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What Else Happened Five Years Ago?

What was happening in your life five years ago?
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Since we're celebrating the Today's Mama 5th birthday, we thought a little walk down memory lane to the YEAR 2006 (Say that Conan style) could be fun. What else was happening as Rachael and Erin were in Rachael's living room about to launch Today's Mama?


Big News Stories:

  1. Russia cut natural gas to the Ukraine when they got into a fight
  2. The Turino Winter Olympic Games
  3. Italy wins the FIFA World Cup
  4. Israel invades Lebanon
  5. Saddam Hussein is executed
  6. Ban Ki-Moon is elected the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (making him the best-named SG of the UN since Boutros Boutros-Ghali.)
  7. Tainted spinach had us all skipping the salad
  8. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills separate leading to an epic divorce meltdown

Favorite Movies of the Year:

  1. The Departed
  2. Casino Royale
  3. Borat
  4. Cars (Which has probably been on repeat at your house since 2006.)
  5. Little Miss Sunshine
  6. The Queen
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Top Baby Names for 2006

(Or what kindergarten teachers will have to deal with this Fall. Good luck Jacob B., Jacob W., Jacob M., Emily C., Emily J., and Emily N.!)


  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Ethan
  5. Matthew
  6. Daniel
  7. Andrew
  8. Christopher
  9. Anthony
  10. William


  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Abigail
  7. Olivia
  8. Hannah
  9. Sophia
  10. Samantha

What was happening in your life five years ago?


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