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Great Events from History: The 21st Century (2000-2016)

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Publisher’s Note

Editor’s Introduction

Table of Contents: Great Events from History - 21st

A-Z List of Contents

Y2k “Crisis” Does Not Cause Crisis

Peanuts Comic Strip Retires

United Kingdom Lifts Ban On Gays And Lesbians In The Military

Hague Court Convicts Bosnian Croats Of 1993 Massacre

Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Crashes Because Of a Mechanical Failure

Endeavour Maps Earth From Space

Spacecraft Orbits, Then Lands On, A Near-Earth Asteroid

Land Reform Sparks Controversy In Zimbabwe

FMLN Wins Legislative Elections In El Salvador

Stephen King Releases the First E-Novel

Wade Ends Socialist Dominance In Senegal

Hollywood Awards Transgender Portrayals In Film

Survivor Introduces Audiences to “Reality TV”

Dot-Com Crash Ends A Historic Speculative Bubble

Vermont Gives Legal Status To Same-Sex Civil Unions

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Extramarital Affair Is Revealed

ILOVEYOU Virus Attacks Computers

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards Is Convicted On Corruption Charges

Scientists Release Evidence Of Water On Mars

Completion Of The Sequencing Of The Human Genome Is Announced

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That First Amendment Rights Of Private Organizations Trump Anti- Discrimination Laws

Canadian Parliament Makes Quebec Secession More Difficult

PRI Rule Ends In Mexico

Organization Of African Unity Moves To Establish The African Union

Second Camp David Summit Ends Without Any Agreements

Florida Jury Ordered Tobacco Companies To Pay $145 Billion To Florida Smokers In 2000

“Blood Diamonds” Attract World Scrutiny

Bridgestone/Firestone Announces Massive Recall

Russian Submarine Sinks, Killing 118 Crew Members

United Nations Holds The Millennium Summit

Gymnast Andreea RăDucan Loses Her Olympic Gold Medal Because Of Drugs

Palestinians Demonstrate Their Anger At Israel In The Second Intifada

Slobodan Milosevic Is Overthrown By The Serbian People

Large Coal Slurry Spill Pollutes Waters In Kentucky And West Virginia

Islamicist Terrorists Attack U.S.S. Cole

International Space Station Is Manned

Sexual Abuse Of Children In France Leads To The Outreau Scandal

U.S. Government Funds Everglades Restoration

The Supreme Court Orders An End To The Recount Of Disputed Ballots, Which Makes George W. Bush The Next President

California Experiences A Painful Electricity Crisis

Thes Sopranos Is Immensely Popular And Critically Acclaimed

Killing Of Unarmed African Americans By Police Officers Triggers Mass Protests And Riots

European Countries Punish Holocaust Deniers With Prison Sentences

Craigslist Continues To Generate Controversy

Cybercrime Becomes Increasingly Common

North American Droughts Inflict Catastrophic Economic Consequences On Many Regions

Al-Quada Carries Out Numerous Terrorist Attacks During The Early Twenty-First Century

U.S. Oil Companies Expand Fracking And Offshore Drilling

Hate Crime Events In The U.S. Appear To Have Increased In The Early Twenty-First Century

