Government shutdown ends when both sides agree to a budget deal.
In his State of the Union address, Clinton declares the "era of big government is over."
Clinton announces new sanctions against Havana after Cuban fighter jets shoot down two civilian aircraft flown by the Cuban exile group Brothers to the Rescue.
Hillary Clinton testifies before a federal grand jury about Whitewater.
Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown is killed
in a plane crash in Croatia.
Clinton vetoes a bill banning so-called late-term abortions.
Clinton testifies on videotape in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and Clinton's former Whitewater partners, James and Susan McDougal. A federal jury convicts Tucker and the McDougals one month later.
Joe Klein is revealed as the author of "Primary Colors," a fictionalized account of Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
Clinton announces he will sign a bill that will radically reform the welfare system.
Clinton celebrates 50th birthday with $10 million fund-raiser in New York.
Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are re-nominated at the Democratic National Convention; Clinton adviser Dick Morris resigns the same day over revelations of an affair with a prostitute.
Clinton orders missile strike on Baghdad after Saddam Hussein's forces attack the Kurdish-controlled city of Irbil.
Clinton wins a second term in office against Republican rival Robert Dole with 49 percent of the popular vote.
Clinton nominates Madeleine Albright as secretary
of state. The Senate confirms Albright one month
A gunman enters a kindergarten in Dunblane, Scotland, on March 13, killing 16 children and their teacher, then himself.
Federal agents arrest Unabomber suspect Theodore
Kaczynski on April 3.
Israeli voters on May 29 choose right-winger Benjamin
Netanyahu for prime minister over incumbent
and Labor Party candidate Shimon Peres.
A truck bomb explodes on June 25 at Khobar Towers, a complex for U.S. military personnel in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. Air Force personnel and wounding several hundred.
TWA Flight 800, en route to Paris from New York, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean on July 17 shortly after takeoff, killing all 230 on board.
A homemade bomb explodes July 27 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring 111 others.
Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina cast ballots September 14 in the first nationwide election since the end of its four-year civil war in 1995.
Forces of the Taliban, a militant Islamic group, take control of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, on September 27, hanging the former president and his brother.