Clinton gives his final State of the Union address, saying the country is "as strong as we have ever been."
Clinton rules out a pardon for himself from his successor.
The House votes to normalize trade relations with China.
Clinton visits new Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
George W. Bush accepts Republican nomination for president, declaring, "They have not led. We will."
Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention that nominates Gore for president.
Clinton visits Africa, accompanied by his daughter Chelsea.
Independent counsel Robert Ray closes the 6-year Whitewater investigation, clearing Clinton and his wife Hillary of criminal wrongdoing.
Hillary Clinton wins Senate seat from New York.
Clinton visits Vietnam for three days, the
first such trip by a U.S. president since 1969.
A federal judge rules on June 7 that Microsoft violated U.S. antitrust laws by using its monopoly power to stifle its competition.
Leaders of North Korea and South Korea meet on June 13 in a historic summit.
Scientists on June 26 announce mapping of the human genome.
After a seven months of wrangling over his welfare, young shipwreck victim Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba on June 28.
Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sinks August 12 in the Barents Sea with 118 on board. There are no survivors.
Popular uprising in Serbia leads to the removal of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic from power.
Violence erupts between Israelis and Palestinians; hundreds are killed.
U.S. presidency is decided December 12 by the U.S.
Supreme Court more than a month after Election Day,
with George W. Bush getting an Electoral
College majority but not a popular vote majority.