Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Ten Years

A company’s 10th anniversary is certainly a milestone worth celebrating and this week Turtle Wings & Data Killers is proud to have reached this profound accomplishment.  Ten years constitutes a decade, which is long enough to have seen big changes occur, but recent enough to be relevant for today.  During the past ten years, we have seen significant changes in the world as well as right here at Turtle Wings & Data Killers.  We started out providing globally responsible electronics recycling, a value that remains at the core of our business even as we have expanded into nationwide data destruction services, including but not limited to: on-site hard drive shredding; classified hard drive destruction; paper and product incineration; and solid state media destruction.

As Turtle Wings & Data Killers celebrates our ten year anniversary, we thought to take a moment to look back at the year we were born with the following timeline of major events in 2005:

  • Worldwide aid pours in to help the eleven Asian countries devastated by the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami – January
  • Cancer replaces heart disease as No. 1 cause of death for people ages 85 and under. Number of deaths from both, however, have fallen – January 19
  • George W. Bush is officially sworn in for his second term as President – January 20
  • NFL Super Bowl: New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles – February 6
  • Turtle Wings is incorporated – March 5
  • Pope John Paul II dies on April 2. Benedict XVI becomes the next pope on April 24
  • A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting a 13-year-old boy at his Neverland Ranch – June 13
  • Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012) – July 24
  • Hurricane Katrina wreaks catastrophic damage on the Gulf coast; more than 1,000 die and millions are left homeless – August 25 – 30
  • Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – September 12
  • NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico – October 2
  • Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity – October 19
  • Number of deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaches 2,000 – October 25
  • According to Nielsen SoundScan, Mariah Carey’s Emancipation of Mimi was the best-selling album of 2005, selling nearly 5 million copies. Her song “We Belong Together” was the most-played song on the radio – November
  • “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling premieres and goes on to become the most successful film of the year, earning almost 900 million – November 6
  • 2005 New York City transit strike: New York City’s Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services – December 20