historical events from 1997

  • The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.

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  • italin coin

    Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • biggest day in the worlds history: Kaylan Carter was born

  • helicopters colide

    En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
  • Deng Xiaoping, leader of China

    Deng Xiaoping, leader of China died
  • scotland scientists succedded in cloning

    scotland scientists succedded in cloning
    Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
  • eathquake

    Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
  • human cloning is band

    President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
  • plane crash

    Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
  • The bank of england

    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
  • Russia & Chechnya

    Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • u.s supreme court

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment
  • US space probe

    US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • USS Constitution sails

    200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
  • india's 10th president

    K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office
  • plane crash in korea

    Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • 2nd largest robbery in us history

    The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
  • hurricane

    Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • typhoon

    Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • septuplets second known case known of all being born alive

    In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • twins joined at head separate

    S Afr & US surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head