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What The World Was Like The Last Time The GOP Was In Charge In DC

Ah, 2006...

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Cuban dictator Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother Raúl.

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was replaced by Ehud Olmert after suffering a massive stroke.

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Toiletries were banned on commercial airplanes after a terrorist plot was foiled by U.K. police.

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"Speed of Sound" by Coldplay was the billionth song to be downloaded on iTunes.

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Paul McCartney, who wrote "When I'm Sixty-Four" when he was 16, turned 64.

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War broke out between Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Israel.

Israel launched the "Operation Summer Rains" offensive against Gaza.

Hamas, a militant group, won 74 of 132 seats in the Jan. 25 Palestinian legislative elections.

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Facebook allowed anyone over 13 years old with a valid email address to join.

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