In 1959 – After 33.5 hours of flight, Luna 2 became the first human-made object to strike the moon.
In 2000 – Microsoft released Windows ME. The ME stood for MIllenium Edition but deserving or not, would eventually become code for a bad or unnecessary OS update.
In 2001 – The Nintendo GameCube went on sale in Japan. It was the first Nintendo game console that did not use cartridges.