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1. 03-04 McCain wins Republican nomination USA
2. 03-12 Scandal-hit governor resigns New York
3. 04-03 Police entered YFZ compound Eldorado, Texas
06-03 Obama winner of Democratic race U. S. Midwest
F. 06-18 Bush calls for offshore drilling Washington
G. 07-11 Oil price per barrel reached $147.02 New York
H. 08-01 US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Frederick, Maryland, Washington
8. 08-29 McCain picks woman running mate Ohio
J. 09-07 US takes over key mortgage firms Washington

Summary.     Click for More > World markets continue to slide Bush hails financial rescue plan House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector   Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses Barack Obama wins presidential election
McCain wins Republican nomination Scandal-hit governor resigns Police entered YFZ compound   Obama winner of Democratic race   Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected Bush calls for offshore drilling Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer US anthrax 'suspect' found dead   McCain picks woman running mate  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate US takes over key mortgage firms 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
Jan.3  Iowa  Huckabee and Obama take Iowa wins
Jan.8  New Hampshire  Clinton wins Democratic primary
Jan.19  Nevada  Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus
Jan.22  Manhattan  Heath Ledger found dead
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Deal reached on US economic plan
Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Bush addresses US economy fears
Jan.30  Southern California  Giuliani quits White House race
Feb.3  Arizona  Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots
Feb.5  USA  McCain surges ahead in primaries
Feb.6  Tennessee  Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
Feb.12  Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
 Washington  Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
Feb.26  Ohio  Democrats meet in crucial debate
Mar.4   USA
Mar.12   New York
Mar.18  Washington  Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75
Apr.3   Texas
Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Apr.15  Washington  Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict
Apr.18  UN Gen. Assembly  Pope Benedict makes speech to UN
Apr.20  Manhattan  Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero
Apr.22  Pennsylvania  Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
May.22  New York  Oil soars to new record over $135
May.25  USA  Historic pictures sent from Mars
May.31  Washington  Democrats reach delegate deal
Jun.3   U. S. Midwest
Jun.6  New York  Oil price soars as US woes mount
Jun.7  Washington  Clinton backs Obama and bows out
Jun.12  U.S. Supreme Court  Major Guantanamo setback for Bush
Jun.18   Washington
Jul.11  USA  Mortgage firms' shares slump
  New York
 UN Security Council  Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe
Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue
Aug.1   Washington
Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
Aug.15  Washington  Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'
Aug.22  Chicago  Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
Aug.25  Colorado  Democrats gather to endorse Obama
Aug.28  Colorado  Obama launches historic campaign
Aug.29   Ohio
Aug.31  New Orleans  Hundreds of thousands flee coast
Sep.3  Minnesota  Palin makes convention debut
Sep.4  Minnesota  McCain vows to shake up Washington
Sep.7   Washington
Sep.8  New York  Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open
Sep.9  Washington  Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
Sep.12   Los Angeles
Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast
Sep.14   New York
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York
Sep.17  New York  Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling
Sep.19   Washington
Sep.21  New York  US banks make shock status switch
Sep.26  Southern U.S.  McCain and Obama spar in first debate
Sep.27  Connecticut  Paul Newman dies at 83
Sep.29  New York  Dow closed down 777 points
 House of Representatives  $700 billion bailout package failed
Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found
Oct.3   House of Representatives
 Nevada  Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts
Oct.7   New York
 Tennessee  McCain, Obama trade blows on economy
Oct.11  Washington  U.S. takes North Korea off terror list
Oct.29  Philadelphia  Phillies win the World Series
Nov.4   Washington
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.10  Washington  Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly' Nov.14  Washington  World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.17  New York  Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000 Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.25  Washington  US Fed announces $800bn stimulus  Washington  Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Dec.1  Chicago  Clinton named secretary of state  USA  U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.4  Canada  Canada halts parliament amid row Dec.5  Washington  5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.9   Chicago Illinois governor seized in probe Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Dec.19   Washington US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an



