2011 IN REVIEW: HEADLINES
Friday, December 30, 2011
The biggest headlines of 2011 in no particular order:
- Gabrielle Giffords survives after being shot in the head. She was one of 18 wounded. Six people died.
- A massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan in March. It triggered the worst nuclear meltdown in a quarter century.
- A tornado devasted Joplin, Missouri killing 157 people.
- A small earthquake was felt along the east coast. It caused damage to the Washington Monument.
- Osama bin Laden was killed and tossed into the sea.
- Muammar al Qaddafi's 40-year reign of terror ended with his death.
- The world watched as Prince William and Kate Middleton got married.
- The nation paused as we marked 10 years since the September 11th attacks.
- Hurricane Irene caused major damage along the east coast.
- People upset with the country's richest one-percent of residents staged Occupy protests across the country.
- Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
- Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting numerous boys. Joe Paterno was forced to resign in the middle of the scandal.
- Hermain Cain ended his campain for president after allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity.
- After eight years and thousands of deaths, the U.S. pulled its troops out of Iraq.
- Kim Jong Il dies of a massive heart attack.
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