Children Increasingly Have Access To The Internet

Decriminalization Of Marijuana Advances Rapidly In The United States

Athletes And Parents Increasingly Concerned About Concussions In Sports

Treatment Of HIV/AIDS Improves During The Early Twenty-First Century

The Global Warming Debates And International Agreements

U.S. Government Applies Economic Sanctions Against Iran

Cloud Computing Becomes Ubiquitous For Both Individuals And Organizations

Significant Advances Are Made In Cancer Research

Canada And The United States Cooperate On Defense And Security Issues

Genetically Modified Foods Become Highly Controversial

The Bush Administration Has Several High-Profile Scandals

Wikipedia Provides Free Encyclopedic Information Over The Internet

Bill Clinton Agrees To A Plea Bargain For The Crime Of Lying Under Oath

The Bush Administration Expands Use Of Extraordinary Rendition

Liverpool Children’s Hospital Collects Body Parts Without Authorization

Attorney General John Ashcroft Applies Conservative Law-And-Order Policies

CIA Agent Robert Hanssen Is Arrested On Charges Of Spying For Russia

The U.S. Experiences A Short Recession in 2001

Ethics Counselor Exonerates Canadian Prime Minister Jean ChréTien

Cincinnati Experiences The Largest Urban Riots In The Country Since The Los Angeles Riots Of 1992

Disappearance Of D.C. Intern Chandra Levy Captures National Attention

Japanese Human Rights Council Recommends Lesbian And Gay Rights

The Economic Growth And Tax Relief Reconciliation Act

Award-Winning Historian Joseph J. Ellis Is Found Guilty Of Lying

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Destroy Towers Of The World Trade Center And Kill Almost 3,000 People

Mayor Giuliani Gains National Prestige As A Result Of 9/11

Anthrax Attacks Demonstrate The Terrifying Possibilities Of Biological Weapons

Post 9/11 Terrorist Attacks In The United States

U.S. Combat Mission In Afghanistan Fails To Bring Peace And Stability

The U.S. Government Attempts To Fight Terrorism With The Usa Patriot Act

Harry Potter Films Attract Huge Crowds

American Airlines Changes Training Program After 251 Passengers Die On Flight 587

Enron Bankruptcy Reveals Massive Financial Fraud

China Becomes A Member Of The World Trade Organization

Argentina’s Debt Default Is The Largest In World History

Supreme Court Expands The Definition Of “Cruel And Unusual Punishments”

Germany Legalizes Prostitution And Brothels

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose Is Accused Of Plagiarism

Boston Globe Reports On Child Sexual Abuse By Roman Catholic Priests

U.S. Government Holds Suspected Terrorists At The Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Is Accused Of Plagiarism

French Judge Admits Favoring Russian Figure Skaters In Winter Olympics

Rotting Human Bodies Are Found At Georgia Crematory

Supreme Court Holds That Execution Of A Mentally Retarded Offender Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Riots In Gujarat Result In The Deaths Of 790 Muslims And 254 Hindus

Job Creation And Worker Assistance Act Provides Economic Stimulus For Businesses

President Hugo CháVez Is Removed From Power In Venezuela For 47 Hours

American Idol Was One Of The Most Successful Shows In Television History

Internal Corruption Forces Adelphia Communications To Declare Bankruptcy

Journalist Alleges Release Of Genetically Modified Corn Seeds In New Zealand

Canada Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

Supreme Court Approves Vouchers For Private Religious Schools

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Is Designed To Combat Corporate Fraud

Immunologist Resigns After Being Accused Of Falsifying Research

Inquiry Reveals That Physicist Jan Hendrik SchÖN Faked His Research

British Politician Reveals Her Affair With Prime Minister John Major

Beltway Snipers Terrorize The Greater Washington Area

Murder Of Transgender Teenager Attracts National Attention

Congress Authorizes The Use Of Military Force Against Iraq

At Least 170 People Die In Moscow As A Consequence Of Chechen Terrorist Attack

Historian Michael A. Bellesiles Resigns After Discovery Of Scholarly Fraud

SARS Epidemic Results In Over 8,000 Reported Cases And 774 Known Deaths

Department Of Homeland Security Is Created In Response To 9/11

Senator Trent Lott Loses His Job For Praising Strom Thurmond’s 1948 Dixiecrat Campaign

E-Books Grow In Popularity

War In Darfur Results In 300,000 Deaths And About 3 Million Displaced Persons

E-Mail Message Prompts Inquiry Into Air Force Academy Sexual Assaults

North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapons And Long-Range Rockets, Despite Un Sanctions