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02/12 Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
02/12 Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
02/26 Democrats meet in crucial debate
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02/05 McCain surges ahead in primaries
02/12 Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
02/26 Democrats meet in crucial debate
March 2008
03/04 McCain wins Republican nomination
03/12 Scandal-hit governor resigns
03/18 Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75
03/04 McCain wins Republican nomination
April 2008
04/09 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
04/15 Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict
04/18 Pope Benedict makes speech to UN
04/20 Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero
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04/22 Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
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05/22 Oil soars to new record over $135
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June 2008
06/03 Obama winner of Democratic race
06/06 Oil price soars as US woes mount
06/18 Bush calls for offshore drilling
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July 2008
07/11 Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe
07/23 US lawmakers pass housing rescue
07/11 Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
07/23 US lawmakers pass housing rescue
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August 2008
08/05 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
08/22 Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
08/29 McCain picks woman running mate
08/05 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
08/22 Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
08/28 Obama launches historic campaign
08/29 McCain picks woman running mate
September 2008
09/19 Bush hails financial rescue plan
09/26 McCain and Obama spar in first debate
09/07 US takes over key mortgage firms
09/14 Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
09/16 World markets continue to slide
09/19 Bush hails financial rescue plan
09/26 McCain and Obama spar in first debate
October 2008
10/03 House backs $700bn bail-out plan
10/03 House backs $700bn bail-out plan
10/07 Dow Jones hits 5-year low
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November 2008
11/04 Barack Obama wins presidential election
11/15 Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
11/18 US car firms ask for $25bn aid
11/15 Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
11/18 US car firms ask for $25bn aid
11/25 US Fed announces $800bn stimulus
11/04 Barack Obama wins presidential election
December 2008
12/01 Clinton named secretary of state
12/04 Canada halts parliament amid row
12/13 Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
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Huckabee and Obama take Iowa wins   Clinton wins Democratic primary   Democratic frontrunners were neck-and-neck in presidential primary. Clinton has 39% and Obama has 36% Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus Heath Ledger found dead   Hollywood actor was found unconscious at the apartment at a residence in Manhattan Deal reached on US economic plan Bush addresses US economy fears Giuliani quits White House race Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots   McCain surges ahead in primaries  John McCain has forged ahead in his bid to win the Republican nomination, winning some major primaries Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries Democrats meet in crucial debate   McCain wins Republican nomination


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3   Iowa
Jan.8   New Hampshire  
Jan.19   Nevada
Jan.22  Washington  Fed slashes rates in shock move
  Manhattan  
Jan.24   U.S. Congress
Jan.26  South Carolina  South Carolina delivers big win for Obama
Jan.28   U.S. Congress
Jan.29  Florida  McCain wins key primary
Jan.30   Southern California


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Arizona
Feb.5   USA  
Feb.6   Tennessee
Feb.7  USA  Romney suspends White House bid
Feb.9  USA  Obama takes poll clean sweep
Feb.11  Washington  US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects'
Feb.12   Southern California
  Washington
Feb.18  Washington  U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo
Feb.19  Wisconsin  Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll
Feb.26   Ohio
Feb.29  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   USA  
  John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas.    Mike Huckabee has dropped out of the race and pledged to support McCain's candidacy. McCain's wins in 3 states have given hi...
 Texas  Clinton takes key primary polls Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry' Mar.12   New York   Scandal-hit governor resigns
  Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to disrupt public work.    Eliot Spitzer apologized for not living up to the standards he demanded of others. He...
Mar.16  New York  JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns Mar.17  New York  Markets slump on banking worries Mar.18   Washington Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75 Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Mar.21  Washington  US candidates' records breached

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3   Texas   Police entered YFZ compound
Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.4  Washington  Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed Apr.7  Texas  Kansas pulled away victory in NCAA Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.10  UN  UN chief to miss Olympics opening  Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.15   Washington     Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict  Pope received an unprecedented presidential greeting from Bush as he arrived for his first official visit to the US Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.18   UN Gen. Assembly Pope Benedict makes speech to UN  USA  Carter presses on with Hamas  USA  Citigroup sees second giant loss Apr.20   Manhattan Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero Apr.22   Pennsylvania Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Washington  Bush offers $770m for food crisis May.6  North Carolina  Obama wins North Carolina vote May.10  Oklahoma  Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.22   New York   Oil soars to new record over $135  The price of oil is more than twice what it cost a year ago. The latest surge was driven by fallen US supplies of crude  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food May.25   USA Historic pictures sent from Mars
May.26  Canada  Foreign minister resigns May.31   Washington Democrats reach delegate deal

