Not your birthday? Find your timeline here.
In June 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the complicated creative process that shaped the film.
The year you were born, James Fallows wrote about why Americans hate the media.
In June 2016, Russell Riley wrote about the political price of President Bill Clinton's 1994 assault-weapons ban.
Jason Redmond / AP
The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In August 2015, Kalev H. Leetaru considered whether Twitter was living up to its lofty aspirations.
Glee premiered in 2009.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP
In October 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about Lorde joining the ranks of pop singers disrupting tropes about victimhood.
On October 6, 2014, Lily Kuo interviewed Han Dongfang, a Tiananmen Square protestor, about the protests in Hong Kong.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these: