Year 2017 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year 2017. Baby Book Info. Cost of Things. World Leaders. Trends. Important Events. Pop Culture.

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2017 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Minimum Wage~  Highest: $11.50 in Washington D.C.  &  Lowest: $5.15 in Wyoming & Georgia (nscl.org)
Gallon of Milk~ $3.30 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $1.52 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.35 (bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price (midsize SUV)~ $33,000  (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.32 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $8.65 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $296,200 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ Data collected during 2017 and reported the next year, September 2018.

2017 Technology:

(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & pcadvisor.co.uk)
Televisions:
Flat curved screen Smart TV’s with high resolution
HISENSE 40H4C ROKU TV
VIZIO M SERIES M65-C1
LG FLAT OLED 4K 65EF9500
 
Smart phones:
Samsung Galaxy s8 and s8 Plus
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
OnePlus 3
LG G5
Google Pixel
Nexus 6P
   Smartphones to be released later this year:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and 8
Google Pixel 2

 
Wearable Technology:
Apple Watch
Fitbit

Computer Desktops, Laptops, Tablets & Readers:
HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One
Acer Predator G1-710-70001
Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5k Display
Razer Blade Stealth
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch
Asus ZenBook 3
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
Microsoft Surface Book
Apple iPad Pro 9.7, Mini 4
Google Pixel C
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
 
Online Social Communities:
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
Video:
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
 
Game systems:
Xbox One S 2TB, S, One
Xbox 360
Playstation 4 Pro, 4, 3, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
Ninetendo 3DS XL

 Other:
3D Printing
Drones
Hoverboards
Self Lacing Shoes
 
Automobiles:
Electric, hybrid, and self-driving cars

 
2017 Top Celebrities:

(People.com and TMZ.com)
Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling
Casey Affleck
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Mahershala Ali
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
George and Amal Clooney
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Mandy Moore
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Selena Gomez
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez

2017 Top Athletes:

(Google.com)
Tom Brady
Kurt Busch
John Velazquez and Always Dreaming
Sergio Garcia
Sidney Crosby

 
2017 Top Sporting Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime after being 25 points down.
Daytona 500: Kurt Busch
The Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming under jockey John Velazquez
The Masters: Sergio Garcia
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators 4-2 in game series
NBA Championship:TBD
Wimbledon: TBD
Women’s singles: TBD
FIFA World Cup: TBD
Women’s World Cup: next in 2019
World Series: TBD
Olympics: next in 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

2017 Top Songs:

(Billboard.com Hot 100)
Black Beatles~ Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane   —number 1 in January
Bad and Boujee~ Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert   —number 1 in February
Shape Of You~ Ed Sheeran   —number 1 in March
TBD  –number 1 in April
TBD  —number 1 in May
TBD  —number 1 in June
TBD  —number 1 in July
TBD  —number 1 in August
TBD  —number 1 in September
TBD  —number 1 in October
TBD  —number 1 in November
TBD  –number 1 in December
 
Other Popular Songs in 2017:
Paris~ The Chainsmokers
I Don’t Wanna to Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)~ Zayn / Taylor Swift
That’s What I Like~ Bruno Mars
Love On The Brain~ Rihanna
Body Like A Back Road~ Sam Hunt
Million Reasons~ Lady Gaga

2017 Top Television Shows:

(thrillist.com)
Taboo
This Is Us
The Americans
The Voice
Sneaky Pete
Legion
Big Little Lies

 

2017 Top Movies:

(boxofficemojo.com)
Hidden Figures–number 1 in January
Fifty Shades Darker –number 1 in February
Beauty and the Beast–number 1 in March
–number 1 in April
–number 1 in May
–number 1 in June
–number 1 in July
–number 1 in August
–number 1 in September
number 1 in October
number 1 in November
number 1 in December

Other popular movies…
Split
The LEGO Batman Movie
Logan

 

2017 Top Books:

(amazon.com)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis~ J.D. Vance
Milk and Honey~ Rupi Kaur
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity~ William P. Young
1984 (Signet Classics)~ George Orwell
The Whole30: The 30-day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom~ Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig
A Man Called Ove: A Novel~ Fredrik Backman
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers~ Timothy Ferriss
First 100 Words~ Roger Priddy
The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life~ Travis Stork, M.D.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts~ Gary Chapman

 

2017 Top Fashion and Trends:

(Google.com)
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Hair extensions
Skinny jeans and pants with heels or booties
Embellished sneakers
Athletic inspired pieces
Women’s mule shoes
Boyfriend jeans
Boho skirts and dresses
Mid-drift baring tops
Messy buns
Yoga Pants, leggings, and patterned running tights
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes
Beards on men
Lumberjack look for men

 

 
2017 World Population:

(worldometers.info)
7,381,255,000 and counting…

 

2017 World Leaders:

(Wikipedia.com)
Donald Trump, President of the United States
Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Francis of Vatican City
Francois Hollande, President of France
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
Reuven Rivlin, President of Isreal
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

2017 Major Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
January 20 – Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
January 21 – Millions of people worldwide join the Women’s March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
January 27 – Worldwide controversy results after United States president Donald Trump signs an executive order restricting travel and immigration from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
February 11 – North Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
March 10 – Park Geun-hye is removed as President of South Korea by the Constitutional Court.
March 10 – The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria
March 29 – The United Kingdom invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, beginning the formal EU withdrawal process.

 

2017 Pop Culture:

(Wikipedia.com & People.com)
January 25 – Beloved American actress, Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80. She was best known for her television roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show during the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.
February 1 – American singer Beyonce¢ breaks the internet when she announces on Instagram that she is pregnant with twins.
February 2 – American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry step out for the first time in public as a couple while they go on a date in London.
February 9 – American actor George Clooney and his wife Amal announce that they are expecting twins.
February 13 – Adele wins big at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. She makes humble speech claiming Beyonce¢ should have won album of the year.
February 25 – American actor, Bill Paxton, died at the age of 61. He was best known for his movie roles in The Terminator, Aliens, Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic.
February 26 – During the 89th Academy Awards a mix-up for best picture was announced after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong card. La La Land was mistakenly announced as best picture, but Moonlight was in fact the winner.
March 16 – Kendall Jenner’s home is robbed of $200k worth of jewelry. She is one of the many celebrity’s being targeted by thieves in the Hollywood area.

 

2017 Science:

(Wikipedia.com, livescience.com, iflscience.com)
January 26 – Scientists at Harvard University report the first creation of metallic hydrogen in a laboratory.
March 30 – SpaceX conducts the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

Year 1994 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

1994 World Leaders. Headlines. Cost of Living. Pop Culture. Help filling in Baby Book, Scrapbook, and other Keepsake Projects.

Research contributor: Kate Muller

1994 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.88 (1990sflashback.com)
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~  $0.87 (1990sflashback.com)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.59 (thepeoplehistory.com)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 29 cents (johnstonsarchive.net)
New Car Price (light vehicles)~ $12,350 (thepeoplehistory.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.11 (1990sflashback.com)
Movie Ticket~ $4.18 (boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $129,900 (census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $51,065 (statista.com)
Minimum Wage~ $4.25 (https://www.dol.gov/featured/minimum-wage/chart1)
Living wage for a family of 4 (2 working adults & 2 children)~ U.S. efforts began in 1994 and reported the next year. (Wikipedia)

1994 Top Technology:
(Wikipedia, Google)
~Televisions~
Sony Trinitron
PANASONIC
Amitron TV
~Smart phones~
None yet
~Wearable Technology~
None yet
 ~Tablets & Readers~
None yet
~Online Social Communities~
None yet
~Video~
Sony and Philips announce they will work together to develop a new kind of high density medium, commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc (DVD).
~Game systems~
Sega Nomad
Sega Saturn
PlayStation
Super Game Boy
~Other~
Aiwa Mega-CD
Playdia multimedia home console
PC-FX multimedia home console
 ~Automobiles~
Acura Integra GS-R
BMW 325i/325is
Chrysler Concorde
Ford Probe GT

In the news…
-TV/VCR combinations are selling briskly. According to the electronic Industries Assn. Sales were up 55%.
America Online (AOL) has some 600,000 customers and growing.
-Intel delivers the most powerful personal computer to its new family of high-speed Pentium microprocessors.
-Apple Computer, Inc. releases the first Macintosh computers to use the new PowerPC Microprocessors. This is considered to be a major leap in personal computer, as well as Macintosh history.
-In May, 1994, 99% of U.S. households have at least one television set.
-Microsoft announces it will no longer sell or support the MS-DOS operating system separately from Microsoft Windows. This had been its mainstay since 1980.
-Sony Corp. signs a $25 million deal to install its Sony Dynamic digital sound system in AMC movie theaters.
-Start-up company Plasmaco demonstrated a color plasma display at an industry convention in San Jose. -Panasonic Corporation began a joint development project with Plasmaco, which led in 1996 to the purchase of Plasmaco, its color AC technology, and its American factory.
-Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates unveils an on-line service called Microsoft Network that will launch as part of Microsoft’s new personal computer operating system, Windows 95.
-The first version of web browser Netscape Navigator is released.

1994 Top Celebrities:
(People.com and TMZ.com)
Tom Hanks
Sandra Bullock
Jim Carrey
Jared Leto
Lisa Marie Presley
Michael Jackson
Hugh Grant
Robin Wright
Keanu Reeves
Leonardo DiCaprio
Johnny Depp
Julia Roberts
Cher
Jerry Seinfeld
Tim Robbins
Cameron Diaz
Jennifer Aniston
Will Smith
Neve Campbell
Claire Danes
Tia & Tamera Mowry
John Travolta
Celine Dion
Samuel L. Jackson
Bruce Willis
Cindy Crawford
Roseanne
Helen Hunt
George Clooney
Mariah Carey

Yearly Trends, Headlines, World Leaders, Pop Culture, Cost of Things. Baby Book Help.

