Moments That Defined The Past Decade To Reminisce On As We Enter 2020

Moments that defined the past decade
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Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and it is a very exciting one! Not only are we entering a new year, but a new decade. We are officially leaving the 2010s and entering into the 2020s! Of course, many events, good and bad have happened in the past 10 years or so.

Every year, there are several news headlines that top every newspaper. There are also things that tend to define the year or even the decade because of its significance. Let’s take a look back on some of the defining moments of the past decade, by year:

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2010

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Instagram on an iPad / Pixabay

This year brought us one of the most popular social networking apps of all time: Instagram. The iPad was also born this year. Toy Story 3 also came out and it would take 9 years for the next Toy Story movie to come out!

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2011

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Prince William and Kate’s wedding / Flickr

This was the year everyone was buzzing about a royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s to be exact. The popular HBO show Game of Thrones also started this year.

2012

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Sandy Hook memorial / Wikimedia Commons

Former President Obama won a second term in 2012 and started “Obamacare.” Sadly, 2012 saw many mass shootings including the one at Sandy Hook Elementary.

2013

oscar selfie
Oscar selfie / Twitter

Prince William and Kate welcomed their first son in 2013 named George. “Selfies” also became very popular photos this year and the word even made it into the dictionary. The Oscar selfie above was actually taken in early 2014.

2014

blockbuster closing
Blockbuster closing / Flickr

2014 saw the end of many video stores including Blockbuster. This was the start of more and more people turning to streaming services or renting movies from their couch.

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