Timeline of Events in the 2010s

By Kendall Job



There have been countless historic events that have occurred throughout the 2010s. Here are just a few events from each year during the 2010s that you may have forgotten about, but had a great historical impact on the state of both the United States as well as many other parts of the world. 


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BP Oil Spill


  • Earthquake in Haiti 
  • BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 
  • U.S. wins most medals overall at Vancouver Winter Olympics



  • Japan earthquakes 
  • Killing of Osama Bin Laden 
  • Royal Wedding in the UK


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Mars Rover


  • Major typhoon in the Philippines 
  • Mars rover lands successfully on Mars 
  • Marvel’s “The Avengers” release



  • Boston Marathon bombing 
  • Edward Snowden releases National Security Agency files 
  • Death of Cory Monteith


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Mars Rover


  • Disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 
  • Ebola epidemic in West Africa becomes global crisis 
  • Obama restores relations with Cuba



  • Middle East refugee crisis in Syria 
  • Same-sex marriage is legalized 
  • Pope Francis visits the U.S.


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  • Donald Trump wins the presidential election 
  • Brexit occurs as Britain leaves the European Union 
  • Number of women of color in Congress increases



  • Earth has its second warmest year on record 
  • #MeToo movement arises 
  • First total solar eclipse since 1918


Royal Wedding


  • Climate change activism rises 
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding 
  • California wildfires erupt with billions in damage 
  • Death of Mac Miller



  • Donald Trump impeachment trials 
  • End of another government shutdown 
  • First all-female spacewalk
  • Death of Juice Wrld

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