Cost of Living 2007

How Much things cost in 2007 Average Cost of new house $313,600.00
Average Income per year $50,823.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $3.38
Price Of Gold Per Ounce $630.00

Events 2007
  • Violent thunderstorms roar through parts of Alabama and three other U.S. states in the region.
  • Blizzards and severe snowstorms sweep through Denver and the surrounding areas
  • One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history destroys the town of Greensburg as it takes the brunt of the 200 mph winds.
  • One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California fanned by the Santa Ana winds destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes
  • A student on Virginia Tech Campus goes on a killing spree on April 16th leaving over 30 students dead
  • The New Wembley Stadium in England Is completed
  • Rupert Murdoch aquires Dow Jones & Co which includes the Wall Street Journal
  • The Bridge over the the Mississippi river on I35W collapses with cars dropping the 50ft into the river, due to quick responses by emergency services only 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy
  • Six miners are trapped and lost in a collapsed mine in Utah and the tragedy worsened when 3 rescue workers are also lost in the tragedy
  • Severe drought in Australia causes wheat crop to fail and prices to increase around the world.
  • Pekka-Eric Auvinen a student at Jokela Secondary School goes on a shooting rampage killing 10 including taking his own life.

United States -- iPhone Announced

The Apple Computer Company announces the release of the very first iPhone during January of 2007. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed the product during one of his famous keynote addresses. The touch-screen mobile phone had been in development since 2005 and reportedly cost over $150 million to create. Apple’s first iPhone was exclusively available through AT&T at first and thousands of people lined up outside of stores in anticipation of its release later that year. It was originally sold for $599.00 and within less than 3 months of its release, more than 1 million units were sold.
  • British troops withdraw from Basra in Iraq leaving Iraq Security forces in control
  • In Burma the military Junta Shut off access to the outside world including Internet access and moved against street protests by Buddhist Monks leaving over 1,000 protesters dead after firing indiscriminantly into the crowds.
  • The Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf clings to power by suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law
  • Bomb attack on the Former prime minister of Pakistan ( Benazir Bhutto )
  • Severe tropical storms strike Karachi in southern Pakistan leaving hundreds dead
  • Cyclone Sidr with winds reaching 160 MPH strikes coastal areas of Bangladesh claiming the lives of between 4,000 and 5,000
  • An earthquake measuring 8.0 strikes the central coastal area of Peru leaving 500 dead
  • Daimler Chrysler sells off Chrysler to a private equity fund
  • Robert A. Hawkins enters Von Maur department store and murders 8 people using a semi-automatic rifle in the Westroads Mall in Omaha
  • The Mitchell Report is published which shows the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones is widespread in Major League Baseball
  • Sulejman Talović enters the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah and opens fire killing five and injuring 4 bystanders before being shot dead by police
  • Gordon Brown becomes The new British Prime Minister
  • The worlds most efficient electric car the Tesla Roadster shown at car shows prior to full production 2008
  • The world's largest ship the "Liberty of the Seas" a passenger cruise ship goes into service
  • Terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport by terrorists working as doctors in the British Health Service
  • Bank Of England bails out 4th largest mortgage company Northern Rock
  • The US Housing bubble bursts when year on year home prices drop by up to 2 - 15% in areas of the country causing increasing numbers of Foreclosures
  • Singapore airlines becomes the first airline to fly the new Airbus passenger jet A380 ( JumboJet) on scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia
  • A terrorist bomb is exploded outside the Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) Complex in Quezon City killing 6
  • Al-Qaeda terrorists explode massive bombs in Algiers including at the United Nations building killing 50
  • Rebels from Darfur, Sudan continue campaign of attacking and murder on refugee camps in Chad and elsewhere
  • US Private Security Firm Blackwater is banned by Iraqi government from operating in Iraq following civilian shootings
  • London Underground grinds to a halt following maintenance worker strikes
  • New7Wonders Foundation announce the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World
  • TAM Airlines Airbus 320 Flight 3054 crashes in Brazil with the loss of 199 people
  • Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress
  • The presidential candidates who decided to run for the highest office in the US
  • Republicans: Mitt Romney, Rudi Guliani, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Jim Gilmore, Fred Thompson.
  • Democrats : Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich.
  • Some had already dropped out by the end of 2007 before the race even begun

Technology 2007
  • Apple Introduces The iPhone on June 29th
  • Apple Introduces The new Itouch with built in WiFi and touch screen
  • Following it's introduction in late 2006 Nintendo Wii with it's motion sensitive controllers is the game system in demand.

Popular Culture 2007
  • The Final Harry Potter book is published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Fisher Price recalls over 1 million Chinese Made Toys

Popular Films

  • Spider-Man 3
  • Shrek the Third
  • Transformers
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Bourne Ultimatum Uni.
  • 300
  • Ratatouille
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • I Am Legend
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • American Gangster
  • Bee Movie
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Evan Almighty
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Saw IV
  • Surf's Up
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Epic Movie
  • Nancy Drew
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2

Popular Musicians

  • Beyoncé
  • Fergie
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Plain White T's
  • Pink
  • Sean Kingston
  • Ludacris
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Nickelback
  • Diddy
  • Rihanna
  • Britney Spears
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Linkin Park
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Hilary Duff
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Young Jeezy
  • 50 Cent
  • Alicia Keys
  • Maroon 5

Popular Television

  • CSI Crime Scene Investigation
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Survivor: China
  • Sunday Night Football
  • Without a Trace
  • Amazing Race
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Cold Case
  • Deal or No Deal
  • NCIS

Best Picture : The Departed
Best Documentary : An Inconvenient Truth
Best Actor Leading Role : Forest Whitaker ( The Last King Of Scotland )
Best Actress Leading Role : Helen Mirren ( The Queen )
Best Actor Supporting Role : Alan Arkin ( Little Miss Sunshine )
Best Actress Supporting Role : Jenifer Hudson ( Dream Girls )

2007 Calendar

Major World Political Leaders 2007

Australia Prime Minister John Howard Till 3 December
Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd From 3 December
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper

China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao

France President Jacques Chirac Till 16 May
France President Nicolas Sarkozy From 16 May

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel
India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

Italy Prime Minister Romano Prodi

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Till This Day In History September 26th
Japan Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda From 26 September

Mexico President Russia / Soviet Union
GeneFelipe Calderón ral Secretary of the CPSU Thabo Mbeki South Africa State President Vladimir Putin United States President George W. Bush United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair Till 27 June
United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown From 27 June