• Scientists at the Roslin Institute announce cloning of Dolly the sheep
  • Tony Blair is elected Prime Minister
  • Britain returns Hong Kong to Chinese rule
  • Kyoto protocol is agreed by UN to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Diana Princess of Wales dies in a car crash
  • Rachel Whiteread represents Britain at Venice Biennale
  • Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
  • Vanity Fair publishes special edition on Cool Britannia