Katrina's Timeline By Katrina Kourtelidis Oct 18, 1996 I was born! I was born on October 18th, 1996 in Brighams Women Hospital in Boston. My parents are Michael Kourtelidis and Peggy Crehan. They were very happy to have a baby girl! Jun 30, 1997 WORLD-Hong Kong Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule. Aug 14, 1997 U.S-Oklahoma City Bombing Tim McVeigh is sentenced to death after blowing up many buildings in Oklahoma City resulting in deaths and alot of injuries. Sep 17, 1997 WORLD- Swiss! Swiss plan first payment to Holocaust victims. Nov 12, 1997 U.S- First bombing of World Trade Center Two people conficted in the first bombing of the World Trade Center. No one was killed. Jan 21, 1998 U.S- President Clinton! United States President, Bill Clinton accused of having a sex scandal in the White House with Monica Lewinsky. Mar 9, 1998 U.S- Unabomber! Unabomber is sentenced to 4 life sentences who set off 16 explosions killing 3. May 3, 1998 WORLD- Currency! Europeans agree on a single currency called the Euro Aug 17, 1998 WORLD-Russia Russia fights to avert financial collapse. Apr 20, 1999 U.S-School Shooting! Student's at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado open fire at their highschool killing 12 students and a teacher. Jun 16, 1999 WORLD- South Africa Nelson Mendela who was the first black president of South Africa stepped down from his presidency. Jul 16, 1999 U.S- J.F.K Death J.F.K Jr. and his wife die when the plane J.F.K was driving crashes off the cost of Martha's Vineyard. Aug 17, 1999 WORLD- Earthquake! 7.4 earthquake hit Turkey leaving 600,000 homeless and 15,600 dead. Jun 13, 2000 WORLD- North and South Korea North and South Korea sign a peace accord. Oct 12, 2000 U.S- U.S sailors U.S sailors on Navy Destroyer in Yemen on the boat Coal are killed. Nov 30, 2000 WORLD- Mad cow! Mad cow disease alarms Europe. Dec 12, 2000 U.S- Despuited Presidental Election Despuited Presidental Election causes Bush to go to the Supreme Court. In the end Bush wins Presidental Election. Jan 30, 2001 U.S- President! George W. Bush is sworn into office as the 43rd president. Apr 2, 2001 WORLD- China! U.S spy plane and Chinese jet collide. The 24 crew members were held in China for 11 days before being released. Sep 11, 2001 U.S.A- Terrorists attack on U.S soil! Terrorists hijack planes driving them into the Twin Towers and Pentagon killing thousands of Americans. Oct 23, 2001 WORLD- Ireland looks to make peace! Irish Republican Army announces that they will dismantle its army arsenal to try to make peace with Northern Ireland. Feb 27, 2002 WORLD- India Crisis! Muslims mobfire-bombed at a train in India killing 1000. Mar 2, 2002 U.S- U.S and Afghan Troops U.S and Afghan troops start operation Anaconda against Al- Queda and the Taliban. Mar 9, 2002 U.S- Pennsylvania Miners! Pennsylvania miners rescued after spending 77 hours in a dark flooded mine shaft. Mar 29, 2002 WORLD- Israeli attacks! Israeli tanks attack West Banktowns of Nablus, Bethlehem. Hundreds wounded. Jan 28, 2003 WORLD- Ready to attack Iraq! Bush in a State of Union announces that he is ready to attack Iraq. Feb 1, 2003 U.S- Space shuttle Columbia! Space shuttle Columbia explodes killing all 7 astronauts. Apr 9, 2003 WORLD- Baghdad! Baghdad falls to U.S troops. Nov 27, 2003 U.S- John A. Muhammad! John A. Muhammad is convicted in 2002 Washington D.C area shootings and is sentenced to death. Mar 2, 2004 U.S- John Kerry! John Kerry secures Democratic nomination after winning 9 out of 10 primaries. Mar 11, 2004 WORLD- Al-Qaeda! Al-Qaeda kills more than 200 in Spain by terrorists attacks. May 17, 2004 U.S- Gay Marriges Gay marriges begins in Massachusetts. Dec 26, 2004 WORLD- Enormous tsunami! Enormous tsunami devastates Asia. 200,000 were killed in this terrible disaster. Feb 2, 2005 U.S- Bush sworn into office again! George W. Bush officially swarn into office for 2nd term Jul 7, 2005 WORLD- London! London hit by Islamic terrorist bombing. Its been the worst bombings since World War I. Oct 25, 2005 U.S- U.S Soliders U.S soliders killed in Iraq reaches 2,000. Dec 26, 2005 WORLD- Worldwide Aid for Asia! Worldwide aid comes pouring into 11 Asian countries who got hit with after a terrible tsunami. Mar 9, 2006 World- New government! In Iraq a coalition of Shiites and Kurds dominates the new government. Nov 5, 2006 WORLD- Saddam Hussein! Saddam Hussein is convicted of crimes against humanity by Iraq court and is hung. Nov 7, 2006 U.S- Democrates! Democrates gain control of both houses of Congress.