Year 2015 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year In Review 2015

2015 Printable

2015 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $3.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $2.11 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $1.48 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price~ $ 32,495 (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.89 (Statista.com)
Movie Ticket~ $8.34 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $294,300 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $56,516 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest $7.25 in multiple states. Highest is $10.50 in Washington D.C.
Living Wage for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)~ $15.12 per hour

2015 Top Technology:
(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & Techradar.com)
  Smart phones:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
LG G4
Nexus 6P
   Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air2
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
iPad Mini 2 and 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
   Televisions: 
LG 98UB9800 98-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D  Smart LED TV 
Samsung UN65HU8550 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Online Social Communities:
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
   Video:
YouTube
Break
Metacafe
Dailymotion
Skype
Vimeo
   Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
   Other:
3D Printing gains momentum.
Supergrids make DC power grids practical.
Hover boards are a popular Christmas gift, but trouble with them catching fire becomes an issue.

2015 Top Celebrities:
(People.com and TMZ.com)
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Kerry Washington
Shailene Woodley
Jennifer Lawrence
Adam Levine
Emma Stone
Theo James
Dakota Johnson
Bradley Cooper
Christina Aguilera
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Amy Adams
Matt Damon
Jessica Simpson
Amy Schumer
Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Lopez
Gwen Stefani
Beyonce’ and JayZ

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2015 Top Athletes:
(Google.com)
Tom Brady
Russell Wilson
Joey Logano
Jordan Spieth
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza
Serena Williams
Novak Djokovic
Carli Lloyd
Andre Igoudala
Salvador Perez

2015 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: New England Patriots won 28-24 against Seattle Seahawks
Daytona 500: Joey Logano
The Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah and goes on to win the Triple Crown
The Masters: Jordan Spieth
NBA Championship: The Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 6, 4-2.
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Novak Djokovic
Women’s singles: Serena Williams
Women’s World Cup: USA defeats Japan 5-2
World Series: Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the series

 

2015 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com)
Uptown Funk~ Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Thinking Outloud~ Ed Sheeran
See You Again~ Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Trap Queen~ Fetty Wap
Sugar~ Maroon 5
Shut Up and Dance~ Walk the Moon
Blank Space~ Taylor Swift
Watch Me~ Silento
Cheerleader~ Omi
Love Me Like You Do~ Ellie Goulding
FourFiveSeconds~ Rihanna & Kayne West & Paul McCartney
Style~ Taylor Swift
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)~ The Weeknd
The Hills~ The Weeknd
Can’t Feel My Face~ The Weeknd
Take Me to Church~ Hozier
Fight Song~ Rachel Platten
Time of Our Lives~ Pitbull & Ne-Yo

 

2015 Top Television Shows:
(rottentomatoes.com)
Better Call Saul
Fargo
The Americans
Mad Men
Catastrophe
Deutschland 83
The Knick
Game of Thrones
Master of None
Marvel’s Daredevil
Justified
Mr. Robot
The Leftovers
Jane the Virgin
Review
Veep
You’re the Worst
Rectify
Manhattan
Orange is the New Black
The Affair
Empire
The Voice
The Bachelor
Homeland
The Good Wife
NCIS
Criminal Minds
CSI
Chicago Fire
Shark Tank

 

2015 Top Movies:
(boxofficemojo.com)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Inside Out
Furious 7
Minions
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
The Martian
Spectre
Mission: Impossible –Rogue Nation
Pitch Perfect 2
Ant-Man
Home (2015)
Hotel Transylvania 2
Straight Outta Compton
San Andreas
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Cinderella (2015)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Chappie

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2015 Top Books:
(goodreads.com)
All the Light We Cannot See~ Anthony Doerr
The Girl on the Train~ Paula Hawkins
The Nightingale~ Kristin Hannah
The Fault in Our Stars~ John Green
Gone Girl~ Gillian Flynn
Dead Wake~ Erik Larson
Endangered~ C.J. Box
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban~ Malala Yousafzai
American Sniper~ Chris Kylewith Scott McEwen and DeFelice
Last One Home~ Debbie Macomber
The Boys in the Boat~ Daniel James Brown
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate~ Naomi Klein
Wild~ Cheryl Strayed
Yes Please~ Amy Poehler
A Spool of Blue Thread~ Anne Tyler
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption~ Laura Hillenbrand
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision~ Fritjof Capra

 

2015 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google.com)
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Skinny jeans with heels or ankle boots
Acid washed or Splashed pattern pants and jeans
Boyfriend jeans
Boho skirts and dresses
Leggings with tall boots and oversized sweaters
Messy buns
Colored Suede
The Romper
The beard
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes

 

2015 World Population:
(worldometers.info)
7,394,358,500 and counting…

 

2015 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

 

2015 Major Events and Headlines:
(Wikipedia.com)
January 1 – The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
January 15 – The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc’s value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets.
February 12 – Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France reach an agreement on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that includes a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. However, several days later, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels claim that, within its first day, the ceasefire was broken 139 times, as both sides failed to withdraw their heavy weapons and fighting had continued.
February 16 – The Egyptian military begins conducting airstrikes against a branch of the Islamic militant group ISIL in Libya in retaliation for the group’s beheading of over a dozen Egyptian Christians.
March 20 – The Congressional committee investigating the Benghazi attacks formally requested that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over the email server that housed the personal account she exclusively used when she was secretary of state.
March 24 – An Airbus A320-211 operated by Germanwings crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board.
April 2 – 148 people are killed, the majority students, in a mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya, perpetrated by the militant terrorist organization Al-Shabaab.
April 25 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal and causes 8,857 deaths in Nepal, 130 in India, 27 in China and 4 in Bangladesh with a total of 9,018 deaths.
May 23 – Ireland votes to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
June 2 – FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his intention to resign amidst an FBI-led corruption investigation, and calls for an extraordinary congress to elect a new president as soon as possible.
July 1 – Greek government-debt crisis: Greece becomes the first advanced economy to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund in the 71-year history of the IMF.
July 14 – Iran agrees to long-term limits of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
July 20 – Cuba and the United States reestablish full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations.
July 24 – Turkey begins a series of airstrikes against PKK and ISIL targets after the 2015 Suruç bombing.
August 5 – Debris found on Réunion Island is confirmed to be that of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 2014.
September 30 – Russia begins air strikes against ISIL and anti-government forces in Syria in support of the Syrian government.
October 31 – Flight KGL9268, an Airbus A321 airliner en route to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh, crashes near Al-Hasana in Sinai, killing all 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board.
November 12 – Several suicide bombings occur in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 43 and injuring 239. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility.
November 13 – Multiple attacks claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Paris, France, resulting in 130 fatalities.
November 30 – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) is held in Paris, attended by leaders from 147 nations.
December 12 – A global climate change pact is agreed at the COP 21 summit, committing all countries to reduce carbon emissions for the first time.

