Some Events Of The Last 25 Years

  • Five Presidents have lived in the White House, including the first African-American President
  • The Dow has gone from closing at 1,546 in 1985 to closing at 11,577 in 2010
  • Reality TV
  • ESPN is the world leader in sports programming
  • The first internet domain name is registered in 1985 (symbolics.com)
  • Microsoft has initial public offering in 1986
  • The Internet and Googling obsoletes World Book Encyclopedias
  • Berlin Wall falls in 1989
  • Personal Computers become smaller and portable.
  • Cellular phones become huge in the market place while shrinking in actual size
  • Formal end to Cold War in 1992
  • Y2K scares the world
  • More than 3,000 people die in terrorist attacks on Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a 4th hijacked plane crashes in Pennsylvania due to the heroics of the passengers on board on 9/11/2001
  • Europeans agree to one currency….the Euro debuts in 2002
  • The 2nd Gulf War begins in 2003 with the bombing of Iraq
  • In 2006, the one billionth song is downloaded from Apples iTunes
  • 1st female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is sworn in
  • $700 billion bailout is passed in 2008