Army soldiers handed control of Iraqi towns and villages to Iraqi security services, whose members marched through the streets of Baghdad in tanks and armored vehicles.)
April 9 - U.S. forces overthrow Saddam Hussein's rule after three weeks of fighting, on which day U.S. Marines pull a rope around the neck of Saddam's huge statue in Baghdad's main square and then overthrow the work.
April 12 - Referendum on Hungary's accession to the European Union.
June 10 - The Five Breads Association is formed.
June 20 - The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF for short) announces the creation of a San Francisco-based U.S. nonprofit public benefit foundation.
June 21 - For the first time in Hungary, the Night of Museums is organized.
July 8 - The Hungarian version of the Wikipedia free online encyclopedia is launched.
July 8 - Hebrew Wikipedia (Hebrew: ויקיפדיה: האנציקלופדיה החופשית), the Hebrew version of the international Wikipedia project, is launched.
August 11 - NATO takes over command of the UN-led ISAF mission.
August 14 - Power outages in some major cities in the US and Canada (New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Toledo, Ottawa)
August 23 - The fourth Budapest Parade.
August 27 - Mohamed-Saleh Gusayev, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nationality and Information Affairs of the Republic of Dagestan, is assassinated in a hellish assassination.
September 4 - The outgoing NATO Secretary General George Robertson is awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by President Ferenc Mádl.
September 11 - Anna Lindh, Sweden's foreign minister, is fatally wounded by a madman.
September 15 - The Motorway Cartel is unveiled.
October 9 - Baumag cooperative goes bankrupt.
October 19 - II. Pope John Paul inaugurates Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
October 24 - The Right-wing Youth Community, chaired by Dávid Kovács, becomes a party called the Jobbik for Hungary Movement.
October 25 - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the main owner of the Russian oil company Yukos, is arrested for tax fraud. (The Putin-critical oligarch was sentenced to 9 years in 2005 and released by presidential pardon in 2013.)
November 18 - The Hungarian Section is established within the Mutual Assistance Society of the Members of the Order of Honor.
November 22. DHL's cargo plane is attacked by terrorists in Baghdad.
November 26 - Protestant party Ian Paisley, who rejects the agreement, wins the Northern Ireland provincial election but rejects the formation of a government with Sinn Féin.