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   U. S. Midwest     Obama winner of Democratic race
  Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected
 On the final day of primary voting, Obama won the day's other primary, in Montana. Hillary Clinton, who is winning South Dakota, has refused to concede the election
Jun.4  Pittsburgh  Detroit claims Stanley Cup over Pittsburgh Jun.5  Washington  Surprise Obama-Clinton talks held Jun.6   New York   Oil price soars as US woes mount  The price of oil has made a record jump to nearly $139 a barrel, gaining more than $10 - its biggest-ever one-day rise Jun.7   Washington Clinton backs Obama and bows out
Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.17  Boston  Celtics defeat Lakers to win NBA title  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.18   Washington     Bush calls for offshore drilling
  President George W Bush has called on Congress to end a 27-year ban on drilling for oil in coastal waters, to reduce dependence on imports
Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jun.23  UN Security Council  UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible Jun.30  New York  Oil price surges above $143 a barrel

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.11   USA Mortgage firms' shares slump   New York   Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
  UN Security Council     Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Jul.16  Washington  US inflation rate at 26-year high Jul.17  USA  Gore challenges US to ditch oil Jul.23   House of Representatives   US lawmakers pass housing rescue  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans Jul.31  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Washington     US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.5   U.S. Congress   Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 bi...  USA  US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.15   Washington Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying' Aug.22   Chicago     Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice   US Democratic presidential hopeful is set to reveal his vice-presidential running mate ahead of a rally Aug.25   Colorado Democrats gather to endorse Obama Aug.26  Washington  West condemns Russia over Georgia Aug.28   Colorado     Obama launches historic campaign   Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president of the US in front of a crowd of some 75,000 people Aug.29   Ohio     McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate
 Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have been chosen by McCain to win over Democratic women voters, disappointed by the defeat of Hillary Clinton
Aug.30  New Orleans  New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.31   New Orleans Hundreds of thousands flee coast

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav slams into Gulf Coast  San Francisco Bay Area  Google unveils free browser Chrome  New Orleans  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away Sep.3   Minnesota Palin makes convention debut
Sep.4   Minnesota McCain vows to shake up Washington Sep.7   Washington   US takes over key mortgage firms
  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history
 New York  Serena Williams wins U.S. Open Sep.8   New York Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open Sep.9   Washington Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Sep.12  Houston  Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike   Los Angeles   24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train.    Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, co...
Sep.13   Houston   Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast   As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape Sep.14   New York   Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York   World markets continue to slide
  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes.    UK's FTSE 100 shedding 3.2%. Central banks around the globe have pumped funds into the markets, including $5...
 Washington  US government rescues insurer AIG Sep.17   New York Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling Sep.19   Washington     Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
Sep.21   New York US banks make shock status switch Sep.24  Washington  Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25  Washington  US rivals in economy crisis talks Sep.26  Washington  Bailout talks implode   Southern U.S.     McCain and Obama spar in first debate   Presidential rivals have attacked each other over foreign policy and the economy, in their first debate Sep.27   Connecticut Paul Newman dies at 83 Sep.28  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers publish rescue deal Sep.29   New York Dow closed down 777 points   House of Representatives $700 billion bailout package failed

