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What Happened in 2008

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.

Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States and Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President. Barack Obama becomes the first African-American President-elect.

Barack Obama

Michael Phelps winning a record breaking eight Gold Medals at the Beijing Summer Olympics.

Hurricane Ike makes landfall on Texas as Category 2 and kills 27 in the United States, after killing 4 in Cuba, 1 in the Dominican Republic, and 75 in Haiti.

Hurricane Ike

The death of Paul Newman.

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:

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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