2022 Current Events Study Guide

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A thread for things that happen and are otherwise reported on during the year we think have a high chance of appearing on J! or LL

Past years:
2021: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5957
2020: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5498
2019: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5002
2018: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4492
2017: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3951
2016: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3355

So far nothing has happened. Let's keep this streak alive; only 364 days to go! :D

(But, really, keep the editorial chatter in the discussion thread: https://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6406 )
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New AKC dog breeds: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/04/us/ameri ... index.html

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my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions, IMHO

North Korean media claimed yesterday the country had tested a hypersonic missile

Experts have cited pandemic burnout, a shift in worker priorities, and better opportunities as reasons for what’s been known as the Great Resignation.

Hundreds of drivers were stuck on a 50-mile stretch of coastal Interstate 95 in Virginia in below-freezing temperatures for more than 24 hours

BlackBerry formally ends service for classic smartphones; once claiming 85 million users

Toyota sold the most cars in the US in 2021; first time since 1931 General Motors hasn’t been top US auto seller

recently popular online word game Wordle, like Mastermind but with a word instead of colored pegs

Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist and paleoanthropologist who campaigned to end the African ivory trade, dies at 77

Iconic actress and comedian Betty White passed away at the age of 99; best known for Password, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Golden Girls."
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Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a US quarter as part of the American Woman Quarters series

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59946929
Coins are also planned this year for Sally Ride, the first female US astronaut; Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation and a campaigner for indigenous rights; and Anna May Wong, who is considered the first Chinese-American film star in Hollywood.
Which I found out for the first time from the BBC :D
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Volante wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:08 pmMaya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a US quarter as part of the American Woman Quarters series
Not mentioned in the article is the fact that the obverse of each quarter will be the right-facing George Washington design sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser in 1931.
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Tonga hit by a 4' tsunami as an underwater volcano 40 miles away erupted
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60007119
https://gizmodo.com/tsunami-warnings-ra ... 1848366972

https://twitter.com/JTuisinu/status/1482243845614374915
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my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions, IMHO


Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and royal patronages by his mother Queen Elizabeth II amid sexual assault lawsuit

Supreme Court blocks Biden administration's vaccine mandate for large employers, will allow mandate at federally funded healthcare centers

Ronnie Spector, lead singer of 1960s girl group The Ronettes known for hit song "Be My Baby," dies at 78

No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs beat No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in last night's college football championship

In a medical milestone, doctors at the University of Maryland announced yesterday the successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart into a human

world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic's was deported from Australia after a judge ruled his visa was invalid after much political and legal wrangling prior to the Australian Open

Buckingham Palace announces plans for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrating 70 years on the throne, since June 2, 1953

Car-sharing startup Turo files publicly for an initial public offering

European Parliament President David Sassoli passes away at age 65. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European legislation, commonly on the proposal of the European Commission.

The JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) unfolds 21-foot mirror system, the final major deployment of NASA's new space telescope

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) to run for reelection and is viewed as a potential successor to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
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Microsoft announced plans to acquire game company Activision Blizzard in an all-cash deal valued at $67.8 billion: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/micr ... 37845.html. Activision has been in the news on account of a harassment scandal that has resulted in dozens of employees being let go or otherwise disciplined.

Activision’s titles include Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Candy Crush Saga.
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Indonesia has just announced the name for their new capital city, replacing Jakarta. It's to be called Nusantara, meaning "archipelago" in Javanese. It will be located on the island of Borneo.
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100 years for Reader's Digest as the first issue was February 1922.
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