2008

By: Bailey

2008 presidental election

This was a big turning point and a very big statement in American History during this election. What was so big was that Barack Obama, elected president, was African American. Barack Obama was the first ever African American voted into office or ever to be in office. Not only was Barack Obama president for one 4 year terms but he was then reelected in in the 2012 election.

2009 Avatar was released

Avatar was released on the date of December 18, 2009. I remember the day that I went to go see Avatar in the movie theater. It was around the day of December 23. Avatar made an astonishing 2.7 billion dollars.

2010 Haiti

The Haiti earthquake took place on January 12, 2010, that was on the West Indian Island of Hispaniola, which is with the countries of Haiti and also the Dominican Republic. The horrific earthquake hit at the time of 4:53 p.m. which is southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Thy said that the shock registered a magnitude of 7 and was followed shortly after with two after shock with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.5. There were more aftershocks that took place on the next day.

2010 Oil Spill of Mexico

This oil spill of 2010 was and still is known as the biggest and most destructive oil spill in the United States. April 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people. Cameras that were underwater showed that BP pipe was leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 42 miles of the coast of Louisiana.

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

This awful disaster that took place in Japan was unexpected. No one excepted for this to take place. The amount of deaths that took place and were confirmed were 15,891 which was as April 10, 2015. Most of these deaths were because of drowning, and 2,500 people are STILL reported missing.

2011 Death of Osoma Bin Laden

In the year of 2011, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, is killed by U.S. forces during a raid on his compound hideout in Pakistan.

2015 Star Wars was released

Star Wars is known as one of the very best movie series in the world. This Star Wars movie "The Force Awakens" was the seventh movie in the series. The first six movies were made by George Lucas but he then sold to Walt Disney who made the seventh movie.