January 1 - The Euro became the official currency of the European Union. Its international sign is: €.
February 28 - US President William Clinton impeached by the House was acquitted by the Senate.
March 24 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above $10,000 ($10,006.78) for the first time.
April 8 - Bill Gates became the wealthiest person in the World when the value of his Microsoft stock increased.
April 18 - Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky retired as a player from the National Hockey League.
July 26 - New York City: the last Checker taxi cab is retired from service. The taxi cab was auctioned off for $135,000.
December 31 - Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia. The resignation left Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the acting President.
Littleton, Colorado - two Columbine High School teenagers opened fire on teachers and fellow students, killing 12 students and 1 teacher before committing suicide.
Kosovo War - NATO forces entered the civil war between the Serbian Military and the Serbian Liberation Army (KLA). Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, indicted during the conflict for war crimes and human rights violations, was beaten back by NATO forces.