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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!! (almost)

Wow, didn't 2012 go fast?
Looking back over the last twelve months so much has happened, in my personal life and in the world.

My niece
  • became an aunty 
  • published 2 books with Berkley
  • ventured into the arena of public speaking as an author
  • decided to teach part-time

WORLD EVENTS (mostly focusing on the positive events)
  • Rover Curiosity landed on Mars
  • Higgs bosun discovered

What did Curosity see on Mars?
  • Major elections in Egypt, Greece, China, Libya, Israel, Venezuela, France, Russia, Mexico, USA
  • Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion

  • Russia became a member of the World Trade Organisation
  • Kate Middleton pregnancy news announced
  • Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation 
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee (60 years as the monarch of England)
  • London Olympics (where female athletes from Saudi Arabia allowed to compete for the first time & Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete in the olympics)
  • Facebook went public
  • Transit of Venus
  • Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, reaches the end of our solar system and enters interstellar space
  • Australian court rules Azaria Chamberlain was killed by a dingo
  • Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor disaster
  • Mayan prediction of "end of the world/spiritual transformation"
  • Economic turmoil/GFC continues for most countries
  • Hurricane Sandy hits the USA, the Bahamas, Cuba & Haiti

Here's to a wonderful and notable 2013!

What were your achievements or most memorable events for 2012?

* The 2013 New Year image comes from 123RF (a royalty free stock photo website).

1 comment:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Kylie! LOL, love the Marvin the Martian picture with Curiosity. Wonder where K9 was?

    Some amazing things happened last year in human rights achievements as well as the scientific world. Hopefully we're making progress as a race. :)

    Congratulations on becoming a part-time teacher and all the best for 2013.