dec 31, 2005 - 2006


Major Event 1: North Korea announced its intention to conduct a test on 3rd October, six days prior, and in doing so became the first nation to give warning of its first nuclear test. The blast was estimated to have an explosive force of less than one kiloton, and some radioactive output was detected.

Major event 2: On 24th August 2006 the International Astronomical Union defined the term "planet" for the first time. This definition excluded Pluto, instead adding it as a member of a new category "dwarf planet" together with Eris and Ceres. After the reclassification, Pluto was added to the list of minor planets and given the number 134340. A number of scientists continued to hold that Pluto should be classified as a planet.

Pop culture: In October 2006 tech giant, Google, bought video streaming site, YouTube, for $1.65 billion. The price tag would've seemed massive at the time - especially as YouTube only started up in 2005 but YouTube continued to grow year after year. At that time it was Google's second largest buy. YouTube now has 1 billion unique users using the service every month. Starting from 2010 Alexa (a commercial web traffic data and analytics service) ranked YouTube as the third most visited website on the Internet after Google and Facebook - this still continues today.

Personal event: I watched my first rodeo in 2006 (the sheridan wyo rodeo) which we now go to every year with my grandparents. A tradition started that year in our family. I always look forward to going and it never falls short of amazing

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4 Oct 2017
History of my life
Sam Riecken


dec 31, 2005
~ 12 years ago


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