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.
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.