1989: Dustin hoffman wins the oscar for rainman
I win by being born.
1992: Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
My dreams of being an only child are cancelled after my sister is born on New Year's Day.
2004: Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room
2006: AL MICHAELS JOINS NBC'S "SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" BROADCAST WITH JOHN MADDEN
2011: South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
I gain independence and leave Western Michigan University.
2012: Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
I begin working for a bankruptcy law firm and make and receive about 5 million phone calls a day.