Since I Was Born

Events

Giant Buddhas Attacked

February 26, 2001

The Taliban destroyed two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan

I was born

March 19, 2001 - Present

9/11

September 11, 2001

The US Trade Center was crashed into by two commercial planes that were hijacked by terrorists.

9/11

September 11, 2001

Al-Qaida crashed two planes into the twin towers and one in the pentagon

No Child Left Behind Act created

2002 - Present

George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act

UN Security Council

Jan 16, 2002 - Present

The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban

1st Birthday

March 19, 2002

I turn 1

2nd Birthday

March 19, 2003

I turn 2

Saddam Hussein

April 7, 2003 - April 8, 2003

U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

George W. Bush

May 1, 2003

2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

MER-B

Jan 25, 2004

Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars

Facebook

Feb 4, 2004 - Present

Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

Condoleeza Rice

Jan 26, 2005

Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

Huffington Post

May 9,2005 - Present

Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched

Sunday Night Football Broadcastors

Feb 9, 2006 - 2009

Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Michelle Bachelet

Mar 11, 2006 - Mar 11, 2014

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile.

iPhones

Jan 9, 2007 - Present

Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Last Harry Potter

Jan 11, 2007 - January 11, 2007

Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh

UN Messenger

Jan 18, 2008 - Present

The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace

Seth MacFarlane

May 4, 2008 - 2012

Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

44th President

Jan 20, 2009 - Present

Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

Neymar

Mar 7, 2009 - Present

Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

Sep 11, 2010 - Present

The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Switched Elementary Schools

October 17, 2010 - October 16, 2011

Prince William's Engagement

Nov 16, 2010 - Apr 29, 2012

Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

I Place In Spelling Bee

Approx. May 2011 - Approx. October 2011

We had a spelling bee that you could sign up for and I signed up as a joke. I ended up knowing the words and messed up on my last word.

Osama Bin Laden Killed

May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Kyrie Irving goes to the Cavaliers

Jun 23, 2011 - Present

In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers chose Kyrie Irving for the 1st pick in the first round.

Queen Elizibeth 2

Feb 6, 2012 - 2013

Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

Mark Zuckerberg becomes married

May 19, 2012 - Present

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

Suspended For First Time in Middle School

November 27, 2012 - December 4, 2012

This was my first real suspension and it started off a string of others.

Ray Lewis Announce Retirement

Jan 2, 2013 - 2014

Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

Raúl Castro 2nd Term

Feb 24, 2013 - Present

Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba

I made my middle school football team

August 21, 2013 - August 20, 2014

I was one of only a couple of 7th graders who tried out and made the football team. It was mainly 8th graders, so even making the team was a huge accomplishment.

Kyrie Irving is the NBA All Star MVP

Feb 16, 2014

Kyrie Irving ends the game with 31 points, 14 assists, and 5 rebounds which earns him the MVP Award

8th Grade Formal

May 2014

It was officially my 1st prom, but only in middle school. It's significant because this was when I had my 1st real girlfriend.

16th Birthday

March 19, 2017 - March 19,2017

I'm finally able to get a job and drive my own car.

1st Prom

April 2018 - Apr 2018