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Can You Guess the Year? 3-28-11

Article and artwork by Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.

For the second year in a row, Habitat volunteers, staff and partner families joined forces in the Easter Morning Community near Americus, Ga.

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepted a ship with over 4.3 tons of cocaine aboard, headed for Houston, Texas.

A snowstorm left 14-inches of snow in Milwaukee, Wisc., and 21-inches in Chicago, Ill., killing six people.

The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opened in Las Vegas, Nev.

In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby was acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying jet hit a gondola cable.

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opened in Carlsbad, Calif.

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The 71st Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, Calif., with “Shakespeare in Love” winning Best Picture.

A Michigan jury found Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

A tornado struck Moore, Okla., that killed 38 people with the highest wind speeds ever recorded.

Two Littleton, Colo., teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher, and then themselves.

Nancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina.

“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released in theaters. It became the highest grossing Star

Wars film.

American Airlines Flight 1420 overran the runway in Little Rock, Ark., killing 11 people.

A major flash flood in Las Vegas, Nev., swamped hundreds of cars, smashed mobile homes and killed two people.

Off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, a plane piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashed, killing him and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette.

The last Checker taxi cab was retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately $135,000.

NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

The Aggie Bonfire collapsed in College Station, Texas, killing 12.

NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander, moments before the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere.

Bob Newhart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The pilot episode of “Sponge Bob Square Pants” first aired episodes in the United States on Nickelodeon this year.

Britney Spears released her debut album, “Baby One More Time.” The album hit number one on the charts.

Sixty-Seven-year-old George Jones was seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home.

The American music group, the Backstreet Boys released their multi-platinum third studio album “Millennium,” that spawned four Top 40 Billboard singles, and would go on to be the best selling album of this year.

This new year there were fears that all computer-operated equipment manufactured with a computer processor, like televisions and microwave ovens, would fail because the computer memory would not recognize the date. Some really negative people were frightening folks with comments about the world going dark at midnight since electrical systems were operated by computers. Some were saying that the world would become chaotic and that money in the stock market would disappear.

Europe adopted a new common currency, the euro.

For the second year in a row, Habitat volunteers, staff and partner families joined forces in the Easter Morning Community near Americus, Ga.

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 1859. Congratulations to Rylie Gardner of Parachute, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepted a ship with over 4.3 tons of cocaine aboard, headed for Houston, Texas.

A snowstorm left 14-inches of snow in Milwaukee, Wisc., and 21-inches in Chicago, Ill., killing six people.

The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opened in Las Vegas, Nev.

In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby was acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying jet hit a gondola cable.

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opened in Carlsbad, Calif.

The 71st Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, Calif., with “Shakespeare in Love” winning Best Picture.

A Michigan jury found Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

A tornado struck Moore, Okla., that killed 38 people with the highest wind speeds ever recorded.

Two Littleton, Colo., teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher, and then themselves.

Nancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina.

“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released in theaters. It became the highest grossing Star

Wars film.

American Airlines Flight 1420 overran the runway in Little Rock, Ark., killing 11 people.

A major flash flood in Las Vegas, Nev., swamped hundreds of cars, smashed mobile homes and killed two people.

Off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, a plane piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashed, killing him and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette.

The last Checker taxi cab was retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately $135,000.

NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

The Aggie Bonfire collapsed in College Station, Texas, killing 12.

NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander, moments before the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere.

Bob Newhart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The pilot episode of “Sponge Bob Square Pants” first aired episodes in the United States on Nickelodeon this year.

Britney Spears released her debut album, “Baby One More Time.” The album hit number one on the charts.

Sixty-Seven-year-old George Jones was seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home.

The American music group, the Backstreet Boys released their multi-platinum third studio album “Millennium,” that spawned four Top 40 Billboard singles, and would go on to be the best selling album of this year.

This new year there were fears that all computer-operated equipment manufactured with a computer processor, like televisions and microwave ovens, would fail because the computer memory would not recognize the date. Some really negative people were frightening folks with comments about the world going dark at midnight since electrical systems were operated by computers. Some were saying that the world would become chaotic and that money in the stock market would disappear.

Europe adopted a new common currency, the euro.

For the second year in a row, Habitat volunteers, staff and partner families joined forces in the Easter Morning Community near Americus, Ga.

Can you guess the year?

***

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.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1859. Congratulations to Rylie Gardner of Parachute, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.