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    25 Things That Happened 15 Years Ago, Just To Remind You How Old You've Gotten

    Justin Timberlake was on top of the charts, everyone was carrying around Apple products, and people could not stop talking about Harry Potter. Wait, what year is it?

    1. Steve Jobs presented a gadget called the iPod to the world.

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    One thousand songs in your pocket. Imagine that.

    2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone premiered in New York on Nov. 11.

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    3. George Harrison left us.

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    4. Shakira went blonde.


    And this song was playing nonstop everywhere.

    5. A website called Wikipedia launched.

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    Today it is a nonprofit organization that has over 40 million articles in more than 250 languages.

    6. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center's towers in New York, in a terrorist attack that would change history forever.

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    7. The first chapter of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was released.

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    8. This guy arrived to compete with Pixar.


    9. But they countered with a universe of monsters suffering through an energy crisis.


    (And let's face it, Pixar won that battle.)

    10. Daft Punk released their incredible album Discovery.


    Yes, that's the one with "One More Time," "Something About Us," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."

    11. Britney made history at the VMAs.

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    12. We were introduced to the doctors and nurses of Sacred Heart hospital.

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    Scrubs first aired on Oct. 2, 2001.

    13. And Russel Crowe won an oscar for his appearance in Gladiator.

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    Which, by the way, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001.

    14. The White Stripes released their acclaimed album White Blood Cells.


    Which would propel them to international stardom.

    15. Monica and Chandler finally tied the knot.

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    This was during the Season 7 finale of Friends — the same episode where we learned that a certain other friend was pregnant.

    16. The world was going crazy for J.Lo.

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    She was the first woman to be on top of both the music and movie charts, with her album J.Lo and the movie The Wedding Planner.

    17. Joey Ramone, founder of the Ramones, died after a long battle against cancer.

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    18. The whole world fell in love with Bridget Jones.


    19. Gamers went crazy for this game.


    20. We met 2D, Noodle, Russel, and Murdoc.

    21. There was only one Justin, and he sang "Dirty Pop."

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    Above, the band previously known as *NSYNC.

    22. Christopher Nolan blew our minds with Memento.

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    23. Radiohead released their fifth album, Amnesiac, the naughty brother of Kid A.


    24. A bunch of well-dressed guys with disheveled hair moved the focus away from mainstream music and back to rock 'n' roll.

    25. And you were 15 years younger... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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