1994 Top Athletes:
(Google)
Michael Jordan
Mia Hamm
Evander Holyfield
Dale Earnhardt
Andre Agassi
Monica Seles
Shaquille O’Neal
Jack Nicklaus
Wayne Gretzky
Patrick Ewing
Jerry Rice

1994 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia)
Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys win 30-13 against the Buffalo Bills
Daytona 500: Loy Allen, Jr.
The Kentucky Derby: Go for Gin
The Masters: José María Olazábal
NBA Championship: Houston Rockets defeat the New York Knicks 4-3
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Pete Sampras / Women’s Singles: Conchita Martínez
FIFA World Cup: Brazil beat Italy 3-2
Women’s World Cup: N/A
World Series: The 1994 World Series was cancelled due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Olympics: 1994 Winter Olympics Lillehammer, Norway Top three winning countries: Norway won 26 medals, Germany won 24 medals, Russia won 23 medals

1994 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com Hot 100)
The Sign ~ Ace of Base
I Swear ~ All-4-One
I’ll Make Love to You ~ Boyz II Men
The Power of Love ~ Celine Dion
Hero ~ Mariah Carey
Stay (I Missed You) ~ Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
Breathe Again ~ Toni Braxton
All for Love ~ Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting
All that She Wants ~ Ace of Base
Don’t Turn Around ~ Ace of Base

1994 Top Television Shows:
(Google)
Seinfeld
Frasier
Friends
Roseanne
My So-Called Life
Murphy Brown
NYPD Blue
Home Improvement
The X-Files
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Law & Order
Murder, She Wrote
Mad About You
ER
Northern Exposure

1994 Top Movies:
(boxofficemojo.com)
Forrest Gump
The Lion King
True Lies
The Santa Clause
The Flintstones
Dumb and Dumber
Clear and Present Danger
Speed
The Mask
Pulp Fiction
Interview with the Vampire
Maverick

Other popular movies…
The Client
Disclosure
Star Trek: Generations
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Stargate
Legends of the Fall
Wolf
The Specialist
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Little Rascals

1994 Top Books:
(goodreads.com)
One for the Money ~ Janet Evanovich
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle ~ Haruki Murakami
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story ~ John Berendt
Wizard’s First Rule ~ Terry Goodkind
Snow Falling on Cedars ~ David Guterson
Walk Two Moons ~ Sharon Creech
The Alienist ~ Caleb Carr
Insomnia ~ Stephen King
The Chamber ~ John Grisham
Lord of Chaos ~ Robert Jordan

1994 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google)
One-strap overalls
Spandex bike shorts
Crop tops
Vintage dresses
Wonderbra
Babydoll dresses
Micro miniskirts
Chokers
Thigh-highs
Denim vests
White tees under sundresses
Fluevog shoes
Boyfriend jeans
Silk pajamas
“The Rachel” haircut
Bra top
Mood rings
Neon windbreakers
Skechers
Combat boots
Unbuttoned shirts over graphic tees
Turtlenecks
FUBU
Hush Puppies
Bleached blonde hair
Bucket hats
JanSport backpacks
Cargo pants

1994 World Population:
(worldometers.info)
5,653,315,893 and counting…

1994 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia)
Bill Clinton, President of the United States
Warren Christopher, United States Secretary of State
Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada
Jiang Zemin, President of China
Akihito, Emperor of Japan
Roman Herzog, President of Germany
Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia
John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope John Paul II of Vatican City
François Mitterrand, President of France
Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India
Ezer Weizman, President of Israel
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations

1994 Major Events and Headlines:
(Wikipedia)
January 6 – In Detroit, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.
January 14 – U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country’s targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
January 21 – Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.
January 25 – U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union address, calling for health care reform, a ban on assault weapons, and welfare reform.
February 1 – In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his role in attacking figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. He accepts a plea bargain, admitting to racketeering charges in exchange for testimony against Harding.
February 12 – Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” is stolen in Oslo (it is recovered on May 7).
February 12 – The 1994 Winter Olympics begin in Lillehammer.
March 16 – In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
April 19 – A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights.
April 22 – Richard Nixon dies in New York City, nearly 20 years after he resigned in 1974. His funeral is the first funeral of a U.S. President since the death of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1973.
May 10 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.
June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
June 14 – The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup, in 7 games over the Vancouver Canucks. It was New York’s first Stanley Cup since 1940. Riots erupt in Vancouver in response to the victory causing $1.1 million Canadian dollars in damage.
June 17 – NFL star O. J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson’s Brentwood, Los Angeles mansion, where he surrenders.
July 17 – Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating Italy by 3-2 in penalties (full-time 0–0).
August 12 – The 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike is called, ending the 1994 MLB Season.
September 17 – Heather Whitestone becomes the first hearing impaired contestant to win the Miss America entitlement. Whitestone becomes Miss America 1995.
November 5 – George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships by KO’ing Michael Moorer becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history.

1994 Pop Culture:
(Wikipedia, mrpopculture.com)
January – John Lennon, Elton John, Duane Eddy, Grateful Dead, and The Animals are inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
January – Chevy Chase said he was stunned that he was dropped from his Fox talk show after just 5 1/2 weeks.
February 1 – Punk rock band Green Day releases their album Dookie, which will eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
March – Charles Kuralt announces he is leaving CBS after 37 years.
March – Howard Stern announces his plans to run for governor of New York, offering a platform that includes passing the death penalty, getting road crews to work only at night, and staggering highway tolls to prevent traffic jams.
March 1 – Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” wins Record of the Year at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.
March 15 – “Schindler’s List” wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
March 21 – The 66th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust drama, Schindler’s List, wins 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Spielberg).
April 8 – Kurt Cobain, songwriter and front man for the band Nirvana, is found dead at his Lake Washington home of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
June 15 – The Lion King, the highest grossing hand-drawn animated feature, is released by Walt Disney Pictures.
August 12 – Woodstock ’94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
October – “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” tops all ratings lists for kids’ TV.

1994 Top Science Breakthroughs:
(Wikipedia)
January 8 – Soyuz TM-18: Valeri Polyakov begins his 437.7 day orbit, eventually setting the world record for days spent in orbit.
April 20 – The People’s Republic of China joins the Internet.
May 6 – The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes.
May 10 – An annular eclipse of the Sun is visible across much of North America.
September 10 – Wollemia nobilis (the ‘Wollemi Pine’), previously known only from fossils, is discovered living in remote rainforest gorges in the Wollemi National Park of New South Wales by canyoner David Noble, 150 km from Australia’s largest city.

Year 1980 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

1980 World Leaders, Important Events, Cost of Living, Technology, Science, Trends, and Pop Culture

1980 Printable

Research Contributor: Kate Muller

1980 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.16 (1980sflashback.com)
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~ $0.91 (1980sflashback.com)
Loaf of bread~ $0.50 (www.thepeoplehistory.com)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ $.15 (johnstonsarchive.net)
New Car Price~ $21,413 (cta.ornl.gov)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.25 (1980sflashback.com)
Movie Ticket~ $2.69 (boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $64,450 (census.gov)

1980 Top Celebrities:
(People.com & Wikipedia)
Jane Fonda
Tanya Roberts
John Travolta
Larry Hagman
Robert Redford
Goldie Hawn
Brooke Shields
Chevy Chase
Sam Shepard
Richard Pryor
Jack Nicholson
Barbra Streisand
Barbara Bach
Bo Derek
Jessica Lange
Gene Hackman
Farrah Fawcett
Ryan O’Neal
Jane Seymour
John Anderson
Stevie Nicks
Loni Anderson
Dolly Parton
Harrison Ford
Shelley Duvall
Mel Gibson
Kurt Russell
Dustin Hoffman
John Belushi
Dan Aykroyd
Bruce Willis
Christopher Reeve
Margot Kidder
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Lily Tomlin
Gene Wilder
JoBeth Williams
Leslie Nielsen
Clint Eastwood
Sondra Locke
Armand Assante
Craig T. Nelson
Sissy Spacek
Tommy Lee Jones
Beverly D’Angelo
Burt Reynolds
Dom DeLuise
Sally Field
Christopher Atkins
Robert De Niro
Mary Tyler Moore
Lloyd Bridges
Susan Sarandon
Rodney Dangerfield
Christopher Walken
Marlon Brando
James Garner
Steve McQueen
Elizabeth Taylor
Woody Allen
Teri Garr
Talia Shire
Olivia Newton-John
Laraine Newman
Dudley Moore
Jacqueline Bisset
Paul Newman
Debra Winger
Cathy Moriarty

1980 Top Athletes:
(Wikipedia)
Tug McGraw
Joe Montana
Magic Johnson
Nancy Lopez
Larry Bird
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
George Brett
Robin Yount
Steve Carlton
Billie Jean King
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Muhammad Ali
John Hannah
Walter Payton
Chris Evert

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1980 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia)
Super Bowl: Pittsburgh Steelers won 31-19 over the Los Angeles Rams
Daytona 500: Buddy Baker
The Kentucky Derby: Genuine Risk
The Masters: Seve Ballesteros
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-2 against Philadelphia 76ers
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Björn Borg Ladies’ Singles: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
World Cup: N/A
World Series: Philadelphia Phillies won series 4-2 against Kansas City Royals

1980 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com)
Call Me ~ Blondie
Another Brick In The Wall ~ Pink Floyd
Magic ~ Olivia Newton-John
Rock With You ~ Michael Jackson
Do That To Me One More Time ~ Captain and Tennille
Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Queen
Coming Up ~ Paul McCartney
Funkytown ~ Lipps, Inc.
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me ~ Billy Joel
The Rose ~ Bette Midler
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) ~ Rupert Holmes
Cars ~ Gary Numan

1980 Top Television Shows:
(Google)
MAS*H
Magnum, P.I.
Three’s Company
The Love Boat
Saturday Night Live
Happy Days
The Jeffersons
The Facts of Life
Bosom Buddies
Diff’rent Strokes
The Dukes of Hazzard
Fantasy Island
Taxi
Knots Landing
Sesame Street
WKRP in Cincinnati
Barney Miller
Laverne & Shirley
Mork & Mindy
60 Minutes
Alice
One Day at a Time
Little House on the Prairie
CHiPs
Archie Bunker’s Place
Too Close for Comfort
Soap
Charlie’s Angels
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Hart to Hart
The Rockford Files
20/20
The Waltons
General Hospital
Doctor Who
Dallas
Quincy, M.E.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
That’s Incredible!
Benson
Eight is Enough
It’s a Living
The Price Is Right
The Muppet Show
Trapper John, M.D.
B.J. and the Bear
Columbo
Galactica 1980
CBS Evening News
Coronation Street

1980 Top Movies:
(boxofficemojo.com)
The Empire Strikes Back
9 to 5
Stir Crazy
Airplane!
Any Which Way You Can
Private Benjamin
Coal Miner’s Daughter
Smokey and the Bandit II
The Blue Lagoon
The Blues Brothers
Ordinary People
Popeye
Urban Cowboy
The Shining
Seems Like Old Times
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
Caddyshack
Friday the 13th
Brubaker
Little Darlings
Dressed to Kill
The Jazz Singer
Flash Gordon
Lady and the Tramp
The Elephant Man

1980 Top Books:
(Amazon)
The Name of the Rose ~ Umberto Eco
The Bourne Identity ~ Robert Ludlum
Firestarter ~ Stephen King
A Confederacy of Dunces ~ John Kennedy Toole
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe ~ Douglas Adams
The Key to Rebecca ~ Ken Follett
Waiting for the Barbarians ~ J.M. Coetzee
The Covenant ~ James A. Michener
The Clan of the Cave Bear ~ Jean M. Auel
Housekeeping ~ Marilynne Robinson

Scrapbook. Baby book. Finish that Damn baby book! World Around Me page. Annual Headlines. World Leaders. Cost of Living. Trends. Pop culture.

1980 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google & Wikipedia)
Fanny packs
Slogan t-shirts
Jordache jeans
Reeboks
Shoulder pads
Miniskirts
Perms
Animal print
Jean jackets
Rat tails
Penny loafers
Leggings
Down vests
Headbands
Striped suits
Sperry topsiders
Tracksuits
Jheri curls
Members Only jackets
Leg warmers
Fingerless gloves
Stirrup pants
Doc Martens
Scrunched socks
Overalls
Babydoll dresses
Knee socks
Mary Janes
Khakis
Fringe
Keds
Asymmetrical dress
Metallic party dresses
Velvet
Strapless dresses
Jumpsuits
Blouses
Long gloves
Leather belts

1980 World Population:
(census.gov)
4,444,496,764 and counting…

1980 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia)
President of the United States: Jimmy Carter
President of China: Chiang Ching-kuo
President of Russia: Leonid I. Brezhnev
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Margaret Thatcher
Pope of Vatican City: Pope John Paul II
President of France: Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
United States Secretary of State: Cyrus Vance / Edmund Muskie
Secretary-General of the United Nations: Kurt Waldheim

1980 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 4 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the
support of the European Commission.
January 11 – Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of
International Master.
January 20 – The Pittsburgh Steelers win their fourth National Football League championship
in six seasons, defeating the stubborn Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose
Bowl in Pasadena, California.
January 26 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
January 27 – Canadian Caper: Six United States diplomats, posing as Canadians, manage to
escape from Tehran, Iran as they board a flight to Zürich, Switzerland on Swissair.
February 2–3 – The New Mexico State Penitentiary riot takes place; 33 inmates are killed and
more than 100 inmates injured.
February 13 – The 1980 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
February 22 – The United States Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union in the
semifinals of the Winter Olympics, in the Miracle on Ice.
March 19–20 – The MV Mi Amigo, the ship housing pirate radio station Radio Caroline, sinks
off the English coast (the station returns aboard a new ship in 1983).
March 21 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the
1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
March 28 – Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.
April 1 – The 1980 United States Census begins. There are 226,545,805 United States
residents on this day.
April 7 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic
sanctions, following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979.
April 14 – Iron Maiden’s debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released.
April 21 – Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon, but is later exposed as a fraud and stripped of her award.
April 24 – Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal: the Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by 6 men
including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
April 30 – Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicates, and her daughter Beatrix accedes to the
throne.
May 11 – Mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.
May 16 – Rookie Magic Johnson scores 42 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123-107
victory over the Philadelphia 76ers to clinch the National Basketball Association championship
for the Lakers, who prevail despite the absence of future Basketball Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
May 17 – A Tampa, Florida court acquits 4 white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a
black insurance executive, provoking 3 days of race riots in Miami.
May 21 – The Empire Strikes Back is released.
May 22 – Pac-Man (the best-selling arcade game of all time) is released in Japan.
May 24 – The New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup, from a goal by Bobby Nystrom
in game six overtime of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals over the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 25 – Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall’s
revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car; the victory is Hall’s second as an owner.
June 27 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old
males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of
Afghanistan.
July 16 – Former California Governor and actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for U.S.
President, at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit. Influenced by the Religious
Right, the convention also drops its long standing support for the Equal Rights Amendment,
dismaying moderate Republicans.
July 19 – August 3 – The 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union.
July 25 – The album Back in Black is released by the Australian band AC/DC.
August 14 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter defeats Senator Edward Kennedy to win
renomination, at the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
August 17 – In Australia, baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock
(Uluru), reportedly taken by a dingo.
September 29 – The Washington Post publishes Janet Cooke’s story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old
heroin addict (later proven to be fabricated).
October 1 – Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge
with the Evening Standard.
October 10 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers her famous “The lady’s not
for turning” speech.
October 21 – In Major League Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League
defeat the Kansas City Royals of the American League 4-1 in Game Six of the World Series to
win the championship.
November 4 – United States presidential election, 1980: Republican challenger and former
Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter,
exactly 1 year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis.
November 21 – A then-record number of viewers (for an entertainment program) tune into the
U.S. soap opera Dallas to learn who shot lead character J. R. Ewing. The “Who shot J.R.?”
event is an international obsession.
December 4 – Led Zeppelin issue a press release announcing their break-up due to the death of
their drummer John Bonham.
December 8 – John Lennon is shot dead outside his apartment in New York City by Mark
David Chapman.

1980 Pop Culture:
(pop-culture.us & mrpopculture.com)
-.‐ John Lennon is shot and killed by a “fan” – Mark David Chapman – on December 8.
-.‐ CNN began broadcasting from Atlanta, Georgia
-.‐ Movie star Steve McQueen passes away at the age of 50 from malignant mesothelioma.
-.‐ Ronald Reagan is elected the nation’s 40th President by a landslide.
-.‐ Elvis Presley’s physician is found guilty of over prescribing addictive drugs to the late
singer.
-.‐ Beatle Paul McCartney is arrested in Tokyo for allegedly smuggling a half-pound of
marijuana through customs as he arrived at Tokyo International Airport for a Japanese
concert tour.
-.‐ Bert Parks is fired from his job as host of the Miss America pageant.
-.‐ ABC News’ “Nightline” airs on ABC-TV.
-.‐ The Pretenders finally have a hit with “Brass in Pocket.”
-.‐ Comedian Richard Pryor is found unconscious about a block from his home, suffering first –
second and third- degree burns over his body.
-.‐ David Letterman finally gets his own show. “The David Letterman Show” will be seen
Mon-Fri from 9:00-10:30am. Letterman is calling it a talk show with comedy.
-.‐ Dorothy Stratten, Playboy Magazine’s 1980 “Playmate of the Year,” is shot to death in an
apparent murder-suicide by her estranged husband in West Los Angeles.
-.‐ Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal announce that they’ll soon be married.
-.‐ John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin is found dead at the home of the group’s lead
guitarist, Jimmy Page, near Windsor Castle.
-.‐ Who Shot J.R. Ewing? The answer came 53 minutes into “Dallas” when J.R. Ewing’s wife,
Sue Ellen, named her sister as the trigger person of the year. The “Who Shot J.R.” episode
of Dallas wins the highest rating of any program in television history, drawing viewers in
53.3% of the nation’s TV homes and 76% of the audience that was watching television in
that time period.

1980 Technology and Science:
(Wikipedia)

Cell phones: None yet
Tablets & Readers: None yet
Online Social Communities: None yet

Gaming:
-.‐ Electronic Games hosts the first Arcade Awards, the first video game awards ceremony. It
awards games released during 1978-1979, with Space Invaders winning the overall Game of
the Year award.
-.‐ The arcade game market in the US generates $2.81 billion in revenue (equivalent to
$8.07 billion in 2016).
-.‐ May 22, Namco releases Pac-Man (originally known as Puckman in Japan). It becomes the
highest-grossing game of all time. It has the first gaming mascot character, established the
maze chase genre, opened gaming to female audiences, introduced power-ups, and featured
cutscenes.
-.‐ Mattel releases the Intellivision video game console.

Popular Game Consoles:
Apple II
Game & Watch handheld electronic games
DECO Cassette System
Tandy Color Computer
Major Science & Technology Events:

(Wikipedia)
January 21 – MS Athina B is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary tourist attraction.
February 16 – A total solar eclipse is seen in North Africa and West Asia.
March 1 – The Voyager 1 probe confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.
May 8 – Global eradication of smallpox endorsed by the World Health Assembly
May 18 – The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens kills 57 and causes US$3 billion in damage.
June 1 – The first 24-hour news channel Cable News Network (CNN) is launched.
June 3 – A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand Island, Nebraska, causing over $300m in
damage, killing 5 people and injuring over 250.
June 23 – September 6 – The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.
June 23 – Tim Berners-Lee begins work on ENQUIRE,[5] the system that will eventually lead
to the creation of the World Wide Web in fall of 1990.
July 15 – A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes 4 counties in western Wisconsin,
including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250m in damage, and 1 person is killed.
August 10 – Hurricane Allen (category 3) pounds southeastern Texas.
September 30 – Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard
for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox, and the first to support 10
Mbit/s speeds.
October 3 – The main-belt asteroid 2404 Antarctica is discovered by Antonín Mrkos at Kleť,
South Bohemian Region, Czechoslovakia.
October 10 – The 7.1 Mw El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum
Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,633–5,000, and injuring 8,369–9,000.
November 10 – November 12 – Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its
closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles of the planet’s cloud-tops and
sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.
November 23 – The 6.9 Mw Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum
Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.

