Thursday, January 06, 2011

2010 Year In Review

2010With thanks to Wikipedia, my memory, and other sources, a review of the
year that was:

January - 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, killing 230,000+
February - 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, BC
February - 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, killing hundreds
February - President Obama orders a dramatic troop surge in Afghanistan
March - US Health Care Overhaul legislation passed
March - South Korean navy ship sinks, killing 46, blamed on North Korea
April - Polish president and entourage killed in plane crash in Russia
April - Iceland's EyjafjallajAkull Volcano erupts; ash disrupts air traffic
April - Deepwater Horizon oil platform burns & sinks in the Gulf; 11 killed
May - Eurozone and IMF bail out Greece, which institutes austerity measures
May - Israeli Navy attacks Gaza aid flotilla, killing 9
June - Spain wins the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa
July - US forces officially end their combat role in Iraq
July - WikiLeaks publishes 90,000 Afghan War documents from 2004-2010
July - Heavy rains cause Pakistan floods; 1600 dead, 1,000,000+ displaced
August - 33 miners are trapped 700m below ground in Chile
September - Those 33 Chilean miners remain trapped
October - After 69 days, the 33 Chilean miners are rescued
October - Indonesian earthquake and tsunami kill hundreds
October - Indonesian volcano erupts; hundreds killed, thousands displaced
November - Democrats take a "shellacking" in US mid-term elections
November - Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest
November - Eurozone bails out Ireland
November - North Korea shells Yeonpyeong Island, killing 4 South Koreans
November - WikiLeaks releases 250,000 US diplomatic cables
December - Don't Ask, Don't Tell rule on gays in the military repealed

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