History of My Time

  • My Birthday

    I was born
  • NAFTA ratified

    NAFTA ratified
    North American Free Trade Agreement, it eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US, and Canada. The biggest fears were that jobs would go south to Mexico, and that the environment would suffer.
  • Nixon Dies

    Nixon Dies
    Former president Richard Nixon died of a stroke at the age of 81
  • Oj makes a break for it!

    Oj makes a break for it!
    On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpsons and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside Nicole's house in Brentwood, CA. On June 17th, OJ and his friend Al Cowlings took flight from the police in his white Ford Bronco, in a low speed chase which ended up at his mansion where he surrendered.
  • Aum Shinrikyo gasses subway in Tokyo

    Aum Shinrikyo gasses subway in Tokyo
    , Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing 12, injuring 1000s. First instance of sarin use in terrorist attack. First use of chemical weapons by terrorist group.
  • Conviction of Sheik and 9 followers over bombing

    Conviction of Sheik and 9 followers over bombing
    The men responsible for bombing the World Trade Center a year earlier were found guilty.
  • Windows 95 released

    Windows 95 released
    Microsoft released its much anticipated Windows 95. Millions of dollars were spent on ad compains by Microsoft and retail stores. This release sealed the deal in America becoming digitized.
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing

    Two people were killed and nearly 200 injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded pavillion at the Atlanta 2000 Summer Olympics. Police would later arrest Eric Rudolph for the criminal act in late May of 2003.
  • Nintendo 64 Released

    The Nintendo 64 is released. Gamers rejoice
  • First 3D Game

    The first complete 3d game 'Quake' was release. It sent shockwaves through the gaming industry and the many great mods were made of this including 'Half Life'. Although this may not be important news, it still was something new I guess.
  • Married With Children Cancelled

    Married With Children Was Canceles After 10 Years.
  • Pokemon First Introduced

    Pokemon the major kids game was realesed to the U.S. and swept the Nation with its great gaming fun.Kids still love to play pokemon games all over the world.
  • China resumes control of Hong Kong

    after 156 years of British rule, the colony was turned back over to China.
  • Camel Cigarettes Remove Joe Camel

    Camel cigarettes removes Joe Camel from it's advertising because opponents claim Joe Camel advertises towards minors.
  • Arkansas School Massacre

    Two young boys, aged 13 and 14, killed 5 people at a Jonesboro, Arkansas middle school after a hoax fire alarm. They were killed on the playground
  • Kurt Kobain Commits Suicide

    Kurt Kobain, of grunge rock band Nirvana is found dead by self inflicted gunshot wound.
  • India resumes nuclear testing

    violating a worldwide ban on nuclear testing
  • Columbine Tragedy

    two students go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They kill 12 students, 1 teacher and themselves.
  • JFK Jr. plane crash

    JFK Jr. plane crash
  • Bonfire Log Collapse Kills 12

    Twelve people were killed and 27 others were hurt after thousands of logs collapsed on November 18, 1999. The annual bonfire, which had a 90 year history, has not been held since this accident.
  • Y2K Scare

    Y2K hype gets everyone paranoid that the end of the world is near. Billions of dollar spent world-wide on Y2K upgrade on computer software. At 4:00 AM on December 31, 1999 as the new year passes on the little island of Fiji we discover that the supposed Y2k Bug will not cause impending doom.