Year 2000 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year 2000 World Leaders, Price of Things, Headlines, and Trends

2000 Printable

Research Contributor: Kate Muller

2000 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.78 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~ $0.91 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $0.93 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ $.33 (http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/other/postage.html)
New Car Price~ $28,465 (http://cta.ornl.gov/data/tedb34/Spreadsheets/Table10_10.xls)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.51 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $5.39 (boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $166,542 (census.gov)

 

2000 Top Celebrities:
(People.com & TMZ.com)
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas
Faith Hill
Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt
Meg Ryan
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Celine Dion
Ashley Judd
Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise
Britney Spears
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Spacey
Angelina Jolie
Elizabeth Hurley
Ben Affleck
Cameron Diaz
Hillary Swank
Denzel Washington
Kate Winslet
Drew Barrymore
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sandra Bullock
Mel Gibson
Justin Timberlake
Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Harrison Ford
Jude Law
Kirsten Dunst
Oprah
Mark Wahlberg
Adam Sandler
Heath Ledger
Alec Baldwin
Bruce Willis
Russell Crowe
Jim Carrey
Samuel L. Jackson
Renée Zellweger
Clive Owen
Robert De Niro
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Anna Faris
Ben Stiller
Nicolas Cage
Billy Crudup
Vivica A. Fox
Billy Bob Thornton
Vanessa Williams
Halle Berry
Demi Moore
Johnny Depp
Rosie O’Donnell
Shakira
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs
Leonardo DiCaprio
Josh Hartnett
Eminem
Mandy Moore

 

2000 Top Athletes:
(Wikipedia)
Tim Duncan
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Derek Jeter
Tom Brady
Tiger Woods
Curt Schilling
Lance Armstrong
Kobe Bryant
Andy Roddick
Shaquille O’Neal
Peyton Manning
Michael Schumacher
Mariano Rivera
Pete Sampras

 

2000 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia)
Super Bowl: St. Louis Rams won 23-16 over the Tennessee Titans
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett
The Kentucky Derby: Fusaichi Pegasus
The Masters: Vijay Singh
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-2 against Indiana Pacers
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Pete Sampras Ladies’ Singles: Venus Williams
World Cup: N/A
World Series: New York Yankees won series 4-1 against New York Mets

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2000 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com)
Breathe ~ Faith Hill
Smooth ~ Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Maria Maria ~ Santana feat. The Product G&B
I Wanna Know ~ Joe
Everything You Want ~ Vertical Horizon
Say My Name ~ Destiny’s Child
I Knew I Loved You ~ Savage Garden
Amazed ~ Lonestar
Bent ~ Matchbox Twenty
He Wasn’t Man Enough ~ Toni Braxton
Higher ~ Creed
Try Again ~ Aaliyah

2000 Top Television Shows:
(Google)
Friends
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Sopranos
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Simpsons
The West Wing
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Family Guy
Freaks and Geeks
The Daily Show
The X-Files
South Park
Frasier
Malcolm in the Middle
Law & Order
Survivor
Saturday Night Live
Curb Your Enthusiasm
60 Minutes
Sex and the City
Futurama
Coronation Street
Gilmore Girls
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Everybody Loves Raymond
Sesame Street
Will & Grace
Boy Meets World
Doctor Who
SpongeBob SquarePants
Big Brother
Farscape
Ally McBeal
ER
3rd Rock from the Sun
Power Rangers
Beverly Hills, 90210
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Dawson’s Creek
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
The Brak Show
The Geena Davis Show
The Drew Carey Show
The Bold and the Beautiful
Making the Band
That ‘70s Show
7th Heaven
Stargate SG-1
Scariest Places on Earth
Cops
Dark Angel

2000 Top Movies:
(boxofficemojo.com)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cast Away
Mission: Impossible II
Gladiator
What Women Want
The Perfect Storm
Meet the Parents
X-Men
Scary Movie
What Lies Beneath
Dinosaur
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Charlie’s Angels
Traffic
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Big Momma’s House
Remember the Titans
The Patriot
Chicken Run
Miss Congeniality
Gone in 60 Seconds
Unbreakable
Me, Myself and Irene
2000 Top Books:
(Amazon)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire ~ J.K. Rowling
The Brethren ~ John Grisham
The Beatles Anthology ~ The Beatles
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money–That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki
Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition ~ Andrew Weil M.D.
The Bear and the Dragon ~ Tom Clancy
The O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life ~ Bill O’Reilly
Talking Dirty With The Queen Of Clean ~ Linda Cobb
Flags of Our Fathers ~ James Bradley
The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind #7) ~ Jerry B. Jenkins

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2000 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google & Wikipedia)
Sweatbands
Streaky Hair Highlights
Tall tees
Trucker hats
Popped collar polos
V-neck t-shirts
Cardigans
Bootcut jeans
Messenger bags
Cargo trousers
Frosted lip gloss
Sequined pants
Popcorn shirts
Choker necklaces
Oversized hoop earrings
Halter-tops
Long scarves
Gaucho pants
Studded belts
Butterfly clips
Denim blazers
Velour tracksuits
Preppy sweaters
Low-rise jeans
Mesh tops
Box-pleated skirts
Handkerchief tops
Oversized sunglasses
Lace-up jeans
Tie-dye
Wedge flip-flops
Hot pants
Chunky sweaters
Pashmina scarves
Skechers
Belly shirts
Tube tops

 

2000 World Population:
(census.gov)
6,088,571,383 and counting…

 

2000 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia)
President of the United States: Bill Clinton
President of China: Jiang Zemin
President of Russia: Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Tony Blair
Pope of Vatican City: Pope John Paul II
President of France: Jacques Chirac
United States Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright
Secretary-General of the United Nations: Kofi Annan

2000 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 5-8 – The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit of several high-level al-Qaeda members (including 2 9/11 American Airlines hijackers) is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
January 14 – A United Nations tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of over 100 Bosnian Muslims in a Bosnian village.
January 24 – God’s Army, a Karen militia group led by twins Johnny and Luther Htoo, takes 700 hostages at a Thai hospital near the Burmese border.
January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Ivory Coast into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
January 31 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88.
January 31 – Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1998 at Hyde, Greater Manchester, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
February 6 – Tarja Halonen is elected the first female president of Finland.
February 7 – Stipe Mesić is elected president of Croatia.
February 13 – The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
February 29 – a rare century leap year date occurs. Usually, 00 years are not leap years due to not being exactly divisible by 400. 2000 is the first such year to have a February 29 since the year 1600, making it only the second such occasion since leap years were introduced in the late 16th century. The next such leap year will not occur until 2400.
March 4 – The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan. Several months later, it becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
March 10 – The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048. Two weeks later, the NASDAQ-100, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000 reach their peaks prior to the Dot-com bubble, ending a bull market run that lasted over 17 years.
March 12 – Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by members of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the ages.
March 13 – The United States dollar becomes the official currency of Ecuador, replacing the Ecuadorian Sucre.
March 21 – Pope John Paul II begins the first official visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Israel Just Like a 1994.
March 21 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules the FDA lacks authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, throwing out the Clinton Administration’s main anti-smoking initiative.
March 26 – Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia.
March 27 – The Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
March 28 – A tornado hits Fort Worth, Texas, damaging the downtown area.
April 1 – The 2000 United States Census begins. 281,421,906 residents are living in the United States.
April 3 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, D.C., ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
May – Sierra Leone Civil War: The British Armed Forces launch Operation Palliser to support the Sierra Leone government to counter the Revolutionary United Front.
May 3 – In San Antonio, Texas, computer pioneer Datapoint files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
May 11 – The billionth living person in India is born.
May 12 – The Tate Modern Gallery opens in London.
May 13 – Millennium Force opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
June 5 – 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
June 28 – Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending a protracted custody battle.
June 30 – At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
July 2 – France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of the European Championships, becoming the first team to win the World Cup and European Championships consecutively.
July 10 – In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
July 21-23 – G-8 Nations hold their 26th Annual Summit; issues include AIDS, the ‘digital divide’, and halving world poverty by 2015.
July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
July 30 – Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez is reelected with 59% of the vote.
July 31-August 3 – The Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Governor of Texas George W. Bush for President of the United States and Dick Cheney for Vice President.
August 7 – DeviantART is launched.
August 12 – The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea during one of the largest Russian naval exercises since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
August 14 – Tsar Nicholas II and his family are canonized by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
August 14-17 – The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominates U.S. Vice President Al Gore for President and Senator Joe Lieberman for Vice President.
August 24 – The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
September 8 – Albania officially joins the World Trade Organization.
September 13 – Steve Jobs introduces the public beta of Mac OS X for US$29.95.
September 15 – October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia.
September 26 – The Greek ferry Express Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece’s worst sea disasters.
October 23 – Madeleine Albright holds talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
October 31 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 collides with construction equipment in the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport, resulting in 83 deaths.
November 1 – Serbia is admitted to the United Nations as the 190th member.
November 7 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
November 7 – United States presidential election, 2000: Republican Governor of Texas George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the U.S. presidential election but there is a miscount in Florida resulting in a recount of the votes.
November 16 – Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
December 12 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to George W. Bush.

 

2000 Pop Culture:
(http://www.pop-culture.us & http://www.mrpopculture.com)
-Christina Aguilera won the Grammy for Best New Artist.
-Britney Spears’ second album Oops!…I Did It Again debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, selling 1.3 million copies in its first week.
-Eminem’s album The Marshall Mathers LP sold 1.7 million copies in the first week making it the third fastest selling album in history.
-Jennifer Lopez wore her infamous Grammys dress.
-American Beauty Won Best Picture at the Oscars.
-Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton get married May 5.
-Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get married July 29.
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released and sells a record 3.8 million copies.
-Disney’s television series Boy Meets World ends.
-Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid divorce.
-Kathy Lee Gifford departs Regis Morning Show.
-Survivor premieres on May 31.
-New series Curb Your Enthusiasm premieres on HBO.
-After 33 years as host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Fred Rogers tapes his last episode.

