Current Events: News From the United States and Across the World

Current Events
2021 began with a series of dramatic events surrounding the inauguration of U.S. president Joe Biden.

Infoplease is dedicated to getting you the information you want and keeping you informed. A big part of that mission is keeping you up to date on some of the important current events happening in the world today. Read about major news events from years past up to today, including developments in the United States and in countries around the world.

Featured Events of 2021

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Featured Events of 2020

2020 Current Events

Featured Events of 2019

2019 Current Events

Featured Events of 2018

2018 Current Events

Featured Events of 2017

2017 Current Events

Featured Events of 2016

2016 Current Events

Featured Events of 2015

2015 Current Events

Featured Events of 2014

2014 Current Events

Featured Events of 2013

2013 Current Events

Previous Years' Featured Events

Infoplease has been in the business for over twenty years, and in that time we've written quite a number of news updates and current events. They're not exactlycurrentany more, but they offer a glimpse back at some of the biggest news events of the millennium. Read on to learn about the hottest scoops of yesteryear.

Current Events Archive

The Year in Review

At the end of each year, we like to look back on the top stories that gripped the public and had a lasting impact.

2018 Year in Review
2016 Year in Review
2015 Year in Review
2014 Year in Review
Year in Review 2013
Year in Review Archive

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