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6 News Stories That Defined 1997

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Can you believe that we're getting further and further away from that weird and mystifying decade that was the 90s? So much happened that changed the world for years to come, and we all thought that it could easily end with the millennium. It can be hard to remember everything that happened this month, let alone twenty years ago!

Hold on, we're about to take a trip down memory lane and check out some of the most astonishing headlines from 1997.

President Clinton Bans Human Cloning

Following the famous birth of Dolly the Sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, then-president Bill Clinton decided to take action to ensure that the country's ethics would not be trespassed against by forbidding any research on human cloning.

'Phoenix Lights' Incident

On March 13, 1997, thousands of people in Arizona were witness to a disturbing sight. People all across the city of Phoenix looked to the skies and reported two sets of flying lights and objects. The military explained one set of lights, but the other remains unsolved to this day...

Death Of Princess Diana

She was the most beloved member of the British Royal family at the time, and when she was killed in an automobile accident, the whole world mourned the death of a woman who spent her life trying to help the world's most needy people.

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