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What Events Happened in 2007

  • Violent thunderstorms roar through parts of Alabama and three other U.S. states in the region.
  • Blizzards and severe snowstorms sweep through Denver and the surrounding areas
  • One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history destroys the town of Greensburg as it takes the brunt of the 200 mph winds.
  • One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California fanned by the Santa Ana winds destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes
  • A student on Virginia Tech Campus goes on a killing spree leaving over 30 students dead
  • The New Wembley Stadium in England Is completed
  • Rupert Murdoch acquires Dow Jones & Co which includes the Wall Street Journal
  • The Bridge over the the Mississippi river on I35W collapses with cars dropping the 50ft into the river, due to quick responses by emergency services only 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy
  • Six miners are trapped and lost in a collapsed mine in Utah and the tragedy worsened when 3 rescue workers are also lost in the tragedy
  • In Burma the military Junta Shut off access to the outside world including Internet access and moved against street protests by Buddhist Monks
  • The Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf clings to power by suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law
  • Bomb attack on the Former prime minister of Pakistan ( Benazir Bhutto )
  • Severe tropical storms strike Karachi in southern Pakistan leaving hundreds dead
  • An earthquake measuring 8.0 strikes the central coastal area of Peru leaving 500 dead
  • Daimler Chrysler sells off Chrysler to a private equity fund
  • Gordon Brown becomes The new British Prime Minister
  • The worlds most efficient electric car the Tesla Roadster shown at car shows prior to full production 2008
  • The world's largest ship the "Liberty of the Seas" a passenger cruise ship goes into service
  • Terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport by terrorists working as doctors in the British Health Service
  • The US Housing bubble bursts when year on year home prices drop by up to 2 - 15% in areas of the country
  • New7Wonders Foundation announce the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World
  • TAM Airlines Airbus 320 Flight 3054 crashes in Brazil with the loss of 199 people
  • The presidential candidates who decided to run for the highest office in the US Republicans: Mitt Romney, Rudi Guliani, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Jim Gilmore, Fred Thompson. Democrats : Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich.
    Some had already dropped out by the end of 2007 before the race even begun

Popular Culture 2007

  • The Final Harry Potter book is published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Fisher Price recalls over 1 million Chinese Made Toys

Popular Films

  • Spider-Man 3
  • Shrek the Third
  • Transformers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • 300
  • Ratatouille
  • The Simpson's Movie
  • I Am Legend
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • American Gangster
  • Bee Movie
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Evan Almighty
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Saw IV
  • Surf's Up
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Epic Movie
  • Nancy Drew
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2

Popular Musicians

  • Beyoncé
  • Fergie
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Plain White T's
  • Pink
  • Sean Kingston
  • Ludacris
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Nickelback
  • Diddy
  • Rihanna
  • Britney Spears
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Linkin Park
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Hilary Duff
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Young Jeezy
  • 50 Cent
  • Alicia Keys
  • Maroon 5

Popular Television

  • CSI Crime Scene Investigation
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Survivor: China
  • Sunday Night Football
  • Without a Trace
  • Amazing Race
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Cold Case
  • Deal or No Deal
  • NCIS


  • Best Picture : The Departed
  • Best Documentary : An Inconvenient Truth
  • Best Actor Leading Role : Forest Whitaker ( The Last King Of Scotland )
  • Best Actress Leading Role : Helen Mirren (The Queen )
  • Best Actor Supporting Role : Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine )
  • Best Actress Supporting Role : Jenifer Hudson ( Dream Girls )

Technology 2007

  • Apple Introduces The iPhone
  • Following it's introduction in late 2006 Nintendo Wii with it's motion sensitive controllers is the game system in demand.

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