Today marks our 13th birthday, meaning this site is now a teenager. Time goes by fast!
Let’s pause for a moment to remember what happened in 1997:
- January 20 – U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.
- February 28 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place between 2 heavily armed bank robbers and Los Angeles Police Department officers.
- March 26 – In San Diego, California, 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists commit mass suicide at their compound.
- May 2 – Tony Blair is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Elizabeth II.
- May 21 – Radiohead’s OK Computer is released in Japan
- June 16 – Radiohead’s OK Computer is released in the UK
- July 1 – Radiohead’s OK Computer is released in the US
- August 1- Steve Jobs returns to Apple Computer, Inc at Macworld in Boston.
- August 31 – Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 04:00 a.m
- October 26 – 1997 World Series: The Florida Marlins defeat the Cleveland Indians.
- October 30 – After suffering a brain aneurysm onstage, R.E.M.’s drummer Bill Berry announces that he will leave the band.
- November 10 – Telecom companies WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a US$37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom (the largest merger in U.S. history).
Crazy! Seems like a totally different world. Many thanks to all the visitors over the past 13 years! Here’s to another 13! *gulp*