The Decade That Changed The World

  • The Begining

    The Begining
    The world is celebrating the turn of the millennium.
  • Microsoft's Founder Steps Aside

    Microsoft's Founder Steps Aside
    Bill Gates chief executive steps down and passes it along to Steve Ballmer.
  • Vladimir Putin Becomes Russian President

    Vladimir Putin Becomes Russian President
    Vladimir Putin is elected as Russia's president.
  • Vicente Fox Quesada Wins!

    Vicente Fox Quesada Wins!
    He becomes the first president of mexico from an opposition party, Partido Accion Nacional after more then 70 years of ruling by the partido revolucionario institucional.
  • Sammy Sosa Joins The Club

    Sammy Sosa Joins The Club
    Sammy Sosa is the second baseball player to hit 50 or more home runs in 3 consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire.
  • George W. Bush Is Elected

    George W. Bush Is Elected
    George W. Bush becomes the 43rd president.
  • iTunes

    Apple announced iTunes at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.
  • El Chapo Escaped

    El Chapo Escaped
    El Chapo Guzman Escapes maximum security prison by hiding in a laundry cart.
  • Convictions

    Convictions
    In the Netherlands, A Scottish court convicts a Libyan for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie,Scotland in 1988
  • Spy

    Spy
    FBI agent Robert Hanssen, is arrested for spying for the soviet union, is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • Taliban

    Taliban
    The Taliban destroyed 2 giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
  • September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001
    Worst terrorist attack in US history, over 3000 killed.
  • The Euro Enters Circulation

    The Euro Enters Circulation
    Euro banknotes and coins are now legal tender in 12 European states
  • Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

    Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
    US launches Operation in search of Al-Qaeda
  • Apple Introduces iMac G4

    Apple Introduces iMac G4
    Apple releases latest in tech invention.
  • A Jury Convicts Former Ku Klux Klan Member Bobby Frank Cherry Of The Murder Of 4 Girls In The Bombing Of 16th Street Baptist Church

    A Jury Convicts Former Ku Klux Klan Member Bobby Frank Cherry Of The Murder Of 4 Girls In The Bombing Of 16th Street Baptist Church
    KKK member Bobby Frank convicted of the 1963 murder of 4 girls
  • The Dwarf Planet Quaoar Discovered

    The Dwarf Planet Quaoar Discovered
    Scientists discover mini planet
  • Rescued

    Rescued
    9 coal miners rescued after 77 hrs underground in Pennsylvania
  • Equaluality

    Equaluality
    Belgium recognizes same-sex marriage
  • You're A Wizard, Harry!

    You're A Wizard, Harry!
    5th instalment of the Harry Potter is released worldwide in english
  • Mars

    Mars
    The palent makes its closest approach ion 60000 years
  • Shenzhou

    Shenzhou
    China launches its first manned space mission
  • President George W. Bush

    President George W. Bush
    Announces the capture of Saddam Hussein
  • SpaceShipOne flight 11P, First SuperSonic Flight

    SpaceShipOne flight 11P, First SuperSonic Flight
    The eighth independent flight, first powered flight, and the first privately funded manned flight to reach supersonic speeds
  • Pakistan Elects General Pervez Musharraf As President

    Pakistan Elects General Pervez Musharraf As President
    Pakistani military officer who took power in 1999
  • Launch Of Facebook

    Launch Of Facebook
    By Mark Zuckerberg,from Harvard College In his dorm with the help of his roommates fellow students
  • The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

    The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    Memorial of national significance dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and their families
  • Chondrite

    Chondrite
    A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
  • Power

    Power
    Sovereign power is given to the interim government of Iraq by Coalition Provisional Authority, ultimtely ending the US 's leading rule of the nation
  • Comprehensive Peace Agreement

    Comprehensive Peace Agreement
    Signed between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan.
  • Deep Impact Is Launched From Cape Canaveral

    Deep Impact Is Launched From Cape Canaveral
    It was a NASA space probe launched to study the composition of the comet temple 1
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    Sworn in for second term at presidency
  • North Korea

    North Korea
    It possesses nuclear weapons as protection against united states
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Makes landfall along US Gulf Cost
  • World Summit

    World Summit
    The largest UN World Summit in history is held In NYC
  • Augustine Volcano

    Augustine Volcano
    Augustine Volcano erupts twice in Alaska since 1986
  • Olympics

    Olympics
    Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy
  • Blu-Ray

    Blu-Ray
    Blu-Ray disk format is released in the USA
  • Al-Qaeda

    Al-Qaeda
    Leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and 7 Al-Qaeda aids, are killed in US air raids
  • North Korea

    North Korea
    Missile is test fired and is timed with the lift off of Space Shuttle Discovery
  • Google

    Google
    YouTube is bought for 1.65 billion dollars by Google
  • Nacy Pelosi

    Nacy Pelosi
    She becomes the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • Apple

    Apple
    Steve Jobs, publicly announces the release of the first iPhone
  • President Bush

    President Bush
    He announces a plan to station 21,000,500 additional troops in Iraq
  • Iraq

    Iraq
    US backed Iraqi troops kill 300 resistance members
  • Microsoft

    Microsoft
    Windows Vista and Office 2007 are realised from Microsoft
  • Senator Obama

    Senator Obama
    He declares his candidacy for presidency
  • Petroleum

    Petroleum
    The price of a barrel reaches 100$ for the first time
  • Australia

    Australia
    Orders whaling company of Japan to stop researching in their exclusive economic zone
  • Tornatos

    Tornatos
    Deadliest outbreak of tornadoes in 23 years killed 58 is Southern US
  • Cuba

    Cuba
    Fidel Castro, announces his resignation as president of Cuba
  • Navy

    Navy
    US Navy destroyers spy satellite containing toxic fuel
  • NASA

    NASA
    Super Nova remnant is discovered
  • Obama

    Obama
    Is inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States
  • New Mexico

    New Mexico
    This states becomes the 15 state to abolish the death penalty
  • Somali

    Somali
    3 pirates are killed in sniper operation Freeing Caption Philips
  • Middleeast

    Middleeast
    US sargent opens fire on US military Base in Baghdad, killing 5 fellow soldiers
  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking Ban
    Nebraska 's statewide smoking ban goes into effect for working places bars, etc..
  • Arrest

    Arrest
    Film director Roman Polanski is arrested an United States Arrest Warrants