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Can you name the first of each pair of events to occur?

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(1) The Human Genome project is completed
(2) The Genographic Project is established
(1) 7/7 bombings in London, England
(2) 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, NY
(1) East Timor regains independence from Indonesia
(2) The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia splits into Serbia and Montenegro
(1) The Nobel Prize in Medicine is partly awarded to Zur Hausen for his work concerning HPV & cervical cancer
(2) Kofi Annan/The UN are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
(1) Christmas Island, Kiribati sees in the New Millennium
(2) Sydney, Australia sees in the New Millennium
(1) Hurricane Katrina wreaks havoc in New Orleans, LA
(2) An underwater earthquake in the Indian Ocean measures 9.3, resulting in a devastating tsunami killing around 200,000
(1) Federer and Nedal play for 4 hours 48 minutes at Wimbledon
(2) South Korea and Japan host the FIFA World Cup, Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the final
(1) Michael Jackson is found dead, the LA Coroner's Court rules it as a homicide
(2) Steve Irwin dies after being impaled on a stingray spine
(1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released at cinemas
(2) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is released at cinemas
(1) Pluto is demoted to a dwarf planet
(2) Water ice is discovered on the moon

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