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Subject: December 2009 - February 2010 Throwback

Written By: mjstudios97 on 11/16/20 at 1:25 am

This is my nostalgia post. Please feel free to share any experiences, or connections you can relate to during Dec 2009 - Feb 2010. Also feel free to share anything that I might have missed that was big during this time. Thank you!
The Hope for Haiti charity telethon is broadcasted on many networks on Jan 22, 2010. The most widely distributed telethon in history to date.
James Cameron's 'Avatar', most noted for its 3D CGI, is released in theaters in Dec 2009. An audience watches the film with 3D glasses.
At age 20, Taylor Swift wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her album 'Fearless'.

Events that happened but are not limited to: Obama announces that the military will be sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan to prevent further Taliban insurgencies. The troop surge is set to begin in January. (Dec 1), Obama orders federal government to take over an Illinois prison to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, this is a large part of Obama's plan to shut down the infamous prison facility which was started in 2002 during the War on Terror (Dec 15) Obama comes to an accord with leaders from 4 other nations on how to combat climate change, fund money into poorer nations that are impacted more greatly by global warming, and set a goal to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees above Celsius preindustrial levels. (Dec 18) A suicide bomber takes his own life and the lives of 8 American civilians,7 of them CIA agents at an Afghanistan base. (Dec 30) The Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure to date officially opens. (Jan 4) A 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastates Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, taking a toll on at least 100,000 lives. (Jan 12) Snowmageddon 2010 makes impact on Mexico and America, where Mexico saw extensive flooding and landslides, and much of the Northeastern Mid-Atlantic states seeing historic snowfall. At least 41 lives are lost. (Feb 5-6) The New Orleans Saints defeats the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 31-17 in the 44th Super Bowl. (Feb 7) The XXI Winter Olympics is held in Vancouver, Canada with over 2500 athletes from 82 countries participating. (Feb 12 - Feb 28) An 8.8 magnitude earthquake, one of the largest in recorded history, rocks Chile, which results in a tsunami over the Pacific. At least 525 lives are lost. (Feb 27) 

Things that happened in pop culture but are not limited to: Jersey Shore goes on air on MTV (Dec 3), A video of a 5-year-old doing a ukulele cover of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" is uploaded to YouTube, which would go viral. (Dec 6), Lady Gaga performs for the Queen of England and meets her at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England (Dec 7) Tiger Woods announces that he'll take an indefinite break from golfing after rumors of him having an extramarital affair with another woman surface in late Nov (Dec 11), Avatar comes to theaters, and is most noted for its mastery of 3D CGI (Dec 18), Brittany Murphy, most famous for being in Clueless (1995) passes away (Dec 20), Jennifer Lopez performs "Let's get Loud" and "Waiting for Tonight" in Times Square ringing in 2010 (Dec 31), The first episode of Season 14 of the Bachelor goes on air, with pilot, Jake Pavelka as bachelor. (Jan 4) The now viral video "Double Rainbow" which shows an ecstatic Paul Vasquez admiring a double rainbow, is posted to YouTube. (Jan 8.), The "Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3D! On Ice!" documentary celebrating The Simpsons' 20 years being on air is released. (Jan 10)  Ricky Gervais, known for writing, and creating popular TV show 'The Office', hosts the Golden Globes for the first time. (Jan 17), Dozens of celebrities participate at the Hope for Haiti charity telethon, the most widely distributed telethon in history after a devastating earthquake shook Haiti ten days before. (Jan 22), The 52nd annual Grammy Awards is held at the Staples Center. (Jan 31). The "Man your Man could Smell Like" Old Spice commercial goes live on TV and on many platforms. (Feb 4) Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem at the 44th Super Bowl. (Feb 7).
TV shows that debuted but are not limited to: Jersey Shore (Dec 3), American Ninja Warrior (Dec 12), The Sing-off (Dec 14), Border Wars (Jan 10), Pit Boss (Jan 16), My Life as Liz (Jan 18), American Pickers (Jan 18), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Jan 22), Undercover Boss (Feb 7), SciGirls (Feb 11), The Ricky Gervais Show (Feb 19).

Films that were released but are not limited to: Everybody's Fine (Dec 4), The Princess and the Frog (Dec 10), Invictus (Dec 11), The Lovely Bones (Dec 11), Avatar (Dec 18), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Dec 23), Sherlock Holmes (Dec 25), It's Complicated (Dec 25), Leap Year (Jan 6),  Daybreakers (Jan 8.), The Book of Eli (Jan 15), Tooth Fairy (Jan 22), Legion (Jan 22), Edge of Darkness (Jan 29), Valentine's Day (Jan 28), When in Rome (Jan 29), Dear John (Feb 5), From Paris with Love (Feb 5), Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Lightning Thief (Feb 12), Shutter Island (Feb 19), Cop Out (Feb 26),
Songs that were popular but are not limited to: "Baby" by Justin Bieber, "Do You Remember" by Jay Sean ft. Sean Paul and Lil Jon, "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys, "Imma be" by Black Eyed Peas, "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum, "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train, "Muse" by Uprising, "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha, "Blah Blah Blah" by Ke$ha ft. 3oh!3, "1901" by Phoenix, "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" by Lady Gaga, "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta ft. Akon, "Say Aah" by Trey Songz ft. Fabulous, "Whatcha Say", "In my Head", by Jason Derulo, "Bedrock" by Young Money ft. Lloyd, "Today was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift, "How Low" by Ludacris, "I See You" by Leona Lewis, "We are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti

Games that were released but are not limited to: Angry Birds iOS (Dec 11), Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Dec 22), Darksiders (Jan 5), Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Jan 19), Mass Effect 2 (Jan 26), S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat (Feb 2) Dante's Inferno (Feb 9), BioShock 2 (Feb 9), Aliens vs. Predator (Feb 16), Heavy Rain (Feb 23)

Some hot toys of Christmas 2009 include but are not limited to: Zhu Zhu Pets, Mindflex, ChixOs Pink Design A Luxury Loft, Ucreate Games and Artimation, Playmobil Pyramid, Band Hero, Barbie B-Nails Digital Nail Printer, Liv Fashion Dolls, Princess Tiana classic doll, Glodoodle, Hello Kitty sewing machine, Air Hogs switchblade Printies, The seven in one Maxus Dragonoid Bakugan, Whiplash scooter, Scene-It Board game, XBOX 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Eyeclops Mini Projector.

Subject: Re: Winter 2009-10 (2009-10 School Year) Throwback

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/20 at 3:04 am

Ouch, these images made downloading slow.

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