Year 2010 is going to end in another few days. It has been an eventful year to many extent whether for an ordinary person or high official like US President Obama. It surely added some unforgettable chapters and interesting pages in the history book. 2010 especially have been very vulgur and cruel with natural disasters like earthquakes in many parts of the world, volcanic ash formation, unexpected snow storms in many european countries which really scares us with a thought that whether the world is really going to end soon.
Also many man made disasters like Deep water oil rig explotion, Coal mine explosions and many flight crashes. Apart from disasters this year was momentful starting from journalism aspect when wikileaks disclosed many US private cables to FIFA world cup win by Spain to Canada Winter Olympics extravagenza and so much more.
When comes to financial and money matters, it has been really roller coaster ride with major talks about European Zone credit crisis spreading from Greece to Ireland, US Unemployment still lingering at 9.8%, US stock market slowly creeping upward with bleak future growth and better growth in Asian markets. No one can surely predict the future trend very strongly in the current market condition.
I listed below some of the eventful days which I felt are important and talked a lot all over the world.
January 12 – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record.
February 12–28 – The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada.
February 27 – An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing 497. The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history.
March 23, 2010 – Affordable Healthcare Act signed by US President.
March 2010 – Eurozone Credit Crisis started from Greece and spreaded to Ireland.
April 13 – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurs in Qinghai, China, killing at least 2,000 and injuring more than 10,000.
April 14 – Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe
April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.
May 22 – Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway at Mangalore International Airport in India, killing 158 and leaving 8 survivors.
June 11 – July 11 – The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain.
July 25 – Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
October 13 – Thirty-three miners near Copiapó, Chile, trapped 700 metres underground in a mining accident in San José Mine, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days.
October 22 – The International Space Station surpasses the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000 (3641 days).
November 22 – A stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 347.
November 28 – WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked “secret” or “confidential”.
December 17 – Extension of Bush Tax Cuts
To see more events happened in 2010, go to wikipedia
Obviously every year has its own good and bad events. But we all can only hope for a better 2011 which less disasterful events and more happy incidents for the wellness of the human being.
Happy Newyear 2011 to all of you!!!