Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.
The 27th People’s Choice Awards: Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey and Jennifer Aniston win (TV).
A large piece of chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people.
Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium. MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB.
An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb on top of Mount Everest.
Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people.
Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125.
Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field, killing all 64 people onboard.
AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people.
In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 people on board and five on the ground.
The 89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19.
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