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When does the 3rd Millennium begin?


It's easy! - count from the beginning:

As I write this, the year is 1999. These years are counted from 1 AD (otherwise known as 1 CE; the year before that was 1 BC, or 1 BCE.)

To complete the 2nd millennium, we have to complete 2000 years: 1, 2, ... , 2000.

The 2nd millennium therefore ends on Dec 31, 2000, and the 3rd millennium begins on Jan 1, 2001.


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