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Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
This is a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar).
- March 19 - Partial solar eclipse
- September 11 - Partial solar eclipse
- Uranus' orbit positions it so that the Sun shines directly from above on a spot located at its equator
- Target date for the admission of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union.
- Scheduled completion of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (UK).
- Pervez Musharraf's term as President of Pakistan legally ends.
- Pan - American Games will be in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil