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2008 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Chinese calendar 4704 – 4705
丁亥 – 戊子
Ethiopian calendar 2000 – 2001
Hebrew calendar 5768 – 5769
Hindu calendars
- Vikram Samvat 2063 – 2064
- Shaka Samvat 1930 – 1931
- Kali Yuga 5109 – 5110
Iranian calendar 1386 – 1387
Islamic calendar 1429 – 1430

2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 22nd century (Gregorian calendar) will comprise the years 2101-2200. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the very late 1980s and from 2000 and beyond. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 2010s decade comprises the years from 2010 to 2019, inclusive. ... The decade as a whole This decade is expected to be called the twenty-twenties. The Roman decennia number is XX. 2020 - NASA expects to launch the Crew Exploration Vehicle to Mars in 2020. ... Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 The decade as a whole This decade is expected to be called the... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2008. ... This article will list events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2008. ... The following are the scheduled events of football (soccer) for the year 2008 throughout the world. ... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nearly everywhere in the world. ... Ab urbe condita (AUC or a. ... Dates are marked by the letters Ô¹ÕŽ or the like, often with a line over, indicating tvin (in the year) followed by one to four letters, each of which stands for a number based on its order in the alphabet. ... The Chinese calendar (Traditional Chinese: 農曆; Simplified Chinese: 农历; pinyin: nónglì) is a lunisolar calendar incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. ... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: gānzhÄ«) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhÄ«). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering the years, not only in... The Ethiopian calendar or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia. ... The Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: ) or Jewish calendar is the annual calendar used in Judaism. ... A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72. ... There is disagreement as to the meaning of the Indian word Samvat. ... The Indian national calendar (sometimes called Saka calendar) is the official civil calendar in use in India. ... Kali Yuga is also the title of a book by Roland Charles Wagner. ... The Iranian calendar (also known as Persian calendar or the Jalaali Calendar) is a solar calendar currently used in Iran and Afghanistan. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic holy days. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... This is the calendar for a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) January February March Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 6 7 8 9... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nearly everywhere in the world. ...

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The Rat/Mouse is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. ... Chinese astrology (as it is known today) is the divination of the future from the Chinese calendar, particularly its 12-year cycle of animals, referred to as the Chinese Zodiac. ... Photo of Aries with added art. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... AIESEC’s official logo since 1991 AIESEC is The international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential. As a global, student-run, non-profit organization, AIESEC looks to create tomorrows leaders, today through the facilitation of an internship exchange program. ... Karlsruhe (population 283,959 in 2005) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... The European Juggling Convention (EJC), is one of the largest juggling conventions in the world, regularly attracting several thousand participants. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, known worldwide by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of Football (soccer) and the largest sporting organization in the world. ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in South America. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established in 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futurama is an American animated television series that follows Philip J. Fry after he is cryogenically frozen at midnight, December 31, 1999, and is revived a thousand years later in the year 2999. ... Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury cars headquartered at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. ... The Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door, four-seat coupe, which would be produced by Aston Martin from late 2007 to compete with the Porsche Panamera, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Maserati Quattroporte. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Automotive design. ... FAA diagram of Sea-Tac Airport Sea-Tac Airport from space with the SR 509 freeway to the west and the SR 518 freeway to the north Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington at the intersections of... For other uses, see Honda (disambiguation). ... Sequel, a fuel cell powered vehicle from General Motors A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle, such as an automobile or aeroplane which uses hydrogen as its primary source of power for locomotion. ...

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8 February 20- The 30th Anniversity of Van Halen's self titled album. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... ISO 4217 Code EUR User(s) European Union; Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Montenegro, Kosovo, French Guiana, Réunion, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte. ... Ust-Orda Buryatia (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous okrug of Irkutsk Oblast). ... Irkutsks location Irkutsk (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, one of the largest cities in Siberia. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (or MESSENGER for short) is a NASA mission, launched August 3, 2004, designed to study the characteristics and environment of Mercury from orbit. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in orange and red—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Part of the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard in Whitehall, London. ... The 2008 African Cup of Nations will be the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Futurama is an American animated television series that follows Philip J. Fry after he is cryogenically frozen at midnight, December 31, 1999, and is revived a thousand years later in the year 2999. ... Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... The Adult Swim logo Adult Swim, usually rendered [adult swim] on bumps, is the name for the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network in the United States, and Bravo in the United Kingdom, featuring absurdist and often ribald comedy in contrast to the more tame daytime Cartoon Network. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship of the NFL between the National Football Conference and American Football Conference champions. ... Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Photo taken during the 1999 eclipse. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Van Halen is an American Hard rock band. ...

