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1990s Timeline (pg. 2)

The Year 1996

  • A bomb explodes at the Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia. One person is killed, but no one is ever charged in the crime.
  • Also in the US, "The Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested. Kaczynski killed three people and injured many more with mail bombs.

The Year 1997

  • Dolly the cloned sheep is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. She is the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • The movie Titanic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, is released. It goes on to become the highest grossing movie of all time.

The Year 1998

  • Geri Halliwell (AKA Ginger Spice) leaves the Spice Girls to become Solo Spice.
  • The Price it Right airs its 5,000th episode.

The Spice Girls before Geri leftThe Spice Girls before Geri left

The Year 1999

  • Two students go on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Colorado. They kill 13 people and then themselves.
  • While the world parties like it's 1999 (if you read that and thought, "Huh?" ask your 'rents about a dude named Prince), computer geeks freak out about the "Y2K Bug." It turns out that the world didn't end. Go figure.

Music Hits of the 1990s

  • U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  • I Want You Back - *NSYNC
  • Getting Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • This is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • End of the Road - Boyz II Men
  • Crossroads - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  • Informer - Snow

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  • The Rachel 'do - hair today, gone tomorrow.
  • As if! There was nothing cool about this boring era.

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