Monday, 13 December 2010

The Decade's Most Significant... The Top 10!

The HP Society have drawn up a shortlist of significant events, developments and people of the last decade. They are (in no particular order).
  1. September 11
  2. Invasion of Iraq
  3. Facebook
  4. Obama’s election
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Financial Crisis
  7. Launch of the Euro
  8. Civil Partnerships
  9. The Tsunami
  10. Stem Cell Research

What do you think of this list? Which of these do you think is the most significant? You can have your say in our latest poll on the right hand side of the page, but if you would like to justify your decision (or criticise any of the inclusions) please comment below.

As you can see from the image above, Time Magazine are also looking back over the decade, and you can see some of their choices for significant events, etc here.
PS: If you are having trouble remembering back 10 years, here is another set of top 10s from Time focusing just on 2010 (even though the year hasn't finished yet!!) including Top 10 US Political Gaffes and Top 10 Tweets.




  2. It is clearly 9/11. That day was completely unexpected and the loss of so many innocent lives was devastating. That day has changed the way that the global community thinks, maybe not for the better, but the change has definately occured.

    But on a cheerier note! Harry potter is total legend and the best book ever <3

  3. browsing through Time's other top lists I stumbled across this gem. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did....,28804,2035319_2034867_2034881,00.html