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  U.S. Senate  Senate backs new bail-out bill Oct.2   California   Fossett plane found   Authorities have found the plane Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, but they have not found the adventurer's body  New York  Bailout vote fails to lift markets  Missouri  Biden and Palin meet in TV debate Oct.3   House of Representatives   House backs $700bn bail-out plan
  The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector
 The package is to buy the bad debts of failing financial institutions on Wall Street. The vote was the second in a week, following its shock rejection of an earlier version. Bush praised lawmakers for their spirit of co-operation before signing the bill into law
  Nevada Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.7   New York     Dow Jones hits 5-year low
  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses
 World stock markets have plunged after government bank bail-outs in the US and Europe failed to stem fears of slower growth
  Tennessee McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.9  New York  Wall St. falls after early gains Oct.10  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban  Washington  G7 nations pledge to fight crisis Oct.11   Washington   U.S. takes North Korea off terror list  State Department: The United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism Oct.14  Canada  Ruling Conservative Party gains 19 seats Oct.17  UN Security Council  5 countries elected to Security Council Oct.29   Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series  Washington  Treasury spends $125 billion on 9 banks Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Ohio  Obama wins battleground Ohio   Washington     Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.5  Washington  Obama builds up White House team Nov.7  Washington  US jobless rate at 14-year high Nov.10   Washington Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly' Nov.12  Washington  Car wrangle looms in US bail-out Nov.14   Washington World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15  Washington  New trade deal by 'end of year'   Washington     Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
  Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth
 The leaders were determined to work together to achieve 'needed reforms' in the world's financial systems'
Nov.16  Southern California  Wildfires wreak havoc Nov.17   New York Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000 Nov.18   U.S. Congress   US car firms ask for $25bn aid
  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy
 The United Auto Workers is willing to make key concessions to help the Detroit Three carmakers secure vital aid US House backs car industry plan White House cool on car bail-out US car bail-out fails in Senate
Nov.19  New York  US shares plunge to five-year low Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN agrees DR Congo troop increase Nov.23  Washington  Citigroup secures U.S. government lifeline Nov.25   Washington   US Fed announces $800bn stimulus  The Federal Reserve is to inject another $800bn into the US economy in a further effort to stabilise the financial system   Washington Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief'

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Chicago     Clinton named secretary of state  US President-elect Barack Obama has nominated his former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack
Dec.4   Canada   Canada halts parliament amid row   Prime Minister Harper has won a bid to suspend parliament, blocking an opposition attempt to topple his minority government Dec.5   Washington 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.9   Chicago     Illinois governor seized in probe
  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator
Dec.11  USA  Bank of America cuts 30,000 jobs  U.S. Senate  US car bail-out fails in Senate Dec.13   New York     Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...
Dec.19  Washington  Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out   Washington   US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an
  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation brigade
Dec.31  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion


Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an




North America, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Feb.29  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal
Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory'
Apr.4  Washington  Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed
Apr.10  Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze
Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths
Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic'
Jul.31  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission
Sep.9   Washington
Oct.10  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban
Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN agrees DR Congo troop increase
Nov.25   Washington
Dec.19   Washington
  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation brigade
Dec.31  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion



North America, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.6   Tennessee Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South May.10  Oklahoma  Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.22  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.30  New Orleans  New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.31   New Orleans Hundreds of thousands flee coast Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav slams into Gulf Coast Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away Sep.12  Houston  Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train.    Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, co...
Sep.13   Houston Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast   As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape Oct.2   California Fossett plane found   Authorities have found the plane Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, but they have not found the adventurer's body Nov.16  Southern California  Wildfires wreak havoc



North America, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.3   Arizona Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots
Feb.12   Southern California Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Apr.7  Texas  Kansas pulled away victory in NCAA Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.10  UN  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Jun.4  Pittsburgh  Detroit claims Stanley Cup over Pittsburgh Jun.17  Boston  Celtics defeat Lakers to win NBA title Sep.7  New York  Serena Williams wins U.S. Open Sep.8   New York Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open Oct.29   Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series



