Hurricane Katrina, an extremely deadly category 5 hurricane strikes Louisiana and affects a lot of the US.
Civil Rights activist, Rosa Parks, dies at the age of 92 years old.
Apple consumers have purchased their 1 billionth song on the iTunes store.
The population of the United States has reached a whopping 300,000,000 (three hundred million).
Apple Ceo, Steve Jobs, announces the release of the iPhone.
A plan to blow up the JFK Airport in New York City was ditched when 4 terrorists were caught, arrested, and charged with the plan.
Michael Phelps, the United States mens swimmer from Baltimore, wins his 8th Gold Medal of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, beating the world record of 7, held by Mark Spitz.
Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States over John McCain, making him the first African American president in the history of the United States.
This virus, also known as the swine flu has been found. This is deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is a very deadly disease and scares the US.
The US pop singer, Michael Jackson dies unexpectedly at the age of 50 years old. It appears to be from cardiac arrest, but is still unsure.