1990 - present

  • Hubble Space Telescope launched

    America launches one of the largest and most significant telescopes in space.
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    1990 - present

  • Los Angeles Earthquake

    Northridge earthquake of 6.7 kills 33 people, injures 8,700, and causes an estimated $20 billion in property damage.
  • Hong Kong transfers sovereignty to communist China

    Hong Kong transfers sovereignty from England to China.
  • British Petroleum merges with Amoco Corp

    This was the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a foriegn company.
  • Columbine High School Shooting

    Mass murder-suicide by two students in Columbine High School, Colorado
  • September 11th Attack

    Terrorists hijack 4 planes, two of which are crashed into the World Trade Center buildings.
  • Invasion of Iraq

    Operation Iraqi Freedom begins
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina devistates New Orleans, killing 1,800 people, and causing an estimated $81 billion in property damage.
  • Obama Elected

    Obama is the first African-American president to be elected in America.
  • Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

    Tsunami unexpectedly hits Japan.