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Year Of The Snake Revisited

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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 08:50 PM
I've been thinking about doing this thread for awhile. I had finished my research this morning when I ran across this new thread:

Lunar New Year of the Snake

Hopefully the Mods will let my thread remain as the other thread is focusing on predictions and prophecies, whereas I intend to merely point out what has happened in past Year of the Snake years...

The Snake (蛇) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac and related to the Chinese calendar, as well as in related East Asian zodiacal or calendrical systems. The Year of the Snake is associated with the earthly branch symbol

Beginning and End Dates Wu Xing "element"
4 February 1905 – 24 January 1906:Wood Snake
23 January 1917 – 10 February 1918: Fire Snake
10 February 1929 – 29 January 1930: Earth Snake
27 January 1941 – 14 February 1942: Metal Snake
14 February 1953 – 2 February 1954: Water Snake
2 February 1965 – 20 January 1966: Wood Snake
18 February 1977 – 6 February 1978: Fire Snake
6 February 1989 – 26 January 1990: Earth Snake
23 January 2001 – 11 February 2002: Metal Snake
10 February 2013 – 30 January 2014: Water Snake
29 January 2025 – 16 February 2026: Wood Snake
15 February 2037 – 3 February 2038: Fire Snake

These are some interesting highlights from some of the past "Year of the Snake" years, some tragic events and some technological advances for humankind -

* Bloody Sunday / Russia
* Einsetin introduces E=MC 2

* Russian Revolution
* US liner Housatonic sunk by German sub, diplomatic relations severed, US declares war on Germany
* Great Atlanta fire of 1917

* Vatican city becomes a sovereign state
* St. Valentina's Day massacre in Chicago
* 1st telephone installed in WH
* 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts
* 1st Academy Awards
* Hoover authorizes building Hoover Dam
* USSR drops diplomatic relations with China
* Black Tuesday, stock market crashes, triggers Great Depression

* 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
* Famous "UFO" battle off coast of California (2 weeks after year of snake ...but close)
* Plutonium first produced
* 1st US FM radio station goes on the air
* 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history
* 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz
* Construction of Pentagon begins
* Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

* Truman announces development of Hydrogen Bomb
* Hurricane winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835 people
* USSR breaks relations with Israel
* Stalin dies
* B-47 accidentally drops nuke on South Carolina (of course it doesn't go off)
* Numerous nuke tests conducted by US at Nevada Test Site
* Polio vaccine announced
* Einstein announces revised Unified Field Theory
* Scientists identify DNA
* Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas
* Tornadoes kill 110 in Mich & Ohio
* NYC Transit Authority forms
* Dept of Health, Eduacation, & Welfare created
* USSR conducts test of 1st hydrogen bomb
* West Germany formed
* Earthquake/Tsunami strikes Honshu Japan

* LBJ's "Great Society" state of the union address
* South Vietnam military coup
* Winston Churchill funeral
* US begins regular bombing of N Vietnam
* Numerous US & USSR nuke tests
* First Person to walk in space, Soviet Cosmonaut
* MLK JR leads 25,000 to state capital in Montgomery, AL
* 40 tornadoes strike US Midwest, killing 272 & injuring 5,000
* 1st use of satellite TV
* 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 in India
* 2nd Chinese atom bomb test
* 2nd of 2 cyclones kills another 35,000 in India
* Supreme Court legalizes use of contraceptives by married couples (yep!)
* 1st bombing by B-52's in Vietnam
* First pics of Mars sent back by Mariner IV
* Watts riots in LA
* Race riots in West Side of Chicago
* Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
* Hurricane Betsy kills 74 in Fla, Miss, & La
* Disney launches Epcot Center
* Massive anti-Vietnam war protests in US

* Apple Computers incorporates
* Legionnaires' disease bacterium identified
* Snowfall in Miami, only time in history of city
* George Bush ends term as 11th director of CIA
* Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
* Blizzard in New England kills 100
* TRS-80 computer created
* SF earthquake 5.0 magnitude, strongest in 11 years
* Space Shuttle maiden flight above a 747
* Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
* Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
* US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
* Earthquake in Romania kills 1,541 people
* 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
* Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with Jimmy Carter
* 1st Quadraphonic concert, Pink Floyd in London
* Nightclub fire in Cincinnati kills 164
* Star Wars premiers
* 165 killed in fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
* Numerous USSR nuke tests
* 1st Apple computer goes on sale , Apple II
* Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated
* Elvis Presley last concert in Indianapolis
* NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
* CIA releases documents under the FOIA revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments
* Dept of Energy established
* David Berkowitz "Son of Sam" killer arrested
* Voyager 2 & 1 launched by NASA
* Indira Gandhi arrested
* 6 members of Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in plane crash
* 34 billion year old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, discovered
* Sadat visits Israel
* 1st flight of Concorde
* Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

