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S: We Didn't Start The Fire

FC: We Didn't Start The Fire By: Celeste Castillo and Justin Bellinger

2: Nelson Mandela is finally released from prison after 27 years. Mandela's release is applauded by political and human rights leaders around the world including the United States.

3: East and west Germany are reunited. This day, Aug.31, is known as Unity day.

4: Western Aliance ends the Cold War. We propose joint action with the Soviet Union and Eastern Alliance.

6: Iraq retreats from Kuwait City,. George W. Bush declares Kuwait liberated from attacks in the gulf.

7: Apple releases PowerBook models. These are the first laptop computers. The three models are the PowerBook 100, the PowerBook 140, and the PowerBook 170.

8: The USSR, or the Soviet Union, collapses. Soviet is split into smaller republics.

10: The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established. This agreement removed most barriers to trade and investment between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

11: Hurricane Andrew hits Florida. It left 250,000 people homeless and was one of the costliest hurricanes in history.

12: The 27th Amendment is passed. This amendment declared that Congress could not receive an approved raise until the next election, thus determining whose salary they would be paying with their tax dollars.

14: World Trade Center is harmed by a bomb in a van. 6 people were killed . This was the first time terrorists attempted bombing the WTC.

16: South Africa has its first interracial national election on April 29. This eliminates much of the racial segregation that has been going on in South Africa for many years.

17: United States sends troops into Persian Gulf. The Persian War has been going on since 1991 and it was a coalition between Iraq and 32 other nations.

18: Nelson Mandela is elected President. This was mainly because it was South Africa's first year of having a multiracial election, and most Black South Africans supported him.

20: The Oklahoma City bombing occured. The blast killed 168 people, 12 of them children. Timothy Mcveigh was found guilty.

22: France agrees to end nuclear testing. The country had been one of the few nuclear powers tp

23: Bombing in the Atlanta Olympics. 2 people were killed and nearly 200 injured when the bomb exploded in a crowded pavilion A man named Eric Rudolph was found guilty.

24: Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot. He is gunned down after leaving a boxing match.

26: Mother Terese of Calcutta dies. She was a catholic nun well-known for helping those in need.

27: Dolly the Sheep is born. He is the first mammal to be completely cloned by an adult cell.

28: The first Harry Potter book is published. The book was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and is written by J.K. Rowling.

30: George W. Bush becomes president of the United States. He ran against Vice president Al Gore and Joe Lieberman. It was the closest presidential election the U.S. has had.

31: America bombs Iraq, again. following a weapons 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 airstrikes on Iraq.

32: Michael Jordan retires from the NBA. He then comes back after a couple of years.

33: The Arkansas School Massacre occurs. Two young boys, aged 13 and 14, killed 5 people at a Jonesboro, Arkansas middle school after a hoax fire alarm. They were killed on the playground.

35: Hurricane Floyd devastates the coast of North Carolina on September 17. After making people in Florida evacuate three days earlier, the hurricane came back and did millions of dollars of flooding and damage, only second to Andrew.

36: Y2K Scare occurs. Everyone is paranoid that the end of the world is near. Billions of dollars are spent world-wide on Y2K upgrade on computer software. At 4:00 AM on December 31, 1999 as the new year passes on the little island of Fiji we discover that the supposed Y2k Bug will not cause impending doom.

37: Woodstock of 1999 occured, one of the biggest debacles in concert history. The concertgoers went crazy and 60 of them were hospitalized due to violence within their ranks widespread fires, vandalism and shooting costing millions of dollars.

39: PlayStation 2 is released by Sony. It was first made in Japan and is the best-selling console of all time.

41: The World Trade Center in New York is bombed by terrorists. In response U.S. and British forces launch bombing campaigns on the Taliban government.

42: Monsters, Inc and Shrek are produced. Both were very popular and big family movie hits.

43: George W. Bush is inaugurated as 43rd president of the United States. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George W. Bush as president and of Dick Cheney as Vice President.

44: Apple releases the Ipod. It is their first portable music player , worth 400 dollars when it was first released.

46: "No Child Left Behind ", co-sponsored by Edward Kennedy, is sponsored into law by George W. Bush. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools.

47: U.S. Sets Smallpox Vaccination Plan. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell states to be ready to vaccinate up to 1 million people in 10 days in the wake of a bioterrorist attack.

48: The film Spider-Man is released. It was the most popular movie of the year and would later have two sequels.

50: George W. Bush declares war on Iraq. According to Bush, the reason for the invasion were to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's alleged support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.

51: Hispanics are declared the biggest minority in the United States. in 2003 they compromised 13% of the country's population

52: Hurricane Isabel pounds the East Coast, knocking out power to more than 4.5 million people. At least 36 deaths are blamed on the storm, 21 of them in Virginia

54: FaceBook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates. As of January 2011[update], Facebook has more than 600 million active users

55: A tsunami devastates Asia. 250,000 people are killed. It started with an earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, which triggered the deadliest tsunami in world

57: Hurricane Katrina devastates the coast of New Orleans. Reconstruction is still going on.

58: Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84. He was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th and early 21st centuries as leader of the Catholic Church. He died from Parkinson's disease. Benedict XVI becomes the next pope.

59: Th e London Bombings occur. These were a series of coordinated suicide attacks upon the United Kingdom, targeting Londoners using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.

61: Google buys YouTube for 1.6 bilion dollars.The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online video entertainment communities with Google's expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising on the Internet.

62: Apple's iTunes store sells it's 1 billionth song. The number of Ipods sold in 2006 was an amazing 88 million.

63: Bird flu, or Avian influenza spreads across the United States. BIrd flu is an infection in birds that can spread to humans.

64: Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging. He is convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court.

65: Nintendo releases the Wii. It is sold for $250 and quickly becomes popular throughout the United States.

67: Apple releases the Iphone. Apple sold 6.1 million Iphone units in the first year.

68: Nancy Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the House. She was the first woman to hold office and the highest-ranking female politician in American history.

69: Karl Rove steps down in the white house. He was the primary author of President Bush's two successful national campaigns and perhaps the most influential and controversial presidential strategist of his generation

71: Barack Obama campaigned for president. He was the first black president in history.

72: Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals in olympics. He can really swim, he beat the record.

73: 2008

74: Gay marriage is only allowed in a few states. Many people are for and many people are against it.

75: Michael Jackson dies. He was known as the King of Pop . His album Thriller, was the most sold album of all time. His death was a great tragedy in the music world and millions of people mourned his passing . .

76: Water is found on the moon. This evidence was found from the observations of three different spacecraft launched by NASA

77: 2010

78: Wiki Leaks is founded. It contains thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to early 2009 and never seen before by members of the public or the media .

79: The haiti earthquake occured. Thousands of people died . It was a 7.0 earthquake.

80: FIFA world cup was a soccer tournament very big deal. Spain won the FIFA world cup.

81: The oil spill in gulf of Mexico was huge! It left a lot of dead animals, and bacteria. This took a long time to clean up.

82: The heavy flood in Pakistan was so big that 6 months after people are still in need of a home. This was a very tragic event.

83: Congress passes the health care act. This allows people that have trouble getting health care get it.

84: Republicans were voted back into the congress. On 5/20 they were technically back in the congress.

85: The chili earthquake was a big 6.4. It is a pretty big one, and did a lot of damage!

87: The japanese earthquake was a 6.7. There was a lot of damage, and people with the loss of homes.

88: Ben laden found and killed. They got word where he was and the ambushed his place where he was shot.

89: Gabrielle Gillford survives a shooting. She was shot and she somehow survived.


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