This Week in History: December 27-January 2

ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
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A. The this week in history on New Year's Eve 1999. ABC news rang in the new millennium. They waited nineteen hours here in Times Square to share a moment like this Peter Jennings hosted an unprecedented. 23 hour live broadcast. Featuring celebrations from around the world plus this folks. Was this hi fears over Y two KB computers and electronics would go haywire as the calendar turned to 2000. Proved to be a boss. I would characterize Guantanamo Bay Cuba. As the least worst place we could have selected. This week in 2001. The US announced after the September 11 Attacks. Al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners would be held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Fifteen years later controversial detention center remains open. This week in 1974. In an effort to conserve gasoline during the Arab oil embargo. Richard Nixon signed a bill creating the natural speed limit of 55 miles an hour. Federal speed limits were finally abolished in 1995. This week in 1953. The first color television sets win on sale price tag about 12100 dollars. Oh. Sales of color TVs didn't pass black and white sets for another twenty years. This week in history on Jonathan Karl.

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