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 26 years old:

  • Smoking was banned in all California bars and restaurants
  • President Bill Clinton denied he had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (More on this in a minute)
  • The United States Senate passed Resolution 71, urging U.S. President Bill Clinton to “take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
  • The first XML specification was released
  • Data sent from the Galileo probe indicated that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky
  • The Congress of the United States passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Weird Al Yankovic shaved his moustache
  • Celine Dion, Cher, Aerosmith, Run DMC & Shania Twain all topped the music charts
  • BBC America launched in the US
  • That 70’s Show debuted on Fox
  • Armageddon was a box office smash
  • Godzilla gave me years worth of jokes at Matthew Broderick’s expense
  • Deep Impact became every comedian’s dream for porno jokes
  • Lethal Weapon 4 came out and I was not too old for that shit