As every other year, 2010 left us on 31st December 2010 with a number of events which will be remembered in history. Some of them will become part of our happy memories, while others will be the ones which became the reason for grief and sorrow. In the list of all such events, there are only few which remain vivid in our memories for years and are difficult to forget. Here is the list of such important events of 2010, which embarked our memories forever.
1. Volcano Eruption (Iceland)
On April 16th, a volcano in the glacier “Eyjafjallajokull” erupted and became the reason of ash in air. This ash cloud caused a huge air travel chaos in most of the parts of Europe. Many flights were dismissed, leaving passengers stranded at airports.
2. Port-Au-Prince Earthquake (Haiti)
On January 12th, a strong earthquake jolted Port-au-Prince of Haiti. Earthquake was recorded of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale and it caused massive destruction in the area, leaving around 316,000 people dead, 300,000 injured and 1,000,000 homeless.
3. Muzzaffargarh Flood (Pakistan)
On August 7th, two rivers of Pakistan Chenab and Indus surged on both its sides, causing a huge damage to 890 small villages. Affection more than 4 million people, mainly tenant, daily wagers and small farmers.
4. WikiLeaks Founder Arrested
Julian Asange, who was the founder of WikiLeaks, which released around 250,000 diplomatic cables, detailed candid conversations between embassies of the world and Washington, was arrested on 7th December, 2010.
5. Tension at North-South Korea Border (Korea)
After the last Korean War in between 1950-1953, this was the first time when North Korea fired artillery shells into the territory of South Korea, which resulted in the death of four and injured around 20.
6. Aung San Suu Kyi Released (Myanmar)
After being under house arrest for seven years, Aung San Suu Kyi was released on 13th of November in Yangon, Myanmar. She was part of National League for Democracy. Her freedom was celebrated by National League for Democracy party members with great enthusiasm.
7. Miners Rescued (Chile)
On 5th of August, a gold and copper mine in Copiapo collapsed and caused 33 miners trapped. After 17 days of incident, it was discovered that the miners are safe and alive in the shaft. Then a rescue misson was started and with the help of experts from NASA, after effort of 2 months, the miners were rescued on the 10th of October.
8. Air Crash (India)
On 22nd of May, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air India crashed in Mangalore killing 158 people on board. Air plane was crashed when it was about to land. Investigation reports concluded that the pilot Zlatko Glusica was asleep when the plane started to descend, which caused it to crash in thick trees near airport.
9. Stampede At Techno Music Festival (Germany)
In the tunnel at the techno music festival, a crowd of revelers rushed outside of tunnel, which became the reason of a stampede, and 19 people lost their precious lives.
10. Summit in Arlington, Virginia (USA)
On the 24th of June, visitors and customers at a local restaurant had to witness a very memorable moment when President of America Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medredev shared a lunch of burgers during the summit.
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