My school years k-12

  • The euro is established.

    The euro is established.
    The euro is the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union and is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain
  • President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president.
  • An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür

    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür
    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31. The Galtür Avalanche occurred on 23 February 1999 in the Alpine village of Galtür, Austria. It took less than one minute to hit Galtür. At 50 m (164 ft) high and traveling at 290 km/h (186 mph), this powder avalanche hit with great force, overturning cars, ruining buildings and burying 57 people.
  • John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash

    John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash
    John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.
  • David Cone pitches a perfect game.

    David Cone pitches a perfect game.
    David Cone pitches a perfect game, the 16th in history, as the Yankees defeat the Montreal Expos, 6–0, to celebrate Yogi Berra Day.
  • First day of school

    First day of school
    My first day of school at Southeastern Elementary school in Bellefontaine,
  • The film The Wizard of Oz begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day

     The film The Wizard of Oz begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day
    The film The Wizard of Oz begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day. On cable it is telecast several times a year, like most other films, rather than being shown only once annually.
  • The world awaits the consequences of the Y2K bug, with more drastic millennial theorists warning of Armageddon.

    The world awaits the consequences of the Y2K bug, with more drastic millennial theorists warning of Armageddon.
    Y2K is a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software problem. The abbreviation combines the letter Y for "year", and k for the SI unit prefix kilo meaning 1000; hence, 2K signifies 2000. It was also named the Millennium Bug because it was associated with the popular (rather than literal) roll-over of the millennium, even though the problem could have occurred at the end of any ordinary century.
  • The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.

    The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
    At around 9:45 pm, Schulz died in his sleep at home on February 12, 2000. Although he was dying of cancer, he suffered a fatal heart attack. The last original Peanuts strip was published the very next day, on Sunday, February 13. Schulz had previously predicted that the strip would outlive him, with his reason being that his comic strips were usually drawn weeks before their publication.
  • Concorde crashes in France, killing 113 people

    Concorde crashes in France, killing 113 people
    Air France Flight 4590 was a Concorde flight from Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris, France, travelling to JFK International Airport in New York City. On 25 July 2000 it crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all one hundred passengers and nine crew on board the flight, as well as four people on the ground. As a result of this crash - together with the economic effects of 9/11 and other factors - the iconic aircraft was retired in 2003.
  • The United Nations Millennium Declaration is made in New York.

    The United Nations Millennium Declaration is made in New York.
    On 8 September 2000, following a three day Millennium Summit of world leaders at the headquarters of the United Nations, the General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
  • Wikipedia was launched

    Wikipedia was launched
    Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project.
  • Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles

    Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles
    Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simultaneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
  • Ashley Martin became first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division I American football game

    Ashley Martin became first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division I American football game
    an American athlete who became the first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division I American football game, and one of the first ever to score points in any college football game. She accomplished this feat August 30, 2001 as a placekicker for the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks, where she also played on the women's soccer team.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area on September 11, 2001.
  • In Toulouse, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500.

    In Toulouse, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500.
    AZF was the name of a chemical factory in Toulouse, France, which exploded on 21 September 2001.
  • Apple launches the iPod

    Apple launches the iPod
    iPod was a new line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple. With its user-friendly interface and gigabytes of storage capacity, the iPod went on to become phenomenally successful.
  • Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Kidnapped Wall Street Journal  reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
    Daniel Pearl was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
  • Robert William Pickton, the most prolific serial killer in Canadian history, is arrested and charged with the first two (of twenty-seven) counts of first-degree murder.

    Robert William Pickton, the most prolific serial killer in Canadian history, is arrested and charged with the first two (of twenty-seven) counts of first-degree murder.
    obert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 24, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of six women. He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but these charges were stayed by prosecutors in 2010.
  • The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.

