ciara's timeline By cswan Jan 1, 1997 World Events Hong Kong returns to chinese rule after self rule. Swiss plan first paument to Holocaust victims. Jan 1, 1997 USA Events Timoth J. McVeigh sentenced to death for Oklahoma city bombing. Jul 15, 1997 I was born I was born in Boston, MA Jan 1, 1998 World Events in 1998 Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa steps down. Magnitude 7.4 earthquake kills more than 15,000 and leaves 600,000 homeless. Jan 1, 1998 USA Events President accused in White House sex scandal denies allegations of affair with White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky. *Life sentenced to four life terms of unabombers. Jan 1, 1999 World Events Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa steps down. Magnitude 7.4 earthquake kills more than 15,000 and leaves 600,000 homeless. Jan 1, 1999 USA Events U.S. senate impeachments of Clinton = NOT GUILTY John F. Kennedy Jr, wife Carolyn Kennedy, and her sister Lauren are kist at sea where he had crashed a plane. Jan 1, 2000 World Events Mad Cow Disease Former Indoneasian President Suharto is under house arrest. U.S. sailors on NAVY destroyer cole die in Yemen terrorist attack Jan 1, 2000 USA Events Recount on Presidential Election gives Bush victory. Cuban boy Elian Gonzales is reunited with his father. Jan 1, 2001 World Events Taliban regime in Afghanistan collapses after 2 months of bombing American warplace and fighting by Northern Alliance ground troops. Jan 1, 2001 USA Events Terrorists Attacks United States hijackers ram jetlines into twin towers into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President Jan 1, 2002 World Events Terrorists bomb in Bali, kills hundreds. East Timor becomes a new nation Jan 1, 2002 USA Events Pennsylvania miners rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a dark, flooded mine shaft. U.S. Abandons 31 year old Antibalistic Missle treaty. Jan 1, 2003 World Events North Korea withdraws from treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons Baghdad falls to U.S. troops Jan 1, 2003 USA Events President Bush eliminates steel tariffs after, WTO says U.S. violated laws. space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing 7 astronauts Jan 1, 2004 World Events Ukraine presidential election declared Fraudulent. Enormous tsunami devestates Asia 200,000 were killed Jan 1, 2004 USA Events Florida hit by hurricane Bonnie Congress extents tax cuts due to expire at the end of 2005 Jan 1, 2005 World Events Pope John Paul II dies, Benedict XVI becomes the next pope. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf becomes Africa's first woman elected head of state Jan 1, 2005 USA Events Number of deaths of U.S. soilders in Iraq reaches 2,000 The September 11 public Discource Project reports that the country's still, "Alarmingly Vounerable to Terrorist attacks". Jan 1, 2006 World Events North Korea makes deals/plan to get weapons Militant group Hamas wins 74 of 132 seats in Palestinian legislative. Jan 1, 2006 USA Events President Bush uses veto striking down legislation on which would have expanded the number of stem cell lines avalible for embroyonic research using federal financing. Democrats gain contol of houses of congress in the midterm elections. Jan 1, 2007 World Events Cristina Fernandez decirchner is elected Argentina's first woman president. Theus begins its "surge" of some 30,000 troops to Iraq to stem increasingly deadly attacks by insurgents militias. Jan 1, 2007 USA Events President Bush announces that another 20,000 troops are being deployed to Baghdad. Senate confirms Mike McConnell as the Director of National Intelligence.