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FC: Time Line of Major Events (1990-2011)
1: 1990 Hubble Space Telescope is launched. | The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the Space shuttle Discovery during STS-31 on April 25, 1990.Hubble imagery has both delighted and amazed people around the world and has rewritten astronomy textbooks with its discoveries.
3: 1990 East and West Germany Reunite. | German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic of Germany and when Berlin reunited into a single city. The start of this process is commonly referred by Germans as die Wende.
5: 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait | The Invasion of Kuwait, also known as the Iraq-Kuwait War, was a major conflict between the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait. The invasion resulted in the seven-month long Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, which subsequently led to direct military intervention by United States-led forces in the Gulf War.
6: 1990 US Supreme Court upsets law banning flag burning (June 11) | At the time, forty-eight out of the fifty states in the union had anti flag-burning statutes in their constitutions. The general sentiment was that a Constitutional Amendment should not be necessary to protect our flag.
8: 1990 Seinfeld debuts on NBC. | Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.
11: 1990 South Africa frees Nelson Mandela, imprisoned 27 years (Feb. 11). | Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress. In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.
13: 1991 The Gulf War is waged in the Middle East | The Gulf War was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States. The United States won the Gulf War.
14: 1991 Anita Hill presses sexual harassment charges on Clarence Thomas. | Anita Hill testified that Thomas had subjected her to comments of a sexual nature. The debate over who was telling the truth continues.
17: 1991 Cold War ends as the USSR dissolves. | The Cold War began with the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev as leader of the Soviet Union. U.S. President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev signed the INF Treaty.
18: 1991 A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh. | The cyclone killed 138,000 people in Bangladesh. This cyclone devastated many of the people that were left in Bangladesh.
20: 1991 U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning | Taylor was assassinated because of his moderate stance on the expansion of slavery. Taylor was deliberately assassinated by arsenic poisoning from one of the citizen-provided dishes he sampled during the Independence Day celebration.
23: 1991 A Missouri court passes the death sentence on Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria. | Zein and his wife Maria were sentenced to the death penalty for honor killing their daughter Palestina. They tried to escape the punishment but they were caught and put to the death penalty.
24: 1992 Los Angeles riots result in over 50 deaths and $1 billion in damage | The Los Angeles riots are also known as the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest.
27: 1992 27th Amendment, prohibiting changes to Congress members' salaries from taking effect | The Twenty-seventh Amendment prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. The Twenty-seventh Amendment provides that any change in Congressional salaries may only take effect after the beginning of the next term of office for Representatives.
28: 1992 U.S. presidential election, 1992 (Bill Clinton defeats President George H. W. Bush) | .The United States presidential election of 1992 had three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot. Clinton won a plurality in the popular vote, and a wide Electoral College margin
31: 1992 Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane, kills 65 people and causes $26 billion in damage to Florida and other areas of the U.S | Hurricane Andrew was the third Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States. During Andrew's duration it struck the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida at Homestead (south of Miami), and southwest Louisiana around Morgan City in August.
32: 1992 The USA was in a severe recession | The recession of the early 1990s describes the period of economic downturn affecting much of the world in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On Black Monday of October 1987 a stock collapse of unprecedented size caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall by 22.6%.
35: 1993 | Michael Jordan | On January 8th, 1993 Michael Jordan scored his Chicago Bull 20,000th career point!
36: 1993 Branch Davidians standoff and fire in Waco, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 76 people including their leader, David Koresh. | The Waco siege began on February 28, 1993, and ended violently 50 days later on April 19. The siege began when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives attempted to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel.
39: 1994 1994 Northridge earthquake kills 72 and injures 9,000 in the Los Angeles area and causes $20 billion in damage. | The Northridge earthquake was a massive earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was one of the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.
40: 1994 Northridge Earthquake | The Northridge earthquake was a massive earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994, at 04:31 Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, lasting for about 10–20 seconds.
42: 1995 Oklahoma City bombing kills 168 and wounds 800. | The Oklahoma City bombing was a bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Within 90 minutes of the explosion, Timothy McVeigh was stopped by Oklahoma State Trooper Charlie Hanger for driving without a license plate and arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon.
44: 1995 Chicago Heat Wave | In the year 1995 Chicago had a terrible heat wave that led to approximately 750 heat related deaths in only a period of five days. This same heat wave also affected St.Louis, Missouri and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
47: 1996 A snowstorm along the East Coast kills 150 people and causes $3 billion in damage. | The Blizzard of 1996 was a severe storm that paralyzed the U.S. East Coast with up to 4 feet (1.2 m) of wind-driven snow from January 6 to January 8, 1996. It was followed by another storm on January 12th, then unusually warm weather and torrential rain which caused rapid melting and river flooding.
48: United States Presidential Election of 1996 | The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice President Al Gore of Tennessee and the Republican national ticket of former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas for President and former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp of New York for Vice President.
