A Journey Through Modern History

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  • The Era of Reagan Begins

    The Era of Reagan Begins
    The day Ronald Reagan was inagaurated. On the very first day the Iranian Hostage crisis was ended twenty minutes after he was inagarauted.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor
    Ronald Reagan appoints the first female justice.

    Proffesional Air Traffic Controllers Organization go on strike two days later, Reagan fired 11,345 workers
  • Sidra Gulf Incident

    Sidra Gulf Incident
    The Libyan government wanted a twelve mile extension zone in the Gulf of Sidrastaring in the 1970s. In 1981 two Libyan planes were flying and fired shots at two American F-14 Tomcats. The effort ended when the Americans used the rules of engagement to shoot down the two Libyans and thus increasing tension between the U.S. and Libya.
  • Embargo!

    The U.S. embargos Libyan Oil.
  • Conch Republic

    Conch Republic
    A bunch of idiots created a small nation in the Florida Keyes.
  • Beruit

    The barracks of Beruit was attacked by a suicide bomber and by Monday 24, 1983 241 peace keeping soldiers were killed. The troops were positioned there as a peace keeping group along with three other nations of Italy, France, and Britain
  • Grenada

    A ccvert operation took place in Grenada a island in the Caribbean. When an alliance consistenting of Jamaica, Barbados, St. Vincent's. St. Lucia, Dominica, and Antigua pleaded directly to Ronald Reagan for help in ousting a Marxist force in Gernada Reagan complied because of the eight hundred American medical students studying in Grenada. 1,900 American troops attacked the island under secrecy and saved the potential hostages.
  • Pope

    The United States of America and the Vatican gain full diplomatic relations.
  • Rhenquist

    Reagan's nominee Rehnquist becomes Chief Justice
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Immigration Reform and Control Act
    Ronald Reagan signed the act which made it illegal for employers to knowingly higher illegal immigrants. It also provided amnesty to about three million illegals already living in the U.S.
  • Billy Joel Helped Tear Down the Wall

    Billy Joel Helped Tear Down the Wall
    Billy Joel was the first Ameircan Rock Star to tour in the U.S.S.R. since the Berlin Wall was put up. In the tour Billy Joel went against Russian orders and did seven encores in one concert and on the second concert flipped his piano off the stage in his Brooklyn rage.
  • "Mr.Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

    "Mr.Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
    After Ronald Reagan retook military superiority he challenged his Russian counterpart by giving a speech at the Berlin Wall challenging Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • H.W. continues the Golden Era of Reagan

    H.W. continues the Golden Era of Reagan
    H.W. Bush becomes President
  • Operation Just Cause

    Operation Just Cause
    American troops go to Panama to oust Noriega from power.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    Was a war to push Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
  • Immigation Act of 1990

    Immigation Act of 1990
    Increased immigrants allowed into the U.S. by 40% and it used a lottery system.
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America. It proceeded to be the best video gaming console to date.
  • William Jefferson Clinton is Inaugarated.

    William Jefferson Clinton is Inaugarated.
    Bill Clinton won the election over Republican George H. Bush. He won with forty-three percent of the popular vote, George H. Bush had about thirty-seven percent and independant Russ Parrot had about eighteen percent of the vote.
  • President Clinton makes his first address to country.

    President Clinton makes his first address to country.
    Bill Clinton spoke to the country on National Television about his economic plan. This plan consisted of a deficit reduction program and not a tax cut for the middle class, like the nation thought there would be.
  • The Waco Tragedy.

    The Waco Tragedy.
    The government tried to enact a search warrant on the Branch Dividian Ranch by Mount Caramel. When they served the warrant a gunfight ensued leaving six of the inhabitants dead and four federal agents dead.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act signed.

    Family and Medical Leave Act signed.
    This act was a labor law that required employers to give pay for someone who had to leave due to medical reasons. It also made employers pay women who had to leave there job because of a pregnancy. It was passed by the one hundred and third Congress and then signed by President Clinton.
  • Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.
    This act created a 35% income tax rate for companies and all individuals in the top 1.25% of wage earners. It also made many other changes such as the cap on medicare was taken away, and transportation fuels taxes were raised by 4.2 cents.
  • Bradey Bill Passed.

    Bradey Bill Passed.
    This Bill made it so that anyone who purchases a handgun must wait five days to receive it. This was enacted so that sellers can run background checks on clients. It was named after James Brady who took was permanantly disabled after getting shot in the assissanation attempt on Ronald Reagan's life on March 31, 1981.
  • NAFTA Came Into Being

    NAFTA Came Into Being
    Canada, the U.S., and Mexico all signed this agreement to help open up trade between the three countries. It ended up helping elminate many tariffs between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • USAir Flight 427

    USAir Flight 427
    A large passenger plane crashed during its landing to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. It killed all 127 passengers and the 5 crew members.
  • First White House Website Made.

    First White House Website Made.
    This website was just part of Clinton's push for the government to get more in touch with the Internet. This website was redone three times, the final version came out in 2000.
  • San Diego Tank Rampage

    San Diego Tank Rampage
    Shawn Nelson, a veteran, had been having a very hard time with his life. Because of all his personal problems he decided to steal a M60 Patton Tank. He drove this around San Diego running over anything that got in his way before he was shot to death by the SDPD.
  • Assassination attempt on Clinton's life.

    Assassination attempt on Clinton's life.
    President Clinton was on his way to talk with a small time politician in the Phillipines when he caught word from a Secret Service agent that there was a bomb planted on the bridge he was going to cross. The men who planned the attack were terrorists working for Osama Bin Laden allegedly.
  • White House Files Controversy.

    White House Files Controversy.
    Craig Livingsgton from the White House requsted and received background check on a few people without asking them for permission. In the March of 2000 it was declared that there was not enough evidence to prove Livingston had any involvement.
  • Bill Clinton is Reelected in 1996.

