When they were born, the Soviet Union had crumbled, South African apartheid was ending with the general election of 1994, and the administration of President Bill Clinton launched the first official White House website, www.whitehouse.gov.
In the year they were born, former President Richard Nixon died and musician and lead singer for Nirvana, Kurt Cobain committed suicide; actress Dakota Fanning and singer Justin Bieber were born.
They have never lived in a world with reality TV.
On September 11, 2001, they were in second grade.
They've grown up with cellphones and cellphones with cameras, giving them instant access to friends and family.