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    Count backwards from the present year

    With a historical event for every year.

    2006 - Thailand has its first military coup in 15 years. Italy wins the World Cup.
    What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it.
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    A washerwoman with her basket; a rook; a red-hot poker; th purples and grey-greens of flowers: some common feeling which held the whole together.
    - Virginia Woolf

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    2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial on charges of crimes against humanity. Levees break, drowning New Orleans.
    the luminous grass of the prairie hides
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    porcelain bones strong enough to carry a life,
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    As black Dakota hills.
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    2004 - 2 Rovers land on Mars
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    2003 - Mars makes closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.
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    2002--May 12 - Former President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a 5-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first U.S. President, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
    Some of us laugh
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    Some of us smoke
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    2001 - Two hijacked planes strike each of the World Trade Towers, causing both to colapse and ending in excess of 3 000 lives.
    What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it.
    - Gertrude Stein

    A washerwoman with her basket; a rook; a red-hot poker; th purples and grey-greens of flowers: some common feeling which held the whole together.
    - Virginia Woolf

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    2000--January 1 - Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world, even though, provided you do not count 0 as a year, the new millennium did not technically begin until January 1, 2001. Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that many in the news media had predicted.
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    1999 - The above-mentioned fuss over nothing continues. Mars Polar Lander go splat.
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    1998 - The arbitrarily declared International Year of the Ocean. Bill Clinton declares that he did not have sex with Monical Lewinsky. People care about this for some reason. Titanic wins eleven more academy awards than it deserves.
    What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it.
    - Gertrude Stein

    A washerwoman with her basket; a rook; a red-hot poker; th purples and grey-greens of flowers: some common feeling which held the whole together.
    - Virginia Woolf

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    1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris
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    1996 ~ Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY
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    porcelain bones strong enough to carry a life,
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    ~ Riesa

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    1995-- Oklahoma city bombinng also that year OJ simpson trial.
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    1994 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy).
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    1993--January 5 - Washington State executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965). The man was a convicted pedophile and murderer, who requested hanging over lethal injection.
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    1992 ~ China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC. US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
    the luminous grass of the prairie hides
    feet lovely and still as sleeping doves,
    porcelain bones strong enough to carry a life,
    but weighty and unmovable
    As black Dakota hills.
    ~ Riesa

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