Below you will find a list of major events from June 1995 to the present.
August 14, - Microsoft releases the Windows 95 operating system.
October 4, - O. J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for
the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (He
would be found liable in a second civil trial in 1996)
November 4, - "After attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv's Kings
Square, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is mortally wounded by a
right-wing Israeli gunman. (He later died on the operating table at
Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv)"
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In Los Angeles, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of
first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
July 8 - Martina Hingis youngest person in history (age 15 years and
282 days) to win at Wimbledon (Ladies Doubles event).
November 5 - U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democrat incumbent Bill
Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term.
More 1996 events here:
January 22 - Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of
state after confirmation by the United States Senate.
February 9 - The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the
longest-running prime-time animated series.
May 2 - Tony Blair appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
May 11 - IBM's Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in the last game of
the rematch, the first time a computer beat a chess World champion in
July 4 - NASA's Mars Pathfinder space probe lands on Mars in the Area
Vallis region, arriving on July 4, releasing an automated six-wheeled,
solar-powered "rover" named Sojourner, which travels the surface
during the day, reporting on Martian geology.
August 31 - Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to a hospital after a
car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is
pronounced dead at 4:00 the next morning.
More 1997 events here:
January 1 - Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants.
Lewinsky scandal: On American television, Bill Clinton denies he had
"sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
February 6 - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport.
March 23 - At the Academy Awards ceremony Titanic wins 11 Oscars
March 27 - The FDA approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male
impotence, becoming the first pill to be approved to treat this
condition in the United States.
May 7 - Apple Computer unveils the iMac.
August 7 - 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: Bombing of the United States
embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya kills 224
people and injures over 4,500. The bombings were linked to Osama Bin
December 1 - Exxon announces a US$73.7 billion deal to buy Mobil, thus
creating Exxon-Mobil, the largest company on the planet.
More 1998 events here:
President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his
While trying to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon, Colin
Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being in a hot
air balloon for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
Monica Lewinsky's book detailing her affair with Bill Clinton goes on
sale in the United States
The Melissa worm attacks the Internet. See more 1999 events here:
April 7 - Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by
Serbian forces to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving
May 28 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo
de Vinci's newly-restored masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on
The world human population surpassed six billion. The United Nations
Population Fund designated October 12 as the approximate date for this
More 1999 events here:
Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world. Y2K passes
without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions
that had been predicted.
April 25 - The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions
for same-sex couples.
July 25 - A Concorde supersonic passenger jet crashes just after
takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 5 on the ground.
November 7 - U.S. presidential election, 2000: Republican challenger
George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final
outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in
November 7 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States
Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win
More 2000 events here:
January 20 - George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton as President of the
United States after prevailing over Al Gore in the disputed U.S.
presidential election, 2000.
July 2 - World's first self-contained artificial heart implanted in Robert Tools.
September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center in New
York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and rural
September 17 - The New York Stock Exchange reopens following the
terrorist attacks in New York.
October 4 - First case of anthrax in the US (attack) is announced by
November 16 - The first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone, is released, grossing US $975.8 million, becoming
the second highest grossing film around the world of all time.
November 22 - Pope John Paul II sends the first papal email from a
laptop in his office.
More 2001 events here:
January 1 - Introduction of euro banknotes and coins in Germany,
France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland,
Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Portugal.
July 21 - Telecommunications giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States
November 25 - US President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security
Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security in the
largest US government reorganization since the creation of the
Department of Defense in 1947 (the Senate passed the bill 90-9 on
More 2002 events here:
February 1 - The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon
reentry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
March 12 - WHO issues a global alert on SARS.
May 23 - The birth of Dewey, the first cloned deer by scientists at
Texas A&M University
May 28 - The birth of Prometea, the first cloned horse by scientists
June 4 - Martha Stewart and her broker are indicted for using
privileged investment information and then obstructing a federal
investigation. Stewart also resigned as chairperson and chief
executive officer of Martha Stewart Living.
Michael Jackson is arrested by police on charges of child molestation,
a charge that can carry an 8 year jail term.
The use of hand-held mobile phones while driving is made illegal in
the United Kingdom.
More 2003 events here:
May 6 - The final episode of Friends airs on NBC, drawing an estimated
52 million viewers in North America.
June 6 - The 60th anniversary of D-Day is remembered by world leaders.
October 27 - The Boston Red Sox sweep the St. Louis Cardinals to win
the World Series championship for the first time since 1918.
December 26 - Tsunami.
"The strongest earthquake in 40 years originates from the Indian Ocean
off the west coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia, measuring 9.3 on
the Richter Scale and creating tsunami tidal waves that sweep across
much of the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives,
Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia."
More 2004 events here:
January 28 - The Procter & Gamble Co. acquires Gillette Co. in a deal
valued at $57 billion US, creating the world's largest
State funeral of Pope John Paul II.
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