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Events that happened in 2000-2009

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    wins a seat for the United States Senate from New York. It is the first time a former FIrst Lady wins public office.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12.
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  • China-U.S. incident

    China-U.S. incident
    An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days.
  • Tiger Woods

     Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
  • Islamic fundamentalist terrorists attack

    Islamic fundamentalist terrorists attack
    Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths.
  • war terror

    war terror
    The United States State Department issues its report in the War on Terror. It states that there are seven nations that a State-Sponsors: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
  • NATO

    NATO invites additional members of the former Soviet bloc to join its membership. Seven nations are included in the invitation; Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
  • Conflict With Iraq

    Conflict With Iraq
    The U.S. coalition siezes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, inundating the city of New Orleans with water from Lake Pontchartrain when the levees that maintain the below sea level city break.
  • iTunes

    In a continuing shift of the retail industry to new platforms, the one billionth song is downloaded from the internet music store, Apple iTunes. This shift comes at the expense of many brick and mortar chains, including Tower Records
  • Congress

    In the mid-term elections, both houses of Congress change back to Democratic hands for the first time since 1994.
  • war in Iraq

    war in Iraq
    President George W. Bush announces a troop surge of 21,500 for the war in Iraq to stem the violence at the request of new commander General Petreus. This controversial policy begins to show positive signs once fully implemented during the summer months, with a reduction in violent attacks against coalition forces and Iraqi civilians.
  • The fifty star flag

    The fifty star flag
    The fifty star flag of the United States of America becomes the longest flying flag in history after flying over forty-seven years.
  • U.S. embassy in Iraq

    U.S. embassy in Iraq
    A report by the U.S. embassy in Iraq states that 15 of the 18 goals set for the Iraqi govermnent have been met, largely due to the surge implemented over the last year.
  • John McCain chooses Sarah Palin

    John McCain chooses Sarah Palin
    John McCain chooses Sarah Palin, 1st term Governor of Alaska, as his running mate, making the contest between Barack Obama and himself, the first time a presidential election included both an African-American candidate and a woman amongst the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees for president among the Democratic and Republican tickets.
  • Obama got elected

    Obama got elected
    Barack Obama, Democratic Senator from Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln, wins a landslide margin in the Electoral College, 365 to 173 in the election for the 44th President of the USA over John McCain, making him the first African-American president in the history of the United States of America.
  • NHL

    The 2009 NHL Winter Classic, also known as the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic 2009, was a specially-staged National Hockey League regular-season game played outdoors on January 1, 2009
  • earthquake

    Irian Jaya earthquake happen
  • Hockey

    boston bruins defeat New York Islanders, 2-1NHL
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama takes the oath of office for President of the United States, becoming the first African-American president in the history of the nation. The Democratic Senator from Illinois comes into the office on a message of Change
  • economic recession

    economic recession
    The economic recession continues to deepen as jobless claims climb above 10.0%, reaching 10.2% with October's monthly figures. This occurs despite efforts by the Obama administration to ramp up massive government spending pushed by the $780 billion economic stimulus package passed earlier in the year.
  • Afghanistan

    President Obama announces a surge of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to stem increased efforts by the Taliban in the country