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2009 will always be remembered fondly by Click & Grow; it was the year we launched as a company and began our mission of bringing people closer to Nature through indoor gardening.
We’re not the only ones for whom that year was significant, though. Here are some other events which shared the spotlight in 2009:
A landmark moment in American culture and history. Barack Obama becomes the first African-American president elected to the White House.
Chesley Sullenberger incredibly lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after striking a flock of Canadian geese. All passengers and crew members survive.
At a ceremony in Zurich, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the first time.
A true underdog story unfolds as tennis star Juan Martin del Potro wins the US Open, defeating favourites Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer along the way.
Social media platform, Twitter, registers its 100 millionth user while "tweets" of 140 characters or less become an increasingly popular method of communication.
A public memorial service is held to commemorate the life of the late US pop singer, Michael Jackson.
Scotland’s Susan Boyle performs on the TV show, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, winning the affection of a worldwide audience with her sincere personality and her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’.
The movie, ‘Avatar’, directed by James Cameron, is released to critical acclaim. It goes on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.
The third generation iPhone hits the shelves, receiving a bunch of mixed reviews along with a handful of favourable ones.
Following last year’s release of Apple’s App Store, billions of applications are being downloaded. Google’s Android Marketplace is also building a large library of great apps.
The iconic mobile game app, ‘Angry Birds’ is released. It goes on to become one of the most downloaded freemium games of all time.
Search engines, Google and Bing, begin yielding real-time search results. Users can now find automatically refreshed updates from platforms such as Twitter and their favourite news outlets.
What are your standout memories of 2009? Whatever they may be, we hope you’ve been able to thrive. Whether you’ve been part of the Click & Grow community from the start or whether you’ve joined us somewhere along the journey, we’re deeply grateful to have you on board. Here’s to many more years of growing the freshest food indoors.
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