The Taliban destroyed two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan
The US Trade Center was crashed into by two commercial planes that were hijacked by terrorists.
Al-Qaida crashed two planes into the twin towers and one in the pentagon
George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act
The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban
I turn 1
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U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.
Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars
Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room
Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched
Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile.
Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh
The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace
Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer
Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid
The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London
We had a spelling bee that you could sign up for and I signed up as a joke. I ended up knowing the words and messed up on my last word.
Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers chose Kyrie Irving for the 1st pick in the first round.
Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California
This was my first real suspension and it started off a string of others.
Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs
Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba
I was one of only a couple of 7th graders who tried out and made the football team. It was mainly 8th graders, so even making the team was a huge accomplishment.
Kyrie Irving ends the game with 31 points, 14 assists, and 5 rebounds which earns him the MVP Award
It was officially my 1st prom, but only in middle school. It's significant because this was when I had my 1st real girlfriend.
I'm finally able to get a job and drive my own car.