The 21st century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or Common Age, according to the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 2001, and will end on December 31, 2100. It is the first century of the 3rd millennium. It differs from the century known as the 2000s, which began on January 1, 2000, and ends on December 31, 2099.
Society and Politics
September 11, 2001 - The Great Terrorist Attack in New York (USA).
November 2001 - Anglo-American War against Afghanistan.
April 2003 - Anglo-American War against Iraq.
July-August 2006 - Israeli war against Hezbollah (Lebanon).
December 2008 - January 2009 - Operation "Cast Lead"
Introduction of the Euro 2002
Enlargement of the European Union
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami On December 26, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a major tsunami that swept the region's coastal belts, killing about 310,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and other countries in the region.
2005, Hurricane Katrina floods New Orleans, USA. The current official death toll is 1,836. Katrina is the most expensive natural disaster in the history of the United States, with damage of almost 75 billion dollars.
The earthquake in Kashmir on October 8, 2005, claimed about 87,350 lives in India and Pakistan.
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti claimed between 90,000 and 250,000 lives.
The 2010 floods in Pakistan claimed 1781 lives.
The 2011 Tohoko earthquake claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Science and technology
2001 - Today - Sharp develops a new generation of LCD TVs - "Aquos", which also supports high definition image technology.
2006 - Sony launches PlayStation 3 console.
2007 - Apple iPhone 1 smart mobile phone introduced.
2012 - Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme athlete, jumps with a 39 km free fall, breaking through the sound barrier.
Serbian cultural spaces
Society and Politics
On February 4, 2003, the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was established
Assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic on March 12, 2003
In 2006, after the independence referendum held in Montenegro, Serbia and Montenegro ceased to exist.
On February 17, 2008, the Assembly of Kosovo and Metohija unilaterally declared the province's independence from Serbia.
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