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jan 1, 2000

Computers continue to work and the world doesn’t come to an end on January 1, 2000 as some feared might happen because of the year 2000 bug.

EA Games "Sims"

Feb 04, 2000

EA releases The Sims, the best-selling PC game in history February 04, 2000.



Wikipedia is founded on January 15, 2001.



Terror Attack on America

Iraq War Starts

September 18 2001

Iraq War Starts

Star Wars II

May 16, 02

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released May 16, 2002. Grossed over $73 million.

Space Shuttle Columbia


The space shuttle Columbia explodes fifteen minutes before it is scheduled to land on February 1, 2003, resulting in the death of all seven crew members.


Feb 4, 2004

Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook February 4, 2004, which later becomes Facebook


april 23, 05

The first YouTube video entitled “Me at the zoo” is uploaded April 23, 2005 by Jawed Karim.

Hurricane Katrina

August 23, 2005

Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.


July 15 2006

Twttr, now known as Twitter is officially launched July 15, 2006.

Apple iPhone

June 29, 2007

The original smartphone first hit store on June 29, 2007 and since then Apple has sold more than 30 million iPhones.


march 12 08

The Hulu website is released to the Public March 12, 2008.


November 5, 2008

Obama first elected black president.

Barnes & Noble

Nov 30 2009

The first Barnes & Noble Nook is released November 30, 2009.


July 19 2010

Amazon releases a press release July 19, 2010 mentioning it is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books.

Syrian Uprising

Mar. 16, 2011

Uprising began which lead to social media being used.

Iraq War Over

Dec 15, 2011

Officaly announced the war was over