Year 2005 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2005 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2005!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2005. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time. 


Printables for 2005:

Newspaper  /  Full Post  /  1 Page

 

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 and counting…

 

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.

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Year 2006 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2006 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2006!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2006. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time. 


 

Printables for 2006:

Newspaper  /  Full Post  /  1 Page

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 News headlines, trends, world leaders, and cost of living compiled for 2013. A resource for baby books and other commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2013!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2013. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

(request any printable color changes in comments section below).

Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time. 


Printables for 2013:

Newspaper  / The Year I Was Born  /  World Around Me  /  Full Post

{2013 Printables Bundle}

 

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

 

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.
April 19– 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.
November 28 – 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.

 


 

 

Year 2007 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2007 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2007!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2007. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

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Printables for 2007:

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2007 Cost of things (U.S. 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

 

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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.
……….
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.


 

Year 2012 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2012 News headlines, trends, world leaders, and cost of living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2012!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2012. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

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Printables for 2012:

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2012 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.53 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Dozen Eggs~ $2.68 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Loaf of bread~ $1.95 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 45 cents
New Car Price~ $30,748 (TrueCar.com)
Gallon of Gas~ $3.38 (US Dept. of Energy)
Movie Ticket~ $7.93 (NY Times)
Price of new house~ $234,500 (Census.gov)
Sunday newspaper~ NYT $6, Boston Globe $4, Washington Post $2
Median Household Income~ $51,371 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest is $7.25 in several states per Federal Law. Highest is Washington state $9.04 (dols.gov)

 

2012 Top Technology:

Smart phones; iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, Nexus 4
Tablets; iPad Mini, HP Touchpad, Blackberry Playbook, B&N Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire
Cloud Technologies; Apple, Microsoft, Amazon
Online Social Communities; Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Video going mainstream; YouTube, Skype, etc.
Game systems; Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii U, Playstation 3D

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2012 Top Celebrities:

(Wikipedia.org, People.com)
Channing Tatum
Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
The Kardashians
Nicki Minaj
Jennifer Lopez
Jessica Simpson
Lady Gaga
Snookie, The Situation, Pauly D, and the rest of Jersey Shore Crew
Victoria and David Beckham
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Rihanna
Britney Spears
Heidi Klum
Neil Patrick Harris
Adele
Honey Boo Boo
Tim Tebow

 

2012 Top Athletes:

(Wikipedia)
Eli Manning
Matt Kenseth
Bubba Watson
LeBron James
Roger Federer
Serena Williams
Pablo Sandoval

 

2012 Top Sporting Events:

(Wikipedia)
Super Bowl: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots 21-17
Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth
The Kentucky Derby: I’ll Have Another
The Masters: Bubba Watson
NBA Championship: The Miami Heat defeated Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to 1
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Singles: Roger Federer       Ladies’ Singles: Serena Williams
World Cup: N/A
World Series: The San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 0

 

2012 Top Songs:

(Billboard.com)
Gangnam Style~ Psy
Payphone~ Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
Call Me Maybe~ Carly Rae Jepsen
Somebody That I Used To Know~ Gotye feat. Kimbra
Where Have You Been~ Rihanna
Drunk On You~ Luke Bryan
Lights~ Ellie Goulding
Wide Awake~ Katy Perry
Let Me Love You~ Ne-Yo
Drive By~ Train
What Makes You Beautiful~ One Direction
Angel Eyes~ Love and Theft
Scream~ Usher
Starships~ Nicki Manaj
Wildest Moments~ Jessie Ware
Springsteen~ Eric Church
We Are Young~ fun. Feat. Janelle Monae

 

2012 Top Television Shows:

The Walking Dead
American Idol
NCIS
Big Bang Theory
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
The Voice
Person of Interest
XFactor
Revenge
Bones
Modern Family
Dancing with The Stars
Two and a Half Men
Weeds
Jersey Shore

 

