Things That Happened in this Decade We May Have Forgotten About

By Haniya Ghazi


As the decade is soon coming to a close, let’s go back and be reminded of the events and things that happened we may not remember.


The first Apple iPad came out 

Apple iPad

In April of 2010, we were introduced to the first-ever generation of iPad. There have been many different versions since then, and it’s crazy to think the first one came out 10 years ago!


We all watched the Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

On April 29, 2011, 22 million people tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married. It was one of the biggest televised events of the year.


We thought the world was going to end 


Remember when the majority of the world freaked out on Dec. 21, 2012, because everyone thought the world was going to end? Well, here we are today.


The “Harlem Shake” went viral

Harlem Shake

This video went viral in 2013 and took over the internet. Thousands of 30-second videos of people doing this viral dance were uploaded every day. 


Malaysian Airlines plane disappears

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

In 2014, 239 passengers aboard this aircraft went missing, and it was one of the biggest missing airplane mysteries in history. In July 2019, it was finally stated that the pilot likely crashed the plane on purpose.


Black and blue or white and gold dress debate 

Black and Blue, or White and Gold?

The black and blue or white and gold dress debate took the internet by surprise when the world was fully divided by this photo originally posted on Tumblr. So, which is it? Black and blue or white and gold? 


Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar

Leonardo DiCaprio

Finally, after years in the industry, Leonardo DiCaprio received his first Oscar for his work in “The Revenant.” After being the subject of many memes and internet hate, he finally clapped back and won. 


A total solar eclipse happened

Total Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse

In 2017, we experienced a total solar eclipse, the first one since 1918. Everyone was racing to get the eclipse glasses and watch this historic event unfold. It is said there will be another one in 2024.


Another Royal Wedding took place

Another Royal Wedding

In May of 2018, Prince Harry got married to American actress Meghan Markle. Just like his brother’s wedding, this was one of the biggest televised events of the year.


U.S Women’s Soccer team won the World Cup

U.S. Women’s Soccer 

For the fourth year in the summer of 2019, the U.S women’s soccer team won the World Cup against the Netherlands. 

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