3 Years, 30 Headlines

by Thomas Dargon, Jr.

A lot has changed in the last three years.  Below is list of thirty things that happened since our 1L year.  Will you remember them ten years from now?


8/23: Earthquake hits DC and causes extensive damage to Washington Monument.

9/11: On the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a memorial site opens at Ground Zero.

9/17: Occupy Wall Street protest begins in NYC’s Zuccotti Park.

9/20: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy ends: LGBT soldiers can now serve openly in the military.

10/5: Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, dies.

11/7: Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

11/9: Football legend, Joe Paterno, is fired from Penn State amidst the Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

12/5: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared an end to the Iraq War.

12/17: Kim Jong-un, 28, assumes office as the Supreme Leader of North Korea.


2/6: Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 60th anniversary as British monarch.

5/18: Facebook IPO opens at $38/share.

8/4: Michael Phelps wins 22nd Olympic medal in London.

8/16: Ecuador grants political asylum to Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

8/24: Lance Armstrong is stripped of 7 Tour de France titles and receives a lifetime ban from cycling.

9/17: Video footage of Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” speech is released.

10/29: Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey and causes $30 billion in damage.


2/11: Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first to resign the papacy since 1415.

4/15: Two homemade bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

6/9: Edward Snowden reveals himself as the source of the leak of classified NSA documents.

6/26: In US v. Windsor, SCOTUS holds that DOMA’s interpretation of marriage is unconstitutional.

8/28: President Obama speaks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

9/26: With 662 career saves, Mariano Rivera throws his last pitch at Yankee Stadium.

10/1: Federal government enters a 15-day shutdown on the same day that healthcare.gov launches.

11/7: Twitter goes public with an IPO of $26/share.

11/19: JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay $13 billion to settle claims stemming from the mortgage crisis.

11/27: An $18 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways creates world’s largest airline.

12/5: Nelson Mandela, 95, dies at his home in Johannesburg.


3/8: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears with 12 crew and 227 passengers.

4/30: Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record high of 16,580.84.