North America, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.22  Washington  Fed slashes rates in shock move Jan.22   Manhattan Heath Ledger found dead   Hollywood actor was found unconscious at the apartment at a residence in Manhattan Jan.24   U.S. Congress Deal reached on US economic plan
Jan.28   U.S. Congress Bush addresses US economy fears Feb.29  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal Mar.16  New York  JPMorgan to acquire Bear Stearns Mar.17  New York  Markets slump on banking worries Mar.18   Washington Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75 Apr.18  USA  Citigroup sees second giant loss May.1  Washington  Bush offers $770m for food crisis May.22   New York Oil soars to new record over $135  The price of oil is more than twice what it cost a year ago. The latest surge was driven by fallen US supplies of crude May.22  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food Jun.6   New York Oil price soars as US woes mount  The price of oil has made a record jump to nearly $139 a barrel, gaining more than $10 - its biggest-ever one-day rise Jun.18   Washington   Bush calls for offshore drilling
  President George W Bush has called on Congress to end a 27-year ban on drilling for oil in coastal waters, to reduce dependence on imports
Jun.30  New York  Oil price surges above $143 a barrel Jul.11   USA Mortgage firms' shares slump Jul.11   New York Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
Jul.16  Washington  US inflation rate at 26-year high Jul.17  USA  Gore challenges US to ditch oil Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 bi... Sep.1  San Francisco Bay Area  Google unveils free browser Chrome Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms
  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history
Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide
  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes.    UK's FTSE 100 shedding 3.2%. Central banks around the globe have pumped funds into the markets, including $5...
Sep.16  Washington  US government rescues insurer AIG Sep.17   New York Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
Sep.21   New York US banks make shock status switch Sep.24  Washington  Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25  Washington  US rivals in economy crisis talks Sep.26  Washington  Bailout talks implode Sep.27   Connecticut Paul Newman dies at 83 Sep.28  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers publish rescue deal Sep.29   New York Dow closed down 777 points Sep.29   House of Representatives $700 billion bailout package failed Oct.1  U.S. Senate  Senate backs new bail-out bill Oct.2  New York  Bailout vote fails to lift markets Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan
  The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector
 The package is to buy the bad debts of failing financial institutions on Wall Street. The vote was the second in a week, following its shock rejection of an earlier version. Bush praised lawmakers for their spirit of co-operation before signing the bill into law
Oct.7   New York   Dow Jones hits 5-year low
  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses
 World stock markets have plunged after government bank bail-outs in the US and Europe failed to stem fears of slower growth
Oct.7   Tennessee McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.9  New York  Wall St. falls after early gains Oct.10  Washington  G7 nations pledge to fight crisis Oct.29  Washington  Treasury spends $125 billion on 9 banks Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month Nov.7  Washington  US jobless rate at 14-year high Nov.12  Washington  Car wrangle looms in US bail-out Nov.14   Washington World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15  Washington  New trade deal by 'end of year' Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
  Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth
 The leaders were determined to work together to achieve 'needed reforms' in the world's financial systems'
Nov.17   New York Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000 Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid
  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy
 The United Auto Workers is willing to make key concessions to help the Detroit Three carmakers secure vital aid US House backs car industry plan White House cool on car bail-out US car bail-out fails in Senate
Nov.19  New York  US shares plunge to five-year low Nov.23  Washington  Citigroup secures U.S. government lifeline Nov.25   Washington US Fed announces $800bn stimulus  The Federal Reserve is to inject another $800bn into the US economy in a further effort to stabilise the financial system Dec.11  USA  Bank of America cuts 30,000 jobs Dec.11  U.S. Senate  US car bail-out fails in Senate Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...
Dec.19  Washington  Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out



North America, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.11  Washington  US 'to charge six 9/11 suspects' Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry' Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.5  USA  US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case' Aug.5  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied Oct.3   Nevada Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list  State Department: The United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism Oct.31  Western Canada  3rd pipeline bombing in month Dec.1   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.5   Washington 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.9   Chicago   Illinois governor seized in probe
  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator
Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard Madoff.    Madoff ran a fund that paid annual interest of about 10% but prosecutors say it was, in effect, similar to a pyrami...




