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2000s Decade Recap

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Lukas Radelia

on 2 April 2013

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Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player who is considered by many people as the best tennis player of all times. He holds the record for the longest time spent at no.1 in tennis for more than 4 years. He has 15 Grand Slams (given when someone wins a major tennis tournament). Listening to music became even more popular in the 2000s thanks to the rise of many different services. Buying singles and albums became easier through the rise of iTunes. Services like Pandora offered a cheap/free way to listen and the rise MP3 players made taking your music collection with you much easier While the internet was available earlier in the 1990s, it became popular in the 2000s with the rise of sites such as Youtube, Facebook, and Wikipedia. It has become a popular source of entertainment and information. The 2000s saw a rise in popularity of clothes from several companies whose logos were printed onto the shirt. Some of these companies are Abercrombie, Hollister, and American Eagle. Teenagers everywhere were wearing these types of clothes The Toyota Prius is a very popular brand of hybrid cars (cars that use both gas and electricity. It was manufactured at Toyota's Japanese and Thai plants. When it was first released it cost $19,995 Arts and Entertainment 2000 Decade Recap 21st Century By: Harsh Khilwani and Lukas Radelia Decade In Review 2000s By: Harsh Khilwani and Lukas Radelia Decade By Year Science and Technology Y2K Passed People believed that computers would shut down because of the arrival of the new millennium. When the year arrived nothing happened. This shows how people can get worked up over small things and blow them up to make them big. 2001 a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by Al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This is one of the most significant terrorist attacks of all time, and made Osama Bin Ladin a national enemy. 2002 The Euro Currency debuts in twelve countries. Those countries make up the European union. It united the countries and made it easier for travelers to move around the area. 2003 The space shuttle Columbia was incinerated on reentry. 7 crew members were killed. It was one of the largest space disasters of the century, and that while we had come a long way since we had started we can still make mistakes and we shouldn't get overconfident in our abilities. 2004 The Madrid bombing was done by Al-Queda in trains and left 200 people dead. This was another devastating attack by Al-Queda, showing that they are still a major enemy. 2005 Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history, killing 1,822 people and cause 108 billion dollars of damage. It was the costliest hurricane in U.S history. 2006 Pluto was lowered from its status as a planet to a dwarf because with the discovery of Eris, an object larger than Pluto beyond its orbit, the International Astronomical Union began to question the definition of a planet. Soon afterward Pluto was deemed not to be a planet because it "could not clear its orbit". This was significant because it was a controversial decision that led to a lot of arguments. 2007 In the year of 2007 there was a shooting at Virginia Tech that was one of the worst mass murders by a lone gunman in US history with 32 killed and 17 wounded. This event was significant because it showed that education facilities, the lifeblood of our country, are not safe and this has continued to be proven over and over again in recent years. 2008 In the year of 2008, Obama was elected as the first non-white president ever. He is a Democrat who beat John McCain, the Republican candidate,by a wide margin. This is significant because it brought about a huge change in our nation by redefining the qualities of a president. 2009 In the year of 2009, there was a huge disease known as H1N1, also known as swine flu. This disease had thousands of case and caused many people to die. It was significant because it was such a widespread disease that caused so much death and destruction. iPod A music player that revolutionized the industry by allowing quick and portable access to people's music libraries. It also put Apple back on the map and paved the way for other products like the iPhone and the iPad. Google Became world's largest search engine in the 2000's. The use of it was that it allowed people to quickly and efficiently find information about their desired topic. Since its beginning in the early 2000s, the company who made it (Google) has been adding functionality to make it better and more useful. Stem Cell Research Though research into stem cells began in 1998, there was no major breakthrough in the research until the 2000s. Stem cells are basically manufactured cells that can take the place of different types of cell, thus growing an organ, or battling cancer. International Space Station A station in space, where many countries contribute supplies and crew members. It was completed in the mid 2000s, and it united the world in space. The Office An American comedy tv show broadcast on NBC. It is filmed in the style of a documentary and features a large cast of characters. Soon after it was released, it rose to become one of the most popular comedies on air. The Daily Show A very popular comedy talk show hosted by Jon Stewart. Always has a guest, mainly people from pop culture or varying topics in politics. Heath Ledger Heath Ledger was an actor who is well known for his roles in movies such as the Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain. He received a posthumous Oscar for his performance in the Dark Knight. He also received many other awards such as a Saturn Award, an Austin Film Critics award, and numerous others. Johnny Depp Johnny Depp starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean series that has been enormously successful with the second film in the series reaching #8 of all time at the box office. He also starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and has been nominated for and won many awards for his work. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Return of the King was able to successfully adapt a book into a movie series remarkably well, something that had been very rare. For this, it won 119 awards including 11 Oscars. Those Oscars include Best Picture, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The story was about a Hobbit named Frodo and his journey to destroy the One Ring, which would allow the Dark Lord Sauron to get his full power back. Green Day Green Day is a very popular punk rock band that gained popularity with its album, Dookie and has since released many popular albums such as American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. Some notable songs include 21 Guns, American Idiot, and Good Riddance. While Michael Jackson released his biggest albums well before the 2000s, he still remained an extremely popular musician in the 21st Century and he released his final album, Invincible in 2001. After he died on June 25, 2009 there was a huge public response. Millions of people mourned for the musician known as the "King of Pop". After his death, an enormous amount people rushed to buy his songs. There were a record-breaking 2.6 million downloads of his songs. Michael Jackson While Michael Jackson's most popular album, Thriller & Bad, were released long before the 2000s, he still remained a very popular musician. When he passed away on June 25th, 2009, there was a huge public reaction. Millions of people rushed to buy his albums. More than 35 million of his albums were sold worldwide in the months following his death. Avatar Avatar, released in 2009 is by far the highest grossing movie of all time. Starring Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, it follows his story on the alien planet, Pandora and his struggle to choose between following his orders and protecting what he believes is his new home. It grossed $2,782,275,172 and has recieved 3 Oscars for Achievements in Special Effects and Cinematography, and Art Direction. People George W. Bush Was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009
Launched trillion dollars wars in Afghanistan (2001) & Iraq (2003)
Led a highly controversial presidency for his handling of the Iraq war & Hurricane Katrina Osama bin Laden Founder of Al-Qaeda which was responsible for 9/11 and numerous other terrorist attacks
Capture of was prime objective across three presidential terms
Raised as a devout Wahabi who beleived that killing civilians was part of his jihad (holy war) 9/11 Euro Space Shuttle Columbia Madrid Bombing Hurricane Katrina Virgina Tech President Obama Elected H1N1 Pluto Bill Gates Established Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Chairman of Microsoft
Gives Billions to Charity Steve Jobs CEO and major shareholder of PIxar, a critically aclaimed animation studio
Driving force behind development of Apple products such as the iPod and the iPhone
Diagnosed with cancer in mid-2003 and was later found to be Pancreatic Cancer. J.K Rowling J.K. Rowling is the author of the extremely successful Harry Potter series. 4 books in this series were released in the 2000s and the series grew more and more popular as the decade progressed. George R.R. Martin George R.R. Marin is the author of the A Song of Ice
and Fire. Since its beginning the late 1900s the series has continued to grow in popularity. The series has almost single-handily brought Fantasy literature into a cultural-acceptance. It has also sold millions of copies worldwide and has made Martin a multimillionare. Toyota Prius 2009 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano This car was Ferrari's flagship in the 2000s. It is important because it is a symbol of wealth and power. Some distinguishing features are its powerful engine and excellent acceleration Lifestyle, Leisure, and Sports Brand Name Clothes Hoodies In the 2000s hoodies saw a rise in popularity with both guys and girls for many reason. First of all, the easy access to protect your head in case of rain. They also became popular because of their casual appearance and the fact that they could be worn almost everywhere Playstation 2 The Playstation 2 is the most popular video game console of all time at 155 million consoles sold. It was released on March 4th, 2000. Some popular games on the system are Shadow of the Colossus, God of War 1 and 2, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas the Internet Listening to Music Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympic athlete with 22 gold medals under his belt for various Swimming challenges. He also holds 38 records, the most of any swimmer. Some of his records are fastest 200m Butterfly, fastest 200m Freestyle, and fastest 200m individual medley. Usain Bolt Usain Bolt is a track and field star wo has won many gold medals. He also holds records in the 100m, 200m, and 150 meter dash. He is widely regarded as the fast person ever. Roger Federer Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is a basketball player who was MVP in the NBA finals twice and once MVP in the whole league. He was also the NBA scoring champion twice. He plays for the Los Angleles Lakers.
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