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2015 Pop Culture:
(Wikipedia.com & USMagazine.com)
January 8 – The US Olympic Committee chooses the city of Boston as the American bid city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
January 16 – Nick Cannon files for divorce from wife Mariah Carey.
January 31 – Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel announce first pregnancy on Instagram.
January 31- Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and 90’s R&B singer Bobby Brown, was found face down in a bathtub and unresponsive. Brown was placed in a medically induced coma and her condition hasn’t improved as of March 2015.
February – Former Disney Star Zendaya was the subject of some nasty remarks by Giuliana Rancic on E!’s Fashion Police Red Carpet Oscar edition. Zendaya’s dread locks were under scrutiny. Rancic’s career took a hit and she went on a months-long hiatus from Fashion Police.
February 3 – Johnny Depp marries Amber Heard.
February 7 – Bruce Jenner was involved in a multi-car crash that resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman. His car did not cause the accident.
February 8 – At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith wins Best New Artist and Song of the Year with ‘Stay with Me’. Album of the Year went to Beck for ‘Morning Phase’.
February 10 – NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is suspended for six months for repeating a false claim from 2013 that he was in a helicopter brought down by enemy fire while embedded during the war in Iraq in 2003.
February 14 – Lady Gaga gets engaged to ‘Chicago Fire’ actor Taylor Kinney.
February 27 – Beloved American actor Leonard Nimoy dies at the age of 83 from COPD complications. He was best known for his role as ‘Spock’ on Star Trek.
February 27 – Country Singer Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcome first child, son Isaiah Michael Fisher.
March 2 – The Sound of Music classic movie celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
March 25 – An official announcement was made that Zayn Malik is leaving the music group ‘One Direction’. The group says they will continue without him.
April – In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner confirmed that he is transitioning into the woman we now know as Caitlin Jenner. Jenner went on to debut her new look on the July issue of Vanity Fair, land a reality show on E!, and accept the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPY awards.
April 11 – Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel welcome son, Silas Randall Timberlake.
May 2 – Prince William and Duchess Kate welcome daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
May 11- ‘Deflategate’ or ‘Ballghazi’; The NFL suspends Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for 4 games of the upcoming season, for possibly tampering with footballs during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. On September 3, 2015 Judge Berman vacates this suspension claiming absence of ‘requisites of fairness and due process.’
May – Josh Duggar of the television series ’19 Kids and Counting’ was publicly shamed after documents of his molesting young women were made public. This lead to the suspension of the show.
May 14 – American Blues icon, singer, song-writer, and guitarist, B.B. King dies at 89.
May 20 – David Letterman’s last night on the ‘Late Show’ after hosting the popular late-night talk show for 33 years.
June – It was revealed that former NAACP chapter president, Rachel Dolezal, was born to white parents even though she ‘identifies’ as being black.
June 16 – U.S. Businessman Donald Trump announces his controversial presidential candidacy.
June 29 – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce their divorce.
July – Paparazzi photos reveal Scott Disick getting close with an ex-girlfriend on a yacht and lead to Kourtney Kardashian ending their long-term relationship.
July – Ariana Grande and a male friend were caught on a security camera in a California Donut shop licking donuts, meant for customer’s consumption, and saying ‘I hate America’. Grande released many apologies afterward and avoided criminal charges.
July – Bill Cosby’s defense of 2014 sexual abuse allegations take a turn for the worse when The New York Times uncovered a past deposition that included an admission from Cosby to using drugs and fame to get them to have sex with him.
July 20 – Country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announce their divorce.
July 26 – Bobby Kristina Brown passes away at the age of 22 after months of hospice care. She was initially found face-down in a bathtub unresponsive.
August – Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green announce their divorce.
August 5 – Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux get married.
August 29 – American author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, dies at 79.
September 22 – American baseball legend, Yogi Berra, dies at 90.
October 12 – John Legend and wife, Chrissy Teigen announce that they are expecting their first child.
October 13 – Former NBA Basketball player Lamar Odom is found unresponsive at a brothel in Nevada. He is rushed to the hospital and spends many months recovering. Khloe Kardashian postpones divorce during his recovery.
November – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s reps confirm that they are dating.
November 17- Charlie Sheen sits down with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today’ show to officially announce that he is HIV positive and was diagnosed four years ago.
November 17 – Soccer star David Beckham is named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine.
November 22 – Sophia Vergara and Joe Manganiello get married.
December 5 – Kim Kardashian-West and husband, Kanye West welcome a son named Saint.
December 18 – Fans show up in record numbers for the opening night of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Many are in full costume.

2015 Top Science Breakthroughs:
(Wikipedia.com)
January 6 – NASA’s Kepler space observatory announces the discovery of three new planets in the Goldilocks zone capable of supporting life.
– Scientists at Oxford University begin a new Ebola vaccine trial on 72 healthy volunteers.
January 7 – Nature publishes the findings of Northeastern University scientists that a new class of drug can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
February 12 – A large meteorite falls in northern New Zealand.
March 20 – Solar Eclipse over Europe.
April 29 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares that rubella has been eradicated from the Americas.
July 14 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft performs a close flyby of Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft in history to visit the distant world.
September 10 – Scientists announce the discovery of Homo naledi, a previously unknown species of early human in South Africa.
September 28 – NASA announces that liquid water has been found on Mars.
October 23 – Hurricane Patricia becomes the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, with winds of 200 mph and a pressure of 879 mbar.
December 22 – SpaceX lands a Falcon 9 rocket, the first reusable rocket to successfully enter orbital space and return.

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Year 1996 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year In Review 1996

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1996 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.73 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $1.31 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of white bread~ 88 cents (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 32 cents
New Car Price~ $16,300 (thepeoplehistory.com)
Gallon of Regular Unleaded Gasoline~ $1.26 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $4.42 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $140,000 (Census.gov)

1996 Top Celebrities:
(Wikipedia.com)
Julia Roberts
Jennifer Anniston
Mariah Carey
Nicolas Cage
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington
Eddie Murphy
Madonna
Jim Carrey
Salma Hayek
Will Smith
2Pac
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Spice Girls
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Lisa Marie Presley
Michael Jackson
Pamela Anderson
Tommy Lee
Wayans Brothers
John Travolta
Vivica A. Fox
George Clooney
Christian Slater
Chris Farley
David Spade
Uma Thurman
Adam Sandler
Steven Seagal
Sharon Stone
Martin Lawrence
Reese Witherspoon
Jamie Foxx

1996 Top Athletes:
Troy Aiken
Michael Jordan
Deion Sanders
Mike Tyson
Emmitt Smith
Shaquille O’Neal
Scottie Pippin
Dennis Rodman
Steffi Graf
Greg Norman
Phil Mickelson
Amy Van Dyken
Michael Johnson
Gail Devers
Shannon Miller
Dominique Dawes
Karch Kiraly
Kent Steffes