Space Shuttle Columbia Disintegrates When Re-Entering The Earth’s Atmosphere

Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Causes Over 100 Deaths

Australian Court Validates Transsexual Marriage

U.S. National Security Agency Is Found To Have Spied On U.N. Officials

Transsexuals Protest Academic Exploitation

Cuba Conducts The “Black Spring” Crackdown On Dissidents

Iraq War: U.S. Coalition Overthrows Saddam Hussein’s Regime But Fails To Bring Peace And Stability To Iraq

The Da Vinci Code Challenges Traditional Ideas About Jesus And Early Christianity

Buenos Aires Recognizes Same-sex Civil Unions

New York Times Reporter Jayson Blair Is Exposed As A Fraud

Roadmap For Peace Initially Inspired Hope But Is Terminated By The Gaza War

Jobs And Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Designed To Promote Economic Growth By Reducing Taxes

NASA’s Two Exploration Rovers Land On Mars And Send Messages Back To Earth

Flash Mobs Begin As A Playful Assembly But Become Criminal And Violent Events

Supreme Court Places Limited Restrictions On Affirmative Action Programs

Supreme Court Rules Texas’ Anti-Sodomy Law Is Unconstitutional

Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Is Accused Of Rape

Wal-Mart Adds Lesbians And Gays To Its Antidiscrimination Policy

Columnist Robert Novak Leaks The Name Of CIA Operative Valerie Plame

The Second Congo War Officially Ends But Vicious Fighting Continues

The Great Heat Wave Of 2003 Kills More Than 40,000 Europeans And Destroys 32 Million Tons Of Grain Harvest

Over 50 Million People Are Affected By The Northeastern Blackout Of 2003

Mutual Fund Companies Are Implicated In Shady Trading Practices

Schwarzenegger Is Elected Governor

China Becomes The Third Nation To Conduct Manned Space Flight

California Fire Siege Is The Largest Wildfire In The State’s History

Paris Hilton Sex-Tape Appears On The Web

Massachusetts High Court Rules For Same-Sex Marriagex

President Bush Signs Into Law The Prescription Drug Option

Senator Strom Thurmond’s Biracial Daughter Is Revealed

Pop Star Michael Jackson Is Charged With Child Molestation

Earthquake In Iran Kills More Than 26,000 People And Leaves 75,000 Homeless

Private Military Companies Expand During The Iraq War

Janet Jackson Shocks Spectators During Halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is Criticized for its Violence and Negative Depiction of Jewish People

Former United Way Charity Chief Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Martha Stewart is Convicted in Insider Trading Scandal

V. Gene Robinson Becomes First Openly Gay Bishop in Christian History

Radical Islamists Commit Numerous Terrorist Attacks in Europe

Insurgents In Iraq Kidnap Over 200 Foreign Hostages

Over 800,000 People Participate in the March for Women’s Lives

CBS Broadcasts Photos of Abused and Tortured Prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq

Transsexual Athletes Allowed to Compete in Olympic Games

U.N. Report Reveals that Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dismissed Sexual Harassment Charges

Supreme Court Insists that Suspected Terrorists Abroad have Right of Habeas Corpus in US Courts

Blog “Outs” Antigay Congressman Edward Schrock

Google’s Trading Debut on the Stock Market is Followed by Extraordinary Growth

60 Minutes II Reports on George W. Bush’s Evasion of Wartime Duty

Political Commentator Bill O’Reilly is Sued for Sexual Harassment

Insurance Brokerage Marsh & Mclennan is Charged with Fraud

George W. Bush Wins The Presidency for the Second Time

United Kingdom Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

Indian Ocean Earthquake Produces Tsunami that Kills Over 230,000 People

Iqbal Riza Resigns from the United Nations in Oil-for-Food Scandal

Supreme Court Prohibits Capital Punishment of Juveniles

Former Baseball Star Mark McGwire Evades Congressional Questions On Steroid Use

United Kingdom’s Gender Recognition Act Legalizes Transsexual Marriage

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are Married at Windsor Guildhall

