Significant Events

Timeline created by jerica11
  • A magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Turkey kills more then 15,600 people and leaves 600,000 homeless.

  • 1998 Sophmores went to spring break in florida

  • Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.

  • Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

  • Oklahoma City bombing.

  • United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

  • In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.

  • The International Year for the Culture of Peace

  • Madison High School gym built in 2000

  • Alaska Airline flight crashes in Pacific Ocean killing all 88 persons on board

  • IBM announces it will no longer manufacture desktop personal computers in most of the world. It will sell its desktop facilities in US and Europe to Sanmina-

  • 9/11

  • The U.S entered in a Recession in the third Quarter of 2001

  • March 27th a suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.

  • In 2002, the class of 2011 was 99 people.

  • "No Child Left Behind" Act signed by President George W. Bush on January 8th.

  • Winter Homecoming in 2003 begins the Mr. & Ms. Madison tradition.

  • May 25th - China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

  • The US Spaceshuttle, Columbia, disinigrates and crashes in Texas before its intended return to the ground, killing all seven astronauts on board.

  • February 26 2004 the US lifts a ban on travelt to Libya, ending the travel restrictions to the nation that has lasted for about 23 years.

  • December 26, 2004 Tsunamis caused by a 9.0 earthquake take 227, 898 lives. It is called the Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake and is the highest magnitude earthquake in the region over 40 years.

  • Derron McLaury won the indivusual discus state championship in 2005

  • August 24th, 2005- Major flooding sweeps acrross Europe.

  • Rosa Parks, the one that her arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and went to the Supreme Court which ended up ruling segregation of buses unconstitutional died on Oct. 24, 2005.

  • The first girl runs cross country in 2006

  • Oct 17 - The US Population reaches 300 million 2006

  • Jan 21st 2008- The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies.

  • In 2009 the football team made the playoffs.

  • On January 12, 2010 a Haiti earthquake occured killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying majority of the capital Pa

  • March 11 2011, Tsunami and Major Earthquake in japan killing thousands and injuring millions of poeple, all countires coming to they're aid.

  • Prom had most turnout then the past five years!

  • Madison voters helped win the election for the new Auditorium for 2012