Biggest Events of the 2010s

It's now October of 2018, just a year and two months from 2020. To wrap the 2010s, here's a list of major events that happened between 2010-2019.

The Top Ten

1 Arab Spring, 2010

Very major event, when many people in the Middle East and Northern Africa fight for independence, from harsh dictators. - MrCoolC

2 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Great election, even better outcome


Best election and probably the most interesting event in American Politics in the 2010's

I don’t think anyone expected what happened, changed the course of our country

3 Death of Osama bin Laden, 2011

In May of 2011, American troops find Osama, in Pakistan, and killing him. - MrCoolC

4 Syrian Civil War

This deserves its own entry (separate from the Arab Spring) because of how destructive it is and how many were killed, especially by the Assad government. - Y2K

5 2011 Japan Earthquake

In March of 2011, a magnitude of 9 earthquake occurs in Japan, and a subsequent tsunami, killing about 16,000 people. - MrCoolC

6 Ebola Virus Outbreak, 2014

In many countries of Western Africa, many people got Ebola, and at one time, it even reached the US. - MrCoolC

7 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Around 160,000 people died. - Y2K

8 Zika Virus Outbreak, 2016

There was an outbreak of Zika Virus, in Latin America in 2016. - MrCoolC

9 Brexit
10 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Ok, I didn't feel putting Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria separately. Hurricane Harvey made a landfall in Texas, Irma made a landfall in Florida, and Maria made a landfall in Puerto Rico. - MrCoolC

The Contenders

11 Same-Sex Marriage is Legalized in Over a Dozen Countries
12 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Disaster 
13 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, 2018

Probably the biggest event of 2018. In Valentine's Day, a former student kills 17 students, making it slightly worse than the Columbine Shooting in 1999. - MrCoolC

14 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is Signed Into Law, 2010
15 European Sovereign Debt Crisis
16 PewDiePie vs. T-Series

Aka Pewdiepie vs Tseries. An online subscriber 'war' to decide who held the title of 'most subscribed to channel' on Youtube. And some would say, the nature of the platform shifting to supporting companies in favor of solo creators.

The event, which ran from October 2018 to April 2019, saw several communities and groups of people working together in support of one channel. Highlighting the effect one can have using the internet as a platform.

17 Las Vegas Strip Shooting, 2017
18 Hurricane Sandy, 2012
19 Death of Stephen Hillenburg
20 Death of Stefán Karl Stefánsson, 2018
21 Neil Armstrong Dies

He was the 1st man on the Moon, and he died in August 2012 at 82 due to complications from open heart surgery.
We will never forget him.
R.I.P. - Gregory

22 2010 Guatemala City Sinkhole
23 Earthquake in Alaska, 2018

At November 30, 2018. An Earthquake, with Magnitude of 7.0 occurred near Anchorage, Alaska - MrCoolC

24 Women's' March 2017

Violent rioters all over the street throwing a temper tantrum that their presidential canidate hadn't gotten elected. Unlike most marches, this was a march of pure hate.

25 Avengers: Endgame is the Highest Grossing Movie, 2019

Avatar was once the highest grossing movie for 10 years at $2.7892 billion until Avengers: Endgame topped it, at $2.8 billion. - SamanthaRosie

26 Edward Snowden leaks NSA documents
27 Paul Allen Dies

Founder of Microsoft, he was a pioneer and legend in our modern world.
He died at 65 from complications of lymphoma.
R.I.P. - Gregory

28 2014 Peshawar School Massacre

2014 incident killed 132 school children and 17 adults.

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2. Syrian Civil War
3. Brexit
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2. 2016 Presidential Election
3. Syrian Civil War
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2. Earthquake at Japan, 2011
3. Death of Osama bin Laden, 2011


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