SEM 2000-2013

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    SEM History

    SEM History from 2000-2013
  • Eminem releases "The Marshall Mathers LP" Album

    Eminem releases "The Marshall Mathers LP" Album
    Eminem's album sold more than 1.76 million copies in the US in the first week alone, becoming the fastest-selling studio album by any solo artist in American music history. In 2001, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The album was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2011 for shipping 10 million copies in the United States. Since its release in 2000, the album sold 10,598,000 copies in the US.
  • 2000 Summer Olympics begins at Sydney, Australia.

    Started at September 15, 2000, and ended October 1st, 2000. The United States won the most medals, with a staggering total of 93. The 2000 Summer Olypmpics is acclaimed to be "one of the most successful events on the world stage", saying that they "couldn't be better". The event costed A$6.6 Billion Dollars.
  • 9/11

    The World Trade Center attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.
    Four passenger planes were hijacked by a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists. Two airplanes hit the towers of the World Trade Center, while the third hit the Pentagon. A fourth plane was targeted towards Washington but crashed in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people died in the attacks.
  • Beltway Sniper Attacks

    Beltway Sniper Attacks
    2 Men, John Allen Muhammad, and Boyd Malvo shot 13 people(primary shootings, October 2-24), and 5 others(shootings from August 1-September 23). In total, they killed 13 people, while 5 others survived. On October 24, 2002, they were both arrested, Muhammad was sentenced to death(lethal injection in 2009), and Malvo was sentenced to 6 consecutive terms for life in prison.
  • Launch of iTunes

    iTunes launches in April 2003, becoming a hit throughought the world. Since then, it has became the largest music vendor, selling
    about 25 million songs, and gaining a revenue of US$1.4 billion.
  • Ken Jennings wins 2.5 million on Jeopardy

    Ken Jennings wins 2.5 million on Jeopardy
    Ken Jennings, a contestant on Jeopardy won 2.5 million over his 75 appearances on Jeopardy, becoming the all time leading money winner on American Game Shows, and for having the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated Jeopardy show. His 74-game winning streak ended on November 9th, 2004.
  • Hurricane Katrina strikes Louisiana

    Hurricane Katrina strikes Louisiana
    Huricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005. It goes past Florida, causing some flooding and deaths, and then suddenly grows in the Gulf of Mexico area. It landfalls on Louisiana on August 29, 2005, and affected the Gulf Coast area, primarily Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina caused about US $81 billion dollars, causing sufficient damage to the region/area, and killing at least 1.833 people. It is known as the deadliest hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
  • Twitter Launches

    Twitter Launches
    On March 21, 2006, Twitter is founded by Jack Dorsey, and since it's inception in 2006, Twitter has became one of the top ten most viewed websites, and has over 500 million users who post 340 million tweeta a day(In 2012). Twitter has also been described as the "SMS of the Internet".
  • Miami Heat win 1st Championship

    Miami Heat win 1st Championship
    The Miami Heat win their first NBA Championship Title since their inception in 1988 against the Dallas Mavericks on June 20, 2005 at Dallas, Texas. The score of the game was Miami Heat: 95, Dallas Mavericks: 92.
  • The Departed wins Best Picture at Oscars

    The Departed wins Best Picture at Oscars
    The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese, was a film made in 2006 that won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2007. It went against "Babel", "Letters from Iwo Jima", "Little Miss Sunshine", and "The Queen". The film takes place in Boston with the Irish Mob Bosses, and the FBI.
  • Apple's iPhone is introduced

    Apple's iPhone is introduced
    On june 29, 2007, Apple released it's 1st Generation iPhone for $499 for the 4gb model, and $599 for a 8 gb model went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The passionate reaction to the launch of the iPhone resulted in sections of the media dubbing it the 'Jesus phone'
  • Barack Obama Elected in 2008

    Barack Obama Elected in 2008
    Barack Obama, the 44th President, won the United States Election in 2008 against John McCain, becoming the first African American United States President. He had 52.9% of the votes, while John McCain had 45.7% of the votes.
  • Michael Jackson's Death

    Michael Jackson's Death
    Michael Jackson, "The King of Pop" dies of cardiac arrest at his mansion on June 25, 2009.
  • 2010 NBA All-Star Game

    2010 NBA All-Star Game
    The 2010 NBA All-Star Game took place in 2010, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The East went up against the West, with the East winning 141-139 against the West. Dwayne Wade was the MVP of the Game.
  • Arizona shooting

    Arizona shooting
    Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot along with twelve others while making a public appearance in Tucson. The accused gunman Jared Loughner killed six of the people who were shot, one of dead was a nine year old girl. Giffords survived the attack but was in critical condition.
  • Penn State Molestion Scandal

    Penn State Molestion Scandal
    On November 9th, 2011, a sex scandal broke out at Penn State University, as a result of former university football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual assault of at least eight underage boys on or near university property, and alleged actions by some university officials to cover up the incidents. Sandusky was indicted of 52 counts of child molestation from 1994-2000. Joe Paterno and Tim Curley were fired, Graham Spencer was forced to retire, and Sandusky will spend his life in prison.
  • US Soldiers pulled out of Iraq, ending the Iraq War

    US Soldiers pulled out of Iraq, ending the Iraq War
    In 2011, Barack Obama ordered to pull out the US troops on 2011. On December 18,2011, the remainder of the US troops were pulled out of Iraq, thus ending the Iraq War.
  • Michael Phelps retires from his Olympic Career

    Michael Phelps retires from his Olympic Career
    After his 8 year long professional career, Michael Phelps retires at 27. In total, he won 58 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals.
  • Newtown Connecticut Shooting

    Newtown Connecticut Shooting
    On December 4, 2012, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, 20 students, 6 staff, and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary. Because of this horrible tragedy, this event has sparked outrage at gun safety laws, and made many debates about "If Video Games Cause Violence", and "Do we need better gun control?"
  • Lance Armstrong admits to steroid usage

    Lance Armstrong admits to steroid usage
    On January 14th, 2013 Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used illegal steroids during his athlete career. Because of this, he was stripped of his 7 Tour de France wins over his career.