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What will children in history class 10 to 20 years from now read about from the year 2009?

Asked by erichw1504 (26329 points ) December 1st, 2009

What events, developments, or discoveries around the world will best be remembered in history. Do you think anything from today to December 31st will have to be included? Was this mostly a good year or mostly a bad year for our world?

Bonus: What is an event from your personal life that you will remember 10 to 20 years from now?

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kfingerman's avatar

Two words – “Barack Obama”

MissAnthrope's avatar

First black president, huge economic crises, bailouts.

erichw1504's avatar

Afganistan.

erichw1504's avatar

Healthcare reform.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Depending on how things go, potentially some of the pro-gay marriage legislation that was passed this year. Iowa, really?

rangerr's avatar

Fort Hood.

smartfart11's avatar

@rangerr Definitely that.

Ansible1's avatar

Twitter, H1N1

erichw1504's avatar

Michael Jackson.

holden's avatar

Fort Hood isn’t going to be more than a footnote, unfortunately.

smartfart11's avatar

@holden Why do you think that is?

holden's avatar

It’s a small scale tragedy. Those normally don’t make it into the books.

rangerr's avatar

Columbine and the VT shootings are both in updated textbooks.

jackm's avatar

Obama’s announcement on Afghanistan will definitely be taught in history classes.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The fog lifting…

dannyc's avatar

The fall of the American empire…

Laina's avatar

Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs.

rangerr's avatar

@Laina I’d pull my kids out of school if that was in a textbook.

Laina's avatar

@rangerr Kidding, kidding. It’s just that there was so much media hype around this event that I’m sure it will be remembered for a looong time…

erichw1504's avatar

Finding water on the moon.

mattbrowne's avatar

In the US and UK probably about 10% of what’s in here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009

clarice's avatar

About Fluther.com ! And Google’s dismissal from China. And probably about how Copenhagen failed.
@Laina I too would rather home-school my kids if that happened

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