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1st Century

69 - Roman garrison of Mainz uprising
89 - Governor Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome

2nd Century

193 - Pertinax is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

4th Century

313 - Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction

5th Century

404 - Last gladiator competition in Rome
414 - King Ataulf of Narbonne marries emperor Honorius sister Galle Placidia

8th Century

722 - Hofmeier Charles Martel flees from bishop Willibrord

10th Century

990 - Russia adopts Julian calendar

15th Century

1430 - Jews of Sicily are no longer required to attend conversionist services
1438 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Hungary
1494 - Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia

16th Century

1502 - Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
1504 - King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
1515 - Francois, Duke of Angoulame succeeds Louis XII as Francois I of France
1515 - Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
1573 - Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
1583 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders

17th Century

1610 - German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610
1622 - Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
1651 - Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
1660 - 1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary
1660 - General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
1660 - Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies York
1672 - Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston
1675 - Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Netherlands
1689 - Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York

18th Century

1700 - Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
1700 - Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar
1701 - Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
1707 - Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal
1739 - J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
1770 - Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
1772 - 1st traveller's checks issued (London)
1776 - General George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
1785 - "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
1788 - London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
1788 - Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
1797 - Albany replaces New York City as capital of NY
1798 - Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books

19th Century

1800 - Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
1801 - Giuseppe Piazzi discovers 1st asteroid, which is named Ceres later
1801 - Ireland and Great Britain, England and Scotland, form United Kingdom
1801 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland established
1804 - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
1807 - Curacao is taken by English, until March, 1816
1808 - African Benevolent Society (education) forms
1808 - Congress prohibits importation of slaves
1808 - Sierra Leone becomes a British colony
1809 - Holland Brigade under Brigadier General Chasse reaches Madrid
1814 - Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub
1818 - Official reopening of the White House
1826 - Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
1827 - Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
1831 - William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
1833 - British government demands Falkland islands
1833 - Curaeao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people and 5,894 slaves
1834 - German Tolunie goes into effect
1838 - 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
1840 - 1st recorded bowling match in U.S., Knickerbocker Alleys, New York City
1842 - 1st illustrated weekly magazine in U.S. publishes 1st issue, New York City
1844 - 1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
1846 - Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
1847 - Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment
1847 - Netherlands Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing
1848 - Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua
1851 - City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
1852 - 1st U.S. public bath opens, in New York City
1852 - Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
1853 - 1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in U.S. enters service
1854 - Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)
1858 - Canada begins using decimal currency system
1860 - Slavery ends of in Netherlands Indies
1861 - Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City
1862 - 1st U.S. income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
1862 - Battle of Ft. McRee, Florida Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina (Port Royal Ferry)
1863 - 1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebr
1863 - Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city
1863 - Battle of Helena, AK
1863 - Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln
1863 - Franz Schuberts "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig
1863 - President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful
1871 - Belgium disbands salt tax
1873 - Origin of Japanese Era
1874 - New York City annexes the Bronx
1877 - England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
1879 - John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig
1880 - Building of Panama Canal, begins
1881 - Dr. John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
1886 - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
1891 - French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
1891 - King Pakketvaart sails to Netherlands Indies
1892 - Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
1893 - 1st U.S. college extension courses for credit, University of Chicago
1893 - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
1894 - Denmark adopts Mid-European time
1894 - Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
1895 - Norway adopts Mid-European time
1896 - Wilhelm Rontgen announces his discovery of x-rays
1897 - 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
1897 - Brooklyn merges with New York to form present City of New York
1898 - d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
1898 - Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay
1899 - Cuba liberated from Spain by U.S., known as National Day, U.S. occupies until 1902

20th Century

1900 - 1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
1900 - British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria established
1900 - Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
1901 - Australia declares independence from federation of U.K. colonies
1901 - Commonwealth of Australia established
1902 - 1st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California, University of Michigan - 49, Sanford - 0
1902 - Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
1904 - Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production
1905 - 9 hour work day for diamond miners
1906 - Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
1907 - President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
1908 - 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
1908 - Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 and 28)
1909 - Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
1910 - Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
1911 - Belgian Mining law introduces 9 -hour work day
1911 - South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
1912 - 1st running of San Francisco's famed "Bay to Breakers" race, 7.63 miles / 12.3 km
1912 - Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
1913 - Post office begins parcel post deliveries
1914 - 1st scheduled airline flight, St. Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
1914 - Klaas ter Laan becomes Netherlands 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
1914 - Northern and Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
1915 - DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
1915 - Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
1916 - 1st football game in Rose Bowl, Washington State vs. Brown
1918 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
1919 - Belorussian SSR established
1922 - Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
1923 - Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
1924 - Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
1925 - Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
1926 - Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
1927 - Communist uprising in West Java
1927 - Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
1928 - 1st U.S. air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
1928 - Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Netherlands)
1929 - Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
1930 - Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
1930 - Jurgens and Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
1932 - Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
1932 - Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
1934 - Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
1934 - Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, FDIC, U.S. bank guarantor, effective
1934 - International Telecommunication Union established
1935 - 1st Sugar Bowl and 1st Orange Bowl
1935 - Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
1935 - Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as General Manager
1935 - President Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"
1936 - 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, New York Herald Tribune
1937 - Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
1937 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
1937 - U.S. Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
1941 - Netherlands begins taxing wages
1941 - Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
1942 - Rose Bowl played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat, Oregon - 20, Duke - 16
1942 - U.S. and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
1943 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lt-colonel
1944 - 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City
1944 - Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
1944 - General Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army
1945 - France joins the UN
1945 - German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
1946 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
1946 - ENIAC, U.S. 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
1946 - National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
1947 - Benelux agress to work related issues
1947 - Britain nationalizes its coal industry
1947 - WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
1948 - 1st color newsreel filmed in Pasadena, California
1948 - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test vs. India
1948 - Britain nationalizes its railways
1948 - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade effective
1948 - Italy adopts constitution
1948 - Orissa province accedes to India
1949 - KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, California (MET) begins broadcasting
1949 - Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
1950 - Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
1951 - Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
1952 - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet
1953 - Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
1953 - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 - KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sports colorcasts
1954 - WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 - Yugoslav parliament chairman/Vice President Milovan Djilas criticize communism
1955 - Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
1955 - WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida (CBS) begins
1956 - Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
1956 - KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and U.K.
1956 - WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince and the Pauper," premieres in London
1957 - France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
1958 - BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7h57m
1958 - European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, starts operation
1958 - Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White
1958 - WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
1959 - Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1959 - Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs. India at Calcutta
1960 - Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20 cents
1960 - French Cameroon gains independence from France
1960 - Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
1960 - Montserrat adopts constitution
1960 - U.S. census at 179,245,000
1961 - Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
1961 - Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
1961 - Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
1961 - Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
1962 - Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
1962 - Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
1962 - Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand, Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
1963 - G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
1963 - WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
1964 - Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved
1964 - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - International Cooperation Year begins
1965 - Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
1966 - 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City subway
1966 - All U.S. cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
1966 - Military coup by Col Jean-Bedel Bokassa in Central African Republic
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
1967 - CRU becomes the CAFA and turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
1967 - Day's play in the Calcutta Test vs. West Indies cancelled by riots
1967 - FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
1967 - Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
1967 - Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
1967 - St. Helena adopts constitution
1967 - Tonga revises constitution
1967 - WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp and FM)
1968 - Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
1968 - Netherlands gets color TV
1968 - WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's Los Angeles Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
1970 - Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
1970 - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
1970 - Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
1970 - Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
1970 - "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
1971 - Cigarette advertisements banned on television
1972 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1972 - "Company" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 690 performances
1972 - International Book Year begins
1972 - KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 65 performances
1972 - "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 1281 performances
1973 - 47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)
1973 - Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th - 9th members of Common Market
1973 - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
1974 - Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
1974 - NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
1974 - World Population Year begins
1975 - Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
1975 - International Women's Year begins
1975 - Sweden adopts constitution
1976 - Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
1976 - "Musical Jubilee" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 92 performances
1976 - NBC replaces the peacock logo
1976 - Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
1977 - 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
1977 - Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
1977 - Czechoslovakian intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
1977 - Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
1978 - Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
1978 - President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
1978 - "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum New York City after 429 performances
1979 - International Year of the Child begins
1979 - Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
1979 - U.S. and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
1980 - 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
1980 - Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
1980 - Chrysler U.K. renamed Talbot
1980 - International Decade of Water and Sanitation begins
1980 - Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
1980 - Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
1980 - Sweden changes order of succession to throne
1981 - Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
1981 - Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
1981 - International Year for the Disabled begins
1981 - Palau, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, becomes self-governing
1981 - Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
1982 - 30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
1982 - Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
1982 - Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
1982 - Metropolitan Transportation Authority launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the New York City subway system
1982 - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
1982 - TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul New York City subway system
1983 - Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
1983 - PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
1983 - World Communications Year begins
1984 - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
1984 - Brunei becomes independent of U.K.
1984 - New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
1985 - Actress Judith Licht (Who's the Boss) marries Robert Desiderio (One Life to Live)
1985 - International Youth Year begins
1985 - US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
1985 - VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
1986 - Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curaeao
1986 - Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
1986 - International Peace Year begins
1986 - Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game at the Rose Bowl
1986 - New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
1986 - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
1986 - Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
1987 - 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
1987 - China's rudimentary civil code in effect
1987 - International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
1988 - Czechoslovakian born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
1988 - Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
1988 - Year of the Reader begins
1989 - Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
1989 - New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
1989 - Year of the Young Reader begins
1990 - David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of New York City
1990 - FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
1990 - Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
1990 - New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority stops token redemption at subway stations
1990 - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
1991 - 5% sales tax on consumer goods and services goes into effect in U.S.S.R.
1991 - Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian President Hosi Mubarak
1991 - Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
1992 - Bush is 1st U.S. President to address Australian Parliament
1992 - Curaeao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
1992 - Europe breaks down trade barriers
1992 - International Space Year begins
1992 - New York City transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
1993 - 12 member European Economic Community sets up vast free trade zone
1993 - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
1993 - Cigarette advertisements are banned in New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1993 - Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Slovakia
1993 - Harry Connick, Jr. arrested at a New York airport for gun possession
1994 - Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
1994 - Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
1994 - "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 50 performances
1994 - "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion New York City after 52 performances
1994 - Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant
1994 - International Year of Family
1994 - Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
1994 - Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)
1994 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
1995 - Austria, Finland and Sweden act to join European Union
1995 - Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
1995 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
1995 - "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 57 performances
1995 - International Year of Tolerance
1995 - Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson started in 1980
1995 - Raman Lamba and Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
1995 - "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Square Theater New York City after 49 performances
1995 - "Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater New York City 20 performances
1996 - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
1996 - Curaeao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
1997 - Rose Bowl, Ohio State Buckeyes beat Arizona State Sun Devils 20 - 17
1998 - All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
1998 - Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
1998 - Rose Bowl, Michigan Wolverines beat Washington State Cougars 21 - 16
1998 - U.S. Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
1999 - International Year of Elderly
1999 - Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat UCLA Bruins 38 - 31

21st Century

2000 - After years of preparation for Y2K, only minor computer-related problems were reported (a problem with Hotmail, with a nuclear power plant in Japan and with apartment heating in Korea)
2000 - Millennial celebrations occurred worldwide without terrorist incidents
2000 - Rose Bowl, Wisconsin Badgers beat Stanford Cardinals 17 - 9
2001 - Rose Bowl, Washington Huskies beat Purdue Boilermakers 34 - 24
2002 - Rose Bowl, Miami Hurricanes beat Nebraska Cornhuskers 37 - 14
2002 - The Euro becomes the official currency for most of Europe
2003 - Rose Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners beat Washington State Cougars 34 - 14
2004 - Rose Bowl, USC Trojans beat Michigan Wolverines 28 - 14
2007 - Bulgaria joins the European Union
2007 - Romania joins the European Union
2007 - Slovenia begins using the Euro as it's currency
2008 - Cyprus replaces it's currency with the Euro
2008 - Malta replaces it's currency with the Euro
2009 - Czech Republic assumes EU presidency
2009 - Slovakia replaces its national currency, the Slovak koruna, with the Euro


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