Category Archives: 2000s

Defiant Dixie Chicks are big winners at Grammys 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 2007)


Video: 'Dixie Chicks - Grammy's 07 - Record of the Year'

(Sunday, February 11, 2006, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — After death threats, boycotts and a cold shoulder from the country music establishment over the group’s anti-Bush comments leading up to the Iraq invasion, the Dixie Chicks gained sweet vindication tonight at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, capturing honors in all five of the categories in which they were nominated including album of the year for Taking the Long Way. Continue reading Defiant Dixie Chicks are big winners at Grammys 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 2007)

Obama formally kicks off presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 2007)


Video: 'Barack Obama's Presidential Announcement'

(Saturday, February 10, 2007, shortly after 10:00 a.m. CST) — Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, standing before the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln began his political career, formally announced his candidacy for the White House on today by presenting himself as an agent of generational change who could transform a government hobbled by cynicism, petty corruption and “a smallness of our politics.” Continue reading Obama formally kicks off presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 2007)

‘Black Tie’ episode airs on ’30 Rock’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 1 2007)


Video: '30 Rock S01E12 Black Tie'

(Thursday, February 1, 2007, 9:30-10:00 p.m. EST) — Liz attends a foreign prince’s birthday party with Jack and meets his ex-wife and Tracy tries to convince Pete to cheat on his wife at a wild party while Kenneth encourages him not to on tonight’s episode of the NBC American satirical television sitcom series 30 Rock. Continue reading ‘Black Tie’ episode airs on ’30 Rock’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 1 2007)

President Bush insists U.S. must not fail in Iraq in State of Union message 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 2007)


Video: '2007 State Of The Union - President George W. Bush'

(Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 9:13 p.m. EST) — U.S. President George W. Bush tried to resuscitate his ailing presidency tonight, using his State of the Union address to present a modest agenda of energy and health care proposals while warning an increasingly assertive Congress against undercutting his new Iraq strategy. Continue reading President Bush insists U.S. must not fail in Iraq in State of Union message 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 2007)

‘My Musical’ episode airs on ‘Scrubs’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 2007)


Video: 'Scrubs S6 606 My Musical'

(Thursday, January 18, 2007, 9:00-9:30 p.m. EST) — A new patient at the hospital wakes up and sees everything happening around her as a musical on tonight’s episode of the NBC medical comedy-drama television series Scrubs. Continue reading ‘My Musical’ episode airs on ‘Scrubs’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 2007)

Senator Barack Obama launches White House bid 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 2007)


Video: 'Obama Exploratory Committee Announcement 1/16/2007'

(Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST) — Two years after arriving in Washington, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made clear today his intention to enter the Democratic presidential race, creating an exploratory committee while preparing to open a full-fledged campaign next month to become the nation’s first black president. Continue reading Senator Barack Obama launches White House bid 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 2007)

Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 2007)


Video: '[HD] Steve Jobs - iPhone Introduction in 2007 (Complete)'

(Tuesday, January 9, 2007) — With characteristic showmanship, CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first generation iPhone, Apple’s long-awaited entry into the cellphone world today, pronouncing it an achievement on a par with the Macintosh and the iPod. Continue reading Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 2007)

Nancy Pelosi becomes first woman Speaker of the House 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 4 2007)


Video: 'Congress convenes under Democratic control, Pelosi statement'

(Thursday, January 4, 2007, 2:08 p.m. EST) — Democrats, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time in a dozen years, today elected Representative Nancy Pelosi of California as the first woman to be speaker of the House. Continue reading Nancy Pelosi becomes first woman Speaker of the House 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 4 2007)

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford remembered at funeral in Washington 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 2 2007)


Video: 'National Funeral Service of President Gerald R. Ford CNN Coverage 1-2-2007' (coverage begins 8:59 a.m. EST)

(Tuesday, January 2, 2007) — The state funeral for former President Gerald Ford (1974-1977) began today with an elaborate service at Washington National Cathedral, then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Continue reading Former U.S. President Gerald Ford remembered at funeral in Washington 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 2 2007)

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein executed 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 30 2006)


Video: 'CNN's Report on Saddam Hussein executed 12-30-2006'

(Saturday, December 30, 2006, 6:10 a.m. AST)Saddam Hussein, the dictator who led Iraq through three decades of brutality, war and bombast before American forces chased him from his capital city and captured him in a filthy pit near his hometown, was hanged just before dawn today during the morning call to prayer. Continue reading Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein executed 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 30 2006)