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- September 11: A group of Al-Qaeda terrorists hijack American airliners and fly two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, another is flown into the Pentagon, and the fourth crashing in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. President Gore orders the immediate landing or diversion of all air traffic within American airspace.
- October 7: A U.S. led coalition launches an invasion of Sudan (who had been harboring Al-Qaeda since the early 1990's).
- October 20: Coalition forces enter the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. United States Marines storm the Republican Palace, only to find that Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Ladin and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir have managed to escape.
- February 26: Osama bin Laden is killed during a firefight in Atbara and former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is apprehended following the battle.
- March 3: Sergey Shoygu defeats Mikhail Kasyanov to become the President of the Soviet Union.
- May 20: Following almost 4 years of debates, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are admitted as the state of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state of the United States.
- July 4: Guam and Mariana are admitted as the state of Mariana becoming the 52nd state of the United States.
- November 2: The Gore/Lieberman ticket defeats the McCain/Brownback ticket. Gore/Lieberman wins 317 electoral votes and 52% of the popular vote to McCain/Brownback's 231 electoral votes and 48.7% of the popular vote.
- October 18: Former Soviet President Alexander Yakovlev dies at the age of 81.
- December 28: Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina declares his candidacy to seek the Democratic nomination for the President in the 2008 election.
- January 28: Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee declares his candidacy for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
- February 5: New York Governor Rudy Giuliani declares his candidacy for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
- February 10: Senator Barack Obama of Illinois declares his candidacy to seek the the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
- February 13: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announces his candidacy for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
- March 4: Vladimir Ryzhkov defeats incumbent Sergey Shoygu to become the President of the Soviet Union.
- January 3: Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas wins the Iowa Republican Caucus. Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina wins the Iowa Democratic Caucus.
- January 5: Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts wins the Wyoming Republican Caucus.
- January 8: Governor Rudy Giuliani of New York wins the New Hampshire Republican Primary. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois wins the New Hampshire Democratic Primary.
- January 15: Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts wins the Michigan Republican Primary.
- January 19: Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts wins Nevada Republican Caucus, while Governor Rudy Giuliani pulls an upset and wins the South Carolina Republican Primary. Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina wins the Nevada Democratic Caucus.
- January 26: Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina wins the South Carolina Democratic Primary.
- January 29: Governor Rudy Giuliani wins the Florida Republican Primary.
- June 7: Following his narrow losses in the primaries, Senator Barack Obama suspends his campaign for President.
- June 19: Mike Huckabee suspends his campaign and endorses Governor Rudy Giuliani of New York. With no more competitors to his candidacy, Rudy Giuliani declares that he will be the Republican nominee for President in the 2008 election.
- August 29: Rudy Giuliani announces that he has chosen Mike Huckabee to be his running mate.
- November 4: Governor Rudy Giuliani of New York defeats Senator John Edwards to become the next President of the United States.
- March 4: Vladimir Ryzhkov is reelected President of the Soviet Union.
- January 13: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts declares her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the President in the 2016 election.
- September 25: House Minority Leader John Boehner announces he will retire from Congress effective October 30.
- October 29: Representative Paul Ryan is is elected the new House Minority Leader.
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