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 Happens, 2010

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

2 Death of Osama bin Laden, 2011

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

3 Earthquake at Japan, 2011

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

4 2016 Presidential Election

Terrible time in american history, now it looks like america hates itself, other nations, and everything else - LightningStrike

You probably know what happened. - MrCoolC

5 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

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 Zika Virus Outbreak, 2016

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

8 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Around 160,000 people died. - Y2K

9 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

10 European Sovereign Debt Crisis

The Contenders

11 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

12 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is Signed Into Law, 2010
13 Same-Sex Marriage is Legalized in Over a Dozen Countries
14 2010 Guatemala City Sinkhole
15 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

16 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

17 2014 Peshawar School Massacre

2014 incident killed 132 school children and 17 adults.

18 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Disaster (Japan)
19 Earthquake in Alaska, 2018

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

20 Las Vegas Strip Shooting, 2017
21 Hurricane Sandy, 2012
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