2012 Top Movies:

(Boxofficemojo.com)
The Dark Knight Rises
Marvel’s The Avengers
The Amazing Spiderman
Skyfall
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Snow White and the Huntsman
Red Dawn (2012)
Django Unchained
The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Men in Black 3
Prometheus
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave
21 Jump Street
The Expendables 2
Ted
Lincoln
The Hunger Games
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

 

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2012 Top Books:

(Newyorktimes.com)
Fifty Shades Trilogy~ E.L. James
The Hunger Games Trilogy~ Suzanne Collins
The Fault in Our Stars~ John Green
Insurgent~ Veronica Roth
Gone Girl~ Gillian Flynn
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)~ Jeff Kinney
StrengthsFinder 2.0~ Tom Rath
Wicked Business~ Janet Evanovich
Wild~ Cheryl Strayed
Proof of Heaven~ Eben Alexander III M. D.
Unbroken~ Laura Hillenbrand

 

2012 Top Fashion & Trends:

(Wikipedia.com)
Neon colors
Crochet
Skinny jeans
Bohemian
Loose fitting flowy tops
Ombre hair
Sandals
Booties
Bedazzled jeans with flap pockets
Plaid shirts
Denim Shirts
Leggings with boots and loose fitting top
Scarves
Animal print

 

2012 World Population:

(prb.org)
7,057,075,000 and counting…

 

2012 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
Hu Jintao, President of China
Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City
Francois Hollande, President of France
Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

2012 World Markets/Global Exchanges and Major Commodities

U.S.~ Nasdaq composite UP 15.9%
~Russell 2000 Up 14.6%
~Dow Jones Ind Up 7.3%
~S & P 500 Up 13%
Japan ~ Nikkel 225 Up 18.7%
Germany ~ DAX Up 22.5%
United Kingdom ~ FTSE Up 5.5%
Hong Kong ~ Hang Seng Up 20.2%
Gold(per troy oz) ~ Up 5.7%
Crude Oil(Nymex futures prices) Up 12.5%
source USA Today

 

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2012 Major Events:

(Wikipedia)
Leap Year
There are many popular beliefs about the year 2012. These beliefs range from the spiritually transformative to the apocalyptic, and center upon various contemporary interpretations of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.
February 6 – The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth.
March 13 – After 244 years since its first publication, the Encyclopædia Britannica discontinues its print edition.
May 22 – Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to public.
June 5–6 – The century’s second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.
July 20 – James Holmes enters an Aurora, CO theater and opens fire during ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opening night, killing 12 people and injuring 58 more.
July 27 – August 12 – The 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London.
August 6–20 – Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity rover, successfully lands on Mars.
August 12 – The 2012 World Expo ends.
August 31 – Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.
– Armenia severs diplomatic relations with Hungary, following the extradition to Azerbaijan and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier in Hungary in 2004. The move is also met with fierce criticism from other countries.
September 7 – Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and ordered the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over support for Syria, nuclear plans and human rights abuses.
September 11 – 27 – A series of terrorist attacks are directed against United States diplomatic missions worldwide, as well as diplomatic missions of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
October 24 – 30 – Hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.
November 6 – President Barack Obama wins the United States presidential election and remains in office for second term.
December 14 – Adam Lanza, 20, enters Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and opens fire killing 20 children and 6 adult staff members, then himself. Incident opens up debate about gun laws in the United States.
December 20 – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, notably used by the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization among others, completes a “great cycle” of thirteen b’ak’tuns (periods of 144,000 days each) since the mythical creation date of the calendar’s current era.

 

2012 U.S. Newspaper Headlines:

February 6 – Boston Globe: Giants Edge Patriots In Echo of Gnawing 2008 Upset
July 21 – The Denver Post: Midnight Massacre | Aurora Theatre Shooting “Our Hearts Are Broken”
October 31 – New York Times: Hurricane Sandy | After Devastation, A Daunting Recovery
December 2 – Washington Post: Geither: GOP Faces Difficult Position in “Fiscal Cliff” talks
-Murder-Suicide by Kansas City Linebacker Jovan Belcher Leaves Chiefs reeling
-A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid

 

