Historical/Personal Timeline

2000

The year I was brought into the World.

Pop Culture Event

june 26, 2000

The Latest Harry Potter Book Is Published "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".

International Event

November 2, 2000

Three men arrive at the International Space Station for the first time.

US Political Event

November 7, 2000

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States.

2001

International Event

May 29, 2001

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.

US Political Event

August 9, 2001

US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.

Pop Culture Event

October 23, 2001

Apple releases the iPod.

2002

Pop Culture Event

January 13, 2002

28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV).

Political Event

January 29, 2002

In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

International Event

July 1, 2002

The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2003

International Event

March 11, 2003

The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.

US Political

June 26, 2003

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

Pop Culture Event

August 28, 2003

The 20th MTV Awards are won by Missy Elliott, Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake.

2004

US Political Event

February 26, 2004

The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.

Pop Culture

April 1, 2004

Google introduces Gmail.

International Eevnt

September 8, 2004

The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

2005

Pop Culture Event

February 15, 2005

YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.

International Event

April 26, 2005

Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.

US Political Event

June 6, 2005

The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana.

2006

Pop Culture Event

March 4, 2006

Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win the 20th Soul Train Music Awards.

International Event

March 10, 2006

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.

US Political

March 16, 2006

The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.