Monday, March 17, 2008
The year? 1996.
And just what was happening in the world?
Both Russia and America re-elected their leaders: Boris Yeltsin was re-elected Russian leader and Bill Clinton was re-elected US president, beating rival Bob Dole.....Right-winger Binyamin Netanyahu was narrowly elected Israel's prime minister.....
National elections were held peacefully in recently war-torn Bosnia.....The divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was confirmed by England's High Court, dissolving the Royal couple's 15 year marriage....The US city of Atlanta hosted the summer Olympic Games. But a bomb stole headlines from the sporting achievements, exploding in the Olympic Park on July 27, killing one and injuring many.....A U.S military base in Saudi Arabia was bombed, killing 19 U.S serviceman.....We also saw the high profile arrest and charging of Ted Kaczynski, the notorious serial 'Unabomber'.....TWA Flight 800 exploded over Long Island, New York, killing 230 people (more people were killed on commercial flights in 1996 than any other year to date).
I married my other half on March 16th during spring break! (Which was significant as we were both students at the University of Utah at the time.)
We went into D.C. on Saturday night to celebrate at Mio - A posh restaurant in the District. We know the chef, which made the night even more special because he kept sending us samples of different things to try. The Hub had Grilled Duck Marget with caramelized pear and I had roasted quail with pesto risotto. Delicious! What a great way to celebrate!