Ban Ki-moon becomes the new UN Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
was cleared. In the following days 714 people was arrested.
Microsoft releases Windows Vista.
Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the new President of France.
Bjarne Riis, Tour de France 1996 winner, admits to using EPO during that year.
The Burj Dubai becomes the world's tallest free standing structure.
Benazir Bhutto was assasinated.
The subprime mortgage crisis became apparent.