Friday, December 3, 2010

Looking Back at 2010

As the year comes to an end we look back on 2010:

January 4: World's tallest skyscraper in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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

January 27:Apple Announces iPad

February 8: The Boy Scouts of America Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

February 12–28: The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada.

February 19: Tiger Woods Publicly Apologizes for Sex Scandal

February 22: President Obama Presents Overhauled Health Care Reform Bill Following Setbacks

March 2: Oral Arguments for McDonald v. Chicago

March 7: Kathryn Bigelow Becomes the First Woman to Win the Academy Award for Best Director

March 10: Corey Haim Dies

Mar 20 to May 23: Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull

April 5:Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

April 20: Offshore Oil Rig 'Deepwater Horizon' Explodes Off the Gulf of Mexico

May 2: The Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund agree to a €110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek austerity measures.

May 6: Flash Crash of Stock Market

June 1: U.S. Military Ends Major Relief Operations in Haiti

June 17:First Dead Whale Found in Gulf Oil Spill

June 18: Toy Story 3 released

June 24: Isner beats Mahut 70-68 in Wimbledon's Longest Tennis Match, 70-68 in the fifth set, after a record 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days.

July 8: The HB-SIA 'Solar Impulse' Becomes the First Solar Powered Plane to Complete a 24-Hour Flight

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

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

August 17: Jury Finds Rod Blagojevich Guilty on One Count (Lying to the FBI), Hung on 23 others

August 19: Last Combat Soldiers Leave Baghdad, Ending Operation Iraqi Freedom

October 8: Liu Xiaobo is Awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

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.

November 15: Mark Twain's Complete Autobiography Published 100 Years After His Death

December2: NASA Discovers New Life Form

Major Disasters
13 oil spills world wide in 2010 Deepwater Horizon lasted from April to July

Total number of named storms for the Atlantic Hurricane season reached 19, 12 hurricanes, and 5 major storms

45 plane crashes world wide

Nobel Prize Awards
Chemistry – Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki

Economics – Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides

Literature – Mario Vargas Llosa

Peace – Liu Xiaobo

Physics – Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov

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