Senior Timeline

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  • Us Airways Flight

    Us Airways Flight 1549 lands in the Hudson River shortly after taking off at LaGuardia Airport in New York. All crew members and passengers survive.
  • First Black President

    Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. He is also the first African-American president.
  • Super Bowl XLIII

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.
  • Missile Crusier

    A United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off of Oahu, Hawaii and damaging a coral reef.
  • Swine Flu Sweeps the World

    The Swine Flu or H1N1 influenza is the first condition deemed a a global epidemic since the Hong Kong flu of 1967-1968. The virus killed over 18,00o people and infected 622,482 people.
  • Pirates Take Over

    The U.S. Navy rescuses Captain Richard Phillips after he was taken over by pirates. The Navy killed three and captured a fourth pirate.
  • Iraqi Soldier Opens Fire

    An American Soldier opens fire ina counseling center at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 5 other Us soldiers and wounding 3 others.
  • Subway Crash

    Two metro trains in Washington D.C. collide, killng 9 and injuring over 80 people
  • The King of Pop Dies

    Micheal Jackson, aged 50, dies in his Beverly Hills home due to a drug overdose causing cardiac arrest.
  • The Statue of Liberty is Now Open

    The Statue of Liberty's crown is opened after 8 years due to safety reasons after the 9/11 attacks
  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods offically leaves the game of golf to focus on his marriage after accusations of cheating.
  • Haiti Earthquake

    A 7.0 eathquake hits Haiti, killing almost 250,000 people, injuring 300,000, and leaving more than a million people homeless. The total disaster cost from $7.2 billion to $13.2 billion.
  • Conan O'Brien's Last Stand

    Conan's last night hosting The Tonight Show. Jay Leno offically took over The Tonight Show until 2013.
  • Super Bowl XLIV

    The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17
  • Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    British Petroleum's offshore oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. This oil spill is now known as teh worst oil spell in history after it was offically stopped on September 19. 205 million gallons of oil were spilled into the Gulf.
  • Car Bomb

    In an attempt terroist attack, a car bomb fails to go off in Times Square in New York City.
  • First Solo Sail

    Jessica Watson becomes the youngest to sail around teh wolr solo with no outside assistance.
  • FIFA World Cup

    The FIFA World Cup took place in South Africa as football teams came from around the world to win the ultimate prize. Spain won the final match against the Netherlands 1-0. Spain was able to $420 million.
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is repealed

    The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned homosexuals serving openly in the military is repealed after 17 years.
  • Arizona Shootings

    The attempted assasination of Congressman Gabrielle Giffords in Casa Adobes, Arizona occured at a Safeway grocery store. This killed 6 and wounded 13, including Giffords.
  • Egyptian Revolution

    The Egyptian Revolution begins with street demonstraions, marches, rallies, riots, and labour strikes in mainly Cairo and Alexandria.
  • Friday of Anger

    Hundreds of thousands of protestors fill the streets against the Mubarak regime. This day is also known as the "Friday of Anger."
  • Libyan Prtoests

    Libyan protests begin against Colonel Muammar al-Gaddalfi.
  • Nuclear Leakage in Japan

    A 9.0 earthquake in Japan causes a tsunami, killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear attack in history, and only one of two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • Fidel Castro Resigns

    Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's commitee after holding the title for 45 years.
  • Deadliest Day of Tornados

    Today was the deadliest day of the 2011 Super Tornado outbreak after killing at least 300 people in the Midwest.
  • Prince William Ties the Knot

    Prince William marries commoner Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey to both become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
  • Osama Bin Laden is Killed

    Osama Bin Laden is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He was the suspected mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man.
  • Oprah is Gone!

    Oprah Winfrey hosts her last show, ending her 25 year role hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Casey Anthony Case

    Casey Anthony was found not guilty after going for court for teh death of her 3 year old dughter Caylee.
  • Last Space Shuttle

    The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the last space mission for the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
  • Occupy Wall Street

    The Occupy Wall Street protests begin in Zucotti Park, New York City.
  • Muammar al-Gaddafi and Son are Killed

    Former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and his son are killed after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.
  • Super Bowl XLVI

    The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17.
  • Long Live the Queen!

    Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second monarch to celebrate her 60th anniversary as Queen of England. All of England celebrated with a Diamond Jubilee.
  • Trayvon Martin Case

    George Zimmerman called local police stating suspicious activity after seeing Trayvon Martin waling home from a conveinance store. Zimmerman was told not to follow. However, Trayvon was found dead from a gunshot wound in the chest.
  • Wikileaks

    Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor.
  • American Idol

    Phillip Philips is crowned the elenvth American Idol.
  • Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-un is offically appointed as the Supreme Leader over North Korea.
  • Aurora Theater Shootings

    12 people are killed and 59 injured after gunman James Holems open fires at the Dark Knight Rises movie premiere in Aurora, Colorado.
  • London Olympics

    The 2012 London Olympics began in London, England.
  • Michael Phelps Beats Olympic Record

    Michael Phelps beats the all-time Olympic record by winning 19 gold medals, crowning him the Greatest Olympian of All Time.
  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt becomes the first athlete to win the 100m and the 200m sprint in back to back Olympics.
  • Lance Armstrong

    Lance Armstrong is stripped of his 7 Tour-de-France titles after confessing to using perfomance enhancing drugs during the race.
  • IPhone 5

    Apple unveils the iPhone 5 to the public.
  • Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy rips through New Jersey and New York resulting in 110 deaths and $50 million in damage.
  • Walt Disney buys Star Wars

    Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion.
  • Barack Obama Wins Second Term

    Barack Obama is able to win Florida and defeat Republican candidate Mitt Romney with 332-206 electoral votes.
  • Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style becomes the most watched YouTube video surpassing 808 million views.
  • Sandy Hook Shootings

    Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 school children and 6 staff members ina mazz murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conneticut He then killed his mother and himself.
  • Super Bowl XLVII

    The Baltimore ravens defeat the San Fransisco 49ers 34-31.
  • Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

    Pope Benedicte XVI resigns as pope.
  • New Pope Elected

    The cardinals in the Vatican picked Jorge Mario Bergoglio to become the new Pope. He will be christened as Pope Francis I.
  • Boston marathon Explosion

    During the Boston marathon, two explosions near the finish line went off as runners crossed. These explosions killed 2 people and injured 100 people.