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11 Oct 2018
September 11 attacks: Al-Qaeda terrorists crash planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City
The War on Terror is declared by President Bush, in response to 9/11.
The United States invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban regime. Armed insurgents continue to fight.
2002 Bali bombings. Kill 202 people
America demands Iraq allow unfettered access to weapons inspectors.
Boxing Day Tsunami occurs in Indian Ocean, leading to the deaths of 230,000.
The United States leads a coalition invasion of Iraq and topples Saddam Hussein, triggering worldwide protests. Armed insurgency continues throughout the country.
IRA end military campaign in Northern Ireland.
The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect. To reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions
Benedict XVI becomes Pope.
YouTube formed by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.
The International Astronomical Union creates the first formal definition of a planet, and excludes Pluto from the list.
Execution of Saddam Hussein.
Stock markets plunge around the world.
End of Monarchy in Nepal.
David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The Burj Khalifa located in Dubai opened to the public and stood as the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
A 9.0 earthquake in Japan triggers a tsunami and the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Killing 15.897 people in total
Syrian civil war begins.
Vladimir Putin is elected president of Russia for the third time.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle.
Typhoon Haiyan kills nearly 6,150 people in the Philippines and Vietnam.
A chemical attack in Ghouta, Syria is blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.0
The worst Ebola epidemic in recorded history occurs in West Africa, resulting in the deaths of 11,000+.
ISIS begins its offensive in northern Iraq, leading to intervention in Iraq and Syria by a US-led coalition
Liquid water is found on Mars.
First close-up images of Ceres and Pluto.
November 2015 Paris attacks.
Donald Trump is elected President of the United States.
A terrorist bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England kills 22 people and injures over 500.
Grenfell Tower fire in London kills 72 and injures 70
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal are poisoned by nerve agent in Salisbury, England
6.9 magnitude earthquake on island of Lombok, Indonesia, kills at least 460 people and displaces 350,000
Canon releases their first mirrorless camera the canon EOS R
FujiFilm launches world's first digital 3D camera with 3D printing capabilities.
The Nikon D90 became the first DSLR camera to be able to record videos.
Lytro releases the first pocket-sized consumer light-field camera, capable of refocusing images after they are taken.
AgfaPhoto files for bankruptcy. The production of Agfa brand consumer films ends.
J-SH04 introduced by J-Phone, the first commercially available mobile phonewith a camerathat can take and share still pictures
Hiroshi Sugimoto took the image LIGHTNING FIELDS 128
the David Hurn's swaps gallery in Cardiff's national museum opens comprised of over 700 images from the 20th century adn the 21st century
Sony invented the DSC-F707 as their very first Cyber-shot camera with a five-megapixel sensor.
Apple releases their best one to date. with a camera of 12 MP and 1080p vidoe
Nikon release their first mirrorless camera the Nikon Z7
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