U.S. Air Force Investigates Religious Intolerance at Its Academy

Supreme Court Holds that Eminent Domain Permits Seizure of Property to Promote Economic Development

Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Agents Raid Congressman Randall Cunningham’s Home

President Bush Signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005

Israel Unilaterally Withdraws from the Gaza Strip and Parts of the West Bank

Government Incompetence Impairs Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Fear of Hurricane Rita Causes the Largest Evacuation in US History

John Roberts Becomes the Seventeenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Danish Newspaper’s Prophet Muhammad Cartoons Stir Violent Protests

Kashmir Earthquake Kills 80,000 People and Leaves 4 Million Homeless

Liberian Workers Sue Bridgestone Firestone over Slave Labor Conditions

Roman Catholic Church Bans Gay Seminarians

Somali Piracy a Threat to Commerce

Samuel Alito’s Confirmation Makes the Supreme Court More Conservative

Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica Receive Oscars

Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Goes to Prison for Fraud and Corruption

Duke Lacrosse Players are Falsely Accused of Gang Rape

Media Uncover Match-Fixing in Italian Soccer

Scientist Is Indicted for Faking His Research on Creating Stem Cells

Manufacturer Recalls Pet Food From China that Killed Thousands Of American Pets

Supreme Court Upholds Insanity Defense Law that only Permits Consideration of Defendant’s Ability to Distinguish Right from Wrong

New York Times Exposes Grading Scandal at Auburn University

Tour De France is Hit with a Doping Scandal

Actor Mel Gibson is Caught Making Anti-Semitic Remarks

Novelist Günter Grass Admits to Youthful Nazi Ties

Newsweek Reveals that Hewlett-Packard Spied on its Own Board

Congressman Mark Foley Resigns in Sex Scandal Involving a Teenage Page

Wikileaks Exposes Embarrassing Secrets of The U.S. Government And Others

President Bush Signs a Bill To Build A “Secure Fence” Along the Mexican Border

Male Escort Reveals Sexual Liaisons with Evangelist Ted Haggard

News Corp Abandons Plan to Publish O. J. Simpson’s Book

Former Russian Security Service Officer Dies From Radiation Poisoning

Honeybee Population Decreases Rapidly Without Explanation

Saddam Hussein Is Found Guilty and Executed

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Begins a Foundation to Oppose Oppression of Women in the Islamic World

Nancy Pelosi Becomes the First Woman to Serve as Speaker of The House of Representatives

Apple Computer Changes its Name to Apple Inc.

Washington Post Exposes Decline of Walter Reed Army Hospital

Supreme Court Upholds the Authority of the Epa to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

Shock Jock Don Imus Loses His Radio Show over Sexist and Racist Remarks

Virginia Tech Shooting Rampage Results in 33 Deaths

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Law that Prohibits Partial-Birth Abortions

Supreme Court Approves of Police Ending High-Speed Chase by Causing the Fleeing Car to Crash

Supreme Court Rules that Students Cannot be Assigned to Particular Schools to Achieve Racial Balance

Senator David Vitter’s Name Is Found in D.c. Madam’s Address Book

University of Colorado Fires Professor Ward Churchill for Plagiarism and Research Falsification

Subprime Mortgage Crisis Brings Down the Housing Market

The Collapse of a Minneapolis Bridge is Symptomatic of the Nation’s Aging Infrastructure

Football Star Michael Vick Pleads Guilty to Financing a Dogfighting Ring

New England Patriots Football Team is Fined for Spying on Other Teams

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Defends Islamicist Policies in a Talk at Columbia University

Olympic Champion Marion Jones Admits Steroid use

The United States Suffers its Worst Recession Since World War ii

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, is Assassinated

Hurricane Ike Causes Huge Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Barack Obama Defeats Hillary Clinton in Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