* VP Bush 1st since VP Van Buren to become President by general election
* 737 crashes in England, 46 die
* 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons
* Computers across England hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
* Gunman opens fire in CA schoolyard, kills 5 students, wounds 30
* Reagan first Pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive
* Phobos II enters Mars orbit
* Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
* 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, killing 145
* Khomeini orders Muslims to kill "Satanic Verses" author Salmon Rushdie, massive protests follow
* 1st of 24 GPS satellites placed into orbit
* Soviet occupation of Afghanistan ends
* 747 loses part of roof over Pacific, 9 die
* Largest art robbery in history $100 million stolen from museum in Boston
* Exxon Valdez spills 11.3 million barrels of oil off coast of Alaska, worst US spill in history
* 1st free election is USSR, Yeltsin wins
* 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
* Tiananmen Square Chinese protests
* Gorbachev & Xiaoping historic meeting
* Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100's
* On June 7th, for one second, the time was 01:23:45, 6-7-89
* Ronald Reagan knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
* Solar flare, geomagnetic storm affects micro chips, halts trading in Toronto's stock market
* Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, kills 82
* Iljushin-62 crashes in residential area of Havana, Cuba, killing 170
* French DC-10 crashes near Niger, killing 171
* SF earthquake 6.9 magnitude, cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
* Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall
* Colombian jetliner bombed, killing 107
* Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II
* Worst Canadian mass murder, Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U of Montreal
* US invasion of Panama

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edit on 10-2-2013 by Signals because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 08:51 PM

* Apple launches iTunes
* 7.6 magnitude earthquake, El Salvador, kills 840
* Wikipedia launched
* EQ hits Gujarat, India, kills 20,000
* NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft becomes first to land on an asteroid
* 6.6 magnitude EQ, El Salvador, kills 400
* 1st draft of Human Genome published in Nature Magazine
* OKC Bombing museum dedication
* 6.8 magnitude EQ hits Nisqually Valley, Washington State, US
* Hintze Ribeiro Disaster, bridge collapses in Portugal, killing 70
* Russian Mir space station breaks up in atmosphere over Fiji
* Dennis Tito becomes world's first space tourist
* US loses seat on UN human rights commission for first time since formed in 1947
* Pope John Paul II becomes first pope to enter a mosque
* Accra Sports Stadium disaster, Ghana, 129 killed
* Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, kills 23, injures over 200, Israel's worst civil disaster
* Timothy McVeigh executed
* AbioCor self contained artificial heart created
* TU-154 airliner crashes at Irkutsk, Russia, killing 145

* 9/11 terrorist attacks

* Anthrax mailing attacks
* GWB declares "War On Terror"
* US invasion of Afghanistan starts
* Siberia Airlines Flight 1812, struck by errant Ukranian S-200 missile over Black Sea, 78 killed
* GWB establishes Office of Homeland Security
* SAS jetliner & a Cessna collide during takeoff in Milan, Italy, killing 118
* SIEV-X, Indonesian fishing boat, sinks killing 353 asylum seekers
* Apple releases iPod
* American Airlines flight 587 crashes after taking off from JFK, killing all 260 on board, & 5 on ground
* Enron files for bankruptcy
* China joins the WTO, granted permanent normal trade relations with US
* American Airlines flight 63, infamous shoe bomber attempt
* Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, 291 killed


Let your imagination run wild about what will happen this Year of the Snake !

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edit on 10-2-2013 by Signals because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 10:19 PM
Born in the year of the snake.

Edit: Ah cool, Earth Snake.

Cool stuff.

...And yes, please don't tread on me.

edit on 10-2-2013 by ThinkingCap because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 10:25 PM
This Year of the Snake is starting off strong with the snowfall the North East received the last few days....

Water Snake.....Snow...crystalline water....

posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 07:40 AM
Now with the recent worldwide fireball sightings....

Year of the Snake indeed.

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