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The Biggest Events of the 2010s


Another decade is coming to a close, which somehow makes all of us a bit melancholic. When we think about all the things that we experienced and saw during these last ten years, it is crazy how time flies and how certain things have completely changed.

During these last ten years so many things have happened which not all of us might remember. As we are leaving another decade, we have dedicated this post to the most important events and things that happened the last ten years. Probably you have already forgotten some of them:

What started as a simple TV Series with dragons, white walkers, queens and kings, soon became a major sensation. Game of Thrones ran for 8 seasons between 2011 and 2019.


The most important royal wedding. On April 29th, 2011 million of people sat down and watched the most amazing royal wedding ever, that of Kate Middleton and Prince Harry. The televised marriage was one of the biggest and most highly-covered events that year, with an estimated 8 million viewers watching the spectacle.

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After years of making people believe in magic, Harry Potter came to an end with its final 8th movie, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part II.


Superheroes were everywhere. 2010s saw a rivalry between Marvel and DC, but Marvel really knew how to steal everyone’s heart with The Avengers.



Gangnam Style became the most watched video on You Tube. The hit song from PSY became a world sensation and it is the first music video to ever reach 1 billion views on You Tube. There was not a single person out there who did not know how to dance to Gangnam Style.

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Some people thought that the world would end on December 2012. They actually made a movie about this, which led many people believe that the world would no longer exist after December 21st, 2012.

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In July and August 2014 everyone’s Facebook and Instagram feed was filled with people dumping ice-cold water on themselves, which soon was called as the Ice Bucket Challenge. Through this popular internet trend a total of $115 million was raised for ALS awareness and research.

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The most famous selfie. During the 2014 Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres got together some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie to pose for a selfie.

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After nearly a decade, in December 2015 Star Wars came back with Episode VII: The Force Awakens.



The world was divided after a picture of a dress came out on the internet and people argued if it was black and blue or white and gold. What colour do you think it is?

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Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The Revenant.

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The world went crazy with Pokémon Go. You could see people wandering in their neighbourhoods looking at their mobile screens.


The #Metoo movement. After many women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, the #Metoo hashtag was widely spread. It was about time women shared their heartbreaking experiences regarding sexual abuse and violation.

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Mistakes happen all the time, even at the Oscars. At the 2017 Academy Awards, during the announcement for Best Picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope. Instead of announcing Moonlight as the winner for Best Picture, the duo announced La La Land by mistake.

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Another royal wedding. On May 2018, the world had the opportunity to witness another beautiful royal wedding, that of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

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After many years of researches, we finally got the opportunity to see the first-ever photo of a black hole, which was captured by Astronomers on April 10, 2019.

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