- The 21st century contains the 100 years, starting from January 1, 2001, and ending on December 31st, 2100. However, the commencement of the 21st century was celebrated one year early, that is, on January 1st, 2000, because of the significant change in the digits of the year from 1999 to 2000!
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The 21st ( twenty-first) century is the current century in the Anno Domini era or Common Era, under the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 2001 ( MMI) and will end on December 31, 2100 (MMC). The 21st century is the first century of the 3rd millennium .
Twenty-year Eritrean–Ethiopian border conflict formally ends. Yellow vests movement becomes France 's largest sustained period of civil unrest since 1968. The Sunda strait tsunami kills 426 and injures 14,000 and the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami kills 4,340 and injures 10,700.
Feb 21, 2019 · 21st century The 21st century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or the Common Era, in accordance with 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.
The 21st Century Started in 2001 In 1999, the world was preparing for the New Year's party of a lifetime. The year number in the Gregorian calendar was about to tick over to 2000, supposedly ushering in not only the 21st century but also the 3rd millennium CE. However, the party was held one year too early—it should have been on January 1, 2001.
Yep, that's what's coming next: the 22nd century. Its years will all* start with 21, proceeding up to the distant 2199. And as we all know, we're currently in the 21st century, but the years start with 20. And in the 20th century, they all started with 19, and in the 19th, with 18, and so on.
BLUE/ORANGE by Joe Penhall A bullseye of a play capturing the intersection of mental health, race and the infuriating bureaucracy of the NHS. The arguments are so crystal clear you could eat your dinner off them. Notable mentions: Vincent River by Philip Ridley Far Away by Caryl Churchill
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks A mini-masterpiece and poetic microcosm of America featuring two abandoned brothers dependent only on each other for emotional survival. Thrilling and invigorating. Notable mention: Herons by Simon Stephens
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THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT by Stephen Adly Guirgis A wild, contemporary retelling of the Judas myth which manages to plumb extraordinary spiritual depths. Notable mention: Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley
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- Social Media Sites Take Off. With the handiness of a computer in our pockets, social media became the method of communication for billions around the world.
- We Now Connect Via WiFi. "We stand," declared Wired magazine in 2003, "at the brink of a transformation." The article was titled "The Wi-Fi Revolution," and the technology, indeed, was ground-shaking.
- Memes and Emojis Spread Like Wildfire. Memes, like "the distracted boyfriend," are now part of our everyday lexicon. Wikimedia. That smiley face, that shrugging guy, the finger gun, the tears of joy.