2000s Timeline

By Hargil
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    2000s Timespan

  • George Bush Elected President

    George Walker bush is elected the 43rd President of the U.S.
  • 9/11

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, our nation was attacked by foreign enemies. 2 planes crashed into the World Trade Center, another crashed into the pentagon, and the last crashed in a field somewhere before reaching it's official destination. Over 2,000 people died that day.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up and explodes upon re-entry, killing all 7 astronauts aboard.
  • War On Terror

    In response to the events that took place on September 11th, we waged a war on terror and oil in Iraq. This is the longest war dated in American history.
  • Operation: Red Dawn

    Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured.
  • Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami

    On Sunday, December 26, 2004, a level 9 earthquake insued in the Indian Ocean, thus snowballing to create a record-shattering tsunami that claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina is formed and kills nearly 2,000 people and cost almost $81 billion dollars in repairs. It's significant because it changed our approach to resources.
  • Great Recession

    The United States enters into a full-fledged recession in the late 2000s.
  • Barack Obama Elected President

    Our nation's first black president is elected on November 4, 2008. He was sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.
  • Michael Jackson Dies

    Michael Jackson dies on June 25, spreading grief worldwide.