North America, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3   Iowa Huckabee and Obama take Iowa wins
Jan.8   New Hampshire   Clinton wins Democratic primary   Democratic frontrunners were neck-and-neck in presidential primary. Clinton has 39% and Obama has 36% Jan.19   Nevada Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus Jan.24   U.S. Congress Deal reached on US economic plan Jan.26  South Carolina  South Carolina delivers big win for Obama Jan.28   U.S. Congress Bush addresses US economy fears Jan.29  Florida  McCain wins key primary Jan.30   Southern California Giuliani quits White House race Feb.5   USA   McCain surges ahead in primaries  John McCain has forged ahead in his bid to win the Republican nomination, winning some major primaries Feb.7  USA  Romney suspends White House bid Feb.9  USA  Obama takes poll clean sweep Feb.12   Southern California Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Feb.12   Washington Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries Feb.18  Washington  U.S. recognizes independent Kosovo Feb.19  Wisconsin  Obama wins Wisconsin primary poll Feb.26   Ohio Democrats meet in crucial debate Mar.4   USA   McCain wins Republican nomination
  John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas.    Mike Huckabee has dropped out of the race and pledged to support McCain's candidacy. McCain's wins in 3 states have given hi...
Mar.4  Texas  Clinton takes key primary polls Mar.10  New York  Scandal-hit governor 'sorry' Mar.12   New York Scandal-hit governor resigns
  Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to disrupt public work.    Eliot Spitzer apologized for not living up to the standards he demanded of others. He...
Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Mar.21  Washington  US candidates' records breached Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Map of Eldorado Texas
  Texas law enforcement entered the compound following allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.    On April 8, 533 women and children had bee...
Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.10  UN  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.10  Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.15   Washington   Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict  Pope received an unprecedented presidential greeting from Bush as he arrived for his first official visit to the US Apr.16  Washington  Pope attacks US sex abuse record Apr.18   UN Gen. Assembly Pope Benedict makes speech to UN Apr.18  USA  Carter presses on with Hamas Apr.20   Manhattan Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero Apr.22   Pennsylvania Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote' May.1  Washington  Bush offers $770m for food crisis May.6  North Carolina  Obama wins North Carolina vote May.25   USA Historic pictures sent from Mars May.26  Canada  Foreign minister resigns May.31   Washington Democrats reach delegate deal Jun.3   U. S. Midwest   Obama winner of Democratic race
  Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected
 On the final day of primary voting, Obama won the day's other primary, in Montana. Hillary Clinton, who is winning South Dakota, has refused to concede the election
Jun.5  Washington  Surprise Obama-Clinton talks held Jun.7   Washington Clinton backs Obama and bows out
Jun.12   U.S. Supreme Court Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.23  UN Security Council  UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible Jul.11   UN Security Council   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans Jul.31  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 bi... Aug.5  Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.15   Washington Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying' Aug.22   Chicago   Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice   US Democratic presidential hopeful is set to reveal his vice-presidential running mate ahead of a rally Aug.25   Colorado Democrats gather to endorse Obama Aug.26  Washington  West condemns Russia over Georgia Aug.28   Colorado   Obama launches historic campaign   Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president of the US in front of a crowd of some 75,000 people Aug.29   Ohio   McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate
 Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have been chosen by McCain to win over Democratic women voters, disappointed by the defeat of Hillary Clinton
Sep.3   Minnesota Palin makes convention debut Sep.4   Minnesota McCain vows to shake up Washington Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan
  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets
Sep.24  Washington  Bush: Bail-out 'vital to easing crisis' Sep.25  Washington  US rivals in economy crisis talks Sep.26  Washington  Bailout talks implode Sep.26   Southern U.S.   McCain and Obama spar in first debate   Presidential rivals have attacked each other over foreign policy and the economy, in their first debate Sep.28  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers publish rescue deal Sep.29   House of Representatives $700 billion bailout package failed Oct.1  U.S. Senate  Senate backs new bail-out bill Oct.2  Missouri  Biden and Palin meet in TV debate Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan
  The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector
 The package is to buy the bad debts of failing financial institutions on Wall Street. The vote was the second in a week, following its shock rejection of an earlier version. Bush praised lawmakers for their spirit of co-operation before signing the bill into law
Oct.7   Tennessee McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.10  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban Oct.10  Washington  G7 nations pledge to fight crisis Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list  State Department: The United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism Oct.14  Canada  Ruling Conservative Party gains 19 seats Oct.17  UN Security Council  5 countries elected to Security Council Oct.29  Washington  Treasury spends $125 billion on 9 banks Nov.4  Ohio  Obama wins battleground Ohio Nov.4   Washington   Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.5  Washington  Obama builds up White House team Nov.10   Washington Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly' Nov.14   Washington World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15  Washington  New trade deal by 'end of year' Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
  Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth
 The leaders were determined to work together to achieve 'needed reforms' in the world's financial systems'
Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid
  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy
 The United Auto Workers is willing to make key concessions to help the Detroit Three carmakers secure vital aid US House backs car industry plan White House cool on car bail-out US car bail-out fails in Senate
Nov.25   Washington Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Dec.1   Chicago   Clinton named secretary of state  US President-elect Barack Obama has nominated his former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state Dec.1   USA U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.4   Canada Canada halts parliament amid row   Prime Minister Harper has won a bid to suspend parliament, blocking an opposition attempt to topple his minority government Dec.11  U.S. Senate  US car bail-out fails in Senate Dec.31  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion