7.01 Timeline

By Dax
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    1990 - Present

  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    A bombing in Oklahoma City kills 168 and wounds 800 people, being the worst domestic terrorist incident. This sparked a debate on security measures.
  • Matthew Shepard Murdered

    A gay college student named Matthew Shepard was killed near the University of Wyoming. He became the symbol of gay-bashing victims and started a public reflection on homophobia in the United States.
  • Columbine Shooting

    Two teenagers from Columbine High murdered 13 students and teachers, creating the deadliest mass murder at a school. This sparks a debate on how people reprimand bullying and debates on the laws of gun control.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    The No Child Left Behind Act was passed, making sure that children now have a better chance of learning and graduating school.
  • 9/11 Attack on the Twin Towers

    After the Twin Towers were hit by airplanes, the Department of Homeland Security was created to better protect our country.
  • Anthrax Letters

    A few days after 9/11, letters were mailed to Mail departments containing anthrax spores, killing and infecting people. This caused the US to amp up their security on suspicious mail packages.
  • Patriot Act

    This act helped secure some of our airports and other dangerous areas by allowing law enforcement to search people in cases of suspected terrorism.
  • Facebook Launches

    One of the world's largest social networking sites, Facebook, is launched to the public. This site helps people meet with people they knew a long time ago, or generally meet new friends.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre

    A South Korean student at Virginia Tech shoots and murders 32 students and then commits suicide. It is the worst mass-shooting in history and sparks a debate on journalism ethics and gun control.
  • Matthew Shepard Act

    Citizens of the LGBT community suddenly commit mass suicides due to a variety of reasons from threats to teasing to being forcefully "outed" to their loved ones. This spurs and equal rights campaign for minorities and makes it a crime to discriminate based on gender and sexual identity, known as the Matthew Shepard Act.