1996 Top Sporting Events:
(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys win 27-17 against Pittsburg Steelers
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett
The Kentucky Derby: Grindstone
The Masters: Nick Faldo
NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls win series 4-2 against Seattle Supersonics
Wimbledon: Men’s Singles~ Richard Krajicek Women’s Singles~ Steffi Graf
World Cup: next is in 1998
World Series: New York Yankees win series in 4 games after losing the first 2 games against the
Atlanta Braves
Summer Olympics in Atlanta:
USA wins 44 Gold, 32 Silver, 25 Bronze~ total medals = 101
Russia wins 26 Gold, 21 Silver, 16 Bronze~ total medals = 63
Germany wins 20 Gold, 18 Silver, 27 Bronze~ totals medals = 65

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1996 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com)
Tha Crossroads~ Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
One Sweet Day~ Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
You’re Makin’ Me High~ Toni Braxton
How Do U Want It~ 2Pac feat. KC and JoJo
Give Me One Reason~ Tracy Chapman
No Diggity~ BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre
Macarena~ Los Del Rio
Always Be My Baby~ Mariah Carey
Un-Break My Heart~ Toni Braxton
Because You Loved Me~ Celine Dion
Why I Love You So Much~ Monica
Nobody Knows~ The Tony Rich Project
Nobody~ Keith Sweat feat. Athena Cage
Don’t Let Go~ En Vogue
Pony~ Genuwine

1996 Top Television Shows:
(100topseries.com)
Friends
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
American Gladiators
Dragon Ball
Blues Clues
The X-Files
Beverly Hills, 90210
Baywatch
Walker Texas Ranger
Beavis and Butt-head
ER
Frasier
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Star Trek: Voyager
Rugrats
Married with Children
The Nanny
Seinfeld
Party of Five
Home Improvement
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1996 Top Movies:
(IMDb.com)
Twister
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Sling Blade
The Cable Guy
Independence Day
Mission: Impossible
Happy Gilmore
Tin Cup
The Birdcage
Trainspotting
Romeo + Juliet
101 Dalmations
From Dusk Till Dawn
Space Jam
The Nutty Professor
Scream
The Rock
Kingpin
Matilda
Swingers
The Craft
A Very Brady Sequel

1996 Top Books:
(nytimes.com)
The Runaway Jury~ John Grisham
How Stella Got Her Groove Back~ Terry McMillan
The Tenth Insight~ James Redfield
Moonlight Becomes You~ Mary Higgins Clark
Sudden Prey~ John Sanford
Malice~ Danielle Steele
The Celestine Prophecy~ James Redfield
I Was Amelia Earhart~ Jane Mendelsohn
Lost Laysen~ Margaret Mitchell
Primary Colors~ Anonymous
Her Own Rules~ Barbara Taylor Bradford
Timepiece~ Richard Paul Evans
Neanderthal~ John Darnton
The Horse Whisperer~ Nicholas Evans
Oh! The Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Seuss
Absolute Power~ David Baldacci
Bad As I Wanna Be~ Dennis Rodman

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

1996 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google.com)
Chunky boots and shoes
Clogs
Loafers
Adidas track pants
Sweater vest over a shirt
Tall socks
Denim overalls
Overall shorts
Baggy corduroys
Skorts
Backpack purse
Animal backpacks
Plaid skirts and pants
Pleated skirts
The preppy look
Baby tees
Long maxi skirt
The ‘Rachel’ Haircut
Caboodles
Claw Hairclips
The Bubble Watch
Peace Sign and Smiley Faces on Everything
Flare Jeans

1996 World Population:
(worldometers.info)
5.8 Billion

1996 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia.com)
Bill Clinton, President of the United States.
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada
Lee Teng-hui, President of China.
Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia.
John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope John Paul II of Vatican City.
Jacques Chirac, President of France.
Warren Christopher, United States Secretary of State.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1996 Major Events:
(Wikipedia.com)
January 7 – One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia receives a record 30.7 inches (78 cm) of snowfall, New York City’s public schools close for the first time in 18 years and the federal government in Washington, D.C. is closed for days.
January 11 – Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
January 15 – Amber Hagerman, a 9-year old American child victim and namesake for the AMBER Alert system, is murdered in Arlington, Texas.
January 26 – Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before a grand jury.
March 13 – Dunblane massacre: Unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton walks into the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland and opens fire, killing 16 infant school pupils and one teacher before fatally shooting himself.
April 3 – Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his Montana cabin.
April 6 – Major League Soccer kicks off in front of an overflow crowd of 31,683 packed in Spartan Stadium, to witness the historic first game. San Jose Clash forward Eric Wynalda scores the league’s first goal in a 1–0 victory over D.C. United.
May 10 – 1996 Everest disaster: A sudden storm engulfs Mount Everest with several climbing teams high on the mountain, leaving 8 dead. By the end of the month, at least 4 other climbers die in the worst season of fatalities on the mountain to date.
May 20 – Gay rights – Romer v. Evans: The Supreme Court of the United States rules against a law that prevents any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.
May 31 – FIFA decides to give the FIFA World Cup 2002, the first World Cup in Asia, to Japan and South Korea, becoming the first World Cup with co-host countries in the history of the event.
June 10 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without Sinn Féin.
June 12 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet. The panel says that the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe upon the free speech rights of adults.
June 29 – The Prince’s Trust concert is held in Hyde Park, London, and is attended by 150,000 people. The Who headlines the event in their first performance since 1989.
July 8 – Martina Hingis becomes the youngest person in history (age 15 years and 282 days) to win at Wimbledon in the Ladies’ Doubles event.
July 12 – Hurricane Bertha: made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 storm, causing $270 million in damage to the United States and its possessions and many indirect deaths.
July 17 – Paris and Rome-bound TWA Flight 800 (Boeing 747) explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 on board.
July 19 – The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, begin.
July 27 – The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills 1 and injures 111.
August 16 – Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, Illinois. After a 3-year-old boy falls into the 20-foot (6.1 m) deep gorilla enclosure, Binti Jua, a female silverback gorilla sits with the injured boy until his rescue. Video of the ape’s actions make her world famous.
August 28 – Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is restyled Diana, Princess of Wales, due to the Queen’s Letters Patent issued a week earlier.
November 16 – Mother Teresa receives honorary U.S. citizenship.
November 25 – The U.S. stock market, especially the Dow Jones Industrial Average, gains at an incredibly fast pace following the 1996 Presidential election. It gains 10 days in a row during the month.
December 25 – JonBenét Ramsey, 6, is murdered in the basement of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colorado.
December 31 – The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the BNSF Railway, making it one of the largest railroad mergers in U.S. history.

