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

A very major event when many people in the Middle East and Northern Africa fought for independence from harsh dictators.

2 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

A terrible time in American history, now it looks like America hates itself, other nations, and everything else.

You probably know what happened.

The best election and probably the most interesting event in American politics in the 2010s.

3 Death of Osama bin Laden, 2011

In May of 2011, American troops found Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and killed him.

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.

5 2011 Japan Earthquake

In March of 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake occurred in Japan, followed by a subsequent tsunami, killing about 16,000 people.

6 2010 Haiti Earthquake
7 Brexit
8 Ebola Virus Outbreak, 2014

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

9 Zika Virus Outbreak, 2016

There was an outbreak of the Zika Virus in Latin America in 2016.

10 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Disaster 
The Contenders
11 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is Signed Into Law, 2010
12 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Okay, I didn't feel like putting Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria separately. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Irma made landfall in Florida, and Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico.

13 Same-Sex Marriage is Legalized in Over a Dozen Countries
14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, 2018

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

15 European Sovereign Debt Crisis
16 PewDiePie vs. T-Series

Also known as PewDiePie vs. T-Series, this was an online subscriber 'war' to decide who held the title of 'most subscribed to channel' on YouTube. Some would say it signified the platform shifting to support 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. This highlighted the effect one can have using the internet as a platform.

17 Edward Snowden leaks NSA documents
18 Neil Armstrong Dies

He was the first man on the Moon, and he died in August 2012 at 82 due to complications from open heart surgery. We will never forget him. Rest in peace.

19 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.

20 Las Vegas Strip Shooting, 2017
21 Women's' March 2017

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

22 Death of Stephen Hillenburg

This was the saddest death I have ever seen. Hopefully, he lives with SpongeBob and Patrick annoying Squidward.

23 Death of Stefán Karl Stefánsson, 2018
24 Launch of Minecraft, 2011
25 Earthquake in Alaska, 2018

On November 30, 2018, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred near Anchorage, Alaska.

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