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When Is the New Millennium?
mil*len*ni*um \ \ n, pl -nia or -niums: a period of 1000 years

The end of the second millennium and the beginning of the third will be reached on January 1, 2001. This date is based on the now globally recognized Gregorian calendar, the initial epoch of which was established by the sixth-century scholar Dionysius Exiguus, who was compiling a table of dates of Easter. Rather than starting with the year zero, years in this calendar begin with the date January 1, 1 Anno Domini (AD). Consequently, the next millennium does not begin until January 1, 2001 AD.
For more information on time or the new millennium please see;
The U.S. Naval Observatory - Time Service Department
The National Physical Laboratory
The National Institute of Standards and Technology

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