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 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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