1996 Pop Culture:
January 18 – Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.
February 14 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince marries backup singer Mayte Garcia. February 22 – MCA Records buys half of Interscope Records. Time Warner had owned half of
Interscope until September 1995 when it sold off its share due to political pressure for the explicit lyrics of the label’s gangsta rap artists.
February 27 – Pokémon Red and Green is released in Japan as the first game in the world famous Pokémon series.
February 28 – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she will hold until 2010.
February 29 – In Lumberton, North Carolina, Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
March 25 – The 68th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with Braveheart winning Best Picture.
June 15 – Beloved American Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.
August 1 – MTV2 is launched. The first video played is “Where It’s At” by Beck.
August 27 – Aaliyah released her album One in a Million.
September 7 – American rapper Tupac Shakur was shot during a drive-by shooting, and died 6 days later in a Las Vegas hospital.
October 6 – Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw get married.
October 7 – News Corporation launches the Fox News Channel as a 24-hour news channel to compete against CNN.
October 23 – The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins in Santa Monica, California.
December 31 – The Hacienda in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay.

1996 Technology and Science:
January – The Google web search engine originates as “BackRub”, a research project using PageRank by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, PhD students at Stanford University, California.
January 3- Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone, the world’s smallest and lightest mobile phone to date.
January 22 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer for the Macintosh.
February 9 – The element Copernicium is discovered.
February 22 – myspace.com is launched
May 20 – First naked-eye observation of Comet Hale-Bopp.
June 23 – The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan.
July 5 – Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.
August 6 – NASA announces that the Allan Hills 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, may contain evidence of primitive life-forms.
September 16 – Beast Wars first airs and becomes a milestone in the Transformers franchise through the use of CGI.
December 20 – Steve Jobs’ company NeXT is bought by Apple Computer, the company co-founded by Jobs.
Also, well known American Astronomer Carl Sagan dies at the age of 62.
Date unknown:
– The General Motors EV1, the first production electric car of the modern era, is launched and becomes available for lease.
– Zenith introduces the first HDTV-compatible front projection television in the United States. Broadcasters, TV & PC manufacturers set industry standards for digital HDTV.
– Ask.com is created by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen.
…………………………………………
Video Game Platforms:
DOS/MS-DOS
Game Boy
Nintendo 64
PlayStation
Sega Saturn
Sega Genesis
Cell Phone:
Nokia 9000
AT&T PocketNet Phone
Motorola StarTAC
Personal Computer:
Packard Bell
Macintosh
Sony Vaio

Year 2005 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year In Review 2005

2005 PRINTABLE

WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT 2005? Add your input by commenting below.

2005 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $3.21 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs~ $1.27 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $1.05 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 37 cents
New Car Price~ $28,450 (NADA.org)
Gallon of Gas~ $2.34 (U.S. Energy Information Administration eia.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $6.41 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $240,900 (Census.gov)

2005 Top Celebrities:
(Google.com)
Jennifer Aniston
David Beckham
Victoria Beckham
Jessica Simpson
Jude Law
Angelina Jolie
Jessica Alba
Matthew McConaughey
Gisele Bundchen
Reese Witherspoon
Justin Timberlake
Megan Fox
Kate Hudson
Paris Hilton
Denzel Washington
Lindsay Lohan
Eva Longoria
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Halle Berry
Salma Hayek
Jaoquin Pheonix
Mischa Barton
Nicole Ritchie
Leonardo DiCaprio
Teri Hatcher
Sienna Miller
Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes

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2005 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com)
Since U Been Gone ~Kelly Clarkson
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down ~Fall Out Boy
Let Me Love You ~Mario
Candy Shop ~50 Cent feat. Olivia
Lose Control ~Missy Elliott feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
Better Days ~Goo Goo Dolls
Feel Good, Inc. ~Gorillaz
Hollaback Girl ~Gwen Stefani
We Belong Together ~Mariah Carey
When I’m Gone ~Eminem
All These Things That I’ve Done ~The Killers
Fix You ~Coldplay
Gold Digger ~Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Wake Me Up When September Ends ~Green Day
Switch ~Will Smith
Rihanna ~Pon De Replay
2005 Top Television Shows:
(Tviv.org)
American Idol
CSI
Two and a Half Men
Desperate Housewives
Grey’s Anatomy
Without A Trace
Dancing With the Stars
Survivor: Guatemala
CSI: Miami
Prison Break
House
Survivor: Panama

2005 Top Movies:
(Boxofficemojo.com)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
War of the Worlds
King Kong
Wedding Crashers
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Batman Begins
Madagascar
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Hitch
Chicken Little
Walk the Line
Crash
Brokeback Mountain

2005 Top Books:
(Infoplease.com)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ~J.K. Rowling
YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger. ~Michael F. Roizen M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz M.D.
1776 ~David McCullough
Eldest ~Christopher Paolini
The World is Flat ~Thomas L. Friedman
Blink ~Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics ~Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Broker ~John Grisham
Honeymoon ~ames Patterson and Howard Roughan
The Da Vinci Code ~Dan Brown
At First Sight ~Nicolas Sparks
A Million Little Pieces ~James Frey
The Kite Runner ~Khaled Hosseini
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
The Tipping Point ~Malcolm Gladwell
My Sister’s Keeper ~Jodi Picoult

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2005 Top Fashion and Trends:
(Google)
Big Sunglasses
Flip Flops
Sequins, embroidery, and studs on clothing and shoes
Funky ethnic and layered jewelry
Cell phone charms
Flared leg jeans
Fitted t-shirt layered with camisole underneath
Long bojo skirts
Ugg boots
Hoodies
Jeans with heels
Daisy dukes
Fake fur
Converse All-Stars
Ed Hardy
Women’s low-rise jeans
Men’s skinny jeans

2005 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia)
George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Hu Jintao, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope John Paul II and then Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City.
Jacques Chirac, President of France.
Colin L. Powell then Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State.
Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2005 World Population
6,453,628,000

2005 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 4 – Gunmen assassinate the Governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidari
January 30 – The first free Parliamentary elections in Iraq since 1958 take place.
February 22 – More than 500 people are killed and over 1,000 injured, after entire villages are flattened in an earthquake (6.4 on the Richter scale) in the Zarand region of Kerman province in southern Iran.
March 3- Millionaire Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing the fastest non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
March 14 – 800,000 people gather for an opposition rally in Beirut, a month after the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is the largest rally in Lebanon’s history.
April 2 – Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.
April 9 – Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, march through Baghdad denouncing the U.S. occupation of Iraq, 2 years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and rally in the square where his statue was toppled in 2003.
-Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles: The Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall. Camilla acquires her title The Duchess of Cornwall.
April 19 – Pope Benedict XVI succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope.
May 17 – Kuwaiti women are granted the right to vote.
June 28 – Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed during Operation Red Wings, a failed counter-insurgent mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Later a book and movie titled Lone Survivor are made from the event.
August 29 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath.
September 11 – Japan general election, 2005: Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and the Liberal Democratic Party are returned to power.
October 1 – An Australian photojournalist in Afghanistan, Stephen Dupont, films U.S. soldiers burning 2 dead Taliban militias’ bodies.
October 8 – The 2005 Kashmir earthquake kills about 80,000 people.
October 19 – The Trials of Saddam Hussein begin.
November 22 – Angela Merkel assumes office as the first female Chancellor of Germany.
December 18 – The Chadian Civil War (2005–10) begins.
Pop Culture:
May 31 – Deep Throat’s identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be Mark Felt.
July 2 – Live 8, a set of 10 simultaneous concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the Make Poverty History campaign.
July 6 – The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to London.
December 12 – Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced.
….
– Brad Pitt leaves Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie.
– Tom Cruise ‘Jumped The Couch” on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.
– Michael Schaivo successfully sued to have his brain-damaged wife Terri’s feeding tube removed.
– Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba later to be learned that Joran van der Sloot did it.
– Duluth, Georgia’s ‘Runaway Bride’ Jennifer Wilbanks came clean to the FBI about her faked kidnapping story.
– England’s Prince Harry went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi.
– Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22.
– Dan Rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9.
– Ashtun Kutcher and Demi Moore got married on September 24.
– Heidi Klum and Seal were married on May 10.
– Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey split up.
– Kenney Chesney and Renee Zellweger annul marriage after 4 months of marriage.
– Jude Law and Sienna Miller split after his alleged affair with the nanny.

2005 Technology and Science:
(Wikipedia)
Online:
YouTube
MySpace
Facebook
iTunes
Cell phones:
Palm Treo 650
RIM Blackberry 8700c Electron
Motorola Rokr E1
Video becoming more available on devices
Gaming:
Xbox 360
Nintendo GameCube
Playstation 2
Sony PSP
Nintendo DS
Game Boy Advance SP
Other:
Apple iPod Video
Mega Plasma TV
Sonos Digital Music System
Portable USB devices
…………..
January 5 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is identified by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
January 12 – Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.
January 14 – The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
February 14 – YouTube, the most popular video sharing website,is founded.
April 23 – YouTube was launched: the first video was uploaded at 20:27.
July 4 – NASA’s “Copper bullet” from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
November 13 – Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been ‘cured’ of HIV.
November 30 – Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant.
December 7 – The European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaces .eu.int. Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 2006 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains.
December 12 – Scientists announce that they have created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders.
December 31 – Another second is added, 23:59:60, called a leap second, to end the year 2005. The last time this occurred was on June 30, 1998.

Year 2006 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2006 Year In Review

2006 PRINTABLE

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2006 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Whole Milk~ $3.12 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs~ $1.30 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of white bread~ $1.62 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 39 cents (Wikipedia)
New Car Price~ $28,739 (U.S. Dept. of Energy energy.gov)
Gallon of Gas~ $2.88 (U.S. Energy Information Administration eia.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $6.55 (National Association of Theatre Owners)
Price of new house~ $246,500 (Census.gov)

2006 Top Celebrities:
Tom Cruise
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt
Katie Holmes
Britney Spears
Nick Lachey
Lindsay Lohan
George Clooney
Madonna
Paul McCartney
Kevin Federline
Jessica Simpson
Paris Hilton
Keith Urban
Vince Vaughn
Eva Longoria
Jennifer Aniston
Donald Trump
Nicole Kidman
Michael Jackson
Teri Hatcher

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2006 Top Songs:
Bad Day~ Daniel Powter
Temperature~ Sean Paul
Permiscuous~ Nelly Furtado & Timbaland
You’re Beautiful~ James Blunt
Hips Don’t Lie~ Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
Unwritten~ Natasha Bedingfield
Crazy~ Gnarls Barkley
Ridin~ Chamillionaire feat Krayzie Bone
SexyBack~ Justine Timberlake
Check On It~ Beyonce feat. Slim Thug
Be Without You~ Mary J Blige
Grillz~ Nelly, Paul Wall, and Ali & Gipp
Over My Head (Cable Car)~ The Fray
Me & U~ Cassie
Buttons~ Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dog
Run It~ Chris Brown feat. Juelz Santana
So Sick~ NeYo
It’s Goin’ Down~ Yung Joc feat Nitti
SOS~ Rihanna
London Bridge~ Fergie
What Hurts The Most~ Rascal Flatts

2006 Top Television Shows:
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
CSI (CBS)
NBC Monday Night Football
CSI: Miami
Desperate Housewives
House
Deal or No Deal
Without a Trace
Top Movies:
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Night at the Museum
Cars
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Da Vinci Code
Superman Returns
Happy Feet
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Casino Royale
The Pursuit of Happyness
Over the Hedge
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Click
Mission Impossible III

2006 Top Books:
The Da Vinci Code~ Dan Brown
For One More Day~ Mitch Albom
Cross~ James Patterson
Dear John~ Nicolas Sparks
The Memory Keeper’s Daugher~ Kim Edward
Night~ Elie Wiesel
Next~ Michael Crichton
Rachael Ray Express Lane Meals~ Rachael Ray
Hannibal Rising~ Thomas Harris
The Kite Runner~ Khaled Hosseini
The Innocent Man~ John Grisham
Marley & Me~ John Grogan

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2006 Top Fashion Trends:
Black nail polish
Skulls and crossbones on everything
Skinny/shrunken suit rocker look for men
Tunic over pegged pants
Ballet flats
Wide belts
Platform boots
Skinny jean
Miniskirt and minidress

2006 World Leaders:
President of the United States, George W. Bush.
President of China, Hu Jintao.
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair.
Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi then Romano Prodi on May 17.
Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City.
Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin then Stephen Harper on February 6.
Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard
President of France, Jacques Chirac.

2006 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 1 – Russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute.
January 4 – Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, suffers a severe stroke and cerebral hemorrhage.
January 16 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assumes office as President of Liberia, the first female elected head of state in Africa.
February 10 – February 26 – The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy.
February 17 – A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
May 27 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.
June 9 – July 9 – The 2006 FIFA World Cup begins in Germany.
June 28 – Operation Summer Rains: Israel launches an offensive against militants in Gaza.
July 9 – Italy wins its fourth FIFA World Cup title.
July 18 – The SS Nomadic, the last floating link to Titanic, returns home to a large reception in Belfast.
August 11 – A resolution to end the 2006 Lebanon War is unanimously accepted by the United Nations Security Council.
October 2 – Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
October 13 – South Korean Ban Ki-moon is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.
November 5 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
December 11 – Felipe Calderón sends the Mexican military to combat the drug cartels and put down the violence in the state of Michoacán, initiating the Mexican Drug War.

2006 Pop Culture:
June 18 – Former Beatle Paul McCartney turns 64 after writing “When I’m Sixty-Four” at age 16.
July 15 – Twitter is launched.
November 2 – No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock becomes the most expensive painting after it was sold privately at $140 million.
April 18 – Suri Cruise is born, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
May 28 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants Breaks the record held by Babe Ruth and hits his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the all time greatest list.
-Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock.
-Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston announce their break up.
-Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie coined the phrase ‘that’s hot’ while both getting DUIs this year.
-Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillippe, Britney Spears/Kevin Federline, Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown, Paul McCartney/Heather Mills, Pam Anderson/Kid Rock, Carmen Electra/Dave Navarro, and Kate Hudson/Chris Robinson all divorce this year.
– Anna Nicole Smith 21-year-old son dies just three days after the birth of her daughter in the Bahamas.
– Mel Gibson goes mad after an arrest for driving intoxicated and hurled anti-semitic slurs and sexist comments at the officers.

2006 Technology and Science:
MP3 player
Ipod
Itunes
MySpace
Blackberry phone
Motorola Razr phone
Camera phones emerge
Tivo
Xbox
Nintendo Wii
The laptop gains popularity
……….
January 15 – NASA’s Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.
March 9 – NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.
March 28 – A scramjet jet engine, Hyshot III, designed to fly at 7 times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.
May – Human Genome Project publishes the last chromosome sequence, in Nature.
August 24 – The International Astronomical Union defines ‘planet’ at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of ‘dwarf planet’ more than 70 years after its discovery.
November 8 – Mercury transits the sun. It is visible from the Americas, Eastern China, Japan, Australia, and Polynesia.

Year 2013 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2013 Year In Review

2013 PRINTABLE

2013 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $3.43 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs~ $2.68 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $1.41 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 46 cents
New Car Price~ $30,303 (TrueCar.com)
Gallon of Gas~ $3.61 (U.S. Energy Information Administration eia.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $7.94 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $271,600 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $52,250 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest is $7.25 in several states per Federal Law. Highest is $9.19 in Washington state. (Trupay.com)

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2013 Top Technology:
Smart phones:
iPhone 5s
Galaxy S4
HTC One and One Max
Sony Xperia Z
Blackberry Z10
  Television:
LG 42LN5700 
Samsung UN19F4000
  Computer:
Desktop: Apple iMac
Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
  Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air
iPad Mini2
Google Nexus 7
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  Online Social Communities:
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
LinkedIn
  Video:
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
  Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
   Other:
3D Printing gains momentum

2013 Top Celebrities:
Duchess Catherine and Prince William
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Jennifer Lawrence
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Jessica Biel
Channing Tatum
Katy Perry
Bradley Cooper
Justin Bieber
Emma Stone
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Ben Affleck
Miley Cyrus
Lindsay Lohan
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Lopez
Nicki Minaj
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Rihanna
Mariah Carey
Chris Brown

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2013 Top Athletes:
Joe Flacco
Jimmie Johnson
Adam Scott
LeBron James
Andy Murray
Marion Bartoli
David Ortiz

2013 Top Sporting Events:
Super Bowl: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31
Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson
The Kentucky Derby: Orb
The Masters: Adam Scott
NBA Championship: The Miami Heat defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Andy Murray         Ladies’ Singles: Marion Bartoli
World Cup: N/A
World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
Olympics: N/A

2013 Top Songs:
The Monster~ Eminem feat. Rihanna
Timber~ Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
Counting Stars~ One Republic
Say Something~ A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Royals~ Lorde
Demons~ Imagine Dragons
Let Her Go~ Passenger
Roar~ Katy Perry
Wake Me Up!~ Avicii
Wrecking Ball~ Miley Cyrus
Hold On We’re Going Home~ Drake feat. Majid Jordan
Holy Grail~ Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Applause~ Lady Gaga
Blurred Lines~ Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Crash My Party~ Luke Bryan
Redneck Crazy~ Tyler Farr
Can’t Hold Us~ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Get Lucky~ Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Mirrors~ Justin Timberlake
Boys ‘Round Here~ Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies
Cruise~ Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
Radioactive~ Imagine Dragons
Just Give Me A Reason~ Pink feat. Nate Ruess
Wagon Wheel~ Darius Rucker
Come & Get It~ Selena Gomez
The Way~ Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller
I Love It~ Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
Thrift Shop~ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Story of My Life~ One Direction
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)~ Fall Out Boy

2013 Top Television Shows:
The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad
NCIS
Big Bang Theory
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Voice
Person of Interest
Revenge
Modern Family
Glee
Dancing with The Stars
American Idol
Duck Dynasty
CSI
Game of Thrones
Girls

2013 Top Movies:
Frozen
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Despicable Me 2
Man of Steel
Monsters University
Anchorman 2
Gravity
The Butler
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 3
Oz the Great and Powerful
Fast and Furious 6
Star Trek Into Darkness
We’re the Millers
The Croods
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Identity Thief
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Grown Ups 2
The Hangover Part III
Olympus Has Fallen

2013 Top Books:
Inferno~ Dan Brown
Lean In~ Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
And the Mountains Echoed~ Khaled Hosseini
Happy, Happy, Happy~ Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach
The Hit~ David Baldacci
Proof of Heaven~ Eben Alexander
Deeply Odd~ Dean Koontz
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls~ David Sedaris
The Forever of Ella and Micha~ Jessica Sorenson
Eleven Rings~ Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
Zero Hour~ Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The Guns At Last Night~ Rick Atkinson
World War Z~ Max Brooks
The Unwinding~ George Packer
Wild~ Cheryl Strayed

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2013 Top Fashion and Trends:
Neon colors
Bold Stripes
Chevron print
Leather
Mint color
Skinny jeans
Midi Skirt
Bohemian
Clashing Prints
Crop tops
Skinny jeans with high heels
Loose fitting tops
Sporty wear
Ombre hair
High-waisted pants and shorts
Short boots/Booties
Bedazzled jeans with flap pockets
Denim Shirts and vests
Scarves
Platform heels and Gladiator Sandals
Animal print
Holographic print
Selfies
Twerking

2013 World Population:
(prb.org)
7,136,796,000 and counting…

2013 World Leaders:
Barack Obama, President of the United States.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
Xi Jinping, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia.
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany.
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope Francis of Vatican City.
Francois Hollande, President of France.
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2013 News Headlines and Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
– January 11 – The French military begins operations in the Northern Mali conflict against Islamists.
– February 12 – North Korea conducts its third underground nuclear test, prompting tightened sanctions by the international community.
– February 15 – A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It is the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. The incident, along with a coincidental flyby of an asteroid, prompts international concern regarding the vulnerability of the planet to meteor strikes.
– February 28 – Benedict XVI resigns as Pope, the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.
– March 13 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the 266th pope, taking the name Francis.He is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere.
– March 24 – 2012–2013 Central African Republic conflict: Central African Republic President François Bozizé is overthrown after he flees to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the onset of the rebels capture the nation’s capital.
– March 27 – Canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
– April 15 – Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States, killing 3 and injuring 264 others.
– April 24 – An eight-story commercial building collapses in Savar Upazila near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, resulting 1,127 deaths, 2,500 injured and scores more trapped. The accident is the world’s deadliest structural collapse and the third worst industrial disaster in history.
– April 30 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates, and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, ascends the throne as King of the Netherlands. He is the first king of the Netherlands since the death of his great-great-grandfather William III in 1890.
– June 6 – American Edward Snowden discloses operations engaged by a US government mass surveillance program to news publications and flees the country, later being granted temporary asylum in Russia.
– June 14–30 – Flash floods and landslides in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh kill more than 5,700 people and trap more than 20,000.
– July 3 – Amid mass protests across Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi is deposed in a military coup d’état, leading to widespread violence.
– July 22 – Duchess Catherine and Prince William welcome son Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. Prince George weighed in at 8lbs. 6oz. at birth.
– August 21 – Chemical attack in Syria kills 1429 people, 426 being children according to US government assessments. (BBC)
– October 1 – The United States federal government entered a shutdown after Congress failed to enact regular appropriations or a continuing resolution for the 2014 fiscal year.
– November 8 – Typhoon Haiyan “Yolanda”, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, hits the Philippines and Vietnam, causing devastation with at least 6,149 dead.

2013 Pop Culture:
-January 11- Duchess Kate starts to venture out after pregnancy announcement.
-January 13- Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host Golden Globes Awards and poke fun of Taylor Swifts dating habits.
-January 21 – President Barack Obama is inaugurated into the presidential office for his second term.
-January 30- John Mayer opens up to Rolling Stone Magazine about relationship with Katy Perry.
-February 3 –Beyonce headlines the Superbowl halftime show.
-February 19 – Fergie and Josh Duhamel announce their pregnant.
-February 24 – Jennifer Lawrence trips up the stairs on her way to accept an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
-April 15 – Two bombs go off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, MA.
-April 19 – Reese Witherspoon gets arrested for disorderly conduct after her husband is pulled over for drinking and driving.
-Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is finalized.
-June 5- Paris Jackson(the late Michael Jackson’s daughter) was rushed to the hospital for possible suicide attempt.
-June 13- Only known Anne Frank video resurfaces courtesy of the Anne Frank House.
– June 15- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby girl North West.
– June 19 – James Gandolfini, 51, dies of a heart attack in Rome, Italy. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO hit series The Sopranos.
– June 30 – Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson welcome son Ace Knute.
– July 13 – Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, is found dead in Vancouver hotel room. He battled addiction in his teens and ended up dying from a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol.
– August 25 – Miley Cyrus twerks her way into news headlines by dancing nasty with Robin Thicke and a foam finger on stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
– August 28 – Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones separate.
– October 11 – Minnesota Vikings football star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son dies after allegedly beaten by the mother’s boyfriend.
-November 30 – Actor Paul Walker, 40, dies in a car crash after attending an event for his Reach Out Worldwide charity. He was most known for his role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series.
– December – Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013.
– December 5 – Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95 after a prolonged respiratory infection. He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
– December 13 – Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom after four years of marriage.
– December 19 – A&E suspends Phil Robertson from hit television series Duck Dynasty because of anti-gay comments he made in an interview. The network later decides to resume filming the 2014 season with the whole Robertson family, including Phil.

2013 Science:
(Wikipedia)
-January 2 – A study by Caltech astronomers reports that the Milky Way Galaxy contains at least one planet per star, resulting in approximately 100–400 billion exoplanets. The study, based on planets orbiting the star Kepler-32, suggests that planetary systems may be the norm around stars in our galaxy.
– May 15 – In a study published in Nature, Oregon Health & Science University researchers describe the first creation of human embryonic stem cells by cloning.
– November 28 – Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) passes to within 1,800,000 kilometres (1,100,000 miles) of the Sun and will be visible during the day to the naked eye from Earth.
– Planned launch of the Indian Mars probe Mangalyaan.
– December 14 – Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3, carrying the Yutu rover, becomes the first spacecraft to “soft”-land on the Moon since 1976 and the third ever robotic rover to do so.

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Year 2007 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2007 Year In Review

2007 PRINTABLE

WHAT DO REMEMBER ABOUT 2007? Add your input by commenting below.

2007 Cost of things (averages):
Gallon of Whole Milk~ $3.91 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Dozen Eggs~ $1.61 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Loaf of white bread~ $1.62 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 41 cents
New Car Price~ $30,748 (TrueCar.com)
Gallon of Gas~ $3.07 (CNN Money, Lundberg Survey)
Movie Ticket~ $6.88 (National Association of Theatre Owners)
Price of new house~ $235,500 (Census.gov)

2007 Top Celebrities:
Barry Bonds
Justin Timberlake
Miley Cyrus
Johnny Depp
Tiger Woods
David Beckham
Beyonce
Tom Cruise
Derek Jeter
Jennifer Anniston
Reese Witherspoon
Will Smith
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt
Fergie
Carrie Underwood

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2007 Top Songs:
Irreplaceable ~Beyonce
Umbrella ~Rihanna and Jay Z
The Sweet Escape ~Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
Big Girls Don’t Cry ~Fergie
Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) ~T-Pain feat Yung Joc
Before He Cheats ~Carrie Underwood
Hey There Delilah ~Plain White T’s
I Wanna Love You ~Akon feat. Snoop Dogg
Say It Right ~Nelly Furtado
Glamorous ~Fergie feat. Ludacris
Home ~Daughtry
What Goes Around… Comes Around ~Justin Timberlake
Lost Without U ~Robin Thicke
Waiting On The World To Change ~John Mayer

2007 Top Television Shows:
American Idol
Private Practice
Lost
Heroes
Bionic Woman
24
Survivor: China
Grey’s Anatomy
House

2007 Top Movies:
Spiderman III
Shrek the Third
Transformers
Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Am Legend
The Bourne Ultimatum
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Alvin and the Chipmunks
300
Ratatouille

2007 Top Books:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
The Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
I Am America (And So Can You!) – Stephen Colbert
You: Staying Young – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz

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

2007 Top Fashion & Trends:
Bangs
Silk scarf worn around head
Bright colors~ Orange, yellow, teal, purple
Cleopatra eyeliner
Garters and corsets
Huge arm tote
Designer and white sunglasses
Ankle boots
The ‘Cocktail’ ring

2007 World Leaders:
George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Hu Jintao, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Tony Blair resigned in June and Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy.
Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City.
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
John Howard Till 3 December, Prime Minister of Australia.
Kevin Rudd From 3 December, Prime Minister of Australia.
President Jacques Chirac Till 16 May, France.
President Nicolas Sarkozy From 16 May, France.

2007 Major Events:
(Wikipedia)
January 1- Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
January 9 – Apple Inc’s CEO and founder, Steve Jobs announces the first generation iPhone, the iPhone 2G (it goes on sale in the United States on June 29).
February 2- Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a series of economic deals with Sudan.
February 27 – The Chinese Correction: World stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports.
April 16 – Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean expatriate student, shoots and kills 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, before committing suicide, resulting in the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history.
May 20 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East.

