Posted on 03 July 2010.
Since we are now in the year 2010, it would only be fitting to list out the 10 best moments from the year 2000 to 2009.
1. Release of the final Harry Potter book- July 21,2007
J. K .Rowling released the first book in the Harry Potter series in 1997 after being rejected by a number of publishing houses. Luckily for her, the books became hugely popular and made her richer than the Queen of England. The final book released in 2007 and was, needless to say, immensely successful.
2. Release of the film Slumdog Millionaire- November 12, 2008
Created by Danny Boyle, this movie has been adapted from the book written by Vikas Swarup. It revolves around an impoverished boy who gets the chance to become a contestant in “Who Wants to be a Millionire?” The movie took the world by storm and won over 7 Oscars and made about 377 million dollars.
3. Tim Wakefield`s 200th win
For those unaware, Tim Wakefield is a professional baseball player. He began playing for the Red Socks in 1995. Not only is he the longest serving player on the team, but he won his 200th career game on September 13, 2011 while playing the Toronto Blue Jays.
4. Facebook was launched-February 4, 2004
Everybody is familiar with Facebook- most of us are addicted to it. When this social networking site was launched, it gained instant popularity. However, it was thought that it would die down and would soon be forgotten. It goes without saying that these people were wrong- facebook has proven itself and has made keeping in touch easier.
The video-sharing website was created in February 2006. Billions of users now utilize this website to upload, view and share videos. The site uses the latest technology including HTML5. In 2006, the company was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion. Sharing has now been made easy thanks to Chad Hurley, Stephen Chen, and Jawed Karim.