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Riverwind Blog

A Look Back to 2006

In celebration of our 10th birthday, we thought we would take a look back at what the world was like when we opened our doors in 2006.

Ready for a trip down memory lane? Here we go:

  • The average cost of a gallon of gas in the United States: $2.58
  • Oklahoma City University was the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball runner-up
  • Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” was the biggest song of the year. Bet you can’t get that one out of your head now…
  • Barack Obama and Slipknot both won Grammys
  • Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, sent the first-ever Tweet. (psst…we’ve sent lots of Tweets since then…follow us!)
  • The world said goodbye to the “Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin, after an encounter with a stingray while filming a documentary
  • Taylor Hicks was announced the winner of American Idol’s fifth season
  • Tiger Woods earns more than $10 million over eight PGA Tour wins, including two major championship titles
  • The St. Louis Cardinals win their 10th World Series in franchise history
  • Jennifer Berry from Davenport, OK was crowned Miss America
  • Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was the biggest movie of the year, grossing more than $400 million at the box office
  • Skateboarding and snowboarding sensation, Shaun White barreled into the Winter Olympics for the first time, making a name for himself
  • Microsoft released the Zune and iPods looked like this:

And the iPhone…

…didn’t even exist yet.

Yeah, we’re happy it’s 2016, too.