The first issue of Entertainment Weekly was published with singer K.D. Lang on the cover. It was originally a guide to popular culture, including movie, music, book reviews, video games, and stage reviews.
Clean Air Act is passed
The Clean Air Act was passed to reduce acid rain, urban air pollution, and toxic air emissions. President Bush signed it on November 15, 1990.
Theodore "Seuss" Geisel, famous for his political cartoons and animations. Died of cancer at the age of 87.
Soviet Union falls
The Soviet Union falls after the resign of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin came to power. The Soviet Union flag was lowered for the last time.
Formal End to the Cold War
President Bush and President Yeltsin proclamed a new era of friendship, officially ending the Cold War, at the presidential retreat at Camp David Md.
Bill Clinton elected
Democrat Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd president of the United States.
At 7:50 Aimal Kasi shot into cars sitting at a stoplight in front of the CIA headquarters, killing two CIA employees. Aimal was given the death penalty and was later killed by lethal injection.
Don't Ask Don't Tell
The policy went into effect in 1993 allowing homosexuals to enlist in the military as long as they didn't advertise their sexual orientation. It was later repealed by President Obama in 2010.
Nelon Mandela is elected presidet of South Africa. He was sworn in on May 10th. He was part of the country's first multi-ethical government and fought for African American rights. Under his rule they created a new democratic constitution.
Bernard was the first African American man to walk in space.
The New York times recieves a letter from the Unabomber, the bomber promises to stop sending bombs if an article written by the terrorist group FC is printed. He later eacapes the death penalty but is sentenced to life in prison.
Softball in the Olympics
Softball is introduced to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The U.S. girls softball team coming out with a gold medal.
Lance Armstrong Gets Cancer
Lance Armstrong is diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and later the Lance Armstrong Fountation is formed to help fight against cancer.
The first Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, " is released and as of June 2011 has sold 450 million copies.
Princess Diana's Death
Her driver Henri Paul, while on drugs and alchohol, was driving at high speeds when they crashed into the tunnel wall killing everybody but the bodyguard on impact.
Home Run Chase
During the summer of 1998 (exact date not known) Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire raced to get the most homeruns in baseball history. In the end Sosa gets 66 and McGuire gets 70 homeruns.
Hannah is born!
Hannah Marie Dalness is born in Rex Hospital!!!
The Euro becomes the currency of 21 coutries in Europe. One Euro = to $1.30 U.S. dollars
Emily is Born!
Emily Elizabeth Lane is born !!!!
George W. Bush
George W. Bush the Republican canidate was elected the 43rd president of the United States (electorial votes 271-266).
A group of seven inmates who escaped from John B. Conally Unit near Kenedy, Texas. They were all caught in January with help from the tv show America's Most Wanted.
Dale Earnhart wa killed on the final lap in the Daytona 500 from a crash. He was an accomplished racecar driver winning 76 Winston cups and 7 cup champions. He died at the age of 49 causing a media frenzy worldwide and NASCAR to develope new sefety rules.
Four coordinated terrorist Attacks were carried out by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda in Washington D.C. and New York City. Four passenger airlines were hijacked and were used for suicide attacks. Two plans flew into the World Trade Centers, one was flown into the Pentagon and the last was flying towards Washington D.C. before it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. The attacs killed about 3,000 people and many surrounding buildings from fire and debris.
Apple introduces iMac
Apple introduces the iMac G4 "Sunflower" desktop computer. It was later discontinued in 2004.
Snipers are fired in the Washington Beltway. Ten people are killed in the shootings. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo are caught in a Chevrolet Caprice. Muhammad recieved the death sentence and Malvo is sentenced to life in prison.
Space Shuttle Columbia
The Columbia's space mission was almost over when the shuttle disintegrated over Texas and Lousiana as it was re- entering the stratosphere. All 7 crew membes were killed.
U.S. soldiers find Saddam Hussein in a hole outside of Tikrit. The Iraq dictator was later hanged.
Facebook is Launched
Mark Zuckerburg launches "The Facebook" (exact date not known) for distrubuting the profiles of staff at Harvard University before it became a worldwide hit.
Martha Stewart is Convicted of a Felony
Martha Stewart was convicted and her broker for making false statements about their sale of ImClone stock. Each were found guilty.
Star Wars Episode 3 Airs
Star Wars Episode 3: The Revenge of the Sith, directed by George Lucas, is aired.
(Exact date unknown)
Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to hit the coast of the United States during the last 100 years. The storm devestated the coast in 16 different states.
Pittsburg Steelers win Superbowl XL
The Pittsburg Steelers win the NFL Superbowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This win makes the Steelers a five time Superbowl winner.
Pluto is No Longer a Planet
Pluto is declassified as a planet, and now is considered a dwarf planet, because it does not "dominate the neighborhood around its orbit." (It has other large objects that share its orbit that are not considered moons.)
Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker in Senate.
The Iphone was first released and sold 146,000 in it's first weekend.
Fidel Castro Resigns
Due to Fidel Castro's colon infection he stepped down from power as ruler of Cuba. His brother Raul Castro came to power.
Barack Obama elected
The 44th President of the US, Barack Obama was the first African-American president.
The Swine Flu became a global pandemic in 2009 infecting 1 in every 5 people.
Michael Jackson dies
Jackson's death caused great grief all over the world. On July 7th, 2009 a memorial service was held at the Staples Center. Jackson's personal physician was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and is serving a four-year sentence.
The 7.0M earthquake recorded 52 aftershocks, 250,00 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed with over 220,000 deaths.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig had exploded and leaked oil everywhere in the Gulf of Mexico.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot in Casas Adobes, Arizona. Of those 18 people 6 died. They were shot by Jared Lee Loughner.
Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden was taken down in Abbottabad by American Navy SEALS,
Hurricane Sandy lasted from October 22 to October 31. It caused a total of 285 fatalities with winds up to 115 mph.
Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, twenty elementary school kids and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This is the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American History
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI was chosen Pope after Pope John Paul II died. He was the first pope to resign since 1415.
Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. The bombs were placed by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Three people died and many were injured.