Kosovo Declares Independence from Serbia

Raúl Castro Officially Becomes President of Cuba

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns in Prostitution Scandal

Top Court Allows Use of Controversial Drug Cocktail in Executions

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Requirement of a Picture ID

Earthquake in China Kills More than 80,000 People and Leaves 5 Million Homeless

Supreme Court Forces The US Government to Respect Minimum Legal Rights of Detainees at Guantánamo

Supreme Court Holds the Second Amendment Protects a Personal Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Pickens’ Plan Calls for Reduction on U.S. Dependency on Foreign Oil

John Edwards’ Extramarital Affair Ends his Political Career

Russia’s Invasion of South Ossetia Begins the Russo-Georgian War of Five Days

Financial Institutions and Markets Begin to Collapse

President Bush Signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Barack Obama Becomes the First African American to be Elected President of The United States

Terrorists Kill 176 People in Mumbai (Bombay)

US Government Helps Automobile Manufacturers Survive a Major Downturn

O.J. Simpson is Sentenced from 9 To 33 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

Federal Reserve Slashes its Key Interest Rate to Near Zero

The Gaza War Collapses the Roadmap to Peace

Skillful Piloting by “Sully” Prevents a Tragedy

President Obama Prohibits Waterboarding but Decides not to Prosecute those who Practiced it

President Obama Signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Tea Party Movement Campaigns for Lower Taxes and Less Government

New Strain of Swine Flu Does not Kill as Many People as Originally Feared

Washington Becomes the Second State to Legalize Physician-Assisted Dying

Bernard Madoff Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors

Earthquake in Central Italy Kills 309 and Leaves 65,000 Homeless

Sonia Sotomayor Becomes the First Hispanic Justice to Sit on The US Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules that Strip Search of Middle-School Student Violates the Fourth Amendment

Tiger Woods Crashes his Car While Fleeing from his Angry Wife

Massive Earthquake in Haiti Kills Over 220,000

Supreme Court Rules that Corporations and Labor Unions have a First Amendment Right to Make Independent Political Expenditures

Obamacare Expands the Number of Insured Persons but Fails to Make Medical Care Affordable

Presidents Obama and Medvedev Sign a New Nuclar Arms Reduction Treaty

Earthquake in China Results in 2,700 Deaths and Over 100,000 Homeless

Deepwater Horizon Blowout Causes the Largest Oil Spill in History

Supreme Court Rules that Juveniles Cannot be Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Without Parole for a Non-Homicide Crime

Supreme Court Rules that a Criminal Suspect Must Explicitly and Unambiguously Articulate Miranda Rights

Supreme Court Upholds University’s Requirement that Religious Groups Must Accept Anyone Wishing to Join

Supreme Court Rules that State and Local Governments May not Abridge the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

President Obama Signs into Law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Elena Kagan Replaces Justice John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is Found Guilty of 18 Criminal Counts

Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize While in Prison

33 Chilean Miners are Rescued at the Copiapó Mine

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn) Declares Bankruptcy

President Obama Signs the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Popular Uprising in Egypt Forces Hosni Mubarak to Resign

The Last Major Component of the International Space Station is Installed

Supreme Court Defends Right to Conduct Anti-Gay Picket During Funeral of Marine Who Died in Iraq War

Great Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan Kills 15,894 People and Causes Meltdowns of Power Plants

Syrian Civil War Kills Over 470,000 People and Displaces More Than Six and a Half Million

Nato-Led Coalition Intervenes in the Libyan Conflict

Osama bin Laden is Killed by a Team of U.S. Navy Seals

Head of the International Monetary Fund Resigns After Being Charged with Rape

Oprah Winfrey Broadcasts her Final Talk Show

Supreme Court Rejects Class-Action Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

South Sudan Becomes Independent but the Country is Soon Engaged in Another Civil War

East Asian Agreement on Preliminary Guidelines to Resolve South China Sea Disputes Fails to End Rival Claims

Norwegian Terrorist Murders 77 People with the Goal of Saving Europe from Islamic Dominance

