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Decade of History

30-Day Bloggers Group:  November 14, 2013 Prompt:  What do you think are the most significant events from the past ten years which will make it into the history books in the future? Make your case for at least 3 events.

History

I believe a book could actually be written about all the things that happened in the past decade, so I am actually going to limit myself to only three events.  I did not pick these three events because they are any more important than other events that have taken place.  I simply picked these events at random.  Maybe one day I will write a book about all the things that happened in this decade.

  1. The first African-American President of the United States was elected on November 4, 2008.  What was even more interesting about that election was that he won by receiving 192 electoral votes more than his opponent, John McCain.  So, Barack Obama didn’t just win the Presidency.  He won by a landslide.
  2. On December 26, 2004, the Indian Ocean Earthquake resulted in a tsunami that killed nearly 230,000 people and displaced over one million people from their homes.  Deaths occurred in fourteen different countries with Indonesia suffering the worst fatalities.
  3. Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans on August 25, 2005, resulting in 1,833 confirmed fatalities and $108 billion in damage.  This was considered a highly controversial disaster due to government response to the situation and there was question as to whether or not the disaster could have been prevented.
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