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Failed doomsday predictions

POSTED: 09:01 AM PST Dec 20, 2012    UPDATED: 09:06 AM PST Dec 20, 2012 

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

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Halley's Comet -- In 1910, the New York Times and other newspapers spread mass panic when they claimed that everyone on Earth would be bathed in toxic gas and die when the planet passed through the tail of Halley's comet that year.

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