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Millennium: 3rd millennium

The 2080s (pronounced "twenty-eighties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2080 and will end on December 31, 2089.

Notable predictions and known events[edit]


  • According to The China Modernization Report, China is expected to be one of the most developed countries in the world, equivalent to the level of the United States of the early 21st century.[1]



  • The Sega Dreamcast's internal clock will reach its limit. Any attempt to add a year to the date will result in the current year being shown as 1950.[citation needed]


  • Documents authored by Pope Francis from the year 2013 will be made publicly available, following a rule wherein documents stored in the Vatican Secret Archive will only be released to scholars and the public 75 years following their authorship and internment.
  • October 27 - Mercury occults Jupiter for the first time since 1708, but very close to the Sun and impossible to view with naked eye.


  • May–June – Insect Magicicada broods X (17-year) and XIX (13-year) will emerge simultaneously. This will be the first time this will occur since 1868; next time will be in 2310; this event occurs only once in every 221 years.[3]

Fictional events[edit]


  1. ^ "China Modernization Report 2007: A study on the Ecological modernization, Overview". October 21, 2006. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Ian Musgrave (June 5, 2012). "The Transit of Earth from Mars, November 10, 2084". Astroblog. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Niches :: May :: 2011". Sparkleberrysprings.com. April 15, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2012.