World Welcomes 2000
By Karen Shomo
The world threw a bash and billions of people took part. From tiny Millennium Island in the South Pacific to a fantastic fireworks extravaganza in London the Year 2000 came in with a bang.
Millions watched fireworks explode in the sky overhead, while those who didnt even venture outside their homes were treated to the display thanks to the technology of television. Billions watched the New Year ring in over and over again, from time zone to time zone as round-the-clock New Year parties were broadcast on most major networks.
Despite fears of Y2K computer bugs and potential terrorist actions, celebrations around the world went smoothly. The 21st century arrived without incident in of the worlds 24 time zones.
The first place to see the Year 2000 was a tiny uninhabited island of the South Pacific. Filled with revelers who traveled for days to see the first sunrise Millennium Island celebrated with traditional Micronesian dance and song. The year 2000 arrived at 5a.m. EST on December 31,1999 and the parties around the world began.
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