    The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.
    Mantophasmatidae are a suborder of insects in the order Notoptera. Originally they were regarded as an order in their own right, and named Mantophasmatodea, but subsequent work suggested that they belonged in the same order as the Grylloblattidae, and the two suborders were united in the order Notoptera.
  • Iran bans the advertising of United States products.

    Iran bans the advertising of United States products.
    On November 7, 2002, Iran banned all advertisements of American products from being televised in the country. This “symbolic gesture” spurred into action due to the United States’ support for Israel. The Culture Ministry of Iran is in charge of making sure the ban is effectively implemented.
  • US Airways Express Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people aboard.

    US Airways Express Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people aboard.
    on January 8, 2003 a Beechcraft 1900D operated by Air Midwest as US Airways Express under a franchise agreement used for the route stalled after take-off, crashed into a US Airways hangar and burst into flames 37 seconds after leaving Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
  • The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
    The term arose following a reorganization of many U.S. government agencies in 2003 to form the United States Department of Homeland Security after the September 11 attacks, and may be used to refer to the actions of that department, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, or the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Space shuttle Columbia explodes

    Space shuttle Columbia explodes
    Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board. David M. Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael P. Anderson, William McCool, and Ilan Ramon were killed.
  • The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island, claims the lives of 100 people.

    The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island, claims the lives of 100 people.
    The Station nightclub fire was the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history, killing 100 people. The fire began at 11:07 PM EST, on Thursday, February 20, 2003, at The Station, a glam metal and rock and roll themed nightclub located at 211 Cowesett Avenue in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
  • U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad, ending the regime of Saddam Hussein

    U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad, ending the regime of Saddam Hussein
    A coalition led by the U.S. and U.K. invaded Iraq to depose Saddam, after U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having ties to al-Qaeda.
  • The U.S. coalition seizes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.

    The U.S. coalition seizes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.
    Baghdad falls to coalition forces. American infantrymen seize deserted Ba'ath Party ministries and pull down a huge iron statue of Saddam Hussein at the Firdos Square in front of the Palestine Hotel, as a symbolic ending his autocratic rule of Iraq. Baghdad citizens then dragged the severed head of the statue through the streets of the city. Dozens of people there cheer U.S. soldiers, according to BBC. Much looting of cars and buildings is seen in Baghdad and other cities as the government and
  • Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists, is born.

    Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists, is born.
    a Haflinger foal, the first cloned horse and the first to be born from and carried by its cloning mother. Her birth was announced publicly on August 6, 2003.
  • Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea

    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea
    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, killing all 148 aboard.
  • Facebook launches.

    Facebook  launches.
    It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
  • The first ever reported South Atlantic hurricane makes landfall in South Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina

    The first ever reported South Atlantic hurricane makes landfall in South Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina
    Cyclone Catarina is one of several informal names for a South Atlantic tropical cyclone that hit southeastern Brazil in late March 2004. The storm developed out of a stationary cold-core upper-level trough on March 12.
  • North Korea bans mobile phones

    North Korea bans mobile phones
    n November 2002, mobile phones were introduced to North Korea and by November 2003, 20,000 North Koreans had bought mobile phones. On May 24, 2004, however, mobile phones were banned.
  • My mother and step dad Kyle got married.

    My mother and step dad Kyle got married.
    My mom and step dad got married on June 4th of 2004.
  • Ronald Reagan dies.

    Ronald Reagan dies.
    Reagan died of pneumonia, brought on by Alzheimer's disease at his home in Bel Air, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004 Ronald Wilson Reagan (was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). Prior to that, he was the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), and a radio, film and television actor.
  • Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty

    Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty
    Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty by an Oklahoma state court on murder charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Groundbreaking for the Freedom Tower begins at Ground Zero in New York City.

    Groundbreaking for the Freedom Tower begins at Ground Zero in New York City.
    One World Trade Center (1 WTC) is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.
  • Started school at Lakeview Elementary.

    Started school at Lakeview Elementary.
    I moved to Lakeview Elementary in the 4th grade.
  • George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

    George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
    George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for his second term as the 43rd President of the United States.
  • Millionaire Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing the fastest non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.

