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2022 Wrapped: All Things Noteworthy So Far

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

2022 has been a year full of ups and downs. While some events shook us all, there were some noteworthy events that caught the attention of the entire world! Here are some of the most noteworthy events of 2022 so far.

2022 Noteworthy Things

1. Russian Invasion on Ukraine

On February 24, Russia shocked the world with its attack on the neighbouring country Ukraine, sparking a war that has dragged on for more than six months. The invasion spurred a wave of denunciations, economic sanctions and other actions, primarily from the U.S., Canada and European countries.

2. Monkeypox Outbreak

In May, an outbreak of monkeypox began when the first monkeypox virus case was reported in London, the United Kingdom.

3. The Death of Queen Elizabeth ll

After a historic 70 years on the throne as Britain's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, at her home at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, on Sept. 8, 2022. Immediately upon her passing, her eldest son, Prince Charles, became the new king.

3. The Death of Queen Elizabeth ll

4. Victoria’s Secret features a model with Down syndrome.

The Puerto Rican model Sofía Jirau is the first woman with Down syndrome to become a Victoria’s Secret model. She appears in the fashion company’s Love Cloud ad campaign, which emphasizes diversity and inclusivity.

Victoria’s Secret features a model with Down syndrome.

5. Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 Billion

Musk originally offered to buy Twitter in April, then changed his mind and tried to back out in May. Then, he changed his mind again on October 4th, filing a letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission affirming his commitment to the original deal.

6. The United Kingdoms witness 3 Prime Ministers within 2 months.

In October, Rishi Sunak made history as the first person of colour to become prime minister of Britain. Mr. Sunak was the chancellor of the Exchequer under Boris Johnson. He replaced Liz Truss, the embattled prime minister who served only 44 days, becoming the shortest serving PM in the UK. Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister before Liz truss who served for around 3 years.

Indian origin United Kingdoms Prime Ministers

7. Iran reviewing Hijab Law

In December, Iranian authorities said that they will review their decades old Hijab law that requires all women to cover their heads in public. This came a few months after violent protests erupted in Iran triggered by the death of a 220 year-old Amini in custody of the morality police.

8. Johnny Depp Verdict

For six weeks, millions watched the multimillion-dollar trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard unfold live. Depp launched a $50 million defamation suit against Heard in response to a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that Heard wrote about her experiences with domestic assault. Depp won the case and the jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard.

Johnny Depp Verdict

9. FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar

The 2022 World Cup was held in Qatar, a first for the country and for the Middle East. This is also the first World Cup to take place in the winter in the northern hemisphere. Qatar spent billions of dollars building facilities and upgrading its infrastructure in the lead-up to the event.

10. World Population crossed 8 Billion

The UN projected that the world's population is projected to reach 8 billion people on Tuesday - 15th November 2022. They called this a milestone in human development.


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