10 Things You Won’t Believe Are Turning 10 In 2019

Ready to feel old? Check out these notable events that happened a decade ago this year!

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1. Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Barack Obama was inaugurated as 44thPresident of the United States on January 20, 2009.

2. Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” Fame

The single, though released in 2008, became the world’s best-selling single of 2009, with 9.8 million copies sold.

3. Hannah Montana the Movie

We’ve been harmonizing to “The Climb” for nearly a decade- the film was released on April 10, 2009.

4. Michael Jackson’s death

The King of Pop passed away on June 25, 2009.

5. “I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”

That’s right, the famous interference was almost a decade ago. Kanye West memorably interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009.

6. The Great Recession continues

The Great Recession was happening this time ten years ago, with the official timeline of the recession spanning from December 2007 to June 2009. However, the effects of The Great Recession were felt through the rest of 2009, with the unemployment rate reaching 10.0% in October.

7. The Blind Side

The film, showcasing NFL offensive tackle Michael Oher, was released on November 20, 2009.

8. Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s death

The Massachusetts native and Senator died of brain cancer on August 25, 2009.

9. The Black Eyed Peas’ Chart Domination

In 2009, the group simultaneously held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 for 26 consecutive weeks with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”.

10. UP

Carl and Russell have been making us cry for almost ten years- the popular Pixar film was released on May 29, 2009.

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