Originally posted by B3...
eviDEnce... to the left, patriotism to the right,
as expected that future is allready writen 1997
haha. About '97....
January 19 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years, and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West
January 20 - U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.
January 27 - It is revealed that French museums had nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
February 4 - O.J. Simpson is found liable in civil court for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Simpson is ordered to pay $35,000,000
in damages to the families of the 2 victims.
February 5 - Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds investment banks announce a $10 billion merger.
February 13 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
February 22 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned, and was born in July 1996.
March 13 - The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China creates a new Chongqing Municipality, out of part of Sichuan.
March 22 - The comet Hale-Bopp makes its closest approach to Earth.
April 21 - A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
May 2 - Tony Blair is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Elizabeth II.
May 11 - IBM's Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, the first time a computer beats a chess World champion in a
June 7 - A computer user known as "_eci" publishes his Microsoft C source code on a Windows 95 and Windows NT exploit, which later becomes WinNuke.
The source code gets wide distribution across the internet, and Microsoft is forced to release a security patch.
July 4 - NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
July 16 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow's first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its
value in 30 months.
August 31 - Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to a hospital after a car crash shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.
She is pronounced dead at 04:00 a.m.
September 5 - Mother Theresa of Calcutta dies of heart failure in Kolkata, India.
October 4 - The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history ($17.3 million, mostly in small bills) occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of
Wells Fargo. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the stolen cash.
October 15 - Andy Green sets the first supersonic land speed record for the ThrustSSC team, led by Richard Noble of the UK. ThrustSSC goes through the
flying mile course at Black Rock Desert, Nevada at an average speed of 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mph)
October 15 - NASA launches the Cassini-Huygens probe to Saturn.
October 27 - Stock markets around the world crash because of a global economic crisis scare. The Dow Jones Industrial Average follows suit and
plummets 554.26, or 7.18%, to 7,161.15. The points loss exceeds the loss from Black Monday. Officials at the New York Stock Exchange for the first
time invoke the "circuit breaker" rule to stop trading.
October 28 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average gains a record 337.17 points, closing at 7,498.32. One billion shares are traded on the
New York Stock Exchange for the first time ever.
November 10 - Telecom companies WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a US$37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom (the largest merger in U.S.
November 27 - NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission is launched, the start of the satellite component of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant
December 11 - The Kyoto Protocol is adopted by a United Nations committee.
December 29 - Hong Kong begins to kill all the chickens within its territory (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza
Did i miss anything?