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January 22, 1997
The first female to take to position of Secretary of State is Madeleine Albright.
February 22, 1997
The announcement of the successful cloning of an adult sheep named Dolly who was born the previous year is made by scientists in Roslin, Scotland.
February 27, 1997
The Republic of Ireland legalizes divorce.
March 4, 1997
Federal funding for research related to human cloning is banned by President Bill Clinton.
March 24, 1997
Best Picture of the 69th Academy Awards is won by the film The English Patient.
March 26, 1997
Members of the Heaven's Gate cult commit a mass suicide at their San Diego compound.
April 21, 1997
The remains of 24 people are launched in the Pegasus rocket for the first space burial.
April 29, 1997
The establishment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons occurs.
May 2, 1997
The United Kingdom's Labor Party comes into power for the first time in 18 years
May 12, 1997
The signing of the Russian-Chechen Peace Treaty takes place.
May 14, 1997
Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines System, Thai Airways International, and United Airlines combine to form The Star Alliance.
June 11, 1997
In the United Kingdom, handguns are voted on by the United Kingdom's House of Commons, resulting in a total ban being placed on them.
July 4, 1997
The Pathfinder space probe by NASA lands on the surface of Mars.
August 1, 1997
Apple Computer, Inc. is rejoined by co-founder Steve Jobs at Macworld in Boston.
August 26, 1997
Northern Ireland establishes the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning.