World Events Of 2010

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2010 yeas has passed and we are stepping into 2011 with lot of dreams, expectations and hope. This is the year where a single person challenged Amirtica, a year in which the nature showed its destructive powers. A year where we have full solar flight, spain has won the footbal world cup and many more events happened.

Here is the list of world events happened during 2010.

2010 yeas has passed and we are stepping into 2011 with lot of dreams, expectations and hope.

This is the year where a single person challenged Amirtica, a year in which the nature showed its destructive powers. A year where we have full solar flight, spain has won the footbal world cup and many more events happened.

Here is the list of events happened during 2010


01 – Terrorist sucide bombing attack occurs at a vollyball tournament in north west pakistan where 95 people died, 20 houses destroyed, more than 100 injured
– Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.
– Person from Somalia has been arrested by cops for trying to murder a Denmark cartoonist for his cartoon about Nabigal Nayagam

02 – 19 year old Norwegian chess grand master Magnus Carlsen becomes the number one ranked player in the world
– The parts of frist aircraft with single engine to fly to Antartica by Douglas Mawson has been discovered on this day.

03 – Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years of prison for human rights violation
– Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, has said that new full body scanners are to be installed in British airports following a bomb scare on Christmas Day 2009.

04 – Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier, a Surinamese politician who served as the 1st President of Suriname from November 25, 1975 until August 13, 1980 was died at the age 99
– The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.
– Serbia filed a suit against Crotia for genocide

05 – Earthquake and tsunami hit Solomon Islands, thousands lost their homes and many more died

06 – China becomes most exporting country in the world by replacing Germany

07 – U.N.O confirmed the video tapes showing genocide conducted by Srilankan army aginst Eelam Tamils

08 – The Togo national football team is involved in an attack in Angola, and as a result withdraws from the Africa Cup of Nations.

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[7][8][9] it is one of the deadliest on record.

15 – The longest annular solar eclipse of the 3rd millennium occurs.

25 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.


01 – A.R. Rahman wins 2 Grammy Awards

03 – The sculpture L’Homme qui marche I by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for £65 million (US$103.7 million), setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

13 – Bhai Satwant Singh, Kehar Singh and Beant Singh, the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi were declared martyrs of Sikhism by the highest Sikh temporal seat of Akal Takhat, New Zealand

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.


09 – More than 500 people were killed during the battle in Jos, Nigeria

16 – The Kasubi Tombs, Uganda’s only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire

23 – The ROKS Cheonan, a South Korean Navy ship carrying 104 personnel, sinks off the country’s west coast, killing 46. In May, an independent investigation blames North Korea, which denies the allegations.


07 – Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees Bishkek amid fierce rioting, sparking a sociopolitical crisis. Former foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva is placed at the head of an interim government as the opposition seizes control.

10 – The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, is among 96 killed when their airplane crashes in western Russia.

13 – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurs in Qinghai, China, killing at least 2,000 and injuring more than 10,000

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.

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.

27 – Standard & Poor’s downgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a €45-billion EU–IMF bailout, triggering the decline of stock markets worldwide and of the Euro’s value,and furthering a European sovereign debt crisis


02 – The Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund agree to a €110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek austerity measures.

04 – Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso sells in New York for US$106.5 million, setting another new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

07 – Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.

12 – Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes at runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 103 of the 104 people on board.
– United Kingdon has first coaliation government after 70 years with David William Donald Cameron as Prime Minister

19 – Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured.

20 – Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.
– Five paintings worth €100 million are stolen from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

22 – Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway at Mangalore International Airport in India, killing 158 and leaving 8 survivors.

31 – Nine activists are killed in a clash with soldiers when Israeli Navy forces raid and capture a flotilla of ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade.


09 – Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks results in the deaths of hundreds.

11 – The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain.

24 – Julia Eileen Gillard is the 27th and first women Prime Minister of Australia

28 – Manmohan Singh participated G-20 conference held in Canada and met US president Obama


01 – Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain.

08 – The first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.

11 – Spain won the football champion world cup held in South Africa

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.

28 – Islamabad aircraft crahsed and took lifes of more than 150 members

29 – Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods.


01 – The 2010 Pakistan floods following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was underwater.According to Pakistani government data the floods directly affected about 20 million people.

10 – The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns

29 – Pakistan cricket players involved in spot fixing with Majeet and 7 pakistan players accused including AMir, Asif, Akmal and Butt, they banned to play from one day matches


09 – Obama announced that all the tax benefits will be cancelled if US firms who outsourcing their project to indian BPO’s

28 – Seven people are reported to have been killed and around 100 are missing after a landslide in Oaxaca, Mexico.


10 – The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved, with the islands being split up and given a new constitutional status.

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.

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).

23 – In preparation for the Seoul summit, finance ministers of the G-20 agree to reform the International Monetary Fund and shift 6% of the voting shares to developing nations and countries with emerging markets.

25 – An earthquake and consequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, kills over 400 people and leave hundreds missing.

26 – ongoing – Repeated eruptions of Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, have killed at least 240 people and forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate


04 – Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board.

11 & 12 – The G-20 summit is held in Seoul, South Korea. Korea becomes the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 leaders summit

13 – Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi is released from her house arrest.

17 – Researchers at CERN trap 38 antihydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter.

20 – Participants of the 2010 NATO Lisbon summit issued the Lisbon Summit Declaration.

21 – Eurozone countries agree to a rescue package for the Republic of Ireland from the European Financial Stability Facility in response to the country’s financial crisis.

22 – A stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 347.

23 – North Korea shells Yeonpyeong Island, prompting a military response by South Korea. The incident caused an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompted widespread international condemnation. The United Nations declared it to be one of the most serious incidents since the end of the Korean War.

28 – WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked “secret” or “confidential”.

29 – The European Union agree to an €85 billion rescue deal for Ireland from the European Financial Stability Facility, the International Monetary Fund and bilateral loans from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden.

29 – December 10 – The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in Cancún, Mexico. Also referred to as the 16th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), it served too as the 6th meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol


02 – NASA announces the discovery of a new arsenic-based life form in California.

21 – The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the northern winter solstice/southern summer solstice since 1638, takes place

Edward Ramamoorthy

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