The 2010’s are dead


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With the new decade beginning, there's many events to take a look back on that shaped the 2010's.

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

It is the new year! If you have not been living under a rock and are not a small child, you would definitely be aware of this. It also happens to be 2020, marking the end of another eventful decade throughout the world. With major governmental changes, impactful events and pop-culture shifts, the world is a very different place than it was in 2010 at the start of the decade. With these examples, you will be able to compare the present to the past and maybe reminisce on what it was like to live 10 years ago. Or maybe not. Maybe you were only 8 years old in 2010 and only remember the TV shows you were obsessed with. 



A gallon of gas $2.73

A dozen eggs $1.37


Social Media Users

Facebook-500 million

Twitter-50 Million 

Instagram-1 Million



Highest Grossing Companies


  1. Wal-Mart Stores
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. Chevron
  4. General Electric
  5. Bank of America Corp.


Highest Rated TV Shows

1 “American Idol”

2 “Dancing with the Stars”

3 Sunday Night Football

4 “NCIS”

5 “The Mentalist”

6 “Body of Proof”

7 “Criminal Minds”

8 “The Good Wife”

9 “60 Minutes”

10 “The Big Bang Theory”




A dozen eggs (Walmart Brand Regular) – 78¢

1 Gallon of Gas $2.26


Social Media Users

Facebook-2.45 Billion 

Twitter -330 Million

Instagram-1 Billion

Snapchat -2010 million

Highest Grossing Companies

  1. Walmart
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. Apple
  4. Berkshire Hathaway


Highest Rated TV Shows

1 Sunday Night Football

2 “The Big Bang Theory”

3 “NCIS”

4 “Young Sheldon”

5 “This Is Us”

6 “Blue Bloods”

7 “The Good Doctor”

8 “Manifest”

9 “Chicago Fire”

10 “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”



Major Events From 2010-2020

Jan. 4 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), officially opens in Dubai.

April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers. The resulting Horizon oil spill was one of the largest in history.

Dec. 21 – The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place.



Jan. 20 – In a landmark study that will ultimately see the cure for AIDS, a new technique renders T-Cells resistant to HIV.


May 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces in a media statement that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda and the most-wanted fugitive on the U.S. list, was killed by U.S. forces during an American military operation in Pakistan and that his body is in U.S. custody.



July 31 – 2012 Summer Olympics: In swimming, Michael Phelps of the U.S wins a record 19th Olympic medal, a gold in the 4 × 200 meters freestyle relay.

August 24 – A jury in the U.S. state of California rules that Samsung Electronics owes Apple Inc. over $1 billion for patent infringement

Nov 6 – Barack Obama is re-elected President of the U.S., defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.



April 10 – The U.S. Post Office is forced by the U.S. Congress to continue mail service on Saturdays.

April 15 – April 19 – Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead and 260 injured.

Sept. 8–9 – In U.S. Open tennis, Serena Williams wins the women’s singles final, and Rafael Nadal wins the men’s singles final the following day.



July 25 – The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 600 people, claims its first American life when health worker Patrick Sawyer dies in a Nigerian hospital after contracting the virus in Liberia. The news worries the America that the virus could spread to the U.S.

Nov. 3 – The new One World Trade Center building in New York City opens.

Dec. 17- President Barack Obama announces the resumption of normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba for the first time since Jan. 1961.



June 26-In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage in the U.S..

Aug. 22 – Extramarital affair dating website Ashley Madison is faced with a $578 million class-action lawsuit by two Canadian law firms after the breach of thousands of customers’ personal data in July.

De. 3 – Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announces that all combat roles in the U.S. military must be opened to women by April 1.



Oct. 6 – Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category Four storm as it approaches Florida.

The 2016 presidential election is held. Donald Trump is elected as the 45th President of the U.S. and Mike Pence is elected the 48th Vice President




April 9 – David Dao, an Asian physician, is physically assaulted and dragged off of a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville by police, prompting a worldwide reaction.

August 26 – American Floyd Mayweather Jr defeats Irishman Conor McGregor in the 10th round at “The Money Fight” boxing match in Las Vegas, extending his undefeated professional boxing streak to 50 victories and 0 defeats (50–0), surpassing the 49–0 record of Rocky Marciano.



Feb. 14 – A mass shooting occurs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulting in 17 deaths. It is the deadliest high school shooting in the U.S., surpassing the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

March 25 – Advocates warn that Congress needs to devote more money to address the growing opioid epidemic.



Feb. 21 –  Actor Jussie Smollett is arrested after being charged with disorderly conduct for staging a racist attack on himself in Chicago.

June 3 – Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop billionaire, according to Forbes magazine.

June 7 – NASA announces that, beginning in 2020, the International Space Station will be commercialized, allowing private companies to use the station to conduct for-profit activities, including marketing, advertising and space manufacturing.