EWN takes a look at the major, world-changing events over the last 20 years

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KING FELIPE: Prince Felipe is crowned King after the abdication of Juan Carlos I in 2014. Photo: Shutterstock

WE have been publishing newspapers for the last 20 years and a lot has changed in two decades.

Here’s a look at some of the major, world-changing events that have taken place in that time.

  1999 • The euro currency is established.

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  2000 • The first residential crew arrives aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

  2001 • New York’s Twin Towers are brought down in an Al Qaeda terror attack, beginning the War on Terror.

  2002 • Almost 99 per cent of voters in Gibraltar reject shared sovereignty between Britain and Spain in a referendum.


  2003 • The Concorde supersonic jet liner makes its last commercial flight after first taking off in 1969.

  2004 • Mark Zuckerberg creates Facebook while studying at Harvard University.

  2005 • Live 8 concerts take place at 10 venues across the world simultaneously for the Make Poverty History campaign.


  2006 • The Human Genome Project publishes its last chromosome sequence.

  2007 • Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone in San Francisco.

  2008  • The global financial crisis breaks out, leading to the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

  2009  • Barack Obama takes office as the US’s first African-American president.

  2010  • David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of Britain at the head of the first coalition government since the Second World War.

  2011  • Anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and North Africa, beginning the Arab Spring.

  2012  • The Olympic Games are held in London.

  2013  • Former CIA agent Edward Snowden releases information about a US government mass surveillance programme. 

  2014 •  Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe is crowned King after the abdication of Juan Carlos I.

  2015  •  The US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with Cuba after 54 years of hostile relations.

  2016  •  Britain votes in a referendum to leave the EU after first joining the European Economic Community in 1973.

  2017   •  Donald Trump takes office as US President as millions march worldwide against his inauguration.

  2018  •  Pedro Sanchez becomes Spain’s Prime Minister after ousting the PP in the country’s first successful no confidence motion.

  2019  •  Event Horizon Telescope scientists create the first ever image of a black hole.

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