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May 28

10 Years Ago… by Acacia James

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 28, 2021 at 12:53 PM by Genesis Gaule

Have you ever been asked the question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 


While many may look to the future and what comes next, we don’t often stop and think about our past and where we were 10 years ago. It is important to make goals for our future, but it is also important to look to our past to see how we’ve grown and how we can continue to progress in the future. 


It’s strange to think about the year 2011. For some it may feel like yesterday and for others it was light-years away. What do you remember about the year 2011? To jumpstart your memory, take a look at the list below to see some interesting events that took place in 2011:


2011


Jan 6: 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)


Jan 10: Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in The Hobbit film adaptations


Super Bowl XLVFeb 6: Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB


Feb 20: 60th NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 148-143; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F


Mar 1: Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China


Mar 11: 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history at Fukushima nuclear plant


Thor_posterApr 17: Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia


Apr 27: Deadliest day of the 2011 super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history


May 2: Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan


May 25: Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show


Jun 20: 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series


Jul 5: Somebody That I Used to Know single released by Gotye ft. Kimbra (Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year 2013)


harry-potter-posterJul 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London


Aug 5: Svalbard Polar Bear Attack - a rogue polar bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy


Sep 3: Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea


Sep 20: Call Me Maybe, single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released


Oct 30: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres at the Rome Film Festival


Oct 31: The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations


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Nov 8: The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometers or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.


Nov 18: The X Factor group One Direction release their debut album Up All Night in Ireland and the UK


Nov 18: Video game Minecraft is officially released by Mojang


Dec 18: The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War