...1993, Janet Reno became the Attorney General of the United States, the only woman ever to have held the post. She served until January 2001.
...2004, four commuter trains in Madrid were bombed, killing 191 persons and wounded 1,700 more. Today 29 suspects are on trial for that crime.
...2006, Michelle Bachelet was sworn in as President of Chile. She is "the first woman in South America to be elected head of state without replacing a deceased or disabled husband."