History Timeline

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    History Timeline

  • President Clinton Impeached

    President Clinton Impeached
    Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice,
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20, 2001 following a sharply contested election.
  • 9/11

    Two planes crash into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City
  • American Airlines Flight 587

    American Airlines Flight 587
    American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into the residential neighborhood of Belle Harbor, Queens, shortly after taking off from JFK airport on Nov. 12, 2001. All 260 passengers and crew members aboard the Dominican Republic-bound flight died, along with 5 people on the ground, making it the second deadliest U.S. aviation accident.
  • Saddam Hussein found

    Saddam Hussein found
    U.S. forces found Saddam Hussein hiding in a hole in al-Dwar, near Tikrit.
  • Boston Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox won the World Series of Major League Baseball in 2004, their first since 1918.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans
  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears
    Britney Spears (pop star) shaves her head and checks into rehab the same day
  • Marcus Fiesel

    Marcus Fiesel
    The foster mother of Marcus Fiesel was convicted of murder
  • Oil prices

    Oil prices
    Oil prices in the United States hit a record $147 per barrel.
  • Flight 1549

    Flight 1549
    2 minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport, it struck a flock of Canada Geese, which damaged both engines. Pilots realized they couldn't make it to an airport in time, and decided to land the plane on the Hudson River
  • Inauguration of Barack Obama

    Inauguration of Barack Obama
    The inauguration of Barack Obama (first black president) as the 44th President of the United States
  • Avatar is released

    Avatar is released
    Avatar, the most expensive movie ever made, is released. Cost $500 million to make
  • Haiti Earthquake

    Haiti Earthquake
    Earthquake in Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 killing 316,000 people
  • Osama bin Laden is killed

    Osama bin Laden is killed
    Osama bin Laden (founder of Al- Qaeda) is killed by U.S Navy Seals

    On October 26, 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Act into law.