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Dorothy Miller: Guess the Year 1-28-13


Britain alarmed an outbreak of “mad cow” disease.

ValuJet crashes in Everglades; all 110 aboard killed.

Janet Jackson becomes highest paid musician in history when she signs an $80-million deal with Virgin Records.

Gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in a drive-by shooting. He dies six days later at age 25.

Scientist analyzing a Martian meteorite claim that it may provide evidence for the existence of ancient life on Mars.

The March 13th Dunblane Massacre, Thomas Hamilton, opened fire on a class of 5- and 6-year-olds, killing or wounding every person present. Fifteen children and a teacher (Mrs. Gwen Mayor) died at the scene.

Jumbo Jet bursts into flames shortly after takeoff and crashes into the ocean off Long Island.

Hurricane Dolly crashes into shanty town of Tampica, Mexico.

Gunman “Martin Bryant” shoot and kills 35 in the tourist town of Port Arthur, Tasmania on April 28.

The Summer Olympics are held in Atlanta, United States.

Gunmen kill 17 Greek Tourists outside the Europa Hotel in Cairo.

Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be successfully cloned.

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup.

Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Divers discover the ancient port of Alexandria.

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced.

38 Million Acres of Rain Forest are destroyed annually by timber cutting.

Bombing on Paris Subway kills two and injures 128.

A bomb loaded with high explosives is detonated at a U.S. military housing complex, in Saudi Arabia.

The supertanker, the Sea Empress runs aground on the welsh coast, spilling 70,000 tons of crude oil.

In 12 months numbers of Internet host computers goes from 1 million to 10 million.

The Worlds Largest Container Vessel The Regina Maersk begins operations.

Can you Guess the Year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1865. Congratulations to Evelyn Adams of Lake George, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month. ❖




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