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  • Earthquake in Taiwan

    the earthquake that began at 1:47 AM local time on Sept. 21, 1999, below 93 miles (150 km) south of Taipei, Taiwan. The death toll was 2,400 and 10,000 people were injured. Thousands of houses collapsed, making more than 100,000 people homeless. The magnitude of the main shock was 7.7, resulting about 10,000 buildings damaged and 7,500 partially damaged.
  • australian olympics

  • twin towers disater

  • Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in 12 of the European union members states

  • Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates

  • boxing day tysanami

  • Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly around the world solo without any stops or refuling

  • at least 6 new stage britisn biggest robbery ever stealing 53 million pounds from a depot in Kent

  • black saturday bush fires

  • Usain Bolt sets new world record for the 100m sprint, 9.72 seconds

  • Barack Obama becomes the first african-american president

  • Earthquake in Haiti killing 230000 people

  • Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong eathquake measures magnitude of 6.3

  • Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary Queen of britian