 

2000 Technology and Science:
(Wikipedia)
  Cell phones:
Nokia 3310
Nokia 6210
  Tablets & Readers:
None yet
  Online Social Communities:
DeviantArt
Dol2day
DXY.cn
English, baby!
Faceparty
Friends Reunited
Habbo
mixi
WriteAPrisoner.com
  Gaming:
-Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2) launches in Japan with 10 launch titles.
-Nintendo sells its 100 millionth Game Boy handheld console.
-Mario Tennis is released for the Nintendo 64 introducing Waluigi to the Mario series.
-Sega.com launches SegaNet, their online console gaming network.
  Popular Game Consoles:
Dreamcast
Game Boy Color
Nintendo 64
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows

 
Major Science & Technology Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 6 – The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
January 18 – The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
February 9 – Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
March 12 – A Zenit-3SL launch fails due to a software bug.
May 1 – A new class of composite material is fabricated, which has a combination of physical properties never before seen in a natural or man-made material.
May 4 – After originating in the Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
May 4 – An earthquake hits Banggai, Indonesia, leaving 54 dead.
May 5 – A rare conjunction of 7 celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, planets Mercury–Saturn) occurs during the new moon.
June 4 – The 7.9 Mw Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). One-hundred and three people were killed and 2,174–2,585 were injured.
June 17 – A centennial earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
June 26 – A preliminary draft of genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished. It is announced at the White House by President Clinton.
July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
August 8 – The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
October 11 – 250 million US gallons (950,000 m3) of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky (considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill).
October 30 – This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
November 2 – The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
November 17 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
December 15 – The third and final reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down and the station is shut down completely.

Year 2016 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2016 Cost of Things, World Leaders, Headlines, Trends

 updated 2/12/2017 with complete 2016 info

2016 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.19 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $2.08 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.42 (bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 47 cents
New Car Price (light vehicles)~ $34,300  (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.95 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $8.66 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $288,000 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ Data collected during 2016 and reported the next year.
Minimum Wage~  Highest: $11.00 in Washington D.C.  &  Lowest: $7.25 in multiple states.
Living wage for a family of 4 (2 working adults & 2 children)~ Data being collected during 2016 and reported sometime the next year.

2016 Top Technology:

(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & pcadvisor.co.uk)
~Televisions~
Flat Screen, 4K, 3D, LED Smart TV’s with high resolution
Hisense 40H4C Roku TV
Vizio M Series M65
LG Flat OLED 4K 65EF9500
~Smart phones~
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus
OnePlus 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Note 7 has massive recall because the battery overheats and explodes. Stopped production on it.)
LG G5
Google Pixel and Nexus 6P 
~Wearable Technology~
Apple Watch
Fitbit
~Tablets & Readers~
Apple iPad Pro 9.7Mini 4
Google Pixel C
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
~Online Social Communities~
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
~Video~
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
~Game systems~
Xbox One S 2TBSOne
Xbox 360
Playstation 4 Pro43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
~Other~
3D Printers
Drones
Hoverboards
Self Lacing Shoes
~Automobiles~
Electric, hybrid, and self driving cars

2016 Top Technology. Tech Trends. iPhone 7 Plus. Galaxy S7 Edge. Nexus 6P. Drone. Apple Watch Sport. Fitbit. Tesla Model 3. Hoverboard. Xbox One S. Playstation 4 Pro. Hoku TV. 3D Printer.

2016 Top Celebrities:

(People.com and TMZ.com)
Prince
Robert Downey Jr.
Donald Trump
Chris Evans
Ronda Rousey
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Selena Gomez
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Charlize Theron
Leonardo DiCaprio
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Brie Larson
Alicia Vikander
Adam Levine
Christina Aguilera
John Cena
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Caitlyn Jenner
Taylor Swift
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Ben Affleck
Amy Adams
Amy Schumer
Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon
Jennifer Lopez

2016 world leaders, trends, events, and cost of things. Printable
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2016 Top Athletes:

(Google.com)
Von Miller
Payton Manning
Denny Hamlin
Danny Willett
Jordan Spieth
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Michael Phelps
Simone Biles
Katie Ledecky
Ben Zobrist

2016 Top Sporting Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: The Denver Broncos win 24-10 against the Carolina Panthers
Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin
The Kentucky Derby: Nyquist
The Masters: Danny Willett
NBA Championship: The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors 4-3
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Andy Murray
Women’s singles: Serena Williams
FIFA World Cup: In 2018
Women’s World Cup: in 2019
World Series: Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians 4 games to 3 to win their first World Series in 108 years
Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Top three winning countries: USA won 121 medals, Great Britain won 67 medals, China won 70 medals

2016 Top Songs:

(Billboard.com Hot 100)
Hello~ Adele   —number 1 in January
Pillowtalk~ Zayn   —number 1 in February
Work~ Rihanna feat. Drake   —number 1 in March and April
Panda~ Desiigner    —number 1 in May
One Dance~ Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla   —number 1 in June and July
Cheap Thrills~ Sia feat. Sean Paul    —number 1 in August
Closer~ Chainsmokers feat. Halsey   —number 1 in September and October
Black Beatles ~ Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane   —number 1 in November and December
 
Other Popular Songs in 2016:
24K Magic ~ Bruno Mars
Don’t Let Me Down ~ Chainsmokers feat Daya
Starboy ~ The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Love Yourself ~ Justin Bieber
H.O.L.Y. ~ Florida Georgia Line
Can’t Stop The Feeling ~ Justin Timberlake
Don’t’ Wanna Know ~ Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
Blue Ain’t Your Color ~ Keith Urban
Stressed Out ~ twenty one pilots
Fake Love ~ Drake
Die A Happy Man ~ Thomas Rhett

2016 Top Television Shows:

(rottentomatoes.com)
This Is Us
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Game of Thrones
Westworld
Veep
The Night Manager: Miniseries
The Path
Gilmore Girls Revival
Orphan Black
The Americans
The Walking Dead
Stranger Things
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Underground
Atlanta
The Big Bang Theory
The Good Wife
Empire
American Idol: Final Season
The Voice
Chicago Fire
Shark Tank

2016 Top Movies:

(boxofficemojo.com)
Kung Fu Panda 3   –number 1 in January
Deadpool   –number 1 in February
Zootopia   –number 1 in March
The Jungle Book    –number 1 in April
Captain America: Civil War    –number 1 in May
Finding Dory     –number 1 in June
Secret Life of Pets    –number 1 in July
Suicide Squad    –number 1 in August
Sully  –number 1 in September
The Girl on the Train –number 1 in October
The Accountant  —number 1 in October
Moana  —number 1 in November
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  —number 1 in December

Other popular movies…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Revenant
Ride Along 2
X-Men: Apocalypse
Angry Birds
Allegiant
Batman vs. Superman
The Boss
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sing
Hidden Figures
La La Land

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2016 Top Books:

(amazon.com)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ~ Play by Jack Thorne
StrengthsFinder 2.0 ~ Tom Rath
Diary of A Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down ~ Jeff Kinney
Girraffes Can’t Dance ~ Giles Andreae
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success ~ Carol Dweck
First 100 Words ~ Roger Priddy
The Magnolia Story ~ Chip and Joanna Gaines
Oh the Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Suess
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts ~ Gary Chapman
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Are of Decluttering and Organizing ~ Marie Kondo
The Last Mile ~David Baldacci
The Obsession ~Nora Roberts
Stuck-Up Suit ~ Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty ~Kristen Ashley
The Girl On The Train ~Paula Hawkins
The Rainbow Comes and Goes ~ Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution ~Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air ~ Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Trapoli Pirates ~ Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Alexander Hamilton ~Ron Chernow

2016 Top Fashion and Trends:

(Google.com)
Ray Bans
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Hair extensions
Skinny jeans and pants with heels
Acid washed or Splashed pattern pants and jeans
Boyfriend jeans
Cool-girl Gingham
Boho skirts and dresses
Mid-drift baring tops
Messy buns
Yoga Pants, leggings, and patterned running tights
The Romper
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes
Beards
Lumberjack look for men
Bow ties

2016 World Population:

(worldometers.info)
7,321,500,000 and counting…

2016 World Leaders:

(Wikipedia.com)
Barack Obama, President of the United States
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Francis of Vatican City
Francois Hollande, President of France
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
Reuven Rivlin, President of Isreal
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

