Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement, only to return in 2001.
Kaitlyn Rose McCoy born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people. Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people. Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard.
In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
Apple releases the first generation Ipod.
XIX Winter Olympics in the US, Salt Lake City in Utah.
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Belgium legalizes same-sex marriage.
The popular British TV show, Doctor Who, came back on air as it's revival episode, "Rose," premiered on March 26, 2005.
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary is celebrated worldwide with a special episode of "The Day of the Doctor", featuring three doctors in one episode.
On April 29th, 2014, there was a double Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. This is important because it is the first time two people have been canonized at the same time, as well as both of them have had one thing waved to become a saint. Saint Pope John the XXIII on, had one verified miracle, and Saint Pope John Paul II was becoming a Saint a week after he died.