The Top Headlines of the Past Decade

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Nick Crafa, Contributor

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  • January 27, 2010 – Apple releases first iPad
    Steve Jobs announces the first “tablet-computer” for $499
  • May 2, 2011 – U.S forces kill Osama bin Laden
    President Obama says the September 11th attacks were avenged in a commando assault on a Pakastani compound
  • October 29, 2012 – Sandy hits the east coast
    Hurricane Sandy displaces 776,000 people across 24 states
  • April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon bombing
    2 bombs set off near the finish line of the race kill 3 and injure several hundred others
  • March 8, 2014 – Malaysia Jet goes missing
    Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappears on its flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport
  • December 12, 2015 – Global agreement on climate change
    The Paris Agreement is formed to to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030
  • November 8, 2016 – Donald Trump is elected president
    Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race and is elected the 45th president of the United States of America
  • September 18, 2017 – Toys ‘R’ Us is forced into bankruptcy
    Toys ‘R‘ Us declares Chapter 11 bankruptcy and borrows 2 billion dollars to pay back suppliers
  • February 14, 2018 – Parkland Shooting kills 17 students
    Fatal shooting kills 17 and injures 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
  • April 10, 2019 – First Image of a black hole
    First image of a black holes captures one 55 million light years away in a galaxy known as M87