    Bill Clinton is Reelected in 1996.
    President Clinton won once again over his Republican counterparts in order to gain reelection. He had roughly 49 percent of the vote while Republican Robert Dole had only about 41 percent of the vote.
  • Heaven's Gates Mass Suicide.

    Heaven's Gates Mass Suicide.
    There was a religious group in the late nineties called Heaven's Gates. They believed that this world would be destroyed by aliens. They decided that the easiest way to be taken by the aliens and not destroyed would be by commiting suicide. So on March 19 1997 they did a group suicide.
  • Wells Fargo Robbery

    Wells Fargo Robbery
    The second largest bank robbery happened in Charlotte North Carolina. The robbers took 17.3 million dollars. In the end about 56 people were arrested because of it, and about 95 percent of the cash is recovered.
  • California Bans Smoking in Bars and Resteraunts

    California Bans Smoking in Bars and Resteraunts
    This was a very controversial thing to do at the time, as many people believed it was a breach of their civil rights.
  • Simultaneous Bombings of U.S. Embassies

    Simultaneous Bombings of U.S. Embassies
    The U.S. embassies in East Africa and Kenya were bombed all on the same day, killing about 224 people and injuring over 4500 others. These attacks were linked to one man: Osama Bin Laden.
  • The Impeachment of President Clinton

    The Impeachment of President Clinton
    Bill Clinton had an affair with a young twenty-two year old intern of the White House named Monica Lewinsky . When asked under federal oath whether he had the affair or not he denied the incident. Lieing under oath was found to be enough of a crime to impeach President Clinton. The Lie.
  • Wisconsin Elects First Lesbian Representative

    Wisconsin Elects First Lesbian Representative
    Tammy Baldwin was elected as the first lesbian representative for any state and as of yet, is still the only lesbian in House of Representatives.
  • Woodstock 99' is held.

    Woodstock 99' is held.
    This is the most recent Woodstock seeing as there were 5 Woodstocks between 1969 and 1999. Some of the biggest singers were the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, and Bruce Hornsby.
  • The Last Original Peanuts Comic Strip is Published

    The Last Original Peanuts Comic Strip is Published
    This comic strip had been published for about 50 years until the author Charles M. Schultz died on February 12, 2000.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Tobbacco Not Addictive

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Tobbacco Not Addictive
    This ruling reversed all the gains that Bill Clinton's Adminstration had gained over the drug. It effectively said that since they could not describe tobacco as an addictive drug, they could not regulate it.
  • The Final Fronteir is Inhabited.

    The Final Fronteir is Inhabited.
    This is the last day that space had absolutely no humans on it. On this day Soyuz TM-31 was launched which was the first space ship to take people to the Space Station. That Space Station has continually had a crew ever since then.
  • George W. Bush becomes president

    George W. Bush becomes president
    Conservatives take the country back.
  • Worst Day in History

    Worst Day in History
    Pagans attack the World Trade Center, ending thousands of American lives.
  • War in Afghanistan

    War in Afghanistan
    Bush starts the war in Afghanistan to root out the viel Taliban and Al-qaeda terroists.
  • Lord of the Rings

    Lord of the Rings
    The Fellowship of the Ring comes out in theaters.
  • War in Iraq

    War in Iraq
    Bush attacks one of the axis of evil, because he thought Iraq was making weapons of mass destruction.
  • Assassination Attempt

    Assassination Attempt
    In Tbilisi, Georgia a grenade was thrown at President Bush, but it didn't go off.
  • The Colbert Report debuts

    The Colbert Report debuts
    Former Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert debuts as a conservative pundit on a satirical political talk show. The Colbert Report went onto receive many awards and achieve notoriety in the media for its implicit criticism of conservative pundits like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter.
  • Dunham

    Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself comes out on DVD.
  • Psych

    The comedy TV show first aired and proceeded to revolutionize cable television.
  • North Korean Nukes

    North Korean Nukes
    North Korea detonates a nuclear device.
  • Yellow Cake

    Yellow Cake
    The last of the Yellow Cake Uranium found in Iraq was taken to Montreal Canada.
  • Georgian War

    Georgian War
    Russia side with seperatists in Georgia and invade Georgia to "liberate" the seperatist regions.
  • Obama's Inaugaration

    Obama's Inaugaration
    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
  • Obama Starts Plans To Shut Down Gitmo.

    Obama Starts Plans To Shut Down Gitmo.
    Obama signed a special order suspending all proceedings of the Guantanamo Military Commision. He also ordered that it would be shut down within the next year.
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    This act was brought forth in order to help stimulate the U.S. economy. About 19% of the money was spent on giving taxpaying citizens and businessed tax breaks.
  • H1N1 Virus Declared a Worldwide Pandemic.

    H1N1 Virus Declared a Worldwide Pandemic.
    The H1N1 virus, or Swine Flu was a huge problem in 2009. It killed over 17,000 deaths and has been the first virus to be called a worldwide pandemic since the Hong Kong Flu of 1967.
  • Billy Mays Dies

    Billy Mays Dies
    This great icon and role model for good television pitchmen everywhere abruptly dies of heart disease overnight.
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    Signed by President Barack Obama this act is designed to really go into affect in the next four years. Some of its main goals are to expand Medicaid eligibility, and give incentives to workplaces that provide health insurance for employess.
  • First U.S. Muslim Civilian Ordered to be hunted down and killed

    First U.S. Muslim Civilian Ordered to be hunted down and killed
    The Obama adminstration decided that Muslim preacher Anwar al-Alwaki was encouraging attacks on the United States. They have tried to track him down but do not know for sure if he is dead or not to this day.