On Monday, Wall Street pretended the date was Dec. 31, 1999, to see how well the stock exchange computers would cope with the transition to the next century. Stocks fell in anticipation of the re-election of President William McKinley.

- There were no other Y2K glitches - unless you count a run on electronic stocks caused by a tip that Marconi was about to invent the radio.- Police in China arrested 10 dissidents charged with forming an opposition political party one week after Clinton preached democracy there. Just like here, the Chinese leaders found Clinton engaging and attractive - and didn't believe a word he said.

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