Michael Jackson: A Tragic Hero

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In the year of 2009, a breakthrough occurred when America obtained its first African-American President, Barack Obama. With our new president also came an improvement in our health care organization. Two Outstanding Sports Franchises, reclaim their glory by winning championships in their respective associations. Super Bowl 43, voted the greatest Super Bowl in history, was a heart breaker. Also, tragedy struck, with a massacre at a military base and a railway collision near the White House. With tragedy, also does a miracle, a heroic pilot saves the lives of all his passengers, after having an in air collision with geese. With a color barrier breaking president, Obamacare, the greatest Super Bowl in history, 2009 was a year of acceptance and…show more content…
Michael Jackson is found dead in his home. It is believed Michael had a fatal combination of drugs by his personal physician. Michael was one of the most successful entertainer in history.” On June 29, 2009, Michael Jackson, one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 in his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of prescription drugs given to him by his personal physician.” (King n. pag.) Known as the Jackson 5, Michael performed in a group with his brothers, were coached by their father. (King n. pag) “ By the 1990s, Jackson’s life was near-constant tabloid fodder. In 1993, he was accused of molesting a 13-year old boy who had been a sleepover guest at his home.” (King n. pag.) “ On July 7, 2009, more than 20,000 fans attended a public memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.” (King n. pag.) The World Famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses will close. (2009 n. pag.) “ Ringling Bros. Circus and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announces it will end operations in May 2009, after 146 years. The fourth film of its series, “ Fast & Furious,” broke box office records. It’s content consist of illegal street racing, dramatic…show more content…
Sullenburg turns a potential disaster into an act of composure and skill. Colliding with a flock of geese, caused 2 of the plane’s engines to go quiet. Unable to reach another airport, Sully landed the plane in the Hudson River. Crippled by a bird strike, 2 of the 4 engines went quiet and were badly damaged. Sully alerted the tower, that he was not able to reach the runway. (Sully n. pag.) ““We’re gonna land in the Hudson.”” (Sully n. pag.) 150 passengers and 5 crew members were told to brace for impact. Flight attendants usher passengers into life jackets, through emergency exits, and on to the water-logged wings of the jet. (Sully n. pag.) “ One survivor suffered two broken legs and others were treated for hypothermia, but no fatalities occurred.” (Sully n. pag.) “ Sully retired from US Airways, after 30 years of service to the airline industry on March 3, 2010, and has devoted his time now to public speaking.” (Sully n. pag.) Terrible tragedy struck on the other hand, as a huge collision outside of Washington D.C.. On June 22, 2009, outside of Washington D.C., killing 9, two subway trains collided. Employees can save the day, but they can also cause tragic accidents, in 2009 both occurred. (2009 n.

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