2016 Major Events and Headlines:

(Wikipedia.com)
2016 is a Leap Year
January 8 – Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison.
January 16 – The International Atomic Energy Agency announces that Iran has adequately dismantled its nuclear weapons program, allowing the United Nations to lift sanctions immediately.
January 28 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
February 7 – North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
March 1- Super Tuesday in Presidential election. Many states in the US hold caucuses.
March 3- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compares Donald Trump to a couple historic dictators, Hitler being one of them.
March 20- President Barack Obama visits Cuba to “…bury the last remnant of The Cold War in the Americas.”
March 22 – Three coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attacks.
March 24 – Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War.
April 3 – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung publishes a set of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian corporate Mossack Fonseca that provides detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies, including the identities of shareholders and directors including noted personalities and heads of state.
May 19 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes with 66 people on board over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.
June 23 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union.
August- A creepy clown hoax starts in South Carolina. People in clown costumes scare and try to lure children into the forest. By October, ‘scary clown sightings’ are reported all over the U.S. resulting in a few arrests.
August 11 – Protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline start to get tense and arrests are made as more people arrive to support the Native American Sioux tribe to defend the conservation of it’s water and land against the oil company set to build a crude oil pipeline through it.
August 5–21 – The 2016 Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 24–present – Syrian Civil War: Turkish Armed Forces and Syrian rebels cross over the Syrian border and take Jarabulus from ISIS.
August 31 – The Brazilian Senate votes (61–20) to impeach the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. The Vice President of Brazil, Michel Temer, who had assumed the presidential powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil during Rousseff’s suspension, takes office for the remainder of her term.
September 3 – The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, both ratify the Paris global climate agreement.
September 9 – The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with the South calling it “maniacal recklessness”.
September 21 – Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan (Company that produces the EpiPen, a live-saving device for severe allergic reactions), comes under fire from the government due to recent hike in price of EpiPens. The public and lawmakers described the price increase from $100 to $600 as ‘sickening’ and ‘greedy’.
September 21 – Black Lives Matter protests come to a head and turn violent in Charlotte, NC, after a recent string of police-officer-involved shootings of alleged unarmed black citizens all over the United States.
October 8 – A video is released of presidential candidate Donald Trump having a private conversation in 2005 on the Days of Our Lives set with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. Trump is caught on a hot microphone bragging in vulgar terms about how he can essentially sexually impose himself on any female because, “when you’re a star, they let you do it”. Billy Bush is suspended from Access Hollywood, Trump issues an apology and then continues his campaign for president.
October 28 – FBI Director James Comey notified Congress that his agency found new emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Her polls dropped after the emails were revealed. The FBI found them during a probe of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Clinton’s top aide’s, Huma Abedin. Weiner was being investigated for sending explicit messages to an underage girl.
November 8 – Republican Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in a surprise upset against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
December 19 – Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was assassinated. Also on that day, a truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing at least a dozen people and leaving many more injured.

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2016 Pop Culture:

(Wikipedia.com & People.com)
January 10- Two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album Blackstar, American music legend and actor, David Bowie, died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment.
January 14- Legendary English actor and director Alan Rickman died from pancreatic cancer. He was best known for his character Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
January 14- Celine Dion’s husband Rene¢ Angelil died at the age of 73.
January 16- Jada Pinkett Smith tweets about boycotting the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in nominations. More celebrities join the boycott.
January 18- Glen Frey, an American music icon and founding member of the legendary Eagles rock band, died at the age of 67 from complications from pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
January 21- American music mogul Mariah Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer announce their engagement.
January 21- One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth welcome son Freddie Reign.
January 27- Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, welcomed son York Banks Asla via surrogate.
February 2- Controversial show, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, begins airing on FX.
February 11- Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and wife, Cassie Kelley, welcomed their first child, son Ward Charles Kelley.
February 28- Chris Rock hosts the 88th Academy Awards where Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins his first Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.
March 4- Country music singer Joey Feek, part of the Joey + Rory music group, died from a long battle with cervical cancer at the age of 40. The public followed her battle with cancer through her husband Rory’s blog updates.
March 6- First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, died at the age of 94. She was married to the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan who died in 2004 at the age of 93.
March 24- Comedian and actor Gary Shandling died at the age of 66 after collapsing in his home.
March 24- Actress Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman welcome first child. They named their son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
March 29- American actress, Patty Duke, died at the age of 69. She won the Academy Award at the age of 16 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Helen Keller in a 1962 film The Miracle Worker.
April 1 – Broadway musical sensation Hamilton opens. It receives rave reviews and several awards. Tickets sell out into the next year.
April 4- Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna get engaged after 3 months of dating.
April 6- Country music icon, Merle Haggard, died on his 79th birthday after suffering from pneumonia.
April 12- Singer Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock welcome son Remington Alexander Blackstock.
April 14- American musician John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen welcome their first child. They named their baby girl Luna Simone Stephens.
April 20 – Kelly Ripa is angry after being notified on-air of her cohost Michael Strahan’s departure from the show.
April 20- Professional American wrestler Joan Marie Laurer, also known as Chyna, died at the age of 46.
April 21- Another music legend gone. Prince Rogers Nelson died at the age of 57 inside his Minnesota home.
April 23- The public goes wild over American singer Beyonce’s 6th album titled Lemonade, after visual album aired on HBO. The album heavily hints at her husband JayZ’s infidelity.
April 29- Prince William and Duchess Kate celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.
May 23 – Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp after 15 months of marriage, and accuses him of abuse.
June 3- American boxer, activist, and icon, Muhammed Ali, dies at the age of 74 .
August 26 – After a recent string of police shootings of alleged unarmed black citizens, San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem in protest of a flag that represents a country that oppresses black people and people of color. He receives a lot of criticism and support from the media, fans, and the general public.
August 29 – Beloved American actor Gene Wilder dies at age 83.
September 10 – Iconic American professional golfer, Arnold Palmer, dies at the age of 87.
September 16 – Nick Gordon is found legally responsible for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s July 2015 death.
Sept 19- Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt. Pitt’s parenting is at the center of the split.
October 3- Kim Kardashian-West was tied-up and robbed in while staying in Paris. Millions of dollars worth of jewelry and personal items were taken.
November 8 – Kensignton Palace confirms relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
November 10 – Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcome daughter, Dream Renee.
November 23 – Kanye West is hospitalized for sleep deprivation and exhaustion causing him to cancel the remainder of his tour.
November 25 – Gilmore Girls revival releases 4 episodes on Netflix.
November 25 – Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90. He was a controversial leader and 17th President of Cuba.
December 8 – John Glenn, an American astronaut, pilot, engineer, and politician, dies at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.
December 13 – Beloved American actor Alan Thicke dies at the age of 69. He was best known for his role as the father, Jason Seaver, on 1980’s hit television series Growing Pains.
December 25 – Iconic English singer-songwriter George Michael dies at the age of 53.
December 27 –  Carrie Fisher, an American actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series, dies at the age of 60.
December 28 – Debbie Reynolds dies at the age 84, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. Reynolds was also a well-known American actress.

2016 Top Science Breakthroughs:

(Wikipedia.com, livescience.com, iflscience.com)
February 10- Scientists successfully connect individual neurons using lasers.
March 1- U.S. Army could begin using laser weapons by 2023.
March 14 – The ESA and Roscosmos launch the joint ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter on a mission to Mars.
March 17- Nike Will Release Self-Lacing Shoes By The End Of This Year.
April 7- Several platoons of self-driving trucks just made their way across Europe.
April 22- A researcher just accidentally developed a battery that could last a lifetime
April 25- The recent announcement that a young paralyzed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip implanted in his brain is an exciting step forward for science and healthcare.
April 25- Mechanical sea snakes could be the future of underwater exploration.
April 29- Near the deepest spot in the world’s oceans, scientists have discovered a jellyfish that looks more alien spaceship than deep-sea cnidarian.
July 4 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
July 22 – The final videocassette recorder is manufactured by the Japanese company Funai.
July 26 – Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.
August 24 – Scientists confirm existence of a habitable planet Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri star.
September 7 –  Apple releases iPhone 7 and  iPhone 7 Plus. New features are wireless earbuds with no headphone jack, water resistant body, dual camera, and more.
September 21 – Scientists report that, based on human DNA genetic studies, all non-African humans in the world today can be traced to a single population that exited Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago.
October 11 – President Obama renews a vision for US government involvement in a human mission to the planet Mars by the mid-2030s.
November 8 – New data released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record, largely due to human activities, with 2016 likely to be even hotter.
December 5 – Researchers at Harvard discover a causal link between RNA splicing and aging.
December 8 – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announces that giraffe populations declined from 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015. Their conservation status is moved from “least concern” to “vulnerable”.
~Tesla brings autopilot feature to its fleet of automobiles.


 

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Hybrid Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Hybrid Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Hybrid homeschooling has been an amazing alternative for my son and has made all the difference in his educational growth and experience. As we get near the end of our first year of hybrid homeschooling, I wanted to share what we have learned. I’ll share a bit of the struggle that got us to this point and move onto the pros and cons. Hopefully our experience will give you some insight into this schooling option!

Public School Start
Homeschooling started to appeal to me a couple of years ago when my oldest son, Declan, was in second grade at a public school. I saw his natural curiosity and love of learning change into resistance, stress, anger, and tears. He started to fight me everyday before school, and after school he had serious meltdowns. Determined not to create a special ‘snowflake’ mentality in him I chalked it up to normal kid stuff, or maybe even bullying at school. His teacher said he got along well with others and had many friends in class. Declan confirmed that he was not being bullied. So I volunteered in his classroom thinking it would give me better insight, but it didn’t. I was frustrated.

As our daily struggle continued I started to question our path with traditional education. The one-size-fits-all way of teaching may work for some, or many, but it wasn’t working for Declan. School-option posts that crossed my Facebook and Pinterest news feeds now gained my attention. The information in those posts inspired me! They also intimidated me. Homeschooling felt too huge of a responsibility, so I pushed the idea aside.

The Decision to Homeschool
During his third grade year, Declan went from testing ‘well above average’ to ‘below average’ in subjects I knew he excels at. His meltdowns and overall demeanor were getting worse too. When I could almost label him as being depressed I knew something had to change. He had been a generally happy kid and still was during school breaks. Was he getting bored in school because he was advanced? Was he not understanding how they are teaching? Is he just being lazy? Does he have a learning disability? Kids at this age don’t really get depressed, do they? Moody maybe, but depressed? I was searching for answers.

With conversations with his teacher and school staff, my own research, and Declan finally opening up about his struggles at school, it was concluded that he was getting bored in subjects he excelled at and stressed when they moved too quickly through lessons he needed more time on. He was in a perpetual cycle of boredom and stress at school. Depression was a side effect of the stress interfering with sleep quality, eating habits, and his overall outlook on learning and life.

After much debate and hesitation, my husband and I started to research and pursue local homeschool options for the next school year. I was definitely intimidated, I doubted my teaching ability and patience level to homeschool my own child. With my introverted nature I often admired a teacher’s ability to instruct a bunch of kids all day and the continuous effort it takes to keep them on task. Honestly, being an elementary school teacher seems utterly exhausting. But, the fear of my child slipping through public-school cracks and ending up desolate later in life kept flashing before my eyes. A little dramatic? Probably. But, I felt like I had little choice other than to think outside the box with his education experience. We figured we could try homeschooling for a year and see how it goes. If we failed miserably we would put him back in the traditional classroom setting with hopefully little damage done.

