The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
USS was bombed in Yemeni waters. It killed 17 U.S Navy Sailors
George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States
Terrorist attack, Planes crashed into the twin towers killing & hurting thousands of people
Patriot Act, increasing law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct searches in cases of suspected terrorism. Agencies were enforced.
No child left behind education was signed into the law
United States Withdraws from Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
10 people killed and 3 people injured in a attack around Washington D.C.
Space Shuttle disintegrated into the earth atmosphere, killed all 7 astronauts aboard
United states, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded
Iraq President Saddam was Captured by United states
Facebook was launched
Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in compliance with a ruling from the state's Supreme Court
George W, Bush was reelected as President of United States
George W. Bush was inaugurated to his second term
Hurricane Destroyed Louisiana, Mississippi, And Alabama coastlines killing at least 1,836 people and caused 81 billion dollars of damage
The U.S anr Uruguay governments sign they treaty
American Boycott was taking place across the United states as marchers protesters for immigration rights
The Democratic Party regained control of both houses of Congress and gained control of a majority of state governorships
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D–South Dakota) suffers a brain hemorrhage during a conference call with reporters
Democrat Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to become Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
George W. Bush ordered the substantial increase of the number of United States troops in Iraq.
a Recession began
An outbreak of tornadoes killed over sixty people and produced $1 billion in damage across Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama
investment bank Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history
Obama was inaugurated the forty-fourth President of the United States
President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package.
he first of a series of protests, focusing on smaller government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedoms and conservative views of the Constitution, were conducted across the country.
Pop icon Michael Jackson died
The United States Navy lifted its ban on women in submarines.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama
The Republican Party gained sixty-two seats, giving them an absolute majority of 242 in the House and reducing the Democratic presence to 193
The United States began air and cruise missile attacks against Libya.
An EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161, and causing $2.8 Billion in damage, including the destruction of a large portion of the main retail strip, a hospital, the high school, a middle school, and several elementary schools.
he Budget Control Act of 2011 was signed into law, increasing the legal limit on federal government debt in order to prevent default and establishing the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
An attack that was coordinated against two United States government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.
United States presidential election, 2012: Barack Obama is reelected as president.
Occurs in Newtown, Connecticut killing 20 Children and 6 Staff Members in Sandy Hook Elementary School, perpetrated by a 20 Year Old, Adam Lanza.
Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president
Two pressure cooker bombs explode during the Boston Marathon
The revelations of the NSA's PRISM, Boundless Informant and XKeyscore domestic surveillance programs were first published by The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers
Michael Brown was shot and killed, in what was ruled by a grand jury to be self-defense, by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, igniting protests and riots in the following months
In national elections, Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and maintaining a majority in the House of Representatives
President Obama announces a restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961
Protests and rioting occur in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
A gunman killed 9, including a state senator in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Gay marriage is fully legalized in all 50 states.