1991-Present

  • Atkin's Diet

    Atkin's Diet
    During the 90s high protein diets became especially popular. These diets were used to experience rapid weight loss. They consisted of high protein and fat.
  • Zumba

    Zumba
    Zumba was created by a Colombian dancer by the name of, Alberto "Beto" Lopez. This program is composed of a lot of cardio exercises done through different dances. This was created in the 90s and has continued to grow and become more popular through present times.
  • Period: to

    1991-Present

    Health/fitness, History, Pop Culture, and Famous Historical Women.
  • US and Soviet Union sign an arms control deal

    US and Soviet Union sign an arms control deal
    On this date the United States sign an arms control deal with the Soviet Union to reduce the nuclear arms race.
  • Baroness Boothroyd

    Baroness Boothroyd
    She was elected to be the first (and only to date) female speaker of the house. One time, she famously turned off Ann Widdecombe's microphone because she thought that she was going off topic.
  • Summer Olympics: Barcelona

    Summer Olympics: Barcelona
    As expected, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Karl Malone go undefeated,
    Carl Lewis (famous for the long jump) won two more gold medals, totaling his amount to eight.
    The United States has 108, and Germany has 82 gold medals in the end. A total of 64 nations win at least one medal, the highest number yet.
  • Mae Jemison

    Mae Jemison
    Mae became the first African-American woman to travel into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. She later retired from NASA and founded her own science technology company.
  • Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet Boys
    A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Litterll were all members of the boy band, Backstreet Boys. From the teenage girl crushings to the boy wishing they were them, this band was popular in the late 1990s.
    Some Songs:
    - I want it that way (1999)
    - Everybody (1997)
    - Larger than Life (1999)
    - How did I Fall in Love With You (2000)
  • OJ Simpson

    OJ Simpson
    OJ Simpson is arrested for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, sparking a media frenzy over the most controversial trial since the Rodney King beating.
  • Television Show: "Friends"

    Television Show: "Friends"
    With the well-known theme song: "I'll be there for you" and the main characters/famous actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc, this show was very popular until it ended in 2004.
  • The Macarena

    The Macarena
    Perhaps the most catchy pop song of all time, the Spanish one-hit wonder had the entire nation dancing... especially at weddings. This song was by Los Del Rio
  • Madeleine Albright became first female US Secretary of State

    Madeleine Albright became first female US Secretary of State
    Many people considered this event to lift the "glass ceiling" that has been preventing women from rising up in rank in the government. She earned a reputation as a "tough, straight-talking negotiator with a personal touch".
  • Winter Olympics: Nagano

    Winter Olympics: Nagano
    A record of 2,177 athletes from 72 countries participate.
    Snowboarding, curling, and women's ice hockey are introduced.
    15-year-old American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Games.
    Germany, Norway, and Russia lead the overall rankings.
  • Masai Barefoot Technology

    Masai Barefoot Technology
    This was created for tennis shoes in the late 1990s - the 2000s by the Swiss Masai company. These shoes were meant to mimick as if you walking on sand. It makes your foot feel like it is walking on uneven ground so that you use more muscles in the foot. This can improve posture, balance, as well as toning up muscles in the legs.
  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears
    Britney Spear's first single, "Baby One More Time" came out and her music became more popular the more she came out with new music till the year of 2013.
    Other Music:
    - Toxic (2004)
    - Piece of Me (2007)
    - Womanizer (2008)
    - Hold it Against Me (2011)
    - Oops...! I did it Again (2011)
  • Low Carb Diets

    Low Carb Diets
    While high protein diets were a fad in the 90s they were soon replaced by the low carb trend. An example of a low carbohydrate diet is the Paleo diet.
  • Marathon

    Marathon
    During the 1990s-2000s participating in marathons grew popular. Many people would invest in marathon trainers to improve their running ability. It became a fad and it's recorded that around 299,000 runners finished marathons in 2000 and that number was doubled in 2007.
  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie
    On this day, Angelina Jolie became the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador. She is well known for her humanitarian work in Cambodia and other third-world countries in addition to her acting career.
  • Terrorist attack on world trade center

    Terrorist attack on world trade center
    On this date three hijacked planes attacked the United States on their own soil. Two of the planes crashed into the world trade center and the other crashed into part of pentagon.
  • 1st iPod Released

    1st iPod Released
    Even though portable MP3 players have been around since 1993, Apple realeased an updated version. Almost everyone owned one at this time. Now a days, we have iPhones, where we can download music on that instead now.
  • Jillian Michaels

    Jillian Michaels
    Jillian Michaels is a personal trainer on the reality show "The Biggest Loser". She has held her certifications from AFAA, NESTA, and AFPA. Although she has another show called "Losing it with Jillian" now, she is most famous for her work on "The Biggest Loser" and her help with weight loss for obese people.
  • Pluto redefined as a dwarf planet

    Pluto redefined as a dwarf planet
    On this date pluto was redefined as a dwarf planet which brings the amount of planets in our solar system down to 8.
  • Indra Nooyi

    Indra Nooyi
    Indra Nooyi became the CEO of PepsiCo on this day. She has won back-to-back listings as the "World's Most Powerful Woman". She is responsible for the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo's history.
  • Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo Wii
    The Nintendo Wii introduced an advanced way of working out called exergamming. Wii fit is the most well-known of the multiple fitness games it offers.
  • Summer Olympics: Beijing

    Summer Olympics: Beijing
    Human rights activists and government officials boycotted the 2008 Olympics in Beijing due to China's economic and military connections to Sudan, where more than 200,000 people have died and 2.5 million have been displaced by the civil war.
    With eight gold medals, Phelps also sets the record for the most golds in a single Olympics. He participated in eight events and set seven world records. Phelps had an overall record-setting 14 career gold medals.
  • Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama
    Influential first lady, Michelle Obama launched her Let's Move campaign on this day. It is an initiative to encourage the nation to combat childhood obesity. It encourages a healthy diet, better food labeling, and increased daily physical activity.
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey
    On this day, Oprah Winfrey got her own television channel OWN. She is considered to be one of the most influential women today.
  • Libyan Uprising

    Libyan Uprising
    During this time the Libyan civil war occurred; in this the Libyan government fought those seeking to oust the government.
  • United States withdraws Trops

    United States withdraws Trops
    This is when the United States formally ends the mission in Iraq and starts to withdraw troops.
  • Stem cells were successfully cloned

    Stem cells were successfully cloned
    On this date they successfully cloned the first embryonic stem cells that later became a sheep.
  • United States government shuts down

    United States government shuts down
    On this date the government shuts down which means all national parks are closed. Government programs are not funded.
  • Biologists were able to build a eukaryotic chromosome

    Biologists were able to build a eukaryotic chromosome
    On this date biologists were able to build a eukaryotic chromosome from scratch from plants to animals.
  • Ukraine Crisis

    Ukraine Crisis
    The current president of Ukraine suspended preparations for the implementation of an association agreement with the European Union.
  • L.L. Bean Boots

    L.L. Bean Boots
    These rubber and leather boots came back into style for most teenagers today, struggling to fulfill all of the orders. L.L. stands for the outdoorsman and founder, Leon Leonwood. He started his brand in the years between 1911-1959. You'll see all girls wearing them around Meredith College!