Police Killing of a Young Black Man in London Causes Violent Riots in Cities Throughout England

Occupy Wall Street Movement Begins in Zuccotti Park

Libyan Dictator Muammar Al-Kaddafi is Killed During the Civil War

Military Leaders Overthrow the Democratically Elected President of Mali

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona’s Immigration Laws

Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky is Found Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Supreme Court Upholds “Individual Mandate” in Aca

Saudi Dissident is Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment and 1,000 Lashes for Criticisms of Islam

U.S. Ambassador Killed in Benghazi

Hurricane Sandy Kills 159 Americans and Wreaks Havoc along the East Coast

President Barack Obama is Reelected to Serve a Second Term

President Obama Signs American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Venezuelan President Maduro Becomes Increasingly Authoritarian as the Economy Worsens

Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant Before Using a Dog to Sniff a Home

Collapse of a Bangladesh Factory Building Kills More Than 1,100 People

IRS Official Pleads the Fifth

The Moynihan Report on the Black Family is Revisited

Supreme Court Rules a Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act is Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Holds that Federal Government Must Recognize All Marriages Approved by a State

General Abdel Fatah El-Sisi Overthrows the Government of President Mohamed Morsi

“Black Lives Matter” Protests Mistreatment of African Americans by the Police

The City of Detroit Files for Municipal Bankruptcy

Julius Malema Organizes the Economic Freedom Fighters of South Africa

Russia Annexes Crimea and Supports Military Incursions into Ukrainian Territory

Boko Haram Kidnaps 276 Schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Bans on Preferences Based on Race, Ethnicity, or Sex

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Declares an Islamic Caliphate

The Supreme Court Decides that Closely-Held Corporations May Disregard Some Legal Mandates that Violate Owners’ Religious Beliefs

Ebola Outbreak Kills at Least 11,310 People in West Africa

Citizens of Scotland Vote to Stay in the United Kingdom

United States Organizes a Large Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The Canadian Supreme Court Grants Grievously Ill Canadians the Right to Physician-Assisted Suicide

Outbreaks of the Zika Virus Spread Throughout Much of the Americas

Somali Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 147 People at a Kenyan University

Nepal Earthquake Kills 9,000 and Leaves 3.5 Million Homeless

Supreme Court Endorses Disparate Impact Paradigm for Government-Supported Housing Projects

Supreme Court Broadly Interprets a Key Provision of Obamacare

Supreme Court Holds that All States Must Provide Equal Rights for Same-Sex Marriages

High Court Permits Use of Controversial Chemical in Carrying Out the Death Penalty

Greece is the First Developed Country Unable to Make an IMF Loan Repayment

International Agreement Reached on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The United States Re-Establishes Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Chancellor Angela Merkel Invites an Unlimited Number of Refugees Into Germany

Scientists Observe Gravitational Waves For The First Time

Hurricane Joaquin Slams into the Caribbean, Killing 34 People and Causing $64 Million in Damage

Michigan Governor Declares a State of Emergency in the City of Flint Because of Water Contamination

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán is Captured for the Third Time

Public Policies Disallowing Transgender People to Use Public Bathrooms Generate a Firestorm of Controversy

Armenians And Azerbaijanis Fight a Four-Day War in Nagorno-Karabakh

Massive Wildfire in Alberta Forces the Evacuation of Over 90,000 Residents

Takata Airbag Recall Becomes the Largest Safety Recall in Automotive History

United Nations Reports a Record Number of Displaced Persons

Supreme Court Upholds Racial Preferences in University Admissions Policies

British Citizens Vote to Leave the European Union

Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Requirements for Abortion Clinics

Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gun Ownership By a Person Found Guilty of Domestic Violence

Attempted Coup D’état in Turkey Results in 300 Deaths and 6,000 Detentions

Engineer For Volkswagen Pleads Guilty to Violation of the Clean Air Act

Trump is Elected President of the USA

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