2012 U.S. Economy:

December 24 – NPR.org “The 2012 Economy Brought Glad Tidings To Many”
After years of recession and slow recovery, maybe you didn’t notice. But it turns out, 2012 was a fairly good year for the U.S. economy.
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has risen nearly 14 percent this year and the unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent, the lowest point in four years. Inflation and interest rates have stayed low, allowing families to cut their debt loads.
“Consumers are feeling better now,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. Compared with December 2007, when the Great Recession was just starting, “the burdens on consumers have eased quite a bit,” he said.
Final data aren’t in yet for the full year, but in the period from July through September, U.S. household net worth rose by 2.7 percent compared with the previous three months, according to the Federal Reserve. Combined with overall economic growth of 3.1 percent in that same period, the pace of improvement — both for individuals and corporations — could be described as decent, though far from robust. Read more…

 

2012 Pop Culture:

February 11 -Whitney Houston, 48, dies suddenly in Beverly Hills, CA while taking a bath.
May 18 – Facebook became a publicly traded company.
-Former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky found guilty in child sex abuse trial.
-After nearly six years of marriage Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise seeking primary custody of their daughter Suri.
-Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries end their 72-day marriage after a wedding special on E!.
-Howard Stern joins America’s Got Talent television show.
November -The fifth and final Twilight movie debuts.
-Disney buys Lucasfilm set to release StarWars Episode VII in 2014.
-Katie Couric hosts new talk show fall 2012.
-Pippa Middleton set to release her book for the 2012 holiday season.
December 3 – Will and Kate announce royal pregnancy.

 

2012 Top Science Breakthroughs:

(Wikipedia)
June 5–6 – The century’s second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125
June 24 – Shenzhou 9, a Chinese spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female one, docked manually with an orbiting module Tiangong 1, first time as the country, making them as the third country, after the United States and Russia, to successfully perform the mission.
Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island Tortoise subspecies, dies at a Galapagos National Park, thus making the subspecies extinct.
July 4 – CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.
Pleiades, a proposed supercomputer built by Intel and SGI for NASA’s Ames Research Center, will be completed, reaching a peak performance of 10 Petaflops (10 quadrillion floating point operations per second).
On the Sun, the solar maximum of Solar Cycle 24 in the 11-year sunspot cycle is forecast to occur. Solar Cycle 24 is regarded to have commenced January 2008, and on average will reach its peak of maximal sunspot activity around 2012.
August 6 – Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission’s rover, successfully lands on Mars.

 


 

 

 

Year 2011 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2011 News headlines, trends, world leaders, and cost of living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects

Welcome to the year 2011!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2011. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

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Printables for 2011:

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2011 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.50 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs~ $2.65 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $2.00 (bless.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 44 cents
New Car Price~ $23,900
Gallon of Gas~ $3.80 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $7.93 (boxofficemojo.com)
Price of new house~ $242,300 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $50,054 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest is $5.15 in GA and WY. Highest is $8.67 in Washington state. (dol.gov)

 

2011 Top Technology:

Smart phones; Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, HTC Sensation 4G
Tablets; iPad2, HP Touchpad, Blackberry Playbook, B&N Nook Color, Amazon Kindle Fire
Cloud Technologies
Online Social Communities; Google +, Facebook, Twitter
Video going mainstream; YouTube, Skype, etc.
Game systems; Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii

 

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2011 Top Celebrities:

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Charlie Sheen
Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
The Kardashians
Jennifer Lopez
Snookie, The Situation, Pauly D, and the rest of Jersey Shore Crew
Victoria and David Beckham
Oprah Winfrey
Beyonce’ and JayZ

 

2011 Top Songs:

(Billboard.com)
Rolling in the deep~ Adele
Party Rock Anthem~ LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Firework~ Katy Perry
E.T.~ Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
Grenade~ Bruno Mars
Super Bass~ Nicki Manaj
Moves Like Jagger~ Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
S&M~ Rihanna
Pumped Up Kicks~ Foster The People
Born This Way~ Lady Gaga
F**kin Perfect~ Pink
If I Die Young~ The Band Perry
Just A Kiss~ Lady Antebellum
Dirt Road Anthem~ Jason Aldean

