Current Events through My Life

Timeline created by alissalampert
  • My Birthday

    June 13 is the day I was born.
  • Presidential Election

    On Election Day in 2000, Republican George W. Bush beat Democratic Al Gore.
  • Terrorist Attacks

    On September 11, 2001, terrorists crashed 2 planes into the World Trade Centers in New York. Every year we commerate this with a ceromony on September 11.
  • Death of the Queen Mother

    Today was the death of Queen Elizabeth's mother, the Queen Mother
  • Severe Tornadoe Outbreak

    On May 4-10, 393 tornadoes hit 19 states, giving each state about 21 tornadoes each during that time. That week was the biggest tornado outbreak in US history.
  • Reopening of Statue of Liberty

    On July 4, 2004, the Statue of Liberty wa reopened to the public after being closed from the 9/11 terrorist bombing.
  • Dwarf Planet Discovered

    On this day, the largest dwarf plavet ever was discovered., Scientists namrd it Eris.
  • Israeli Prime Minister has a Stroke

    After the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke, he is replaced by Ehud Olmert.
  • Harry Potter #7 Released

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released. It sold over 8 million copies in the first 24 hours, making it the fastest known bookselling.
  • First African American President

    On Election Day in 2008, Barack Obama was elected first African-American President in U.S history.
  • Michael Jackson Dies

    A couple months before his 51st birthday, Michael Jackson, King of Pop, died because his heart stopped on day when he was asleep.
  • Horizon Oil Well Explodes

    On April 20, a big oil well exploded all over the Gulf of Mexico, flowed for 3 months straight. On July 15,2010, the spill was stopped, after it had released 4.9 barrels worth of oil. About 53,000 barrels of oil per day were released until the spilling stopped.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    Osama Bin Laden, leader of terrorists group that crashed planes into buildings on 9/11, was killed, punishment for his crimes.
  • Neil Armstrong Dies

    On this day in 2012, Neil Armstrong, first man to ever step foot on the moon, died at age 82.