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Chronological US History Timeline 2000-Present

November 7, 2000 contentious presidential election
January 20, 2001 GW Bush sworn in
June 7, 2001 Tax Relief Act Signed
September 11, 2001 WTC, Pentagon attacks
September 18, 2001 1st Anthrax Attack
October 7, 2001 Afghan War begins
October 24, 2001 GW Bush signs Patriot Act
November 12, 2001 Flight 587 crashes, Queens NY
January 8, 2002 No Child Left Behind Act Signed
October 2002 Beltway sniper attacks (10/2-10/22))
November 25 2002 US Department of Homeland Security inaugurated
February 1, 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
February 15, 2003 largest anti-war international protests
March 20, 2003 Iraq War begins
August 29, 2005 hurricane Katrina makes 2nd landfall 6:10 am CDT
October 17, 2006 GWB signs Military Commissions Act
January 10, 2007 GWB announces “troop surge” in Iraq
January 3, 2007 Nancy Pelosi, 1st Female Speaker of the HouseApril 16, 2007 Virgina Tech massacre
August 1, 2007 I-35W Mississippi Bridge Collapse
August 9, 2007 Great Recession bigins
October 11, 2007 DJA at 14,198.10, highest intraday level
September 15, 2008 Lehman Bros declares bankruptcy
October 3, 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act enacted
January 20, 2009 Barack Obama sworn in
February 17, 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed
February 27, 2009 1st Tea Party Protests
PPACA signed March 23, 2010
April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explodes
July 21, 2010 Dodd Frank Reform Act signed
January 8, 2011 Gabby Giffords shot
March 19, 2011 Libyan Intervention
July 21 2011 last Space Shuttle lands (9:57 UTC)
September 17, 2011 Occupy Movement begins on Wall Street
February 7, 2012 Prop 8 (California) appealed by fedreral court
July 20, 2012: Dark Knight Rises shooting (midnight, Denver)
October 29, 2012 TS Sandy hits Brigantine NJ ~2350 UTC
November 6, 2012 Barack Obama reelected
June 28, 2013 DOMA ruled unconstitutional
October 1, 2013 PPACA exchanges open (8am EDT)

 
 
 

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