- Average US yearly income was $39,423
- Gas cost $2.73
- Average US house was $232,880
- Average UK house was £------.
- WHO declares swine flu (H1N1) a global pandemic
- Israel invades Gaza to fight Hamas but they later reach a settlement.
- President of Guinea-Bissau assassinated.
- Fiji President suspends its constitution and fires all the judges.
- Thailand declares state of emergency in and round Bangkok.
- Madagascar government overthrown in a coup.
- NATO joined by Albania and Croatia.
- US and Russian satellites collide over Siberia.
- American terrorist kills 13 and injures 29 on Fort Hood army post.
- Michael Jackson dies of mysterious causes.
- Bernie Madoff admits he ran huge ponzi scheme.
- 'Ida', a 47-million year old primate, is found.
- Scientists find water on the moon.
- Avatar ruled!
- Star Trek finds great new breath.
- Sandra Bullock was a hoot in The Blind Side.