2010 is coming to an end. As usual in my blog, I would write a post to summarize on some unforgettable events and things that happened in year 2010. In this 365-days, many things have occurred and became history, and yet these things are still fresh in my minds, some you might have forgotten, but here you would recall some…
2010 is the first year of 2010s decade and it’s going to be ending soon with arrival of 2011. 2010 is dedicated as International Year of Biodiversity and Youth by United Nations.
In January, we had witnessed the official opening of Burj Khalifa, the world tallest man made structure, standing at an incredible height of 828m on land of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The construction of this superstructure had broken many records, mainly in tallest categories and had attracted the media from around the world. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake had occurred on Haiti, devastating the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Many buildings including the presidential building collapsed while over 230 000 lives were lost. It is among the deadliest earthquake ever recorded.
In February, out of five major international sporting events to be held in year 2010, the first one was held in this month, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The games was held from 12th till 28th in Vancouver, Canada. A 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in Chile, triggering a tsunami over Pacific and claiming almost 500 lives. It is among the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in history.
Nothing much was happening in March and April, as well as May. However, in April 2010, President of Poland is killed in an airplane crash that claimed almost 100 lives. Besides that, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in Qinghai, China, killing over 2000 people and injuring more than 10 000. There is also an oil spill, among the largest in history, over the Gulf of Mexico in April due to oil platform’s explosion.
In June, the world most anticipated sporting event, the second major sporting event held in 2010, is the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa from June 11th till July 11th for a duration of a month. The championship was won by Spain. Many things are sparked from the event, like the hit song, Waka Waka by Shakira, the winner-predictor, Paul the Octopus, etc.
Nothing much happened in July except for the exciting final of FIFA World Cup. In August 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) declare the H1N1 influenza pandemic was over, saying that worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns. The third major sporting event of the year was held, the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games, held at Singapore from 14th till 26th.
There are no big things happening in September. In October 2010, several earthquakes and tsunamis were reported killing over 400 people and leaves over hundreds missing in Sumatra, Indonesia. Repeated eruptions from Mount Merapi in Central Jawa, Indonesia, have killed at least 240 people too and the eruptions continued till today. The fourth major sporting event of the year and the third world largest international sporting event, 2010 Commonwealth Games was held in New Delhi, India from 3rd till 14th October 2010 successfully despite news and reports of delay, damage, danger, and corruption.
In November 2010, the fifth and the last major sporting event of the year, the world second largest sporting event, 2010 Asian Games was held in Guangzhou, China from 12th till 27th November 2010. The games is reported to be spectacular, biggest in history of Asiad, and on same level of success with Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
In December 2010, nothing important happened, except that many are focusing on celebrating Christmas and New Year! It is as well a month of holiday for many people around the world.
Ahh, not to forget the world biggest ever World Expo 2010 held in Shanghai, China that broke the record of most visited expo in history, as well as becoming the first ever developing country to host World Expo held once in five years. The expo ran from May till October 2010 in a duration of six months themed on ‘Better City, Better Life’.
That’s all, some of the big things happened in 2010. It brought us joy, happiness as well as sad moments too. Natural disasters especially earthquakes had become a frequent tragedy happening to any part of the world. This year 2010, is also the year with many international sporting events. Some bad and unwanted events still occurred, like wars and freak accidents. Anyway, the world is still in peace and harmony in year 2010. May God bless all in the following years, starting with 2011 as soon as 2010 ends.