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Britney is reminding us all that we're old

By Christina Maxouris

Published October 24, 2018

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Britney Spears' song "...Baby One More time" turned 20 this week. Here are more iconic things celebrating two decades this year.

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Google Inc. was born.

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In September 1998, Google Inc. filed for incorporation with its headquarters in a Menlo Park garage.

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The Furby came into our lives.

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Is it a bird? Is it a hamster? We're still not sure but the United States was obsessed with the robotic creature for close to two years.

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The iMac debuted.

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A week after the iMac announcement, Steve Jobs said it had already sold out for the quarter in Japan.

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The first Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" came out in the US.

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J.K. Rowling debuted the first book in the series in June 1997 in the UK, but it took a year for the wizard stories to reach the US.

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Titanic raked in 11 Oscars.

A year after its release, the tear-jerking romantic tragedy scored 14 Oscar nominations and 11 wins.

The European Central Bank was established.

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Shortly before rolling out the Euro currency, Europe established the ECB, which now oversees monetary policy and is the central bank for the currency.

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Elton John became a knight.

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The musical legend was named an Honorary Knight Commander of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.