50: 1997 I was born. | I was born on July 28, 1997. It was the best day in the whole wide world.
53: 1997 Princess Diana dies. | Princess Diana was the princess of Wales. She was in a tunnel running from paprazzi and wrecked, she was killed on August 31, 1997.
54: 1997 | Cloning of A Sheep | In 1997 scientists got together and cloned a sheep by the name of "Dolly". She was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.
56: 1998 Gay college student Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in near the University of Wyoming. | Matthew Shepard was a college student at The University of Wyoming. He was tortured and brutally murderd for being openly gay.
58: 1998 | America Bombs Iraq Again | Following a weapons inspector agreement by the UN, on December 17, in the middle of Clinton's impeachment trial, President Clinton orders American and British air strikes on Iraq.
60: JFK Jr.
61: 1999 | In 1999 John F. Kennedy Jr. unexpectedly died in a plane accident. The plane had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declared the crash was caused by "the pilot's failure to maintain control of his airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation"
62: 1999 | In 1999, Volvo sold its car division, Volvo Cars to the Ford Motor Company. The Volvo trademark was shared between Volvo AB, where it is used on heavy vehicles, and the unit of Ford, where it was used on cars.
65: 1999 Two teenage students murder 13 other students and teachers at Columbine High School. | The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a massacre, killing 12 students and one teacher. They also injured 21 other students directly, and three people were injured while attempting to escape. The pair then committed suicide.
66: 2000 | On October 1st, 2000 was when the 2000 Summer Olympics closed in Sydney, Australia. It was celebrated between September 16th and October 1st 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
67: 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV was in 2000. The St. Louis Rams played the Tennessee Titans, and won!
68: 2000 Bombing of the USS Cole killing seventeen American sailors. | The USS Cole Bombing, or the USS Cole Incident, was a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored and refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden. Seventeen American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured.
71: 2001 September 11th terrorist attacks. | The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.
72: 2001 Apple released their first generation iPod to the public. Sales blew off the charts!
73: 2002 | Salt Lake City held the 2002 Winter Olympics. Approximately 2,400 athletes from 77 nations participated in 78 events in fifteen disciplines, held throughout 165 sporting sessions.
74: 2002 Department of Homeland Security created. | The United States Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department of the United States federal government. They protect us Americans from terrorists.
75: 2003 Invasion of Iraq Operation "Iraqi Freedom" commences. | The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the start of the conflict known as the Iraq War or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Which a combined force of troops from the United States invaded Iraq.
76: 2003 | In the year 2003 the world-wide popular website "Facebook" was created by Mark Zuckerburg. The website instantly became a fad of the 21st century.
77: 2004 Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers, from "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" dies at 74. He died of stomach cancer.
78: 2004 | In 2004, President George W. Bush was reelected as the president of the United States of America. He then served for four more years.
79: 2005 On May 29th, 2005 was when the World War II Memorial was dedicated to Washington D.C., It is now a very popular attraction.
80: 2004 Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces. | Saddam Hussein was a terrorist that the U.S. has been trying to capture. Saddam was part of the 9/11 attack.
81: 2005 Hurricane Rita causes $10 billion damage along the Louisiana and Texas coastlines. | This devistated many people. It hurt and killed so many people.
82: 2005 | In 2005 the famous "Statue of Liberty" located in New York City was reopened to the public. It was the first time it was opened back up after the 9/11 Attack.
83: 2006 Suddam Hussein is dead. He was executed on December 31st, 2006 by a hanging.
85: 2006 | In 2006 the Steelers won the Super Bowl defeating the Seattle Seahawks. It was another win for the Steelers.
86: 2006 Democrats retake control of both houses of Congress. | The congress has control over all the houses. They took over the other houses so that they were the only house left.
87: 2007 Virginia Tech shoot out. | There were 32 people killed. After he did his killing he shot himself.
88: 2008 | In the year 2008 Barack Obama was elected president. He became the first African American president in U.S. history.
90: 2008 U.S. oil prices hit a record $147 per barrel. | Gas prices have gone up so much because of global warming. People are going to stop traveling by car because it costs so much.
91: 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. | The Fort Hood shooting was a mass shooting that took place on November 5, 2009. A single gunman killed 13 people and wounded 29 others.
93: 2009 | The "King of Pop", Michael Jackson passed away from going into a coma. It was an unexpected and tragic death.
94: 2010 | The terrible earthquake in Haiti happened in the year of 2010. It killed over half of Haiti's population.
96: 2010 Series of suicides caused by transexual teens. | When you bully someone you might think that it is cute but it is really not. These people were bullied and got tired of it and then killed themselves.
97: 2011 Shooting at Tucson. | Gabrielle Gifords was targeted and shot during one of her speeched to the public. She had to go through major brain surgery but she is okay now.
99: 2011 | In 2011 the US finally killed Osama Bin Laden. He was the man behind the 9/11 disaster.