Friday, September 15. 2000, 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Friday, September 15, 2000
(some 15,000 protesters) turn violent during the
2000 Summer Olympics
are held in
The Greek ferry "
" sinks off the coast of the island of
80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece's worst sea disasters.
Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive this day is taken as the commemoration date of his death.
The 2000 Summer Olympics are opened in Sydney, Australia.
calls for new elections in which he will not run.