• In 2001, terrorists hijacked airplanes and crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

  • Also in 2001, Apple introduced the iPod to the world.

  • 2002 began the ever growing wave of reality TV shows, including American Idol.

  • Facebook was launched in 2004 and 9 months later had reached 100 million users.

  • The second largest recorded earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean in 2005.

  • J. K. Rowling published her final Harry Potter book in 2007.

  • The USA elected our first African American president, Barack Obama in 2008.

  • Slumdog Millionaire was released in 2008, grossing $377 million.

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