Mirabilis Member Years
There shall be initially 410 Mirabilis Members. Mirabilis is latin for miracle. The Mirabilis Members will each be unique in that they will adopt a year in the great American story.
The Hubble Space Telescope, the largest and most versatile ever launched, launched in 1990, has revealed more information on deep space, as well as the planets in our solar system than any other source. More than 9,000 scholarly articles have been produced based on Hubble discoveries.
The United States went to war against Iraq to liberate Kuwait, an oil rich country that had been invaded by the regime of Sadaam Hussein.
The dissolution of the USSR left the United States as the only real super-power. Several new independent states were recognized by the U.S.
Black conservative Clarence Thomas appointed to the Supreme Court.
Arkansas Democrat William Jefferson Clinton elected 42nd President of the United States.
Islamic terrorists exploded a bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six and injuring a thousand.
The Holocaust Museum is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
CIA operative and analyst Aldrich Ames was caught spying for Russia, providing the most damaging intelligence information ever leaked to the Russian secret services. Ames received a sentence of life in prison.
Former President Richard Nixon died, having served as a Representative and Senator from California, Vice-President, two-term President, and author of 11 major books.
Mississippi became the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.
In a sign that the cold war was thawing, the space shuttle Atlantis docks onto the Russian space station.
Overcoming personal morals scandals, Bill Clinton was reelected President without much difficulty.
The USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) celebrates its 200 birthday after being fully restored.
President Bill Clinton faced charges that he had lied under oath about having sexual relations in the Oval Office with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. He was impeached by the House of Representatives.
Islamic terrorist organization “al-Qaeda”, linked to Osama bin Laden, attacked two U.S. embassies, killing 224 and wounding more than 4,500.
The United States continued “no-fly” zones over Iraq.
President Clinton not convicted by Senate for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The United States continued supporting the U.N. war in Kosovo with troops, planes, drones, and supplies.