History of My Life- Baker Period 1

  • Peace Summit

    An international peace summit was held in Egypt. This was in response to the escalating terrorist attacks in the Middle East.
  • Birth!!!

    In Stanford University, Stanford, California, I was born. It was a sunny Tuesday afternoon, and I came into the world. YAY LIFE!
  • Hurricane Bertha hits the North Carolinian coast

    Hurricane Bertha was an intense and early-forming category-3 hurricane. It made initial landfall between Wrightsville Beach, NC and Topsail Beach, NC with winds of 90 mph, and it caused $335 million worth of damage.
  • Atlanta 100th Olympic Games; Bombing

    Atlanta 100th Olympic Games; Bombing
    The 100th Olympic Games was held in Atlanta, GA. During a rock concert, a pipe bomb exploded on the grounds of the games. It killed one person and injured 111.
  • President Bill Clinton Re-elected

    President Bill Clinton Re-elected
    Bill Clinton went on to his second term of presidency. He won with 31 states and 379 electoral votes, beating his opponent Republican Bob Dole.
  • "Resistance is Futile"

    "Resistance is Futile"
    The newest addition to the Star Trek legacy was released, Star Trek: First Contact. In this movie, Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with alien life. It was a trippy movie. "Resistance is futile"
  • Apple Buys NEXT

    Apple Computer Inc., co-founded by Steve Jobs, purchased NEXT Software for $400 million.
  • Madeline Albright Chosen As First Female Sec. of State

    President Bill Clinton appointed the first female Secretary of State in American history, Madeline Albright.
  • The Family Moves Back to Pennsylvania

    The Family Moves Back to Pennsylvania
    The Amoro clan moved back home to Pennsylvania from California. It took about a week to drive cross-country, and I got to pass through most of the country as a baby. Awesome, right?
  • Men In Black Release

    Men In Black Release
    Men In Black, a major pop culture icon, was released. It racked in $589,390,539 worldwide, even on a $90 million budget.
  • Lewinsky Scandal

    Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. This starts the Lewinsky scandal and investigations.
  • My Family Moves to Grandview

    My Family Moves to Grandview
    We moved from Sunnybrook Estates to a nice place in Grandview Heights. This area is very old and complex, but it's gorgeous!
  • NATO Bombing

    The Serbs accelerated the ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians. NATO responded with a bombing attack on Serbia's military.
  • Columbine High School

    Columbine High School
    Two boys, 17 and 18 years old, go on a rampage at Columbine High School. They shot and killed 15 students/teachers.
  • USWNT Win FIFA World Cup

    USWNT Win FIFA World Cup
    U.S. Women's Soccer team wins the FIFA Women's World Cup. Brandi Chastain scored the winning goal in a shootout, ending the game with a score of 5-4.
  • Last Peanut Comic Published

    The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
  • Josh was Born!

    My marvelous little brother, Joshua, was born! He's such a silly kid, and I love him with all my heart.
  • Dept. of Homeland Security

    Dept. of Homeland Security
    President George W. Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security to fight threats of terrorism.
  • Kelly Clarkson wins American Idol

    Kelly Clarkson wins American Idol
    Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of the American Idol Contest.
  • Gov't Launches Int'l Bond

    The US gov't launches a $1 billion international bond to meet overwhelming demand from global investors.
  • Kingda Ka Opens at Six Flags

    Kingda Ka Opens at Six Flags
    Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey. It was the world's fastest (at the time) and tallest roller coaster.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas. Roughly 80% of the city of New Orleans was flooded, and 1600 perished. About $81 million in property damage was caused.
  • Pluto Not A Planet :(

    Pluto Not A Planet :(
    Pluto is downgraded from a Planet to a dwarf planet by The International Astronomical Union ( IAU ). NOT COOL, GUYS.
  • CA Heat Wave

    California suffers it's worst heat wave in recent history with temperatures reaching 120 degrees and lasting for a two week period. Many casualties occurred.
  • We Got Xena Puppy!

    We Got Xena Puppy!
    We visited the shelter, and adopted my darling doggie, Xena (Warrior Princess). She's a pretty yellow lab, who loves people, and peanut butter!
  • Grandma Passed Away

    My wonderful Grandma, Cynthia Large, passed away.
  • Pelosi Elected

    Pelosi Elected
    Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress .
  • Al-Queda Bombing in Algeria

    Al-Qaeda terrorists explode massive bombs in Algiers including at the United Nations building. 50 people were killed.
  • 2008 Stock Market Crash

    The stock market crashed, causing many companies to experience the worst numbers in their histories. This was considered the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. DOW Jones dropped about 25% from October 1st to 20th.
  • Obama-nation!

    Barack Obama is officially inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • Permitted to Drive

    About a month after I turned 16, I took my permit test and was officially allowed on the roads. I'm currently working on getting my license.
  • Disney Buys Lucasfilm

    Disney Buys Lucasfilm
    Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars franchise to the entertainment giant's stable of characters.
  • Obama Prevents the Fiscal Cliff

    President Barack Obama signs the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, intended to prevent the "fiscal cliff".
  • Second Inaugural Address

    The public portion of Barack Obama's second inaugural takes place in Washington, D.C., the day after he was officially sworn into office for his second term.
  • North Korea Crisis

    There is extreme escalation of rhetoric by the new North Korean Kim Jong-un regime, and actions strongly implying imminent warfare against South Korea and the United States with nuclear weapons.
  • Secretary of State, Clinton to Kerry

    Secretary of State, Clinton to Kerry
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton submits her resignation. John Kerry replaces her, after his confirmation by the Congress.
  • Ravens Win the SuperBowl

    Ravens Win the SuperBowl
    After a 34 minute delay in the game's second half due to a power outage, the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII with a score of 34 – 31.
  • Boston Marathon Bombings

    Boston Marathon Bombings
    During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at 2:49 pm EDT, killing 3 people and injuring 264.
  • PROM'13

    I got to go to Prom with my wonderful boyfriend, Matt! It was lots of fun, and very memorable. I'm going to miss my seniors very much!
  • OK Tornado

    A massive tornado kills 24 people and wounds over 300 in Moore, Oklahoma. Damages included thousands of properties.