1997-1999 A.D. - Google, Netflix & Princess Diana

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1997

RULERS & PRESIDENTS: Bill Clinton starts his second term as president of the USA and Erskine Bowles becomes his White House Chief of Staff

May 9, the last episode of Family Matters airs (began in 1989)

    March 24, The Lord of the Dance is performed at the 69th Academy Awards/Oscars

      May 20, Actor Jimmy Stewart dies in Beverly Hills (b. 1908); Photo: From his performance in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

        Netflix is founded in Scotts Valley, California

          August 30, Princess Diana is in a car crash in Paris, she dies the next day; Photo: Princess Diana leaving the building before she gets into the car

            The first Mars rover lands
              Peter Jackson starts film development for The Lord of the Rings
                October 15, the Cassini spacecraft launches to fly to Saturn (ends its mission on September 15 2017)
                  November 21, the movie Anastasia releases in theaters

                    December 19, the movie Titanic releases in theaters

                      The Simpsons puts out an episode where you see a Curious George book titled "Curious George and the Ebola Virus" (the Ebola Virus will break out in 2012)

                        The Clinton Foundation is established as a non-profit organization

                          Bill Gates buys a private jet for $21 million ($33.8 million in today’s money) (lovemoney.com)
                            The DTC (Direct to Consumer) Law is passed, it allows pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly through mass media to their customers and consumers, meaning the pharmaceutical industry can now pour millions and millions of dollars into the media (they now own and control most of it; the Pharma companies also control the WHO 60% to 70%)
                              Jay Rockefeller IV is the senator of West Virginia

                                 

                                1998

                                Bill Clinton is president of the USA

                                January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 43 years old, he buys Little Saint James Island (he buys Great Saint James island 18 years later)

                                The Disney Cruise Line has been incorporated for two years

                                February 19, Prince Andrew turns 37 years old

                                May 14, Frank Sinatra dies in Los Angeles, California

                                May 14, The last episode of Seinfeld airs

                                June 3, Anderson Cooper turns 30 years old, he’s working for ABC News

                                June 5, Disney’s Mulan (animated) releases in theaters

                                July 9, Tom Hanks turns 42 years old

                                September 28, Britney Spears’ debut song Baby One More Time releases

                                Google is founded in Menlo Park

                                October 20, Erskine Bowles resigns and John Podesta takes over as White House Chief of Staff  

                                November 20, It’s a Bugs Life releases in theaters

                                December 18, You’ve Got Mail releases in theaters

                                December 25, Patch Adams, with Robin Williams, releases in theaters

                                Jay Rockefeller IV is the senator of West Virginia

                                 

                                1999

                                Bill Clinton is president of the USA/John Podesta is White House Chief of Staff

                                January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 44 years old, he's owned Little St. James island since 1998  

                                The Disney Cruise Line has been incorporated for three years

                                February 19, Prince Andrew turns 38 years old

                                May 19, The Phantom Menace releases in theaters

                                June 3, Anderson Cooper turns 31 years old, he’s working for ABC News

                                July 9, Tom Hanks turns 43 years old

                                July 18, John F. Kennedy Jr., son of US president John F. Kennedy, dies in plane crash, aged 38 (b. 1960); he departs Essex County Airport in Fairfield New Jersey, piloting his Piper Saratoga light aircraft himself, he is traveling with his wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, but the plane crashes off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard

                                The Standard Hotel on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood opens; Early financial support came from Leonardo DiCaprio (it’s been about a year and a half since Titanic released), Cameron Diaz, and Benincio Del Toro, (it will close in January of 2021)

                                November 13, Toy Story 2 releases in theaters

                                Everyone is freaking out over Y2K (Year 2000) they thought all the computers would shut down when the year changed from 1999 to 2000 and everything would grind to a halt

                                Filming for Lord of the Rings movies begins in New Zealand

                                Jay Rockefeller IV is the senator of West Virginia

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