- Average US yearly income was $50,823
- Gas cost $3.38
- Average US house was $313,600
- Average UK house was £------.
- UK withdraw soldiers from Basra, Iraq.
- Romania and Bulgaria join the EU. Membership now at 27.
- Hamas and Fatah meet in February to reconcile and create new government for Palestine - it lasts until June.
- In Burma, the military junta shut off all outside contact and quelled protests by Buddhist monks.
- Iran detains 15 British sailors and marines claiming they invaded territorial waters. They are held for two weeks.
- Ukraine President dissolves country's parliament amid internal struggle for control.
- Turkey elects its first Islamist president over other more secular candidtates.
- US establishes another bureau: the National Intelligence Agency, to coordinate the other agencies.
- Apple releases the iPhone.
- Wii still rules in the stores.
- Report says baseball players using steroids (shock!).
- It snows in Buenos Aires, first time in 89 years.
- Matt Damon issues The Bourne Ultimatum.
- Will Smith says I Am Legend.
- Aliens show they are Transformers.