2008 In Review: Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 1. Global Financial Crisis 2. Barack Obama Elected 44th U.S. President As "Time" magazine said in awarding Obama its "Person of the Year" honors,... 3. Russia-Georgia War Who started it, and when? Those questions about the brief but bloody August war ...What happened in 2008 in the United States?
5th February » A 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak known as major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57. 11th February » Rebel East Timorese soldiers 2008 East Timorese assassination attempts named seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.What happened in 2008 in the world of music?
Mar 11 Plácido Domingo named "The King of Singers" in BBC Music Magazine, based on voting by 16 renowned opera critics for the April 2008 issue Mar 12 Streaming service Hulu launches for public access in the United States Mar 13 Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time.What happened in the 2008 election in California?
Also in the election, Democrats increase their majority in the House and pick up five seats in the Senate. Nov. 4: Voters in California narrowly pass a ballot measure, Proposition 8, that overturns the May 15, 2008, California Supreme Court decision that said same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.