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. Read the full story