Homeschool Options
We are in Northern Colorado, and our school system has a few options for parents who are looking to customize their child’s learning curriculum. You will have to look and see what your school district, or nearby districts, offer homeschool families. Through my own research I noticed that some state’s school systems are starting to offer more resources and options to homeschool families, while other states seem to keep homeschool completely separate from the public system. Some prefer it that way! I am happy with the integration we have here.

Our school district offers traditional public schools, charter and private schools, co-ops, montessori, waldorf, a hybrid school, and homeschool ‘options’ classes. Homeschoolers can participate in ‘options’ classes, in an on-campus classroom setting, various days of the week. The hybrid school appealed to me the most. This ‘hybrid’ school is a combination of online classes done at home on MWF and on-campus classes TTh. I liked this option because I would have guidance with a curriculum, peer interaction for Declan, parent support from the get-go, and it felt like it would ease us into homeschooling. The hybrid school in our district is still part of the public school system and receives state funding, so there is no tuition and the curriculum is free. The online curriculum is through k12.com which our school district pays for. Disclosure: I am not affiliated with k12.com.

Our First Year Of Hybrid Homeschooling
Before school started, other parents from Declan’s school were already reaching out to us! I was very grateful to have support already in place before school started. This parent support helped ease my fears and gain confidence in my ability to do this new way of schooling. They told me the first couple weeks would be overwhelming but that it gets easier the more we get the hang of k12.com‘s software and scheduling.

Homeschool first day. What to expect.
Our first day of hybrid homeschool.

They were right! Our first day started good, but by the end of the day it was a disaster. We were both in tears. Even though k12.com‘s website is fairly intuitive and easy to navigate, we just weren’t familiar with it yet. Fear of getting it wrong ruled our first week, but with guidance and after a month of getting comfortable with the online curriculum and on-campus classes, we began to relax a bit. We have learned a lot this year! Here are some of the awesome, and not-so-awesome, things about hybrid homeschooling.

Hybrid Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Pros:

Growth!-  Not only has Declan grown this past year, but so have I. We have both developed confidence by navigating teaching and learning together. He learns best when topics turn into conversations and he can see how the lesson relates to real life. We aren’t perfect, there are still bad days, but when I can peak his curiosity about the subject at hand, it is magic! I love to see his eyes light up when it clicks. Even though I don’t require Declan to be a straight-A student, I am proud to say that he has been for most of this year!

Individual Attention- At home, Declan gets one-on-one help from me but he also receives a lot of individual attention on campus. The 4th and 5th graders are in one classroom with their teacher and an assistant. The are 19 kids total in the classroom. The 4th graders can work with the 5th graders if they reach their level. The 5th graders also help the younger ones when they need extra help. They learn about collaboration and healthy competition.

 

What homeschool really looks like.
What homeschool really looks like.

Curriculum Flexibility Declan is now able to work at his own pace and it has made a big difference! He works fast through subjects he excels at, and areas he struggles with he spends more time on and I can give the help he needs, most of the time. If I am stumped we look up resources online to help us out.

At the beginning of the year, we went through a lot of the lessons together but now he knows what to expect so he does a lot of his lessons independently. It is common for kids in his class to advance to the next grade level depending on subject and be at various grade levels. Example: Declan may be at his own grade level in math but can advance to the next grade level in reading. There are kids that have advanced more than one grade level in certain subjects. Many of the high school students are graduating with college credits or associates degrees. They can also complete their classes ahead of schedule for an early summer break!

 

Homeschool curriculum progress. Staying on track.
Hybrid homeschool progress on k12.com.

Time Flexibility We set our homeschool days in block format because he seems to do better with focusing on one subject for longer periods instead of jumping all around. K12.com allows you to set up your own schedule and shows you what pace you need to work at to complete the curriculum by the end of the year. Mondays he works through a week’s worth of History lessons. Wednesdays it’s Literature and Vocabulary. Fridays are Math. On-campus days they do Science, Math, Language Arts, Art, Music, and P.E. Declan is currently on track to complete this year’s curriculum a little early. We have taken advantage of this flexibility and done extra-curricular activities with the kids on some school days. Flexibility also makes it less stressful when one of the kids is sick.

 

Homeschool weekly schedule. Block Schedule on k12.com
Hybrid homeschool weekly schedule. We set up a block schedule. TTh are on campus. K12.com 4th grade online curriculum.

 

Free Evenings and Weekends Evenings and weekends are now more about free time instead of homework. Occasionally, when a lesson that takes him longer his other work will be pushed into the evenings or weekends but for the most part all school work is completed during the weekdays.

Socialization and Peer Interaction Being in the classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays with other kids offers Declan a setting where he can build friendships and collaborate with others in a group setting. Him and a friend have started to work toward broadcasting a YouTube gaming channel. It is fun to watch their problem solving skills take form throughout the process.

Life skills- We incorporate life skills into Declan’s weekly routine. Mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are important for a well-balanced life. We incorporate meditation as a tool to help deal with thoughts, emotions, and foster introspection. I mix in books and shows that will spark conversations about life and the deeper stuff. Getting outside, sports, adventure, and free play are also something we encourage daily. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the dog and his little brother, for short periods of time, develop a sense of responsibility and contribution. We show him how to earn his wants and budget his money. Our goal is for him to have the tools to create a meaningful life.

 

Homeschool physical education
Homeschool physical education. We headed to the slopes when Declan got ahead on his k12.com curriculum.

Guidance and Support Being new to homeschooling this year I am very thankful I chose the hybrid option. I think if I tried to do it all on my own I would have failed miserably. The guidance, support, and insight from school staff and other hybrid homeschool parents was necessary for me to gain the confidence I needed to teach my child. Many of the parent’s had also been full-time, independent homeschoolers and gave me insight to that option as well.

Me Time Tuesdays and Thursdays are for me. My youngest, Cash, goes to preschool on the days Declan is on campus. These are my scheduled work days to blog or build my wood chests. Occasionally, I get the chance to have lunch with a friend or treat myself to a pedicure!

Cons:

Curriculum Content– I am generally happy with k12.com but, some of the activities within the lessons seem like busy work. It is a common complaint with the parents at our school, but we do have the option to skip some of those activities if the lesson objectives were met. If Declan got the point of the lesson without having to do the activity then we mark it complete. I can decide if the activity is beneficial. At times, I have to look to outside resources to gain his interest with a lesson subject. History lessons in k12 are mostly text and pictures, some video. Pretty dry really. So we get creative and look for videos, story books, and conversation to bring it alive.

Government Standards I understand, now, that whatever homeschool option you choose you will still have to operate within state regulations. Many of the curriculum options out there have to meet regulatory requirements. Homeschoolers have to log a certain amount of hours per subject, per week. Curriculum objectives have to be met. Attendance and progress has to be kept track of. Our hybrid homeschool program even does state testing. I’m not sure if all homeschoolers are required to do state testing. You will have to check your state regulations.

Little Ones One of my biggest challenges is keeping my preschooler busy and not bothering Declan while he is working through school lessons. Especially when I am helping with a lesson. Legos, puzzles, books, the iPad have helped temporarily. It remains my biggest struggle.

 

Homeschooling with little ones
Tupperware fun while Declan and I work through school lessons.

Focus- Another struggle is keeping Declan focused. Some days he does great! Other days it feels like pulling teeth! A rewards system helps. We incorporate meditation and frequent breaks too.

Energy Drain- I need time by myself to recharge and be my best. It’s just how I am made. With my boys only at school two days a week, finding time to recharge is a luxury. I do my best during their in-school days and also at night after everyone’s in bed. We also hire a babysitter at least once a month!

Special Snowflake Syndrome- Even though we have worked to customize Declan’s learning experience I have tried to make a point not to create the ‘special snowflake syndrome’ in him. Life and people will not cater to him and I will not protect him from challenges. That is reality, and he has to be able to thrive within the larger system and contribute to society. He is required to help around the house.

Labels and Judgement As a hybrid homeschooler we may not fit into the typical homeschool definition and we don’t fit the public school box. I have heard judgements from all sides. My answer is: We are all just doing our best with what is best for us! This works for us, and I support whatever works for you!

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These Videos Inspired Our Decision to Homeschool!
Hackschooling Makes Me Happy | Logan LaPlante
RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms
Do Schools Kill Creativity | Sir Ken Robinson

Homeschool Resources:
Homeschool.com
1+1+1=1 Homeschool Blogger
K12.com
The Pioneer Woman

Books We Integrate:
Rules for A Knight – Ethan Hawke
I Survived Series

Note: I will be adding to this list occasionally as we come across other great resources!

Year 2002 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2002 Baby Book & Journal Filler

2002 Baby Book Info, Cost of things, and world events

Research Contributor: Kate Muller

2002 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~ $1.03 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Loaf of bread~ $1.01 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ $.37 (Johnston’s Archive)
New Car Price~ $28,314 (Transportation Energy Data Book)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.35 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Movie Ticket~ $5.81 (Box Office Mojo)
Median sales price of new house~ $187,600 (US Census Bureau)

2002 Top Celebrities:
(People & TMZ)
Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt
Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck
Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise
Halle Berry
Ashley Judd
Jennifer Connelly
Natalie Portman
Matt Damon
Angelina Jolie
Matthew Perry
Salma Hayek
Sheryl Crow
Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards
Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Julia Roberts
Courtney Cox
Reese Witherspoon
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Jodie Foster
Penélope Cruz
Usher
Mike Myers
George Clooney
Justin Timberlake
Sarah Jessica Parker
Bon Jovi
Naomi Watts
Cameron Diaz
Jennifer Garner
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Pink Hayden Christensen
Julie Bowen
Simon Baker
Eminem
Martha Stewart
Nia Vardalos
Rosie O’Donnell
Winona Ryder
Phil McGraw
Johnny Depp
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs
Alicia Keys
Luke Wilson
Shakira
Britney Spears
Josh Hartnett
Debra Messing
Jimmy Fallon
Mandy Moore
Kirsten Dunst
Viggo Mortensen
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne
Shania Twain

2002 Top Athletes:
(Wikipedia)
Tiger Woods
Michael Schumacher
Michael Jordan
Lennox Lewis
Apollo Ohno
Tom Brady
Bernie Williams
Jeff Gordon
Kobe Bryant
Roger Federer
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Lance Armstrong
Yao Ming
Vonetta Flowers

2002 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia)
Super Bowl: New England Patriots won 20-17 over the St. Louis Rams.
Daytona 500: Ward Burton
The Kentucky Derby: War Emblem
The Masters: Tiger Woods
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-0 against New Jersey Nets
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Lleyton Hewitt Ladies’ Singles: Serena Williams
World Cup: Brazil won 2-0 against Germany
World Series: Anaheim Angels won series 4-3 against San Francisco Giants

Quick baby book, photo book, and scrapbook pages. Digital downloads.

