Meredith's timeline

  • "the last supper" painting restored

    In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.
  • columbine high school

    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
  • bill gates steps aside

    Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position
  • olympics

    Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
  • mount everest climber

    15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
  • suicide bombers crash into world trade center

    Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people
  • valcano in the democratic republic of the congo

    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • jimmy carter visits castro

    Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
  • columbia space shuttle

    Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
  • solar flair

    The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.
  • russian mosque colapsing

    In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • lybian travel ban is lifted

    The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
  • shri lanka

    Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
  • hurricain katrina

    Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a category 5 hurricane
  • wepons of mass distruction

    The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
  • amish school shooting

    Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • virginia tech

    The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
  • mosque bombings

    The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
  • new jersey

    New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.
  • fires in korea

    Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.
  • hudson river plane

    airplain with 155 people on board was crashing down into the hudson river when captian chesely b. or "sully" successfully crash landed plane onto hudson river saving all the pasengers lives
  • swine flu

    the world health organization raised the swine flu alert to its highest level saying the H1N1 has spread tp enough counteries to be consedered an epidemic
  • hati earthquake

    hati was hit withan earthquake that killed thousands of people
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell

    Following President Obama's State of the Union Declaration that he wants an end to the military policy "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which forbids openly gay men and women to serve in the military, top officials at the Department of Defense look for a way to end the law. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announces that he feels repealing the policy is "the right thing to do." Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will follow through with Obama's orders.
  • BP oil spill

    British patropium oil rig spills thousands of oil into the Gulf Of Mexico
  • chilen miners

    33 miners spend 68 days trapped underground before being rescued
  • egypt riots

    egypt erupts into violence as supporters of presedent Mubarek fight with oponents
  • Libya riots

    lybian presenednt Qadaffi fights with opposition forces for control of lybia
  • house of reps