I was searching the Internet to find out all the events that happened in 2008. I had a pretty good list going, but I decided to narrow it down to my Top 5 events of 2008.
Michael Phelps winning a record breaking eight Gold Medals at the Beijing Summer Olympics.
The death of Paul Newman.
And the Unemployment Rate Increases Again: The Labor Department reports that about 533,000 nonfarm jobs were lost in November, the highest number since 1974. The unemployment rate increases two-tenths of a point to 6.7%.
I think this one effected me the most since I was unemployed for most of 2008.
Of course there were some fun thing that happened in 2008 too:
- New Kids On The Block release their album The Block, their first studio album in 15 years, since Face The Music.
- A triangular conjunction formed by a new Moon, Venus and Jupiter is a prominent object in the evening sky — I even have a picture of it.
And here is what JibJab had to say about 2008 —
Now with 2008 coming to an end… I am looking forward to see what will happen in 2009.
Happy New Years!
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