    Millionaire Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing the fastest non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
    The Scaled Composites Model 311 Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer (registered N277SF) is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan in which Steve Fossett flew a solo nonstop airplane flight around the world in 2 days 19 hours and 1 minute (67 hours 1 minute) from February 28, 2005 until March 3, 2005.
  • Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him

     Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him
    Tens of thousands of people assembled and held vigil in St. Peter's Square and the surrounding streets for two days. Upon hearing of this, the dying pope was said to have stated: "I have searched for you, and now you have come to me, and I thank you."
  • YouTube was launched

    YouTube was launched
    YouTube was launched: the first video was uploaded at 20:27.
  • Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

    Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed
    Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed during Operation Red Wings, a failed counter-insurgent mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
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  • American cyclist Lance Armstrong wins his record 7th straight Tour de France.

    American cyclist Lance Armstrong wins his record 7th straight Tour de France.
    American cyclist Lance Armstrong wins his record 7th straight Tour de France. On July 24, 2005, Armstrong retired from racing at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling with the Astana team in January 2009 and finished third in the 2009 Tour de France.
  • Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
    Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.
  • A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland

    A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke  in Fife, Scotland
    A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom).
  • The Food and Drug Administration approves Gardasil.

    The Food and Drug Administration approves Gardasil.
    The Food and Drug Administration approves Gardasil, a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, which is caused by the human papillomavirus. At $360 a course, Gardasil is one of the most expensive vaccines
  • Twitter is launched.

    Twitter is launched.
    Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched
  • North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.

    North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
    he 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted by North Korea on October 9, 2006.
    North Korea announced its intention to conduct a test on October 3, six days prior, and in doing so became the first nation to give warning of its first nuclear test.The blast is estimated to have had an explosive force of less than one kiloton, and some radioactive output was detected.United States officials suggested the device may have been a nuclear explosive that
  • Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide

    Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide
    Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide and kills at least 720 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
  • John Bolton steps down as the U.S. ambassador

    John Bolton steps down as the U.S. ambassador
    John Bolton steps down as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when it becomes clear that he does not have enough votes in the Senate to win confirmation
  • The Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.

    The Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.
    The baiji population declined drastically in decades as China industrialized and made heavy use of the river for fishing, transportation, and hydroelectricity. Efforts were made to conserve the species, but a late 2006 expedition failed to find any baiji in the river.
  • The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Nancy Pelosi sworn into office.

    The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Nancy Pelosi sworn into office.
    The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, California, is sworn into office. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress.
  • Apple Inc's CEO and founder, Steve Jobs announces the first generation iPhone

    Apple Inc's CEO and founder, Steve Jobs announces the first generation iPhone
    the iPhone 2G. Steve Jobs, the CEO at Apple Inc., conceived an idea of using a multi-touch touchscreen to interact with a computer in a way in which he could type directly onto the display, essentially removing the physical keyboard and mouse, the same as a tablet computer.
  • My little sister Ella was born.

    My little sister Ella was born.
    My baby sister was born on this day. She's changed my life so much! I don't know what I would do without her!
  • British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

    British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
    Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007. She was on holiday with her parents and twin siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal. The British girl went missing from an apartment, in the central area of the resort of Praia da Luz, a few days before her fourth birthday, and has still not been found.
  • The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released

    The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released
    The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history.
  • The Phoenix spacecraft launches toward the Martian north pole.

    The Phoenix spacecraft launches toward the Martian north pole.
    Phoenix was launched on August 4, 2007, at 5:26:34 a.m. EDT (09:26:34 UTC) on a Delta 7925 launch vehicle from Pad 17-A of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch was nominal with no significant anomalies
  • Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.

    Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.
    She won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but forfeited all medals and prizes dating back to September 2000 after her October 2007 admission that she took performance-enhancing drugs as far back as the 2000 Summer Olympics, and that she had lied about it to a grand jury investigating performance-enhancer creations by Victor Conte and the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative
  • Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours, an event known as a money bomb.

     Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours, an event known as a money bomb.
    Moneybomb (alternatively money bomb, money-bomb, or fundraising bomb) is a neologism coined in 2007 to describe a grassroots fundraising effort over a brief fixed time period,[1] usually to support a candidate for election by dramatically increasing, concentrating, and publicizing fundraising activity during a specific hour or day.
  • A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.

     A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in the U.S. state of New Hampshire on January 1, 2010, replacing civil unions. On January 1, 2011, all civil unions in the state became marriages unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.
  • Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis

    Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis
    The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis was a set of events and conditions that led to a financial crisis and subsequent recession that began in 2008. It was characterized by a rise in subprime mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures, and the resulting decline of securities backed by said mortgages.
  • Heath Ledger was found dead at his apartment.

    Heath Ledger was found dead at his apartment.
    At about 2:45 p.m. (EST), on 22 January 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, in his fourth-floor loft apartment at 421 Broome Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylaminE
  • A tornado outbreak, the deadliest in 23 years, kills 58 in the Southern United States.

     A tornado outbreak, the deadliest in 23 years, kills 58 in the Southern United States.
    The 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak which affected the Southern United States and the lower Ohio Valley on February 5 and 6, 2008. weather. Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the outbreak, which lasted over 15 hours from the afternoon of February 5 until the early morning of February 6.
  • Surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into 2 blind patients.

    Surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into 2 blind patients.
    A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, is an experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision in those suffering from partial or total blindness. Many devices have been developed, usually modeled on the cochlear implant or bionic ear devices, a type of neural prosthesis in use since the mid-1980s.
  • Started school at USV.

    Started school at USV.
    I started school at USV in the 8th grade.
  • Michael Phelps wins his 8th Gold Medal of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games

    Michael Phelps wins his 8th Gold Medal of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games
    Michael Phelps, the United States swimmer from Baltimore, wins his 8th Gold Medal of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games, surpassing the record of seven won by Mark Spitz.
  • Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America

    Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America
    The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President took place on January 20, 2009. In his first few days in office, Obama issued executive orders and presidential memoranda directing the U.S. military to develop plans to withdraw troops from Iraq.
  • Steelers win superbowl XLIII

    Steelers win superbowl XLIII
    Steelers won 27, Arizona Cardinals lost 23 at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
  • The worst wildfires in Australia's history kill at least 181 people

    The worst wildfires in Australia's history kill at least 181 people
    The worst wildfires in Australia's history kill at least 181 people in the state of Victoria, injure more than a hundred, and destroy more than 900 homes.
  • Swine flu pandemic (H1N1)

     Swine flu pandemic (H1N1)
    First described in April 2009, the virus appeared to be a new strain of H1N1 which resulted when a previous triple reassortment of bird, swine and human flu viruses further combined with a Eurasian pig flu virus,eading to the term "swine flu" to be used for this pandemic.
  • The king of pop, Michael Jackson dies.

    The king of pop, Michael Jackson dies.
    On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles.
  • The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century

    The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century
    A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 2009. It was the longest total solar eclipse during the 21st century, not to be surpassed until 13 June 2132. It lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds off the coast of Southeast Asia, causing tourist interest in eastern China, Japan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.

    Bolivia  becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.
    Bolivia officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia locally, Quechua: Bulivya Mamallaqta, Aymara: Wuliwya Suyu), is a landlocked country located in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west.
  • First day of highschool.

    First day of highschool.
    First day of highschool at USV.
  • The tallest man-made structure to date opened.

    The tallest man-made structure to date opened.
    Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
  • The 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

    The 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
    The 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
  • An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing at least 525

    An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing at least 525
    An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing at least 525.The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history. It ranks as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph. It was felt strongly in six Chilean regions (from Valparaíso in the north to Araucanía in the south), that together make up about 80 percent of the country's population
  • The Kasubi Tombs, Uganda's only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire.

