Euro -- the single currency of the European Union (EU) -- was born on January 1, sweeping away monetary borders between 11 of the 15 EU member states and forging an integrated economic and monetary alliance that Europe had been dreaming of for decades.
Crude oil prices on the international market, which had been rising since April, hit US$37.8 per barrel on September 20 in New York, a record high since the 1990 Gulf crisis.
The legal document on China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was unanimously adopted on November 10 during the fourth WTO ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar. On December 11, China officially became the 143rd full member of the organization.
The controversial Pluto was kicked out of the solar system's planet group by the International Astronomical Union when it met in Prague on August 24. Pluto was redefined a "dwarf planet".
The Lisbon Treaty, which replaces the failed European Union (EU) Constitutions, was approved on Oct. 19 at the informal EU summit in Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, allowing the EU to putan end to six years of constitutional wrangling.
On Aug. 8, Georgia's army launched a sudden offensive on Tskhinvali, capital of its breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russia sent troops to South Ossetia in the name of protecting Russian peacekeeping forces and Russian citizens in the region, resulting in the eruption of a military conflict.
The Nivose, a French Navy frigate, carrying 11 Somali pirates, is seen arriving at the port of Mombasa April 22, 2009. The pirates will be handed over to the Kenyan government this afternoon. The U.S. pledge to hunt down the fortunes Somali pirates amassed from capturing ships on the high seas may score political points but is unlikely to yield much bounty,
In a year of death and drama, there was a bit of good news that sent viewers around the world flocking to their TV sets. On April 29, 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton said their vows in Westminster Abbey before an estimated television audience of two billion people worldwide.
On Jan. 13, Captain Francesco Schettino steered the 60,000-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship off course and brought it close enough to the Tuscan island of Giglio to ground it on jagged coast.
Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, storm Columbine High School in Littleton , CO, killing twelve other students and a teacher, then themselves (April 20).
Slipping through security in a small boat, terrorists carry out a suicide explosives attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 sailors. The Cole, based at Norfolk, Va., was en route to the Persian Gulf to enforce a U.N. trade embargo against Iraq.
Angelina Jolie adopts a 3-year-old boy from an orphanage in Vietnam; Pax Thien is her fourth child with Brad Pitt.
Oil prices Reach a record high of $147 a barrel
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Osama bin Laden, the world’s most-wanted terrorist for nearly a decade, was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs inside a private residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Within hours of the 54-year-old’s death, his body was buried at sea. Bin Laden was the founder of al Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.
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Miami Heat defeat the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games in the NBA Finals series for Miami's first-ever NBA World Championship. Finals MVP Dwyane Wade rallied four consecutive 35-point games to come back from a two games to none deficit and win four straight.
Tony Stewart wins the final race of the Sprint Cup season, the Ford 400, with Carl Edwards, the points leader entering the race, finishing second. The two drivers finish in the first tie for the season title in NASCAR history, with Stewart winning the championship by virtue of the most race wins on the season (five to Edwards' one). Stewart also becomes the first driver-owner to win a Cup Series championship since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.