By Tim Heffernan
Click here to read Tom Junod's in-depth new essay looking back at the last eight years....
December 13: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush.
The Dow closes at 10,794.
January 15: Wikipedia is founded.
June 7: The Bush tax cuts become law.
September 9: Ahmed Shah Massoud, commander of the anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan, is assassinated.
September 11: Nearly 3,000 die in the 9/11 attacks.
September 18: The first anthrax letters are mailed.
September 20: The Office of Homeland Security is announced.
October 7: The United States invades Afghanistan.
October 26: The PATRIOT Act is signed into law.
November 25: CIA interrogator Johnny Michael Spann is killed in Afghanistan; he is the first U.S. casualty in the war on terror.
December 2: Enron files for bankruptcy.
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