Shane's Timeline

  • Mad Cow

    Mad Cow
    Britain alarmed by outbreak of mad cow disease.
  • Taliban Takes Kabul

    Taliban Takes Kabul
    Militant Taliban leaders seize Afghan capital of Kabul.
  • Unabomber

    F.B.I. arrests suspected Unabomber.
  • Valujet Crash

    Valujet Crash
    Valujet crashes in Everglades, all 110 aboard killed.
  • My Birthday

    My Birthday
    I was born at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    Honh Kong returns to Chinese rule.
  • Conviction for Bombing

    Conviction for Bombing
    2 convicted in first World Trade Center bombing.
  • O.J. Simpson

    O.J. Simpson
    O.J. Simpson is found liable in civil court.
  • Nazis' Gold Loot

    Nazis' Gold Loot
    US, UK, and France agree to freeze Nazis' gold loot.
  • US Missiles

    US Missiles
    Cruise missiles hit suspected terrorist bases in Sudan and Afghanistan.
  • The Euro

    The Euro
    Europeans agree on single currency, the Euro.
  • Gay Beating

    Gay Beating
    Matt Shepard, gay Wyoming student, fatally beaten in hate crime, two convicted.
  • Clinton Sex Scandal

    Clinton Sex Scandal
    President Clinton accused in White House sex scandal, denies allegations of affair with Monica Lewinsky.
  • Bombing on The Cole

    Bombing on The Cole
    US sailors on naval ship, The Cole, attacked in Yemen.
  • Mad Cow(again)

    Mad Cow(again)
    Bad meat causes an outbreak of mad cow disease in Europe.
  • Bush Is President

    Bush Is President
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Bush over Gore, and Bush becomes president.
  • USA Terrorist Attacks

    USA Terrorist Attacks
    The World Trade Center and Pentagon attacked by Al-Qaeda airplanes.
  • Taliban Lose

    Taliban Lose
    The Taliban is ousted by the American army.
  • Baghdad Falls

    Baghdad Falls
    Baghdad falls to US troops.
  • Terrorists in Turkey

    Terrorists in Turkey
    Suicide bombers attack synagogues in Turkey.
  • Colombia Explodes

    Colombia Explodes
    The space shuttle Colombia explodes, killing all 7 astronauts.
  • John Muhammad Convicted

    John Muhammad Convicted
    John A. Muhammad, convicted in the 2002 Washington D.C. area shootings, receives the death sentence.
  • Haiti President Leaves

    Haiti President Leaves
    Armed rebels in Haiti force president Aristide to flee.
  • MA Gay Marriage

    MA Gay Marriage
    Massachusetts is the first state to legalize gay marriage.
  • Back-to-back Hurricanes

    Back-to-back Hurricanes
    Florida is hit by hurricanes Bonnie and Charley two days in a row.
  • Enormous Tsunami in Asia

    Enormous Tsunami in Asia
    200,000 people are killed in an enormous tsunami that hit Southern Asia.
  • Bush's Second Term

    Bush's Second Term
    George W. Bush is sworn in for his second term as president.
  • Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel becomes Germany's first female chancellor.
  • London Terrorists

    London Terrorists
    London is hit by terrorist bombings, killing 52 and wounding 700.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina kills 1,000 on the Gulf Coast.
  • Fidel Castro Steps Down

    Fidel Castro Steps Down
    Cuban president Fidel Castro permanently steps down from power.
  • Art Theft

    Art Theft
    Four pieces of art, worth a total of $163 million, were stolen from the Zurich Museum.
  • OBAMA!!!!

    The first black president, Barack Obama, elected.
  • Loan to Car Companies

    Loan to Car Companies
    President Bush lends General Motors and Chrysler $17.4 billion to survive three more months.
  • Australian Fires

    Australian Fires
    Wildfires in Australia kill at least 181 people.
  • 2016 Olyimpic Bid

    2016 Olyimpic Bid
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins the bid to host the 2016 Olympics.
  • Plane Lands in Hudson

    Plane Lands in Hudson
    US Airways flight 1549 hits a flock of geese, and is forced to land in the Hudson River. Everyone survives.
  • MJ's Death

    MJ's Death
    Michael Jackson dies at age 50.
  • Oil Spill

    Oil Spill
    BP starts an enormous oil spill when the ocean floor ruptures.