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New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a National Basketball Association team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The current head coach is Byron Scott. ... The Election for the 12th-term President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (Chinese: 第十二任中華民國總統副總統選舉) will be held in March 2008 (but as is customary in Taiwanese elections, the date will probably not be determined until late 2007). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Rasta hairstyle Rastafarianism is a religious movement that believes in the divinity of former emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ...

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May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI unmanned space mission intended to study Saturn and its moons. ... [5] Atmospheric characteristics Pressure trace, significant spatial variability [6], [7] Water vapour 91% [8] Carbon dioxide 3. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Eurovision Song Contest logo. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Eurovision Song Contest logo. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Night shot of the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina The present Colón Theater (Spanish:Teatro Colón) in Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Adjective Plutonian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... New Horizons is a NASA unmanned mission to fly by Pluto and its moons. ... Adjective Saturnian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... The Voyager spacecraft Launch of Voyager 2 Voyager is also the name of a planned series of unmanned probes to Mars, cancelled in 1968. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Expo 2008 is an international exposition, coordinated by the Bureau of International Expositions organization which is responsible for sanctioning Worlds fairs. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Zaragoza (Spanish) Spanish name Zaragoza Founded 24 Postal code 50001 - 50018 Website http://www. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... UEFA logo The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... The 21st World Youth Day 2008 will take place in Homebush, Sydney, Australia. ... Homebush is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located in the municipality of Strathfield. ... Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Speigel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Akira ) is a 1988 anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his manga of the same name. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... This article is about one of the founders of Microsoft. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), (founded 1975), headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, is the worlds largest software company (with over 50,000 employees in various countries, as of May 2004). ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Photo taken during the 1999 eclipse. ... Solar eclipse of 2008 August 1 The solar eclipse that takes place on August 1, 2008 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The European Juggling Convention (EJC), is one of the largest juggling conventions in the world, regularly attracting several thousand participants. ... Karlsruhe (population 283,959 in 2005) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... The Eisteddfod (from Welsh eistedd, to sit; plural is eisteddfodau) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing, China from August 8, 2008 through August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Omagh bombing was a car bomb attack carried out by the Real IRA on August 15, 1998, against civilians in Omagh, Northern Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... This article is about County Tyrone. ... Motto: (French for God and my right)2 Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (De facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (De facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office suspended... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Seoul (Sŏul 서울) ) is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WFLZ-FM is a Contemporary Hit Radio/Pop music (Top 40) station broadcasting in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA. Before the 90s, the station played the Oldies format before switching to Top 40 to compete against local CHR Q105. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... FL, Fl or fl may stand for: FL (complexity), a class of functions in complexity theory. ...

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September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... For the identically named building in Florida, see Freedom Tower (Miami). ... The World Trade Center site destruction, 2001 in 2006 The World Trade Center site is the 16-acre (6. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (or MESSENGER for short) is a NASA mission, launched August 3, 2004, designed to study the characteristics and environment of Mercury from orbit. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The United States Presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to be conducted on November 4, 2008. ... If President George W. Bush remains in office until the end of his term, the 44th President of the United States will be elected on November 4, 2008 in the U.S. presidential election and inaugurated on January 20, 2009. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the film, see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on 16 July 2005, is the sixth novel in J. K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ...

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February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the pre-Christian Celtic calendar, associated with fertility ritual, was subsequently adopted as St Brigids Day in the Christian period, and in more recent times has been celebrated as a fire festival, one of eight holidays, festivals (4 Solar and... A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... In astronomy, the vernal equinox (spring equinox, March equinox, or northward equinox) is the equinox at the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere: the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading northward. ... This article is about the solar holiday. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... This article is about the Gaelic holiday. ... A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Illumination of Earth by the sun on the northern hemisphere summer solstice The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... Midsummer celebration, Åmmeberg, Sweden Midsummer, or Litha as it was known by the ancient Germanic peoples, refers the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the religious celebrations that accompany it. ... Midsummer celebration, Åmmeberg, Sweden Midsummer, or Litha as it was known by the ancient Germanic peoples, refers the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the religious celebrations that accompany it. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... An equinox is one of two opposite points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator and ecliptic intersect. ... Mabon is one of the eight solar holidays or sabbats of American Neopaganism. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Samhain (IPA: ) is the word for November in the Irish Gaelic language. ... A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one. ... Neopaganism or Neo-Paganism [1] is any of a heterogeneous group of new religious movements, particularly those influenced by ancient, primarily pre-Christian and sometimes pre-Judaic religions. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the northern hemisphere winter solstice Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the southern hemisphere winter solstice In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is... Yule was the winter solstice celebration of the Germanic pagans still celebrated by Ásatrúar. ...

