Post 1980s

By asteb27
  • Iraq invades Kuwait

    Iraq invades Kuwait over money and oil. The United State soon gets involved, starting the Gulf War
  • Rodney King beaten by Police

    Rodney King was brutally beaten by police officers, sparking the L.A. riots
  • World Wide Web

    Tim Berners-Lee posted a vision of computing that would soon become the internet
  • Soviet Union disbanded

    The Soviet Union is finally dibanded following long internal struggles.
  • 27th Amendment Passed

    The 27th Ammendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. It's purpose is to not allow congressmen or senators to have control of their own salary.
  • First Planet Outside our Solar System Found

    The first exoplanets are discovered orbiting the pular PSR 1257+12 by Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail
  • Oslo Accords

    Isreal and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sign a peace treaty. It is a mojor step forward for peace in the Middle East.
  • Pablo Escobar killed

    Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is finally killed by a coalition of Columbian and American forces after years of attempting to bring him in.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    A home made bomb was set off, destroying the Federal Building in Oklahoma City and killing 168, 19 of them children. It was the most destructive terrorist attack ever in the United States at the time
  • United States v. Microsoft

    The Department of Justice filed a suit against Microsoft for monopolistic behavior. Microsoft later settled with the DOJ.
  • Creation of the Euro

    The Eurozone comes into existance with the official launch of the Euro, bringing much of Europe under one currency and linking most of the major economies of Europe
  • Columbine High School Massacre

    Two students came to high school with guns and murdered 13 people, injured 21 others, and then killed themselves. It is the largest shooting to ever take place in an American highschool
  • September 11th

    Hijackers took control of four planes, flying two of them into the Twin Towers, and one of the into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed in a field after a struggle between the passangers and the hijackers. These attacks not only killed nearly 3000 people, but it also started the wars in Iraq and Afganistan and the war on terror.
  • Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

    An earthquake that measured 9.3 on the Richter scale occured in the Indian Ocean, causing massive tsunamis. It killed over 230,000 people, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. The earthquake itself was the third largest earthquake ever recorded.
  • Huricane Katrina

    Huricane Katrina strikes. It would kill 1836 people and destroy $81 dollars worth of property. It essentially destroyed the city of New Orleans.