13: An earthquake hits
Lima, Peru. Over 5000 are
27: Helio Castroneves wins the Indianapolis 500.
January 16: The Baltimore
defeat the New York Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV.
January 20: George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd
the United States.
January 26: An earthquake strikes Gujarat,
Over 20,000 are
February 12: NASA's NEAR space probe touches down on
February 18: NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is killed
a crash while
racing in the Daytona 500.
February 26: The Taliban in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
statues. These statues were archeological treasures from the
March 25: The Best Picture Oscar is awarded to
the Academy Awards. The movie wins a total of 5 Oscars that night.
April 2: US EP-3E spy plane collides F-8 with
fighter jet off
the coast of China. The US crew makes an emergency landing in
China and is held captive for 11 days.
April 30: Dennis Tito lifts off in a
spacecraft as the
first space tourist.
May 24: Fifteen year-old Sherpa, Temba Tsheri
person ever to make it to the summit of Mount Everest.
June 7: In an effort to stimulate the flagging economy,
signs a new tax cut law, which is the largest in 20 years.
11: Terrorist followers of
Usama Bin Laden seize control
of 4 passenger planes in the US. The terrorists crash 2 of these
into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. The
causes the buildings to collapse. Thousands of innocent people
killed. The third hijacked jetliner is crashed into the Pentagon
Washington, DC. The fourth jetliner is crashed in a field in
after the heroic passengers fight back against the terrorists.
October 7: In response to the terrorist attacks, the
governments begin a bombing campaign against the Taliban government in
Afghanistan which has been sheltering the terrorist Usama Bin Laden and
October 15: NASA's Galileo
spacecraft passes within
miles of the
surface of Jupiter's moon IO.
December 9: Taliban government in Afghanistan
after two months
of intensive bombing.
December 9: The Taliban government
in Afghanistan collapses after two months of intensive bombing.