 

2011 Top Athletes:

Trevor Bayne
Charl Schwartzel
Dirk Nowitzki
LeBron James
Aaron Rodgers
Novak Djokovic
Petra Kvitova
David Freese

 

2011 Top Sporting Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25
Daytona 500: Trevor Bayne
The Kentucky Derby: Animal Kingdom
The Masters: Charl Schwartzel
NBA Championship: The Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat 4-2
Wimbledon:  Mens Singles: Novak Djokovic     Women’s singles: Petra Kvitova
Men’s FIFA World Cup: n/a
FIFA Women’s World Cup: Japan
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers 4 games to 3.
Olympics: n/a

 

2011 Top Television Shows:

Ellen DeGeneres Show
Oprah Winfrey Show —> OWN
Jersey Shore
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Friday Night Lights
How I Met Your Mother
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Modern Family
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men

 

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2011 Top Movies:

(boxofficemojo.com)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Tree of Life
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Artist
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Hangover Part 2
Cars 2

 

2011 Top Books:

(Amazon)
The Help~ Kathryn Stockett
The Hunger Games~ Suzanne Collins
Heaven is for Real~ Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Water for Elephants~ Sara Gruen
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever~ Jeff Kinney
Steve Jobs; A Biography~ Walter Isaacson
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo~ Stieg Larsson
Unbroken~ Laura Hillenbrand

 

2011 Top Fashion Trends:

Aviator Sunglasses
Ombre Hair
Southern Belle
Bohemian
Sexy Velvet
Global Fabrics
Embellished Boot

 

2011 World Population:

6,986,951,000 and counting…

 

2011 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States
Christian Wulff, President of Germany
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Hu Jintao, President of China
Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Benedict XVI
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

2011 Major Events:

(Wikipedia)
January 9~ Southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence. The Sudanese electorate votes in favor of independence, paving the way for the creation of the new state in July.
March 11~ A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
April 29 – An estimated two billion people watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.
May 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan.
September 17 – Occupy Wall Street protests begin in the United States. This develops into the Occupy movement which spreads to 82 countries by October.
October 31 – Date selected by the UN as the symbolic date when global population reaches seven billion.
December 15 – The United States formally declares an end to the Iraq War. While this ends the insurgency it begins another.

 

2011 Pop Culture:

(Wikipedia & People.com)
-Beyoncé announcing her pregnancy on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards‘red carpet.
-The world’s jaw dropped when Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her three-
year-old daughter Caylee.
-Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their first baby girl, Harper, in July.
-Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison definitely topped the list for most controversial
wedding. He’s 51 and she’s 16.
-Music and fashion mogul, Jessica Simpson, led the media on for throughout 2011 about her
protruding baby bump.
-Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries had one of the most publicized weddings of the year.
-Lady Gaga dressing up as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, was a highlight within itself, but
when you put Gaga and Britney Spears on the same stage, that becomes a moment that defined
2011.
-Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell reclaimed their judging duties this year on The X Factor.
-Dr. Conrad Murray was put on trial in the fall of 2011 for the manslaughter of the King of Pop,
Michael Jackson.
-Apple’s creator, Steve Jobs, saddened the tech world when he passed away Oct 5, 2011.
-Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are the “It” couple of 2011
-Amy Winehouse‘s premature death, July 23 at just 27-years-old stunned music fans all over the
world.
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was the biggest movie opener in 2011.
-Our favorite talk show host and life coach extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey said goodbye after 25
years on the air.

 

2011 Top Science Breakthroughs:

(Wikipedia)
-July 21 – Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing
STS-135, concluding NASA’s space shuttle program.
-July 7 – The world’s first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe
coated with stem cells.
-In September, researchers from the OPERA collaboration in Italy provided fodder for a
thousand articles when they announced the measurement of neutrinos flying faster than that killjoy Albert Einstein would permit.
-In November, gerontologists showed that flushing old, broken-down cells from the bodies of mice indeed slowed their descent into infirmity.
-Using NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers spotted the closest planet yet to being considered a home away from home.