2002 Top Songs:
(Billboard)
How You Remind Me ~ Nickelback
Foolish ~ Ashanti
Hot in Herre ~ Nelly
Dilemma ~ Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
Wherever You Will Go ~ The Calling
A Thousand Miles ~ Vanessa Carlton
In the End ~ Linkin Park
What’s Luv? ~ Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
U Got It Bad ~ Usher
Blurry ~ Puddle of Mudd
Complicated ~ Avril Lavigne
Always on Time ~ Ja Rule featuring Ashanti

2002 Top Television Shows:
(Google)
Friends
60 Minutes
American Idol
The Sopranos
The Wire
The Simpsons
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The X-Files
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
24
Spooks
Today
Survivor
Law & Order
Firefly
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Family Guy
Everwood
George Lopez
The Daily Show
The West Wing
Birds of Prey
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron
That ‘80s Show
Most Haunted
Gilmore Girls
Foyle’s War
South Park
Undeclared
The Twilight Zone
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Still Game
The Office
Monday Night Football
Malcolm in the Middle
Power Rangers
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
General Hospital
Futurama
Smallville
In-Laws
Boomtown
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
The Shield
Six Feet Under
Angel
Reba
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Saturday Night Live
Top Gear
7th Heaven

2002 Top Movies:
(Box Office Mojo)
Spider-Man
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Signs
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Men in Black II
Ice Age
Chicago
Catch Me If You Can
Die Another Day
Scooby-Doo
Lilo & Stitch
XXX
The Santa Clause 2
Minority Report
The Ring
Sweet Home Alabama
Mr. Deeds
The Bourne Identity
The Sum of All Fears
8 Mile
Road to Perdition
Panic Room

2002 Top Books:
(Amazon)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t ~ Jim Collins
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life ~ Spencer Johnson
The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold
Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results ~ Stephen C. Lundin
Stupid White Men…And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! ~ Michael Moore
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel ~ Emma Mclaughlin
Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out ~ Dr. Phil McGraw
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done ~ Larry Bossidy
The Summons ~ John Grisham
Now, Discover Your Strengths ~ Donald O. Clifton

Scrapbook. Baby book. Finish that Damn baby book! World Around Me page. Annual Headlines. World Leaders. Cost of Living. Trends. Pop culture.

2002 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google & Wikipedia)
Denim blazers
Denim pencil skirts
Preppy sweaters
Striped skinny jeans
Cargo trousers
Velour tracksuits
Long scarves
Turquoise jewelry
Peasant tops
Antique belts
Wide-leg trousers
Chunky hair highlights
Military looks
Long sleeved shirts with bell sleeves
Cowl neck tops
Flare jeans
Hip-huggers
White jeans
Cargo pants
Daisy dukes
Low-rise jeans
Ripped/distressed jeans
Pleather trench coats
Puffy jackets
Preppy polo shirts
Skechers
Ugg boots

2002 World Population:
(GeoHive)
6,280,853,817 and counting…

2002 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia)
President of the United States: George W. Bush
President of China: Jiang Zemin
President of Russia: Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Tony Blair
Pope of Vatican City: Pope John Paul II
President of France: Jacques Chirac
United States Secretary of State: Colin Powell
Secretary-General of the United Nations: Kofi Annan

2002 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 1 – Euro notes and coins are introduced in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.
January 16 – The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes the assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
January 23 – Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan, accused of being a CIA agent by his captors.
February 1 – Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
February 8–February 24 – The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
February 9 – Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, dies in her sleep aged 71 after suffering a major stroke.
February 22 – Robert William Pickton, the most prolific serial killer in Canadian history, is arrested and charged with the first 2 (of 27) counts of first-degree murder.
February 28 – The ex-currencies of all euro-using nations cease to be legal tender in the European Union.
March 1 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.
March 19 – US war in Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends after killing 500 Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 allied troop fatalities.
March 21 – In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and 3 others are charged with the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
March 30 – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother dies aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
April 9 – The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother takes place in Westminster Abbey, London.
April 11 – April 14 – A military coup d’état against the leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez fails.
April 23–April 24 – Pope John Paul II holds an extraordinary meeting of American cardinals at the Vatican to discuss the sexual abuse of children, calling it “an appalling sin” and declaring that “there is no place in the priesthood for those who would harm the young”.
May 6 – In the Netherlands, politician and Prime Ministerial candidate Pim Fortuyn is assassinated in Hilversum.
May 10 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling American secrets to the Soviet Union for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
May 21 – The US State Department releases a report naming 7 state sponsors of terrorism: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
May 24 – In Moscow, United States President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin sign the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to replace the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 and the START II Treaty of 1993.
May 31 – June 30 – The 2002 FIFA World Cup begins in South Korea and Japan.
June 13 – The United States Senate withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972. The Russian State Duma withdraws from START II Treaty of 1993 in response.
June 24 – The Igandu train disaster in Dodoma Region, Tanzania, kills 281 people in the worst rail accident in African history.
June 30 – Brazil wins their 5th FIFA World Cup by defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final.
July 1 – The International Criminal Court is established.
July 15 – In Washington, D.C., “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to aiding the enemy and possession of explosives during the commission of a felony; Lindh agrees to serve 10 years in prison for each charge.
July 21 – Telecommunications giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (the largest such filing in United States history).
July 27 – A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes at an air show in Ukraine, killing 77 and injuring more than 100, making it the worst air show disaster in history (see Sknyliv airshow disaster).
August – The 2002 European floods ravage Central Europe.
September 10 – Switzerland joins the United Nations as the 191st member state after rejecting a place in 1986.
September 27 – The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is admitted to the United Nations as the 192nd member state.
October 2 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin with 5 shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland.
November 7 – Iran bans the advertising of United States products.
November 8 – Iraq disarmament crisis: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves UN Security Council Resolution 1441, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.
November 13 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
November 22 – In Nigeria, more than 100 are killed at an attack aimed at the Miss World contestants.
November 25 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.

2002 Pop Culture:
(Pop Culture & Mr. Pop Culture)
-Michael Jackson dangles Prince Michael II off a balcony from a Berlin hotel room.
-Winona Ryder is sentenced to three years probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, $6,355 in restitution, and ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling after being found guilty of stealing $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue.
-Robert Blake, best known as TV’s Baretta, was charged and acquitted for murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
-Rosie O’Donnell announces that she is gay.
-Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are engaged.
-The Osbournes with Ozzy and family debuts on MTV.
-Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the R&B group TLC dies in a car crash in Honduras.
-Rapper R. Kelly is arrested in Florida as authorities in Chicago announce an indictment of 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a home video.
-Kelly Clarkson wins American Idol with Justin Guarini as runner up.

2002 Technology and Science:
(Wikipedia)
2002 Cell phones:
Nokia 6100
Nokia 6610
Nokia 3510
Siemens A50
Samsung SGH-T100

2002 Tablets & Readers:
None yet

2002 Online Social Communities:
Elftown
FilmAffinity
Fotolog
Friendster
Hub Culture
Last.fm
Travellerspoint

2002 Gaming:
-SEGA establishes the Sega Mobile division to develop, produce, and distribute video games for mobile phones and PDAs; establishes the Sega.com Business Solutions division to service video game developers and publishers.
-The Sims overtakes Myst as all-time best-selling computer game, having sold 6.3 million units.
-G4 Media, LLC (subsidiary of Comcast Corporation) launches the G4 cable television video game network channel.

2002 Popular Game Consoles:
Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Color
Nintendo GameCube
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows
Xbox
Nintendo 64

2002 Major Science & Technology Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 17 – The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people.
January 31 – A large section of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating, consuming about 3,250 km (2,020 mi) over 35 days.
February 19 – NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
March 1 – The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above the Earth using an Ariane 5 on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8,500 kg.
March 1 – STS-109: Space Shuttle Columbia flies the Hubble Space Telescope service mission, the penultimate flight before its ill-fated STS-107 mission.
April 18 – The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.
April 25 – Soyuz TM-34: South African Mark Shuttleworth blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; he had paid £15 million for the trip.
May 26 – The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
June 4 – The planetoid Quaoar is discovered orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt.
June 6 – Eastern Mediterranean event: An object with an estimated diameter of 10 meters collides with Earth, over the Mediterranean, and detonates in mid-air.
June 10 – An annular solar eclipse occurs.
June 10 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of 2 humans, is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
June 11 – Antonio Meucci is recognized as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
June 15 – Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses the planet by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about 1/3 the distance to the moon.
June 18 – British Telephone Company O2 is created after a BT Cellnet rebrand.
July 19 – Hail kills 25 and injures hundreds in the Chinese province of Henan.
September 20 – The Kolka-Karmadon rock ice slide occurs.
November 13 – The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast, causing an oil spill.
December 30 – An eruption on the volcanic island Stromboli off the coast of Sicily causes a flank failure and tsunami. The island is later evacuated.