Time Magazine: Bookended by 9/11 at the start and a financial wipeout at the end, the first 10 years of this century will very likely go down as the most dispiriting and disillusioning decade Americans have lived through in the post–World War II era.
* Y2K, dot.bomb, credit crisis
* Enron, Madoff
* Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina
* Iraq War, Afghanistan War
* H1N1 flu