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George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 2001 to Jan. 20, 2009

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”   — George W. Bush

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Dick Cheney 46th Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 2001 to Jan. 20, 2009

World events

• Queen Elizabeth II christens the RMS Queen Mary 2 cruise liner • Suicide bombers detonate car bombs in Basra, killing at least 74 • U.S. transfers sovereignty and control back to the Iraqi people • 60th anniversary of D-day • World AIDs report tells of 5 million new cases and 3 million people dead • Japan is hit with multiple Desmond Tutu

earthquakes and typhoons • Following ethnic cleansing by governmentbacked militia in Darfur, Sudan, one million people flee their homes • West African countries suffer the worst locusts plagues in 40 years • Hurricane Ivan strikes Grenada, destroy 90% of homes • Hurricane Jeanne kills over 3,000 in Haiti • EU accepts 10 new states • Four U.S. contractors am-

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bushed and murdered with photos released to new agencies worldwide • Strongest earthquake in 40 years originates from the Indian Ocean close to Indonesia, measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale. It creates tsunami waves that sweep across much of the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. At least 290,000 people are confirmed to have died.

U.S. news

• U.S. admits there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq

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• CBS uncovers systematic torture of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison • Statue of Liberty is reopened the public • Colin Powell resigns and Condoleezza Rice is nominated as his replacement for Secretary of States • President George Bush beats John Kerry to gain a second term in office • Facebook is launched • Oil peaks at just over $50 a barrel, then retreats back • Ex-soldier John Muhammad is found guilty of one of a series of sniper shootings that terrorized Washington, D.C. • Martha Stewart is convicted of a felony and sentenced to five months in prison • First same sex marriage performed in Massachusetts

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Sports

• Lance Armstrong wins 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title • Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece • New England Patriots 32 over Carolina Panthers 29 in Superbowl XXXVIII • NBA Finals Detroit Pistons 4 games to 1 over the LA Lakers

Technology

• Space Ship One is the first privately-funded spaceplane to achieve space flight • Google IPO raises $1.67 billion • Official opening of Taipei 101, tallest skyscraper in the world at 1,676 feet • National WWII Memorial opens in Washington, D.C. • Remains of a previously unknown species of human is discovered in Indonesia, named Homo floresiensis

Popular culture

• Janet Jackson’s breast exposed in Super Bowl Nipplegate • Ken Jennings wins over $2.5 million on Jeopardy • High controversial film Fahren-

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Popular music

• Usher, “Yeah” “Burn” • Alicia Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You” • Maroon 5, “This Love” • OutKast, “The Way You Move” • Hoobastank, “The Reason” • Mario Winans, “I Don’t Wanna Know” • OutKast, “Hey Ya!” • J-Kwon, “Tipsy” • Nickelback, “Someday” • Evanesence, “My Immortal”

Popular TV shows

• Lost • House M.D. • Veronica Mars • Battlestar Gallactica • Entourage • Desperate Housewives • The L Word • Boston Legal • Deadwood

•  Income per year .... $51,000 •  Minimum wage ........... $6.90 •  New house ......... $145,000 •  New car ................. $21,000 •  Gallon of gas ............... $1.88 •  Dozen eggs .................... 99¢ •  Gallon of milk .............. $3.75 •  Loaf of bread ............... $1.20 •  First-class stamp ........... 37¢ •  Movie ticket ................. $7.00

Popular films

• Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Spider Man 2 • The Incredibles • The Passion of the Christ • The Day After Tomorrow • Meet the Fockers • Ocean’s Twelve • Mission Dollar Baby

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