Decade in Review: 2010-2019

Another decade is coming to a close! Can you remember all the things that happened during these past 10 years?
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Last updated: December 31, 2019
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Year
Event
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2019
This company enters the video game market with its console, the ______ Stadia.
Google
2019
This well-known sex trafficker commits suicide in prison. Or was he murdered?
Jeffrey Epstein
2019
The Amazon rainforest experiences many of these.
Wildfires
2019
This man is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson
2019
An arson attack takes place at an animation studio in this Japanese city.
Kyoto
2019
This massive superhero movie becomes the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Avengers: Endgame
2019
This country-influenced hip-hop song breaks the record for most weeks at #1 in the United States.
Old Town Road
2019
This well-known cathedral in Paris catches fire.
Notre-Dame
2019
The United States engages in a trade war with this country.
China
2019
The capital of Kazakhstan is renamed to this, named after its former president.
Nur-Sultan
2018
Canada becomes the second country in the world to legalize this drug.
Marijuana
2018
This company becomes the first to achieve a market capitalization of $1 trillion.
Apple
2018
A youth soccer team is rescued from a flooding cave in this country.
Thailand
2018
This country legally allows women to drive.
Saudi Arabia
2018
The FIFA World Cup, won by France, is held in this country.
Russia
2018
The first summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea is held here.
Singapore
2018
Former actress Meghan Markle marries this member of the British royal family.
Prince Harry
2018
The United States withdraws from a nuclear deal with this country.
Iran
2018
Over 900 cities worldwide participate in these demonstrations against gun violence and mass shootings.
March for Our Lives
2018
The Winter Olympics are held in this country.
South Korea
2017
This powerful Hollywood producer is accused of multiple sexual harassment allegations.
Harvey Weinstein
2017
Most of 21st Century Fox is acquired by this media conglomerate.
The Walt Disney Company
2017
The United States officially recognizes the capital of Israel to be this.
Jerusalem
2017
This rare event was witnessed across the entire contiguous United States.
Total solar eclipse
2017
A white supremacist rally occurs in this US city, resulting in riots and the death of one woman.
Charlottesville
2017
Jeff Bezos, CEO of this company, reaches a net worth of over $100 billion.
Amazon
2017
A terrorist bombing attack occurs in Manchester at a concert by this artist.
Ariana Grande
2017
This former FBI director takes over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Robert Mueller
2017
The music video for this song, meaning "slowly" in English, becomes the most-viewed video of all time on YouTube.
Despacito
2017
This dictator's half-brother is assassinated in Malaysia.
Kim Jong-un
2016
United States troops withdraw from this country after 15 years.
Afghanistan
2016
This reality TV star and businessman is elected president of the United States.
Donald Trump
2016
For the first time since 1908, this MLB team wins the World Series.
Chicago Cubs
2016
Two of this artist's paintings, worth $100 million, are recovered after having been stolen.
Vincent van Gogh
2016
The Summer Olympics are held for the first time on this continent.
South America
2016
This mobile game breaks numerous records in terms of sales and revenue.
Pokémon Go
2016
The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave this economic union.
European Union
2016
A gunman claiming allegiance to ISIL opens fire at a gay nightclub in this city.
Orlando
2016
This western lowland gorilla is shot and killed after a boy falls into his enclosure.
Harambe
2016
The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of this virus.
Zika
2015
A Russian fighter jet is shot down by this country.
Turkey
2015
Multiple terrorist attacks claimed by ISIL result in 130 deaths in this city.
Paris
2015
NASA announces that liquid water has been found on this planet.
Mars
2015
A stampede during this Muslim pilgrimage kills at least 2,200 people and injures more than 900.
Hajj
2015
This automaker is accused of intentionally rigging diesel emissions tests.
Volkswagen
2015
This man is elected Prime Minister of Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull
2015
The United States reestablishes full diplomatic relations with this communist country.
Cuba
2015
This American comedian is accused of drugging and raping several women.
Bill Cosby
2015
The US Supreme Court legalizes this all throughout the country.
Same-sex marriage
2015
Two terrorists attack the headquarters of this French satirical newspaper.
Charlie Hebdo
2014
In a referendum, this country votes against independence from the United Kingdom.
