IBM hires Microsoft which will allow the company to grow rapidly.
Ronald Reagan inagurated
During Ronald Reagan's presidency, taxes were lowered and social program spending was slashed.
International Bussiness Machines (IBM) responds to Apple
IBM introduced their own compact computer, which they called the "Personal Computer".
Sandra Day O'Connor came into office
First female Justice to serve on the Supreme Court, she was appointed by the amazing Ronald Reagan.
Strategic Defense Initiative is proposed by Ronald Reagan
Apple fights back!
Apple came out with the brand new Macintosh, which included a simplified operating that used icons on the screen. Also the "mouse" was introduced.
Olympics in LA
The Olympics are held in Los Angeles, CA
Windows is born
Windows 1.0 was introduced. This allowed PC users to experience many of the luxuries Macintosh users had. This included mous-activated on-screen icons.
National Science Foundation funded research
The NSF gave money to several supercomputer centers across the country. This gave scientists the tools to begin to build the internet.
TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah
Reagan's administration went behind his back and sold arms to Iranians in order to rescue hostages. Then, the money revieved was given to the insurgent Contras in Nicaragua.
This horrible event scarred many. A teacher was killed by a faulty o-ring.
Stock Market Crash
508 point drop or 22.6%
George H. W. Bush becomes president
Papa Bush is inagurated with little George W. Bush full of admiration.
Communist China had 100,000 troops kill and arrest student protesters who were fighting for democracy. Sadly, the protest did nothing.
General Manuel Noriega stopped cooperating with the United States, so American soldiers invaded the Panama Cannal
Berlin Wall Collapses
The Berlin Wall is taken down which reunited thousands of Germans with their loved ones.
Down with Communism!
The end of the Cold War, the USSR could not keep up with the U.S. This proved that capitalism works more efficiently than communism
Operation Just Cause
U.S. invaded Panama, this was the first deployment of the Apache Helicopter. Reasons included: "Bush claimed that Noriega had declared that a state of war existed between the United States and Panama and that he also threatened the lives of the approximately 35,000 US citizens living there." Also to defend the human rights and democracy for Panamanians.
Americas with Disabilities Act
Bush signed this bill that forbaed discrimination in workplaces and public places against people who were physically or mentally challenged.
Persian Gulf War
Iraqi soldiers surronded oil rich Kuwait and took over. U.S. went in and forced them to stop.
Saddam Hussein invades
Hussein invades Kuwait, his mission was to capture Saudi Arabia and take over their oil reserves.
Iraq refused to comply with the UN deadline to get out of Kuwait. Invasion was inevitible.
President Bush declared cease fire in Iraq.
Clinton heads to the White House
Clinton wins the election and is inagurated.
"AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. As an AmeriCorps member, you can:
Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
Improve health services
Build affordable housing
Teach computer skills
Clean parks and streams
Manage or operate after-school programs
Help communities respond to disasters
Build organizational capacity"
World Trade Center Bombed
Islamic Fundamentalists bomb World Trade Center
Beany Babies Invented!!!
Ty Warner USA launches the first Beanie Babies
Contract with America
10 major changes: lower taxes, welfare reform, tougher anticrime laws, term limits for members of congress, and a balanced budget amendment, just to name a few.
Republicans win congress!
60,000 NATO troops (20,000 Americans) entered Bosnia to enforce the plan
Countdown to end of term
ONLY FOUR MORE YEARS OF CLINTON!!!
Telecommunications Act of 1996
This allowed telephone comapnies to compete with each other and to send television signals. This also allowed cable companies to provide telephone services. This would lead to more advances.
Began to grow, it grew 300% by the year 2000
FedEx is Born
FedEx is born in Deleware, Federal Express
President Clinton announced the budget was balanced and there was a surplus.
Monica Lewinsky scandal comes to light and Clinton goes to Court
Over 86 million Americans now own cell phones!!!!
George W. Bush
Bush number two came into office. His biggest challenge would come in only a matter of months.
Panama canal is turned over to Panamain control.
Terrorist Attack on America
19 al-Qaeda members hijacked four commercial jets which were used as demolition mechanisms. Two planes flew into the twin towers killing thousands. Then, the third plane crashed into the pentagon. The last plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, PA. This event devestated every American. The only option was to start the war on terrorism.
Brand new Governor of Massachusetts
Mitt Romney is the new Governor!
Invasion of Iraq
After many threats to invade, the U.S. decided it was time to get bring al-Qaeda to justice. The US and the UK, with a military ground force of about 300,000, encountered stiff Iraqi resistance.
Ronald Reagan's last day
Reagan passed away on this day. He suffered from alzheimer's disease for many years before he road off iinto the sunset for the very last time.
Condoleezza Rice becomes Secretary of State
Senate confirms Dr. Rice as our Secretary of State
Deep Throat Revelaed
Mark Felt revealed himself to Vanity Fair
Tenth Planet Found!!
There is now ten planets in our solar system, this planet is currently known as planet x.
America is devestated by this enormous natural disaster.
Rosa Parks passes
The revolutionary Rosa Parks spent her last day on Earth.
After seven year cruising the solar system, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft returns to give the world a look at dust from outer space
A day without Hispanics
In cities all over the U.S., Hispanics show what it would be like if immigrants didn’t work, shop or go to school during the Day without an Immigrant.
Calderon takes over Mexico
Felipe Calderon wins the Mexican presidential election
Pluto is demoted
Pluto is now a dwarf planet, now we only have 8 planets
North Korea is dropping bombs
North Korea announces the test of their first nuclear bomb. UN very mad.
Virginia Tech Masacre
A student on Virginia Tech Campus goes on a killing spree leaving 32 students dead
One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California fanned by the Santa Ana winds destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes
Proposition 8 is passed, California denies gays marriage rights.
Barrack Hussien Obama
Hope was high, change was promised, and we would get both! We now hope no more damage will be done. And are praying his actions changed the minds of the millions of Americans who voted for him.
Stimulus Package passed
$3.3 trillon down the drain
Four Somali pirates seized the Maersk Alabama. Thankfully, United States Navy snipers killed the pirates without injuring any Americans.
Grab your hand sanitizer! The swine flu is everywhere!
An Army psychiatrist opens fire inside Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 soldiers and injured 30 other people
Clinton ALMOST died
Clinton suffered a major heart attack
Health care reform passed
Obama signed a health care that will allow America to take one step closer to SOCIALISM.