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- January 1 Deadline by which goods in all member states of the European Union must be sold in metric units (this has already been completed everywhere, except in the UK). Road signs in the UK are unaffected (i.e. road signs in all other member states are already in metric units).
- January 20 The presidential term of George W. Bush will expire as his successor is inaugurated.
- January 26 Annular solar eclipse
- February 1 – Super Bowl XLIII to be held in a city to be determined.
- March 3 – Square root day, the first one in over five years.
- April 6 to April 8 – NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four to be held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
- April 11 – Neptune will return to the same degree and minute as when it was discovered.
- May 25 – Conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune, Jupiter 24' south. First conjunction of triple conjunction Jupiter/Neptune.
- July 13 – Conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune, Jupiter 37' south. Second conjunction of triple conjunction Jupiter/Neptune.
- July 22 – Total solar eclipse (Longest lasting total eclipse of the 21st century)
- Unknown date – NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its final flyby of Mercury before entering orbit around the planet in 2011.
- December 20 – Conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune, Jupiter 34' south. Third conjunction of triple conjunction Jupiter/Neptune.
- Completion of Freedom Tower
- A US aircraft carrier named the USS George H. W. Bush will be launched
- Conan O'Brien is scheduled to replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show.
- Bulgaria is to introduce euro as their de facto currency, replacing the Bulgarian Lev (BGN).
- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, if still reigning, passes King James VI to become the third longest reigning monarch of Scotland.