For all you math gnurds and psychohistorians out there, what's the next number in this sequence, and what is its significance?
1776, 1861, 1941, ...
2032, When the US government completes its phase shift from its current configuration, occasionally called "the Washington system" to its next configuration, probably something along the lines of "the Manhattan system".
For those expecting an earlier date, I'd expect we're stuck with the Washington system for some time yet...
I suspect this isn't the answer you're looking for, but...
1776 - Several Crown colonies secede to form independent states of the Union
1861 - Several Southern colonies attempt to secede from Union
1941 - State of Jefferson attempts to secede from California/Oregon (movement abandoned upon bombing of Pearl Harbor)
2005 - Cascadian independence movement created
All I know is that it seems like a sequence. I do think of the numbers as dates, and the associated events are the starts of the Glorious Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and U.S. participation in World War II.