The Kindle was a new softwere and hardwere platform developed by Amazon.com.
Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Pakistan
She was killed after leaving a demonstration, before the elections. A year later she was one of the 7 winners of the United Nations Prize in the field of human rights.
Dmitry Medvedev is elected president of Russia
He was elected during the 2008 economic crisis.
His first move was to appoint former President Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister.
Oil prices hit a record high
The cost of a barrel of oil reached USS $147, the highest in the year due to the crisis.
Scientists extract images directly from the brain
Neural signals were deciphered
to be converted into images by the Japanese scientists at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories.
Major breakthrough in cancer research.
Genetic code for skin and lung cancer identified by Cancer Genome Project scientists.
Scientists engineer new plastics without the use of fossil fuels,
Korean scientists from KAIST University design plastics without using fossil fuel.
Barack Obama is sworn in as 44th president of the USA
Second generation model:
reading by synthesized voice and 2 GB memory capacity.
This Kindle did not have an SD reader.
This model was able to support the PDF format.
It was followed by two models, one was the Kindle DX Graphite.
Haiti is struck by a devastating earthquake.
The tallest building in Dubai is completed.
The worst marine environmental disaster in US history.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and injuring 16 others.
The platform was owned and operated by Transocean.
It´s variant was the connection to Wi-fi.
Japan is devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.
The death of Osama bin Laden.
The world's first synthetic organ transplant.
The first artificial organ transplant is performed by surgeons in Sweden on a 36-year-old man suffering from terminal tracheal cancer.
Global population reaches 7 billion.
Windows 8 is released.
Kindle 5 and Kindle Paperwhite
The Mayan calendar reaches the end of its current cycle
China overtakes the USA in scientific research.
Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation.
Uruguay becomes the first nation to allow full legalisation of cannabis
Google Glass is launched to the public.
These lenses allow hands-free web browsing via an augmented reality screen.
The global average Internet connection is broadband.
The IPCC releases its Fifth Assessment Report.
The first gay marriages are held in England and Wales.
It was the first to be in the Basic Range.
The Eurasian Union is formed.
Kindle Paperwhite 3rd generation.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history.
China completes the largest environmental cleanup in its history.
The Chinese government in 2011 began an ambitious Five Year Plan to stem the flow of pollutants and clean up the damage done.
Microchipping of all dogs in England.
This new law was implemented because of the growing number of stray dogs.
For all the improvements, it was released as a premium model.
It was the first model to be Bluetooth compatible and had VoiceView technology.
The world's largest single-aperture telescope is completed in China.
The Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is a major new astronomical observatory built in Guizhou Province, southwest China. It is the largest single-aperture telescope in the world.
US presidential election.
Businessman Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America.
Electronic paper is seeing widespread use.
Wireless, implantable devices that monitor health conditions in real time.
They constantly monitor health, sending all this to the smartphone.
This invention will enable new levels of the study of human health.
Kindle Oasis 2nd generation.
It´s only modification was water resistance.
South Korean city Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics.
Launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Kindle Paperwhite 4th generation
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is fully operational.
In addition to basic navigation services free of charge, Galileo provides a unique global Search and Rescue (SAR) function.
The first soft landing on the far side of the Moon.
The first landing on the far side of the Moon by the Chinese with their Chang'e 4 probe.