    The Kasubi Tombs, Uganda's only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire.
    On 16 March 2010, at about 8.30 pm local time, the Kasubi tombs were destroyed by fire.The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. The Buganda kingdom has promised to conduct independent investigations into the fire, alongside the national police force.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives finalizes the Health Care legislation approved by the Senate, extending health benefits and insurance to most Americans.

    The U.S. House of Representatives finalizes the Health Care legislation approved by the Senate, extending health benefits and insurance to most Americans.
    The legislation, passed on a partisan basis by the Democratic Majority, has caused a significant rift within the public, who disapproves of the bill, and is expected to test the Democratic Party's hold on both houses of Congress during the mid-term elections in November.
  • The largest oil spill in the history of the United States.

    The largest oil spill in the history of the United States.
    A British Petroleum deep water oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest oil spill in the history of the United States, killing eleven workers, and devastating the envirnoment. It also severely damaged the fishing and tourism industries of gulf states.
  • A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing.

    A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing.
    A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
  • I turned 16 years old!

    I turned 16 years old!
    Sweet sixteen!
  • I got my drivers license!

    I got my drivers license!
    I got my drivers license 4 days after my 16th birthday.
  • The Royal Wedding

    The Royal Wedding
    An estimated 2 billion people worldwide tuned in to watch the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed

    U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed
    U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan. The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by United States President Barack Obama and carried out in a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation by a team of United States Navy SEALs from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or informally by its
  • Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts

    Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts
    Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate.
  • 9/11 memorial opened in New York City.

    9/11 memorial opened in New York City.
    On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the family members of the approximately 3,000 victims finally were able to see the official memorial in New York City — two reflecting pools set in the footprints of the original World Trade Center twin towers.
  • Steve Jobs died at his home.

    Steve Jobs died at his home.
    Jobs died at his California home around 3 pm on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer resulting in respiratory arrest.
  • Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to public.

    Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to public.
    Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa
  • Neil Armstrong dies at 82 years old.

    Neil Armstrong dies at 82 years old.
    Neil Armstrong died on August 25, in Cincinnati, Ohio, after complications resulting from a cardiovascular procedure. Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon.
  • US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens killed in Libya.

    US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens killed in Libya.
    A series of terrorist attacks are directed against United States diplomatic missions worldwide, as well as diplomatic missions of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
  • Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy
    Hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.
  • Channing Tatum named sexiest man alive in People magazine.

    Channing Tatum named sexiest man alive in People magazine.
    2012's Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

    Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
    On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • The Mayan calendar reaches the end of its current cycle.

    The Mayan calendar reaches the end of its current cycle.
    A b'ak'tun was the longest unit of measurement in this system and was equivalent to 144,000 days, or 394 years. When correlated with the modern Western calendar it can be shown that the 13th b'ak'tun ends on 21st December, 2012.
  • A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk

    A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk
    A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It is the most powerful meteor to strike Earth's atmosphere in over a century. The incident, along with a coincidental flyby of an asteroid, prompts international concern regarding the vulnerability of the planet to meteor strikes.
  • Canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

    Canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
    he United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.
  • Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States, killing 3 and injuring 282 others.

    Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Massachusetts  in the United States, killing 3 and injuring 282 others.
    During the 2013 Boston Marathon, at 2:50 p.m. EDT, nearly three hours after the winners crossed the finish line, two explosions occurred about 200 yards (180 m) apart on Boylston Street, in approximately the last 225 yards (205 m) of the course. The race was halted, preventing many from finishing.Three spectators were killed and more than 200 people were injured.
  • I turned 18 years old!

    I turned 18 years old!
    I turned 18 years old, a legal adult.
  • My graduation!!

    My graduation!!
    I graduated at Upper Scioto Valley class of 2013!