Scotland
2014
Protests in this Missouri city occur after the shooting of Michael Brown.
Ferguson
2014
An aircraft from this airline is shot down by a missile and crashes in Ukraine.
Malaysia Airlines
2014
A viral campaign to donate money for ALS awareness involves this challenge.
Ice-bucket challenge
2014
The FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil and is won by this country.
Germany
2014
This Sunni militant group begins to capture territory in Iraq and Syria.
ISIL
2014
An estimated 276 girls are abducted and held hostage from a school in this African country.
Nigeria
2014
Russia formally annexes this peninsula from Ukraine.
Crimea
2014
The Winter Olympics are held in this Russian city.
Sochi
2014
An outbreak of this virus begins to spread in West Africa.
Ebola
2013
This former South African president and Nobel laureate passes away.
Nelson Mandela
2013
This long-running British science fiction TV show celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Doctor Who
2013
This well-anticipated video game console debuts a week before its main competitor, the Xbox One.
PlayStation 4
2013
This US city, once one of the most populous in the country, officially files for bankruptcy.
Detroit
2013
Former CIA employee discloses classified documents about the NSA to the public.
Edward Snowden
2013
A tornado in this US state becomes the widest tornado ever recorded on Earth.
Oklahoma
2013
This man is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands.
Willem-Alexander
2013
Two brothers explode two bombs during an annual marathon in this city.
Boston
2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope and takes this name.
Pope Francis
2013
This powerful object explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Meteor
2012
A doomsday phenomenon popularized by this ancient civilization turns out to be incorrect.
Mayan
2012
A mass shooting occurs in this elementary school in Connecticut.
Sandy Hook
2012
Barack Obama defeats this Republican candidate in the US presidential election.
Mitt Romney
2012
This viral Korean music video becomes the first to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube.
Gangnam Style
2012
This country experiences the worst power outage in history, leaving over 620 million people without power.
India
2012
The Summer Olympics are held in this city.
London
2012
Colorado man commits a mass shooting in a theater during the showing of this film.
The Dark Knight Rises
2012
This man is re-elected as President of Russia.
Vladimir Putin
2012
Facebook purchases this social networking website for $1 billion.
Instagram
2012
This royal monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, her 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II
2011
This Libyan leader is killed in the city of Sirte, effectively ending the Libyan Civil War.
Muammar Gaddafi
2011
This virtual assistant is officially launched in Apple's operating systems.
Siri
2011
What happened to Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, Amy Winehouse, and Randy Savage?
They died
2011
This movement protesting economic inequality begins in the United States.
Occupy Wall Street
2011
This African country secedes from its northern counterpart.
South Sudan
2011
President Obama announces the death of this founder of the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden
2011
An estimated two billion people watch Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, marry this woman.
Kate Middleton
2011
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami occurs in this East Asian country.
Japan
2011
Civil war begins to break out in this Middle Eastern country.
Syria
2011
This uprising occurs in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, effectively overthrowing the governments of each country.
Arab Spring
2010
Chile, Slovenia, Israel, and Estonia all join this intergovernmental organization.
OECD
2010
This online publisher leaks over 90,000 internal reports about the US involvement in Afghanistan to the public.
WikiLeaks
2010
This annual sporting event is held in South Africa and won by Spain.
FIFA World Cup
2010
This leader of the Conservative Party becomes Prime Minister in the UK.
David Cameron
2010
A drilling oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico on this ship.
Deepwater Horizon
2010
Volcanic ash from a volcano in this country begins to distrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.
Iceland
2010
Apple releases the first of these new tablet devices.
iPad
2010
This US health care bill is signed into law.
Obamacare
2010
An 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in this country. With over 316,000 killed, it is the tenth deadliest earthquake on record.
Haiti
2010
This building, the tallest in the world, officially opens.
Burj Khalifa
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Level 61
Dec 31, 2019
Please add more time!! 10 minutes just isn't enough to finish the whole quiz. Thanks!
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2019
Agreed but great quiz!
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2019
Okay. I increased the time by 5 minutes.
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Level 50
Apr 13, 2020
Nominate, please!
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Level 82
Apr 15, 2020
Nah, there's already a front-page quiz on this topic over here.