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1999 The World Global Millennium Party December 31st , 1999 : The world prepares to have a global party with fireworks and special events around the world to welcome in the third millennium.

1900 U.S.A. Indian Lands December 31st , 1900 : Indian Chief, Pac-kee-ka-ma-que, charged that Indian affairs agent H.M. Robek with corruption and theft. Apparently, the tribes had bought 3,000 acres of land with their own money and wanted $50,000 in compensation from the U.S. government.

1927 Turkey Economic distress Dec. 31st , 1927 : Economic distress in Turkey led companies to ditch their old strong boxes. So many Turkish businesses went broke that there was a glut of strong boxes on the market.Economic distress in Turkey led companies to ditch their old strong boxes. So many Turkish businesses went broke that there was a glut of strong boxes on the market.

1933 Rumania Martial law Dec. 31st , 1933 : Martial law was declared in Rumania to prevent assassination attempts on King Carol and his government officials. Premier Ion G. Duca had already been murdered.

1942 Great Britain Churchill Meets Stalin Dec. 31st , 1942 : Winston Churchill took a plane to Moscow to meet with communist leader Josef Stalin.

1956 Germany Saarland Dec. 31st , 1956 : Saarland had one million inhabitants and was rich in raw materials such as coal. It was to become Germany’s tenth state at midnight. France and Germany had fought over the area for 250 years.

1963 Soviet Union Needs To Buy Wheat From US Dec. 31st , 1963 : There was a rumpus in U.S. politics over the Soviet Union’s request for credit to purchase American wheat to feed starving Soviets. The Democrats and Republicans were sharply divided over the issue.

1963 U.S.A. Snowstorm Dec. 31st , 1963 : A massive snowstorm hits the southern states and reaches up through Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Strong winds accompanied the 17 inches that were dropped in a matter of 48 hours, causing power outages and many other problems for millions of people.

1964 U.S.A. Donald Campbell December 31st , 1964 : Donald Campbell breaks the world water speed record with his boat Bluebird, on Lake Dumbleyung in Perth, Western Australia. , the only man to break both land and water speed records in the same year.

1967 U.S.A. Evel Knievel Dec. 31st , 1967 : Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. resulting in concussion that kept him lying in a coma for 29 days with a crushed pelvis and femur, fractures to his hip, wrist and both ankles.


1978 Taiwan Severs US Diplomatic Relations Dec. 31st , 1978 : U.S. officials had to beat a hasty retreat after President Ching-kuo expressed rage at President Jimmy Carter’s acknowledgement of Peking and the severing of diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

1989 Japan Economy Dec. 31st , 1989 : Japan’s economy was in trouble with the 250 yen to the dollar. The price of gasoline rose 90% and hydro bills soared 50%.

1991 Iran Dec. 31st , 1991 : U.S. diplomatic ties with Iran were severed as Swiss representatives were restricted and prevented from leaving the country. Switzerland had been acting on behalf of Americans in Iran and closed the Tehran embassy in protest for the way their diplomats were treated.

1993 U.S.A. Barbra Streisand Dec. 31st , 1993 : Barbra Streisand performed her first paid concert in 22 years, singing to a sellout crowd at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

1999 Russia Boris Yeltsin December 31st , 1999 : Boris Yeltsin resigns as Russian president, Vladimir Putin will take over as acting president

2005 Sudan Embassy Dec. 31st , 2005 : Sudan’s embassy in Baghdad was shut down in an effort to get six kidnapped workers freed. Representatives of al-Qaida warned that the Sudanese captives would be murdered if diplomatic relations between Iraq and Sudan were not cut off.

2006 United States The G8 Debt Relief Program Dec. 31st , 2006 : On the last day of their summit, G8 leaders have agreed to extend the debt relief scheme for the world's poorest countries by two years. The initiative, managed by the I.M.F., provides support to twenty-seven nations, mostly from Africa, and was due to expire at the end of 2006. There has reportedly been no agreement on a British proposal to cancel all debts owed.

2006 Iraq Saddam Hussein buried in Tikrit Dec. 31st , 2006 : Saddam Hussein has been buried in Awja, the village where he was born sixty-nine years ago. The ceremony was sparsely attended in the Tikrit region north of the capital, where the former Iraqi leader was laid to rest in a family plot. His sons Uday and Qusay are also buried there.

2007 U.S.A. Number Of Murders Dec. 31st , 2007 : Statistics relating to the number of murders in relation to the population. We seem to assume the the violent crimes / murders has been getting worse but comparing the population nearly 60 years apart proves that the percentage is very similar. 1947 8,000 murders and the population in the US was about 145 million 2007 16,500 murders and the population in the US was about 300 million
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2007 Kenya Riots in lieu of the Kenyan elections Dec. 31st , 2007 : Kenyan police have been battling protesters in the blazing slums of Nairobi after disputed the elections that returned President Mwai Kibaki to office. The turmoil might have triggered the deaths of more than one hundred people. Riots have also hit the opposition's western heartland near the border with Uganda, Nairobi's shanty-towns and the resort of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean coast. Reuters have estimated the one hundred deaths, based on witnesses, body counts and credible media reports. Local broadcaster K.T.N. has said the toll has reached at least 124.

2008 United States Bomb threats in Aspen December 31st , 2008 : The ski resort of Aspen has been virtually shut down on New Year’s Eve after two homemade gasoline bombs with threatening notes were found at two of the town's banks and two more in an alley. Hours later, a longtime Aspen resident who is said to be bitter because he had not profited from the community’s transformation from a rural mining town into a luxury resort killed himself with a gunshot to the head. The suspect's body was that of James C. Blanning Jr., 72, a convicted swindler, who was found early in a car on a rural county road on New Year's Day.

Sweden 2011 Sweden Woman Finds Wedding Ring on Garden Carrot After 16 Years 31st December, 2011 : A Swedish woman who lost her wedding ring in her home in 1995 found the ring around the top of a carrot growing in her garden sixteen years later. The ring was custom made with white gold and diamonds and was designed by the woman who intended to get it re-sized as it no longer fit.



United States
2012 United States Hillary Clinton Blood Clot

31st December, 2012 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was being treated after doctors discovered a blood clot between her brain and skull. Doctors stated that she would be fine and would be released once they gave her a blood-thinner.



Taiwan
2013 Taiwan Giant Rubber Duck Bursts

31st December, 2013 : A giant yellow rubber duck that was put on display to float in the Keelong Port in Taiwan burst after only eleven days of being there. The duck was created as an artistic installation by a Dutch artist.