Personal Histories

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Personal Histories

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The collection of items submitted to answer the question "what was the most important event in your lifetime."

Items in the Personal Histories Collection

Sandy Halloween
While many people say Christmas is their favorite holiday, mine lies in a different month. Every year my family has the tradition of going out on Halloween and collecting treats. However, in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy hit, this tradition was broken.…

Boris Yeltsin's Resignation Broadcast
My mom and I had to survive during the late 90's. Russia was a disaster. Collapse of the Soviet Union, Yeltsin as the head of the corrupt officials and thieves, lack of the necessary medical supplies and food had everyone shaken up real good. Even…

Calculator
I got this calculator five years ago when I was in high school. I remembered I was coming from school I found this calculator on the side of the road. I was happy because I’m the kind of person that hates to do math equations without using a…

Graduation
There is no better feeling than knowing you reached your goal of graduating. Whether its from high school, college, etc, you feel accomplished that you made it through until the end. Being able to receive a diploma is such an empowering feeling…

First African-American President
This image has historic importance because it signifies a huge milestone in the United States. In a country where we preach freedom and equality, it took a while for us to actually reach a point where something such as electing an African American…

Windows 95 - Microsoft
The war in Afghanistan has been going on since late 2001 after the September 11 attacks. This is a political historic event that happened in my life time. George W. Bush was president at the time and demanded that Al-Queada disband and hand over…

Don't Drink and Drive
In January 2014, one of my best friends was hit in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. I initially met him in 2009 and immediately bonded with him over many things, mainly music. Due to personal and family issues, he dropped out of high school and…

Boston Marathon Bombing
The Boston marathon bombing resulted in countless lives being affected. I didn't know anybody who was affected however it made me become emotional knowing that these were innocent lives that were lost. This was a disastrous event that resulted in a…

Building a Library in Ecuador
During my junior year of high school I had the amazing opportunity to go on a community service learning trip to Ecuador. During this trip, several classmates and I helped to build a library for a small town in Ecuador. This area was very…

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty is very beautiful and millions of people around the world come to New York every year to see it. I learned that Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was the person who designed the Statue of Liberty. The reason Statue of Liberty is…

American Medal Winner Waves Mexican Flag (www.conservativebyte.com)
At the 2012 Olympic Games, a Mexican-American runner by the name of Leo Manzano won the Men's 1500 meter race and brought home the silver medal. That was the first medal that the United States had taken home in that distance since 1968. As tradition,…

Love Wins
One June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage was now legal in all 50 states, this is a day I will never, ever forget. It doesn’t matter your gender, if you love someone that is all that truly matters. My cousin is gay and he…

The Death of Eric Garner
The death of Eric Garner was of personal importance to me because it took place where I am from, Staten Island. I was very sheltered as a kid and my neighborhood was never known to be very violent and very rarely did I deal with racism because of…

Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos: Who Was Right? (www.newsweek.com)
This image shows Mexican-American Journalist Jorge Ramos asking a question out of turn during a Donald Trump press conference. Trump responded by telling Ramos to, "go back to Univision." Ramos was then physically escorted out of the venue by…

Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos: Who Was Right? (www.newsweek.com)
This image shows Mexican-American Journalist Jorge Ramos asking a question out of turn during a Donald Trump press conference. Trump responded by telling Ramos to, "go back to Univision." Ramos was then physically escorted out of the venue by…

Election Of President Obama
The election of Barack Obama is of a lot of historical importance because he was the first president of color. Not only did he open a lot of doors for blacks but also other races as it can inspire others to see that a person of power can have power…

2008 Recession
I chose this picture for my personal option because of the fact my dad had lost his job because of the financial crisis. He got layed off from a decent company. It was hard for our family to accommodate for what had happened and all the companies…

California
I chose the image of Apple for a very specific reason. Last year my dad got a job working for the company, the job relocated him out to California. This is a huge change in my life, now on breaks I spend my time out in Santa Clara instead of Rockland…

9/11
I chose 9/11 as my historic event because I think that best describes the biggest event that has happened in my lifetime. Ever since that fateful day back in 2001 when I was only 6 our world has changed forever. Because of that event security has…

SWFC in China
The building is the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), which is established in 2008 and a supertall skyscraper in Shanghai. When I traveled to Shanghai, I saw it. The trip to Shanghai made me decide to go to abroad. Before I visited in Shanghai,…