The Brunching Shuttlecocks Good or Bad

Good or Bad? (Part Twelve)

Well, jackbooted government thugs (Hi, Rod! Hi, Jeremy!) came into our offices and explained that we're required to do something to commemorate the fact that the year is about to start with a "2." So here you have it, a very special Good or Bad listing what are obviously the most significant events of the four-digit years that started with a "1." Significant, yes, but are they good or bad? You tell us.

Update: Voting is closed, and the results, those wonderful results, are below.


(10735) Charon, Pluto's moon, discovered (1978)
(10149) Taj Mahal completed (1653)
(9534) Indiana Jones born (1899)
(5389) First commercial chewing gum manufactured (1848)
(3199) Guild of Pepper Wholesalers founded in London (1180)
(2986) Luge event introduced to the Olympics (1964)
(2331) Law passed in Paris banning university professors from wearing shoes with long, pointed toes (1315)
(1283) The Dutch invent checking (1608)
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(-277) Wisconsin admitted into the Union (1848)
(-2991) First National Canadian Egg-Laying Contest held (1919)
(-6731) Teen Wolf released (1985)
(-9127) The word "proactive" first appears in print (1933)


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