What Happened in August, 2023?

August 2023 News

Robotaxis have been approved for use in San Francisco by Alphabet and General Motors, despite some previous issues, and expansion to other cities is planned. In the realm of AI, concerns are rising, with Geoffrey Hinton warning about chatbots surpassing human intelligence, and criminals creating their own malicious versions of ChatGPT. However, there are positive … Read more

What Happened in February, 2023?


A winter storm ravaged the US and a calving glacier in Antarctica could raise the sea level by two feet. In legal news, there were various federal rulings related to gun ownership and a nationwide injunction on the abortion pill. In sports, LeBron James broke the NBA scoring record and the Kansas City Chiefs won … Read more

What Happend in January, 2023?

laid off tech employees being washed out to sea

The US Economy Stock Market Indices The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 33,000, up from 19,000 in April 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged. The NASDAQ Composite index was 11,000, down from the pandemic peak of 16,000 in November 2022, but still twice as high as the Great Recession in 2018. Inflation Continued The US … Read more

What Happened in December, 2022?

the pope getting a covid-19 vaccine shot

Omicron variant spreads rapidly around the world. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world in December 2022, causing a surge in cases and hospitalizations. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron a “variant of concern” on November 26, 2022, and it quickly became the dominant variant in many countries. New COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

What Happened in October, 2022?

missiles rain down on a city in Ukraine

US Economy The S&P 500 closed at 3,585 on September 30, its lowest level since the 2020 crash around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and its third consecutive losing quarter. Trillions of retirement savings have been wiped out in 2022. US Supreme Court Cases Supreme Court hears arguments in case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. … Read more

What Happened in September, 2022?

nuclear power plant on fire

Russia shells Ukrainian nuclear power plant, the Taliban attacks girls, floods submerge one-third of Pakistan, US has record inflation, and Queen Elizabeth II dies at age 96.

What Happened in June, 2022?

supreme court overturns Roe v Wade

Roe vs. Wade Overturned by US Supreme Court On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had made access to abortion a federal right in the United States. The decision dismantled 50 years of legal protection and paved the way for individual states to curtail or outright ban abortion rights.  The … Read more

What Happened in May, 2022?

women in burqas watch dead bodies on fire floating down a river

Abortion Rights A leaked draft opinion showed the Supreme Court was leaning towards reversing Roe v Wade, and returning the issue of abortion to the States. Overturning Roe v. Wade means that millions of women in more than half of U.S. states could either lose the ability to get an abortion or see their access drastically rolled back. In … Read more