Take me back to June 15, 2011
Ready for a walk down memory lane?
The date is June 15, 2011, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.
The summer of 2011 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele is at the top of the singles charts, while "Changed The Way You Kissed Me" by Example is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Super 8 is at the top of the box office.
David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Psych", "Skins", "Mad Men", and "RuPaul's Drag Race". Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.
People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and relatable experiences. It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars. Anti-government protests are taking place in cities across Syria.
A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels, who are being supported by NATO. There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location. The ongoing trial of Casey Anthony for the murder her 2-year-old daughter Caylee is receiving widespread attention on social media.
A blackhat hacking group called "LulzSec" is receiving a lot of attention following a number of high-profile attacks on companies such as Sony. An Advice Animal meme called "Good Guy Greg" is beginning to take off in popularity. Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner has come under fire following revelations that he sent explicit photographs to a woman on Twitter. Weiner, who originally denied sending the images, has now admitted sending them and apologized for lying. However, he is refusing to resign.
Rapper Ja Rule has just begun a two year prison sentence for attempted possession of a weapon.
In Ireland, former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In celebrity news, British singer Lily Allen has just married Sam Cooper.
In basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won the 2011 NBA Finals after beating the Miami Heat 4-2.
Crystal Harris has broken off her engagement to Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner just days before their wedding. A riot has broken out in Vancouver, Canada, following the Vancouver Canucks defeat against the Boston Bruins in ice hockey. A photo of a couple kissing on the ground while riot police stand around them is going viral.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ryan Dunn, Peter Falk, Betty Ford, and Roberts Blossom would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", "Total War: Shogun 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", and "L.A. Noire". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Horrid Henry", "Big Time Rush", and "Good Luck Charlie".
Children are playing with toys such as the KidiZoom Camera, Duck Hunter, Liv Dolls, and Gentle Giraffe.