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Battle Royale is a novel written by Japanese author Koushun Takami. ... The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is Indias national space agency. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany Established 1 January 1998 President Jean-Claude Trichet Central Bank of Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Currency Euro -ISO 4217 Code EUR Reserves >€4 billion Base borrowing rate 4. ... The Euro symbol The euro (EUR or €) is the single currency for 12 European Union member states. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي for Dubai Tower) is a skyscraper currently under construction, since April 15, 2005, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at . The lead architect is Adrian Smith of the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. ... The International Business Center is an approved supertall skyscraper ready to start construction in Seoul, South Korea. ... Seoul (Sŏul 서울) ) is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... ASPO predicts that oil production will peak around 2010. ... The Olduvai theory was first introduced by Richard C. Duncan, Ph. ... Devised the Olduvai theory, which holds that mankind will revert to living in caves soon after oil runs out. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... Border Television is the ITV franchisee for the border region between England and Scotland (including the south of Scotland, much of Cumbria and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed), and also the Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... The original World Cup, first lifted in 1954 by Great Britain The Rugby League World Cup, is a tournament in which a number of the strongest rugby league nations participate in, to determine which nation is supreme in the sport. ... The Cosmopolitan is a resort-casino that broke ground for construction in October 2005 just south of the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. ... The Singapore Flyer (Chinese: 新加坡摩天观景轮) is an observation wheel to be built in Singapore by 2008. ... The British Airways London Eye observation wheel on the banks of the River Thames near the Houses of Parliament, London, England Five capsules of the London Eye observation wheel. ... APEC can also stand for Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries who meet with the purpose of improving economic and political ties. ... APEC may refer to: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour Advanced Placement European Civilization Atlantic Provinces Economic Council This article consisting of a 4-letter acronym or initialism is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. ... The designs of the three palm islands. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area    - City 4,114 km² Population    - City (2006) 1,241,000[1]  - Density 293. ... Singapore Changi International Airport (Chinese: ; pinyin: XÄ«njiāpō Zhāngyí JÄ«chÇŽng; Malay: Lapangan Terbang Changi Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் சாங்கி விமானநிலையம்) or simply Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) is a major aviation hub in Asia. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Faith No More was a highly influential experimental alternative metal/rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ... Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (born August 16, 1958), better known worldwide by only her first name, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, and author whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for over two decades. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed on October 15, 1981. ... Pantera was a popular heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... It has been suggested that Hornets Attack Victor Mature be merged into this article or section. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park, California, in 1982[1] by Kerry King (guitars), Tom Araya (bass and vocals), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Violent Femmes From left to right. ... Star Trek XI is the working title of the planned eleventh entry in the Star Trek film series, based upon Gene Roddenberrys famous science fiction franchise. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the space shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three remaining spacecraft in the space shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Space Shuttle Endeavour being carried on top of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. ... Eurovision Song Contest logo. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 will be the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. ...

Fiction

  • Jason Vorhees is cryogenically frozen.
  • According to Capcom, the year "200X" in which Mega Man and Mega Man II takes place is 2008. However,the game says Mega Man II takes place one year after Wily's first attack.
  • Twisted Metal 3, made in 1998 takes place in this year.
  • Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)'s daughter, Sarah Fisher, dies.
  • In the computer game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Russia attempts to reunite the Soviet Union and invades several Eastern European countries. The UN intervenes with Peace-Keeping Forces.
  • In the WB series finale Dawson's Creek, this is the year when the characters meet once again. According to the storyline, John Mayer will be on tour (Since the character Joey Potter declaims the character Audrey Lidell is touring with John Mayer as a back up singer). Also, there will be a series called "The Creek" based on character Dawson Leery's life (Basically is a "Dawson's Creek" inside the show called "The Creek"); it also is established that there will be a McDonald's on Hudsons already (on the show's fictitious Capeside, MA)
  • In commemoration of Ian Fleming's 100th birthday this year, Ian Fleming Publications has announced the publication of a new James Bond novel, to be written by a noted author. As of October 2006, no further details of this project have been released. This will be the first novel published featuring the adult version of Bond since 2002.
  • The science fiction film Silent Running takes place in 2008.
  • The events of the 1992 dystopian science fiction film Split Second, starring Rutger Hauer, take place.
  • In the 1999 animated comedy Futurama, suicide booths are said to be invented in this year (Space Pilot 3000).
  • In the .hack series, The World reaches 2 million players in this year.
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