Quick! Name the three biggest events/ news stories from 2000 to the present. Doing a very sketchy "at this time in history" for the company annual meeting, and covered the '40s through the '90s. Now they want me to finish the job and do the '00s. Here's the catch: one should be a "fun" thing. Thus, Iraq, 9/11, and tsunamis are a bit of a "downer" trio. So uh...something more positive/fun? Also welcoming suggestions other than Iraq, 9/11, and tsunamis for the serious ones.
(Past examples include: fall of Berlin wall, walking on moon, launch of MTV, cloning of sheep, and invention of first digital computer.)