Life Timeline

For those born July 17, 1967.

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1966
Before you were born

You're one of the first people who's never lived in a world without Star Trek.

In November 2015, David Sims wrote about the return of Star Trek to television.

1967
Beginnings

Around the time you were born, the 12th Street Riot, one of the worst riots in U.S. history, began in Detroit.

In August 2014, Ron Fournier wrote about what his father, who worked as a Detroit riot cop, might think of the protests in Ferguson.

1967
Year 53

You were born in July of 1967. This year, The Atlantic celebrates its 160th birthday, making it 3 times as old as you.

The year you were born, Mark Harris wrote about the hippie culture that flourished on San Francisco's famous Haight Street.

1980

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The teenage years

This is what Hollywood thought teenagers looked like the year you became one.

Fame was released in 1980.

1985
Coming of age

Around your 18th birthday, an international treaty regulating the extradition and rehabilitation of prisoners, known as the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, went into force.

On April 2013, Abby Ohlheiser wrote about the case of the U.S. wanting Mexico to rearrest a drug kingpin to be extradited.

1989

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After the Fall

At 22 years old, you saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.

1991
Half a life ago

Your life can be divided into two halves: before and after websites.

In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.

2006

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Contemporaries

In 2006, Connie Britton, who was born the same year as you, began starring in the TV series Friday Night Lights, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

In July 2010, Tony Lee wrote about the strong marriage depicted by Britton and Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights.

2010

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After the Spring

When you turned 43, you saw the rise of the Arab Spring.

People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.

2030
Forecasts

By the time you turn 62, humanity's water requirements will exceed its supplies by 40 percent.

In May 2012, Stewart M. Patrick wrote about the Intelligence Community's report on global water scarcity, and the plan to combat it.

Today
History in the making

History is happening all around you, every day.

The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these: