in the end, what’s really important?
1994-2009…. Searching for facts and headlines while, and in between.
1994-Four convicted in World Trade Center bombing
1995-Nerve gas attack in Tokyo subway kills eight and injures thousands. The Aum Shinrikyo (“Supreme Truth”) cult is to blame
1996-Bomb mars Summer Olympic games in Atlanta
1997-Princess Diana, 36, killed with two others in Paris car crash
1998-U.S. Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
1999-John F. Kennedy, Jr., wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette killed in plane crash off coast of Martha’s Vineyard
2000-U.S. sailors on Navy destroyer Cole die in Yemen terrorist explosion
2001-FBI agent Robert Hanssen is charged with spying for Russia for 15 years
2002-Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of bankrupt energy trader Enron, resigns; company under federal investigation for hiding debt and misrepresenting earnings
2003-U.S. and Britain launch war against Iraq
2004-Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; 200,000 killed
2005-Another major hurricane, Rita, ravages the Gulf coast
2006-Saddam Hussein is convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court (Nov. 5), and hanged in Baghdad. A witness videotapes the hanging using a cell phone and captures the chaos that unfolds as Shiite guards taunt Hussein
2007-Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is elected Argentina’s first woman president. She succeeds her husband, Néstor Kirchner
2008-Markets Plunge Around the World – Responding to fears that the U.S. is headed for an imminent recession, stock markets fall drastically in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Paris, London, and other major cities in Europe and Asia.
2009-US Airways plane ditches in the Hudson River – all 155 passengers survive
still searching for facts and headlines from my part of the world