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2023 News Headlines in Review

Month after month, day after day, 2023 sparked some crazy events in the world.

Israel-Hamas War

An attack on Israel began on October 7. The attack was led by Hamas, a terrorist organization from Palestine. The war is still active.

Taylor Swift named Time’s Person of the Year

“Time Magazine” named Taylor Swift their Person of the Year for 2023. “The Eras Tour” has grossed more than $780 million, earning Swift about $305 million.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake

On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated areas of Southern Turkey and Northern Syria. Many buildings were destroyed, and many people still need proper housing due to the destruction of buildings.

SpaceX Starship launch explodes after minutes in the air

On April 20, SpaceX launched yet another Starship rocket as a test. After just four minutes of the launch, the spaceship exploded.

Elon Musk changes Twitter to “X”

Elon Musk acquired Twitter in 2022 for $44 billion. On July 23, 2023, Twitter replaced the bluebird logo with an “X” and removed the Twitter name from its website apps and headquarters.

Donald Trump becomes first U.S. ex-president to be indicted on criminal charges

On June 9, Donald J. Trump was indicted on seven federal criminal charges. Despite this, he claims he’s innocent.

King Charles III coronated as the King of the United Kingdom

On May 6, King Charles III was made the king of the United Kingdom. This follows the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

2023 named Hottest Year in recorded history

2023 is the hottest year ever recorded due to global warming. According to EU scientists, the average global temperature for the first eleven months of the year was 2.63 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1850-1900 average.

Messi wins the Ballon d’Or 2023

On October 30, Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or 2023, which is an award given to the best Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. This makes it his 8th, which is the most won by any player in soccer history.

OG Fortnite returned for one month

The original Fortnite that came out in 2018 has returned and was nostalgia-filled. The OG season lasted one month and featured the return of many players around the world.

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Matteo Ventresca '25, Managing Editor of Print
Matteo Ventresca is the Managing Editor for Print for The Panther Press. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing soccer, as well as playing the trombone.
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