15 Years of Control Design: Flashback 1997-2012 - September

By ControlDesign.com

Sep 12, 2012

As Control Design celebrates its 15th anniversary, each month we bring you a look back at some of the events and developments that shaped technology during that time. In September, four tourists paid $32,500 to be taken by submarine to view the Titanic wreckage, Keegan Reilly became the first American paraplegic climber to reach the top of Mount Fuji, and about 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attack on the U.S.



Sept. 18, 1997: Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse agreed to merge, creating the world's largest accounting firm.



Sept. 9, 1998: Four tourists who paid $32,500 each were taken in a submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic, two miles down in the Atlantic off Newfoundland.



Sept. 30, 1999: In Tokaimura, Japan, radiation escaped a nuclear facility after workers accidentally set off an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction.



Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists hijacked and crashed four airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania, killing about 3,000 people.



Sept. 10, 2002: Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.


Sept. 4, 2003: Keegan Reilly, a 22-year-old American who lost the use of his legs in a car crash, became the first paraplegic climber to reach the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji.


Sept. 28, 2009: The iTunes Music Store reached 2 billion apps downloaded.