The population was at a whopping 281.4 million people. This increased by 13.2% from the last Census, in 1990. This was a big growth from the past 10 years, but continues to grow.
George W. Bush was running for president against Al Gore, and ended up winning the presidency with a 527 vote majority and won, after losing the popular vote.
Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all 4 major golf titles at the same time. These are consisted of the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship.
A series of 4 coordinated terrorist attacks by the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda. This occurred on a Tuesday morning and shocked the whole world
Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century Award at the American Music Awards.
President George W. Bush launches his first state of the Union address that vows to expand the fight on terrorism. Countries such as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.
A NASA Space Shuttle, Columbia, explodes after taking flight over Texas. Unfortunately, all 7 astronauts inside were killed.
The US and Britain fire airstrikes to signal the beginning of the Invasion of Iraq. This was a turning point in the Iraq rivalry.
The Mars Rover, MER-B confirms to NASA that an area of their landing was once covered in water.
President George W. Bush wins the reelection over Democratic Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. He won 50.7% of the popular vote against Kerry and had 286 votes from the Electoral College.