20 big things timeline

  • Jeffery Dahmer

    Jefferey Dahmer one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States on january 30th he was senteced to 15 life sentences equaling 957 years in prison for the deathes of the dozens of boys and men that he took lifes from soon after he was beaten to death by and inmate in prison
  • sexual orientation and the military

    presidents Bill Clinton on this day had a slight debate with the u.s millitary to compromise on their ban of homosexuality.They finally came to an agreement and lifeted the ban he said it should coincide with their dont ask dont tell policy.I think this is very important because everyone has civil rights and should have a right to do as they please including fighting for our
  • genecide

    This day the presidents of rawanda and burundi plane was gunned down and both were killed.This added much fuel to the already statred divide of the counrtry and a genecide began. It lasted many years and within 100 days 800,00 people were dead.This is very important becasue this was the biggest genecide of our time and we learned to much to fathom form it
  • ebola virus

    in 1995 one of the biggest epidemics hit africa killing hundreds of people it hit hard and lasted almost a year before any kind of control was brought to the virus
  • Port Arthur Massacre

    Port Arthur Massacre
    The Port Arthur Massacre in Hobart, Australia, when a gunman Martin Bryant randomly shot 34 people dead during an 18-hour killing spree at the site in Tasmania. Three of the dead include a mother and her two children, both less than 8. After a seige which lasted well into the night, Bryant is eventually arrested. At his trial, he laughs and giggles before being sentenced to prison forever.
  • california bans affirmitive action

    In Califo the ban had been delayed in the courts for almost a year before it went into effect. Proposition 209 stated "the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity etc
  • U.S. bombs medicine plant in sudan

    United States militar bomb a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan. It produced more than 50% of Sudans medicine. Over tohusand die because of not getting the medicine they needed The US government said it was "counter-terrorism" and later said it was an "accident". However the US did not pay for the damages they caused
  • president clinton equited

    In February, the Senate acquits the president of perjury and obstruction of justice, after the House of Representatives had convicted him this happens to many presidents in history
  • murderer still free

    A Colorado grand jury gives up on murder
    In October, a grand jury in Colorado received no indictments on the murder of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, because of lack of evidence. She was murdered Christmas night 1996 in Boulder, to this day no one knows who her murderer is
  • 9/11

    Sept. 11, New York City,Hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets from Boston into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of both building to collapse it was a day our country cannot rebuild from
  • Bali, Indonesia

    202 people die and hundreds more are wounded when a car bomb explodes in front of 2 nightclubs. The extremist Muslim group Jemaah Islamiyah, which has ties to al-Qaeda, is suspected
  • earthquake in iran

    a 6.6 magnitude earthquake devastated iran and the ancient historic city of Bam in southeastern Iran, killing more than 30,000 people injuring tens of thousands and leaving many more homeless as buildings collapsed. Many of the buildings in this ancient city are made of mud brick and cannot withstand earthquakes.
  • Madrid,Spain

    Ten bombs exploded on morning commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191, injuring more than 1,500, causing the worst terrorist attack in Europe. Although the bombings were initially blamed on a Basque separatist group, several Moroccans and Indians with possible ties to Al-Qaeda were arresseted on a later date
  • suicide bombers

    Suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, the Radisson, Grand Hyatt and Days Inn, in Amman Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility. Read more: November 2005 Disasters — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0932421.html#ixzz1JuH6yAyP
  • us soldiers abducted

    U.S. Soldiers Are Abducted after an Ambush in Iraq Four soldiers die and three are captured in an attack near Mahmudiya, a mostly Sunni area. The Islamic State of Iraq, an insurgent group that includes al-Qaeda Read more: May 2007 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/world/events/2007/may.html#ixzz1JuHgjeVM
  • U.S AND Iraq come to aggrement

    Iraq and the U.S. Agrees on Timeframe for Troop Pullout The U.S. says it will take outcombat troops from Iraqi cities by June 2009, followed by the removal of all combat troops by the end of 2011 as long as Iraq is stable
  • Senate Releases Additional Bailout Fund to Obama

    The Senate votes to release the second half of the Federal bailout money, $350 million, to aid President-elect Obama's economic plan. The final vote was 52 to 42, with 46 Democrats and 6 Republicans voting in favor of the bill.
  • big find in afghanistan

    The United States finds more than $1 trillion in mineral resources in the mountains of Afghanistan, far more than expected or previously estimated. The findings, which include previously unknown deposits of iron, copper, gold, and lithium, could drastically improve the country's economy and fundamentally change the outcome of the war there
  • President Obama Announces Budget Cuts

    President Obama announces his intention to reduce the federal deficit by $400 billion over 10 years. His plan for enacting this dramatic reduction includes budget cuts and freezes, including a spending freeze on many domestic programs, and other programs, such as education and clean-energy technology
  • first clone mammals

    The U.S. staff of PPL Therapeutics, Scotland, cloned five healthy female piglets, born on March 5, 2000, in Blacksburg, Virginia. This is the first time cloned pigs have been produced from adult pig cells. Their birth is first step in making genetically modified pigs whose organs and cells can be successfully transplanted into humans without being rejected by the human immune system.