16 more days left till the start of a new decade! Let’s dive into the most memorable events from the past 10 years from 2010 to 2019.
The terrorist attack in New Zealand during March. At least 50 people were killed and 50 more wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch. This event led to many people in New Zealand changing to Islam. In May, Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first baby- 7th in line of succession to the British throne. One of the biggest hot news this year was Avengers Endgame. Within just the second weekend of its release, the movie became the fastest to cross $2 billion in global collections.
The year starts with YouTuber Logan Paul filming a dead body in Japan’s "suicide forest". This caused huge controversy. In November, Camp Fire occurred in California. The deadliest and most destructive fire in California history nearly wiped out the town of Paradise, California, burning through 18,804 structures and killing 85 people.
This was one of the most dramatic years with newly elected President Trump, American tensions with North Korea and various terrorist attacks. In May, 22 were killed in Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester due to the suicide bombing. A hurricane season unlike any other came to a close in December after causing billions of dollars in damages.
The biggest news of 2016 which we will never forget. Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. This happened in December. And we all wonder why.
Remember the legendary dress that was all over Facebook? Some of us saw it in blue and black while others saw it in gold and white. During the same month of February, we lost Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in Star Trek. The next month, One Direction fans cry over Zayn’s departure from the band. This was followed by Nepal earthquake in April. In October, Google let a blind man drive. Steve Mahan became one of the first people to ride in a fully driverless car on a public road. At the end of the year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX made its first attempt to land.
After Facebook purchased WhatsApp in February, Amazon raised Prime subscription fee for the first time in March. This was the same month of the mystery of MH370. The Malaysian Airlines flight flew from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. There were 239 people on board and is presumed to have crashed in the far southern Indian Ocean. In November, Amazon launched Echo, one of the biggest gadgets of the decade.
In July, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their first son - the third in line to the British throne. A month before the end of the year, the world recorded one of the most powerful tropical cyclones. Typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. In December, we lost Nelson Mandela due respiratory tract infection. He was the first black president of South Africa.
This was the year Facebook bought Instagram. In April, Facebook made its first big purchase for 1 billion dollars. In August, Oculus Rift launched virtual reality gaming goggles on Kickstarter. Although it still hasn’t translated into mainstream success, the Oculus-borne VR boom has proven one of the decade’s weirdest and most interesting trends. Next comes Tinder- one of the greatest changes in dating world. All you got to do is swipe and how people meet and date will never be the same.
The first big news of this year was the launch of Twitch in June. This is a live video game website that changed the gaming world. This is followed by Spotify to United States in the following month, which permanently changed the way we listen to music. Also in June, our favorite streaming app Netflix becomes Qwikster. This was a DVD rent out business by Netflix which was screwed up by CEO Reed Hasting costing the company 800,000 subscribers. Then, the world was shaken by the death of Steve jobs. A star in the tech world. He died in October after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade.
In January, the word biggest search engine Google effectively shut down its Chinese operations after it discovered a cyberattack from within the country that targeted it and dozens of other companies. This was huge since China has the world's largest internet population. After 5 months came the rise of the smartphone with Apple’s IPhone 4. This was the phone that introduced the Retina Display concept to the world and showed what a flagship phone should look like.
And another Google event: Remember Google Wave? It was a collaborative online editing tool designed for text and media, which was supposed to transform the communications space. However, just after 2 months of its release, Google decided to shut it down. The company had no idea what Wave was supposed to do or who it was for, resulting in the death of Google Wave in August.