Major Events During Generation Y

  • NAFTA is passed

    NAFTA is passed
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is passed. It expanded opportunities south of the border, and increased jobs in the U.S.
  • Persian Gulf

    Persian Gulf
    U.S. sends troops to persian gulf
  • OJ Simpson: Not Guilty

    OJ Simpson: Not Guilty
    OJ simpson was found not guilty in two counts of 1st degree murder.
  • JAVA created

    JAVA created
    The first version of JAVA programming language is developed
  • Dolly

    Dolly the sheep is the first animal to be succesfully cloned
  • Titanic

    Titanic won the Oscar for best picture.
  • Columbine

    Two students attending Columbine high school went on a shooting spree on April 20, 1999. They killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and injured 21 others.
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    NASA launched the Hubble telescope on board the Discovery space shuttle.
  • 9/11

    The twin towers and the pentagon were hit by hijacked planes. The culprits were members of Al Qaeda.
  • Space shuttle catastrophe

    Space shuttle catastrophe
    The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. All 7 astronauts were killed.
  • Ba'ath regime ended

    Ba'ath regime ended
    The Ba'ath regime led by Saddam Hussein is deposed from power in Iraq.
  • Uday and Qusay killed

    Uday and Qusay killed
    Upon recieving a tip US special forces attacked a compound in Iraq and killed Saddam Hussien's sons Uday and Qusay.
  • The Governator

    The Governator
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is inaugarated as Governor of California.
  • Saddam Hussein Captured

    Saddam Hussein Captured
    The capture of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is announced.
  • Bush re-elected

    Bush re-elected
    In the largest voter turnout in US history, President George W. Bush wins reelection to the Presidency of the United States.