Celebrate the 21st Century

  • USS Cole Bombing

    USS Cole Bombing
    Terrorist group bombs the US Navy ship. Al Qaeda claims responsibility for the attack that killed 17 US Navy men
  • Presidential Election Bush versus Gore

     Presidential Election  Bush versus Gore
    Bush v. Gore, is the landmark United States Supreme Court decision that effectively announced the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_v._Gore.
  • No Child Left Behind Act enacted

    No Child Left Behind Act enacted
    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is a United States Act of Congress concerning the education of children in public schools.No Child Left Behind requires all government-run schools receiving federal funding to administer a state-wide standardized test to all students. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_Behind_Act.
  • Terrorist Attack

    Terrorist Attack
    The September 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks.Its leader Osama bin Laden denied involvement, but in 2004 he finally claimed responsibility for the attacks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks.
  • Invasion of Afghanistan

    Invasion of Afghanistan
    The U.S. Armed forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom in response to the September 11 attacks on the U.S.
  • The Patriot Act

    The Patriot Act
    The Act gives federal officials greater authority to track and intercept communications both for law enfrcement and foreign intelligence gathering purposes.
  • Beltway Sniper Attack in Maryland

    Beltway Sniper Attack in Maryland
    At 10:30, Paul LaRuffa, a 55 year old pizzeria owner, was shot six times at close range in Clinton, Maryland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltway_sniper_attacks
  • Space Shuttle Columbia Distaster

    Space Shuttle Columbia Distaster
    The Space Shuttle COlumbia disintergrated during its launch. www.beaumontenterprise.com/.../space-shuttle-Columbia-disaster-981573.php
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Operation Iraqi Freedom
    George Bush declared major combat againt the regime of Sadden Husseiim. www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?Operation_Iraqi_Freedom
  • Saddam Hussein was Captured

    Saddam Hussein was Captured
    On December 13, 2003 Saddam HUssein was captured by US forces. http://scour.com/search/web/2004 Saddam Hussein Captured/all/mxll/mx1-48357/v3/m
  • Facebook was Launched

    Facebook was Launched
    Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook. As of January 2011[, Facebook has more than 600 million active users.Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook.
  • Ronald Regan Dies

    Ronald Regan Dies
    Ronald Regan, the 40th President of the US died. HE was 93 at the time of his death. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18566-2004 June5.html
  • Hurricane Season Ivan

    Hurricane Season Ivan
    HUricane Ivan was the 10th most intense Atlantic Hurricane ever recorded. At itspeak in the Gulf of Mexico it was the size of the state of Texas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Ivan
  • Condoleezza Rice Sec of State

    Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condoleezza_Rice.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina formed over the bahamas on Aug 23, 2005. 1,836 lives were lose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
  • Virginia Tech shooting

    Virginia Tech shooting
    The shooting rampage at Virginia Tech leaves 33 people dead. The massacre is the deadliest shooting incidents by a single gunman in US history on or off a school campus. http://en.wikipedia.org//wik/Virginia_Tech_massacre
  • Minnesota bridge collapsed

    Minnesota bridge collapsed
    On August 1, 2007 the I-35w Mississippi River Bridge, colapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The bridge was Minnesota's fifth busiest bridge, carrying 140,000 vehicles daily. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-35w_Mississippi_River_bridge
  • American Recession Begins

    American Recession Begins
    The late-2000s recession, more often called the Great Recession, is an ongoing economic problem that began in December 2007 and took a particularly sharp downward turn in September 2008. The Great Recession has affected the entire world economy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late-2000s_recession.
  • President Election Obama vs McCain

    President Election Obama vs McCain
    On November 4, 2008, the Us presidential election was held. Democrat Barack Obama, defeated Republican John McCain. http://en.wikipedia/wiki/United_States_presidental_election_2008
  • Michael Jackson dies

    Michael Jackson dies
    On June 25,2009, America's superstar Michael Jackson died. He suffered a cardiac arrest and paramedics were unable to revive him. http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25michael-jackson-dies-death-cardiac-arrest
  • Fort Hood shooting

    Fort Hood shooting
    On NOvember 5, 2009 at Fort Hood their was a mass shooting killing 13 people and wounding 29 others. http://en.wikipedia/wiki_Fort_Hood_shooting
  • Gulf Coast oil spill

    Gulf Coast oil spill
    On April 20,2010, BP's deep water Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and commencing months of oil leaking inrestrained into the ocean. http://www.huttingtonpost.com
  • START II Treaty

    START II Treaty
    On December 22,2010, the Senate approved a nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia, the two top Republicans in the Senate came out against it but the 11th congress and other senetors failed to hold the party line and joined Democrats to pass the accord in a 71-26 vote. www.LosAngelesTimes.com
  • Gabrielle Gifford shot

    Gabrielle Gifford shot
    On January 8, 2011, US Representative Gabrielle Gifford was shot in a Super Market parking lot near Tucson, Arizona by a 22 year old Tucson Man, Jared Lee Loughnet. The motive of this shooting rremains unclear. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representative_Gifford_shot
  • 2011 Tornado Outbreak

    2011 Tornado  Outbreak
    A large and violent tornado outbreak, the largest in United States history and popularly known as the 2011 Super Outbreak, occurred from April 25 to 28, 2011.At least 340 people were killed. However, the exact number is unknown as recovery efforts continue.
  • Osama Bin Laden was killed

    On May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden, ta global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, was killed in a firefight with American forces and buried at sea/ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/01/national/main20058777.shtml.