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Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
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 - Imperial Year Kōki 2668
(皇紀2668年)
Julian calendar 2053
Korean calendar 4341
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2008 (MMVIII ) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

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Heath Ledger (Berlin Film Festival 2006) revised

Heath Ledger

President Suharto, 1993

Suharto

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Roy Scheider 2007

Roy Scheider

Janez Drnovsek

Janez Drnovšek

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Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

Paul Scofield Allan Warren

Paul Scofield

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Charlton Heston in Amsterdam. Charlton Heston, Bestanddeelnr 921-2291

Charlton Heston

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Irena Sendlerowa 2005-02-13 zoom

Irena Sendler

Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Tschingis Ajtmatow

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Cyd Charisse - 1949

Cyd Charisse

Jesus is coming.. Look Busy (George Carlin)

George Carlin

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JesseHelms

Jesse Helms

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BernieMacSoulMenMarch08

Bernie Mac

Isaac hayes 1973

Isaac Hayes

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Paul Newman in Carnation, Washington June 2007 cropped

Paul Newman

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JoergHaider Sep07

Jörg Haider

NovemberEdit

MichaelCrichton 2

Michael Crichton

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Patriarch Alexey II of Russia

Alexy II

Horst Tappert retouched

Horst Tappert

MarkFelt

Mark Felt

Eartha Kitt 2007

Eartha Kitt

Nobel PrizesEdit

New English wordsEdit

  • Bitcoin
  • burner phone
  • dumpster fire
  • exome
  • hate-watch
  • mansplain
  • photobomb[58]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Cyprus and Malta set to join eurozone in 2008 Script error, EurActiv
  3. ^ Akrotiri and Dhekelia adopt the euro, EUbusiness (ISO 4217 code: VEF). Script error
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  5. ^ Landler, Mark; Timmons, Heather (January 21, 2008). "Stocks Plunge Worldwide on Fears of a U.S. Recession". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081211195300/http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/business/22stox-web.html. Retrieved November 21, 2008. 
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  7. ^ "Iran Opens Space Center, Launches Rocket", Associated Press
  8. ^ "Kevin Rudd says sorry". The Sydney Morning Herald. February 13, 2008. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/rudd-says-sorry/2008/02/13/1202760342960.html. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "BU.S., Europeans at Security Council Back Kosovo's Independence". Bloomberg L.P.. February 17, 2008. https://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=anGy1wIN83Sg&refer=home. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
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  11. ^ James, Ian (March 3, 2008). "Venezuela, Ecuador sending troops to border with Colombia after rebel leader killed". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on March 10, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080310030210/http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004255911_webrebel02.html. Retrieved March 15, 2009. 
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  16. ^ "BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Cameron urges aid drops for Burma". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7396313.stm. 
  17. ^ "Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale" (in en-GB). BBC News. 2013-05-09. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22398684. 
  18. ^ "BBC NEWS | Americas | South America nations found union". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7417896.stm. 
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  20. ^ "Phoenix Mars Mission". Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. https://www.webcitation.org/5W4NeGhno?url=http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/. 
  21. ^ "BBC NEWS | South Asia | Nepal votes to abolish monarchy". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7424302.stm. 
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  23. ^ MSFC, Jennifer Wall : (2015-05-21). "What Is the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope?" (in en). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-the-fermi-telescope-k4.html. 
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  25. ^ "Spain's Expo 2008 on world water opens". Reuters. 2017-06-14. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-expo-idUSL1381481020080614. 
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  28. ^ "BBC NEWS | Africa | Troops stage coup in Mauritania". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7544834.stm. 
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  30. ^ "Beijing 2008 – It's a wrap". The Boston Globe. August 25, 2008. http://boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/beijing_2008_its_a_wrap.html. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  31. ^ "First beam in the LHC – accelerating science". http://press.cern/press-releases/2008/09/first-beam-lhc-accelerating-science. 
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  33. ^ "At Least 40 Killed in Huge Explosion at Pakistan Hotel". The New York Times. http://nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-pakistan-blast.html. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
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  36. ^ "Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Falcon 1 Flight 4". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110725225434/http://www.spacex.com/F1-004.php. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
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