Failed doomsday predictions

Published On: Dec 20 2012 09:01:49 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 09:06:05 AM PST

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

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12/31/99 -- Many thought the "Y2K bug," in which computers wouldn't be able to differ between 1900 and 2000 dates, would shut down the world's computers and data storage systems, leading to a nuclear holocaust and other catastrophic problems. It didn't.


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