Welcome to October which just so happens to also be the month where I celebrate a birthday.  This year I decided to take a look back at the past few years and see what happened when I was ___.

When I was 24 years old:

  • Motorola introduced the StarTAC wearable cell phone
  • The element Copernicium was discovered
  • Chess computer “Deep Blue” defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov for the first time
  • Alanis Morissette won the Album of the Year at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski was arrested at his Montana cabin
  • The X Prize Foundation launched the $10 million Ansari X Prize
  • The Nintendo 64 video game system was released in Japan
  • The Beatles’ second reunion song, “Real Love’ was released as part of their Anthologies cd’s
  • Phil Collins announced that he was leaving Genesis to focus on his solo career
  • 3RD Rock from the Sun premiered on NBC
  • Independence Day blew up movie screens
  • Twister did too