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Can You Guess the Year? 7-26-10

Article and artwork by Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.

"Cars," an animated comedy film was popular this year.

“Cars,” a comedy film produced by Pixar was popular this year. The movie was set in a world populated entirely by human like cars and other vehicles.

A hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia collapsed killing 76 pilgrims visiting.

Russia cut natural gas to the Ukraine over a price dispute.

NASA’s Stardust mission, the first to return dust from a comet, successfully ended.

The Winter Olympics were held in Italy.

A massive mudslide occurred in Southern Leyte, Philippines. The official death toll was set at 1,126.

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President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed that Iran had successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.

Israeli troops invaded Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three of them. Hezbollah declared open war against Israel two days later.

Saddam Hussein was convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court and hung in Baghdad. A witness videotaped the hanging using a cell phone and captured the chaos that unfolded as Shiite guards taunted Hussein.

President this year was George W. Bush, Vice President was Richard Cheney.

The House released a report on the response to Hurricane Katrina, assigning blame on all levels of government.

After a seven-year, three-billion-mile expedition, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft capsule landed in the Arizona desert with particles captured from Comet Wild-2.

The song of the year was “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own.”

Pittsburgh beat Seattle (21-10) in the Super Bowl.

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers (4-1) in the World Series.

Jon Stewart was named host of the 78th Academy Awards. Best Picture was “Crash.”

The winners of the 63rd Golden Globe Awards included “Brokeback Mountain,” for best dramatic picture and best director.

Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” was named the most “inspirational” film of all time.

Twelve coal miners died in the Sago Mine Disaster near Buckhannon, W. Va.

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the state of Hawaii.

California suffered with temperatures reaching 115 degrees and lasting for a two week period.

Some of the popular television shows this year were: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Survivor,” “the Weakest Link,” “Yes, Dear,” “Smallville” and “the George Lopez Show.”

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 1838. Congratulations to Virginia Brotherson of Mt. Home, Utah, for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

“Cars,” a comedy film produced by Pixar was popular this year. The movie was set in a world populated entirely by human like cars and other vehicles.

A hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia collapsed killing 76 pilgrims visiting.

Russia cut natural gas to the Ukraine over a price dispute.

NASA’s Stardust mission, the first to return dust from a comet, successfully ended.

The Winter Olympics were held in Italy.

A massive mudslide occurred in Southern Leyte, Philippines. The official death toll was set at 1,126.

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed that Iran had successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.

Israeli troops invaded Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three of them. Hezbollah declared open war against Israel two days later.

Saddam Hussein was convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court and hung in Baghdad. A witness videotaped the hanging using a cell phone and captured the chaos that unfolded as Shiite guards taunted Hussein.

President this year was George W. Bush, Vice President was Richard Cheney.

The House released a report on the response to Hurricane Katrina, assigning blame on all levels of government.

After a seven-year, three-billion-mile expedition, NASA’s Stardust spacecraft capsule landed in the Arizona desert with particles captured from Comet Wild-2.

The song of the year was “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own.”

Pittsburgh beat Seattle (21-10) in the Super Bowl.

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers (4-1) in the World Series.

Jon Stewart was named host of the 78th Academy Awards. Best Picture was “Crash.”

The winners of the 63rd Golden Globe Awards included “Brokeback Mountain,” for best dramatic picture and best director.

Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” was named the most “inspirational” film of all time.

Twelve coal miners died in the Sago Mine Disaster near Buckhannon, W. Va.

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the state of Hawaii.

California suffered with temperatures reaching 115 degrees and lasting for a two week period.

Some of the popular television shows this year were: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Survivor,” “the Weakest Link,” “Yes, Dear,” “Smallville” and “the George Lopez Show.”

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 1838. Congratulations to Virginia Brotherson of Mt. Home, Utah, for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.