-One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history destroys the town of Greensburg as it takes the brunt of the 200 mph winds.
-One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California fanned by the Santa Ana winds destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes.
– Rupert Murdoch aquires Dow Jones & Co which includes the Wall Street Journal.
– Six miners are trapped and lost in a collapsed mine in Utah and the tragedy worsened when 3 rescue workers are also lost in the tragedy.
– The world’s largest ship the “Liberty of the Seas” a passenger cruise ship goes into service.
– The US Housing bubble bursts when year on year home prices drop by up to 2 – 15% in areas of the country causing increasing numbers of Foreclosures.
– Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress.

2007 Pop Culture:
January 17 – Protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of Celebrity Big Brother, after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O’Meara were allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
July 21 – The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history.
October 8 – Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.
February 8 – Anna Nicole Smith found dead in hotel room from prescription-drug overdose.

-The series finale of “The Sopranos,” which faded to black, left viewers hanging — and talking.
-The New Wembley Stadium in England Is completed.
-Britney Spears loses custody of her sons after a slew of bizarre behavior.
-The Mitchell Report is published which shows the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones is widespread in Major League Baseball.
– Paris Hilton spends 23 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
– Fisher Price recalls over 1 million Chinese Made Toys.
– Disney Channel Movie ‘High School Musical 2’ premiers in August.

2007 Technology and Science:
June 29 – The iPhone 2G goes on sale.
Following its introduction in late 2006 Nintendo Wii with its motion sensitive controllers is the game system in demand.
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February 2 – The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is “very likely” to have a predominantly human cause.
February 28 – The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter, which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.
April 24 – Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
June 1 – A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.
June 5 – NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.
July 2 – Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.

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Year 2008 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2008 Year In Review

2008 PRINTABLE

WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT 2008? Add your input by commenting below.

2008 Cost of things (averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $2.65
Dozen Eggs~ $1.29
Loaf of bread~ $1.68
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 42 cents
New Car Price~ $28,160
Gallon of Gas~ $3.39
Movie Ticket~ $6.95
Price of new house~ $238,880

2008 Top Celebrities:
• Johnny Depp
• Leonardo DiCaprio
• Angelina Jolie
• Jennifer Lopez
• Jennifer Aniston
• Keira Knightly
• Lady Gaga
• Will Smith
• Cameron Diaz
• Mike Myers
• Eddie Murphy
• Katy Perry
• Taylor Swift
• Kristen Stewart
• Robert Pattinson

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2008 Top Music Albums:
As I Am – Alicia Keys
Noel – Josh Groban
Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
Long Road Out of Eden – Eagles
Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift
Rock N Roll Jesus – Kid Rock
Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends – Coldplay
Now 26 – Various Artists
Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
The Ultimate Hits – Garth Brooks

2008 Top Television Shows:
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
The Mentalist
NBC Sunday Night Football
CSI
NCIS
60 Minutes
Survivor

2008 Top Movies:
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
WALL-E
Kung Fu Panda
Twilight
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Quantum of Solace
Horton Hears a Who!

2008 Top Books:
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
The Thief at the End of the World by Joe Jackson
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
Lush Life by Richard Price
Anathem by Neal Stephenson

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

2008 Top Fashion Trends:
Khaki
Bright colored tights
Resort-style tunic tops
Leggings
Layered bangles and bracelets
Sheer tops and dresses layered with undergarment
Maxi Dress
Skull print

2008 World Leaders:
George W. Bush– USA
Prime Minister Gordon Brown – UK
President Hu Jintao – China
President Pratibha Patil – India
Prime Minister Kevin Michael Rudd – Australia
Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy – France
President Horst Kohler – Germany
President Dmitry Medvedev- Russia

2008 Major Events:
-Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States in an historic victory that brought the United States its first African-American President. In an equally historic democratic primary, Obama defeated Hillary Clinton for the nomination after a 50-state caucus. On the right, Alaska governor Sarah Palin energized the ticket headed by John McCain in the Republican nomination. The long and hard-fought election also showed a marked generational shift in American Politics with the Internet, mobile phones and social networking being used to rally support for candidates.
-February 6 – A tornado outbreak, the deadliest in 23 years, kills 58 in the Southern United States.
-The term “Made in China” brought about a great deal of fear in the minds of consumers as the chemical melamine was found in food products given to animals and humans and high levels of lead in children’s toys brought about new consumer safety standards
-Fidel Castro announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective February 24.
-Near financial collapse, the US Government came to the aid of some of the historically most financially solvent institutions. Because of the sub-prime mortgage debacle, many banks found themselves out of cash. Those that weren’t gobbled up by their former competitors, were left floundering. Lehman Brothers was allowed to fail, but Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG were helped out by taxpayers. By the end of the year, consumer spending was at record declines, home values continued to plummet and joblessness on the rise.
-August 17 – Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight.
-October 3 – Global financial crisis: U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law, creating a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.
-December 11 – Bernard Madoff is arrested by U.S. federal authorities on charges of running a massive decades-long Ponzi scheme swindling thousands of investors – the largest financial fraud in history.
-December 18 – The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda convicts Théoneste Bagosora and two other senior Rwandan army officers of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentences them to life imprisonment.

2008 Pop Culture:
-Madonna and Guy Ritchie divorce after 8 years of marriage.
-Britney Spears has a mental breakdown and her family intervenes by committing her to a psychiatric ward.
-In January Heath Ledger, 28 died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
-Miley Cyrus poses topless, but covered with a sheet, for Vanity Fair magazine creating negative publicity for the 15-year-old.
-Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcome twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in July.

2008 Technology and Science:
Hyper connectivity~ all devices connected to internet; phone, computer, tv, camera, Ereader, etc.
Twitter
Smart phones
GPS gadgets and locators
Macbook
Ebooks
Amazon Kindle
Mobile apps
Tweetdeck
Facebook
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March 9 – The first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, a cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station, launches from Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.
April 22 – Surgeons at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into 2 blind patients.
May 25 – NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars, and then uncovers ice with lander’s robotic arm.
-In 2008, several research groups figured out what was going wrong and solved this problem–>In 2007, scientists learned how to reprogram skin cells into stem cells, without cloning or destroying embryos. It seemed too good to be true, and it was. The tissues grown from those cells had a nasty tendency to become cancerous, which made them useless for regenerative medicine — the science of building and fixing body parts. Researchers had used an an adenovirus to slip four genes into each cell, but the microbe was causing lots of collateral damage. By switching to a different kind of virus, scientists at The Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital were able to make the procedure safe.
-Turning water into fuel. Daniel Nocera of MIT used electricity to break water into hydrogen and oxygen, store it in separate tanks, then recombined the gases in a fuel cell for power.