2010-2019: The stories that defined the decade. 1. Iceland volcano, 2010. Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano billowing smoke and ash in April 2010 (Getty) 2. Chilean mine cavers, 2010. 3. Fukushima, 2011. 4. Killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011. 5. Haiti earthquake, 2010.What major events happened in 2011?
2011 – STS-135: The Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, ending the 30-year shuttle program, which began with the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981. 2012 – A gunman kills 12 and injures 70 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.What happened in the decade of the 2000s?
The decade began amid the chaotic wake of a global financial crisis, and ended with the impeachment of a U.S. president. The growing use of social media fueled mass protest movements, bringing millions of people together around the globe in pursuit of common objectives.What happened in 2019 in the US?
January 30, 2019 – Large portions of the United States are hit with a polar vortex. The city of Chicago once again hit a record low: 27 degrees below zero. It occurred for fifty-two straight hours. February 1, 2019 – President Donald Trump confirms that the U.S. will leave the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.