What Happened Last Decade?

Lilly Moore

April 3rd 2010- the first iPad came out






September 12 2010- Lady Gaga wore her meat dress to the VMAS








February 10th 2011- Rebecca Black’s single, “Friday” was released, (it now has 138 Million views)






May 2011- Everyone did planks as a trend






July 2011- We said goodbye to Harry Potter






July 2012- Gangnam Style became a trend (it now has 3.4 billion views)






December 2012- everyone thought the World would end






February 2013- The Harlem Shake went viral (now has 61 Million views)







September 2013- “What Does the Fox Say?” went viral which now has 905 Million views







March 2014- an airplane disappeared






July 2014- The Ice Bucket Challenge for charity







February 2015- Apple released racially diverse emojis







June 2015- Same gender marriage became legal in the U.S






February 2016- Leonardo DiCaprio won an oscar






May 2016- Harambe became a worldwide meme








July 2016- the World went crazy over Pokémon Go










October  2016- the Vine app shut down







January 2017- millions of people attended the Women’s March







May 2017- Fidget Spinners








August 2017- a full solar eclipse-
A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.








October 2017- The #MeToo movement took off (Which was created originally in 2006)-







January 2018- False Missile warning in Hawaii






January 2019- The most diverse class of lawmakers in history was sworn into Congress







April 2019- The first ever photo of a black hole-










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Thier, Dave. “’Pokémon GO’ Servers Down: Weekend Brings Seeming Crush Of Players.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 16 July 2016, www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2016/07/16/login-crash-pokemon-go-servers-down/#34b42d343ee3.

Thottam, Isabel, et al. “The 5 Sad Reasons Why Vine Is Being Shut Down.” Pastemagazine.com, 28 Oct. 2016, www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/10/twitter-is-killing-vine-here-are-the-5-reasons-why.html.

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Daines, Gary. “2017 Total Solar Eclipse.” NASA, NASA, 21 Aug. 2017, www.nasa.gov/image-feature/2017-total-solar-eclipse.

Gilbert, Sophie. “The Movement of #MeToo.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 16 Oct. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/the-movement-of-metoo/542979/.

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Haslett, Cheyanne, and Beatrice Peterson. “Most Diverse Freshman Class of House Lawmakers Sworn in amid Shutdown.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 4 Jan. 2019, 10:23AM, abcnews.go.com/Politics/diverse-class-freshman-house-lawmakers-sworn-thursday/story?id=60137570.

Winick, Erin. “This Is the First Ever Photo of a Black Hole.” MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, 12 Apr. 2019, www.technologyreview.com/s/613301/this-is-the-first-ever-photo-of-a-black-hole/.