15 Things That Have Happened Since Venus Williams’ Last First Round Wimbledon Exit

This morning, Venus Williams lost in the first round of the biggest Tennis tournament in the world for the first time since 1997. That’s a long time. How long? Here’s some perspective.

1. All 3 Star Wars Prequels Were Released

And The Phantom Menace was re-released.

2. Michael Jordan Retired… Twice.

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3. George W. Bush Was Elected President

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4. Pete Sampras Won 4 Wimbledon Titles

5. "Titanic" Was Released In Theaters

And re-released in 3D.

6. News of Bill Clinton's Affair With Monica Lewinsky Broke

7. LeBron James Turned 13.

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8. Mark McGwire And Sammy Sosa Chased Roger Maris' Home Run Record

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McGwire ended the season with 70 home runs, while Sosa finished with 66.

9. Jay-Z Has Released 10 Studio Albums

10. The Diamondbacks And Devil Rays Joined Major League Baseball

11. Bill Simmons Started His Boston Sports Guy Column On AOL's Digital City Boston

12. "…Baby One More Time" Was Released

13. Y2K Was A Bust

14. Tiger Woods Won 13 Of His 14 Majors

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15. The Internet Changed A Lot

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