Cammie's timeline By CammieDriscoll Sep 5, 1996 I was born! I don't know anything about the day I was born because I was adopted from Russia. May 29, 2000 Suharto under house arrest Former Indonesian president Suharto under house arrest, charged with corruption and abuse of power. Oct 12, 2000 Boat Cole U.S sailors on Navy Destsroyer in Yemen on boat Cole are killed. Nov 30, 2000 Mad cow disease Mad cow disease in Europe. Dec 12, 2000 Presidental election despute Desputed United States presidental election decided by supreme court 5 to 4 in favor of George Bush. Jan 16, 2001 Congo President Congo president Laurent Kabila assassinated by bodyguard. Jan 20, 2001 George W. Bush George W. Bush is sworn in as 43rd president. Sep 11, 2001 Twin Towers Terrosists attack world trade centers. Dec 9, 2001 Taliban Taliban regime in Afghanistan collapses after two months of bombing by American warplanes and fighting by Northern Alliance ground troops. Mar 2, 2002 Operation Anaconda U.S. and Afghan troops launch Operation Anaconda against remaining al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. May 6, 2002 International Court treaty U.S. withdraws from International Court treaty. May 20, 2002 East Timor East Timor becomes a new nation. Jul 28, 2002 Pennsylvania miners Pennsylvania miners rescued after spending 77 hours in a dark, flooded mine shaft. Feb 1, 2003 Space shuttle explodes Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all 7 astronauts. Mar 19, 2003 War in Iraq U.S. and Britain launch war against Iraq. Apr 29, 2003 Mahmoud Abbas First Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, sworn in. Nov 24, 2003 Washington, DC area shooting John A. Muhammad, convicted in the 2002 Washington, DC, area shootings, receives death sentence. Jan 14, 2004 Space ideas Bush proposes idea to go to space, moon, Mars, and more. Feb 4, 2004 Pakistan's nuclear program A. Q. Khan (founder of Pakistan's nuclear program) admits to selling nuclear weapons designs. Mar 11, 2004 Attacks in Spain More than 200 killed in terrosist attacks in Spain Nov 2, 2004 President of United States George W. Bush re-elected president over John Kerry. Jan 9, 2005 Presidental election in Palestine Mahmoud Abbas win first presidental election for Palestians since 1996. Jan 20, 2005 George W. Bush George W. Bush sworn in for his second term. Apr 26, 2005 Syria and Lebanon The Syrian millitary leave Lebanon after 29 years. Aug 25, 2005 Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina hits gulf coast. Feb 15, 2006 Hurricane Katrina House releases a report in the response to Hurricane Katrina blaming the government. Jul 11, 2006 India's missile Indi's test missile kills over 200 people and injures hundreds in Mumbai. Jul 13, 2006 Libya and Israel Hezbollah (Lebanese militant group) send rockets into Isael, Israel sends troops back. Ends August 15. Nov 7, 2006 Houses in Congress Democrats gain control of both houses of Congress in midterm elections. Jan 1, 2007 European Union Romania and Bulgaria join the European Union making it 27 members. Jan 10, 2007 Troops Bush sends 20,000 more troops to Baghdad. May 1, 2007 Bush vetos bill Bush vetos 124 billion dollar bill to withdraw troops from Iraq Jun 27, 2007 Great Britian Gordon Brown replaces Tony Blair as the prime minister of Great Britian. Feb 19, 2008 Fidel Castro Fidel Castro steps down after 49 years in power. Mar 2, 2008 Election in Russia Dmitri A. Medvedev wins election against Vladimir Putin in Russia. May 15, 2008 California's supreme court They voted 4 to 3 that the same sex couples can marry. Sep 4, 2008 John McCain On this day John McCain accepted his republican presidential nomation. Jan 20, 2009 Barack Obama Barack Obama sworn in as first black president in United States. Feb 1, 2009 Iceland's prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir takes office as Iceland's first female prime minister. Mar 6, 2009 Unemployment rate Unemployment in the U.S., which has been steadily growing for several months, reaches 8.1% in February 2009. This is the highest rate since 1983. Jul 6, 2009 Riot in China Rioting in Urumqi, China between two ethnic groups, Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese kills at least 156 people.