The rescue of the Chilean Miners.
The New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl.
Conan O'Brien "leaves," then returns, to late night.
Spain wins the World Cup in South Africa.
Don't Ask Don't Tell repealed
Christine O'Donnell, a Senate candidate who didn't know her way around the 1st Amendment. She lost.
John Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" was held on the National Mall.
John Boehner cried on camera...twice. And he's supposed to be the House Speaker?
Both the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 winters delivered feet of snow at a time across the northeast and midwest (and we aren't even a month into the latter). At least we got a white Christmas out of it.
Miley Cyrus and her long foretold and inevitable screw up (because I wanted to end on a "high" note ).
HAVE A HAPPY 2011 EVERYONE!!!