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Posted By: Jim the Bart
25-Apr-00 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: News of the day
Subject: News of the day
As a guy who likes to read history, I have often asked myself this little question:

How much of the news of today will be included in the history books we read tomorrow?

Will Monica get a mention in a US high school History textbook in 2075? Will Bubba be more than a footnote; is he more than a name on the long list of US Presidents, along side Fillard Millmore and William Henry Harrison (or was that George Harrison?).

If you think a news story of the past 5 years is truly HISTORIC, I'd like to know what story and why. And, please, don't limit this to the US news. This may be a chance to shed some of my parochialism and learn something about what's going on outside the neighborhood.