Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
-- Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Highlights of 2010

I know it's been a while. I've been horribly busy.
Well, here are some highlights of 2010:

2010 is dead and gone away. It was an interesting year full of hope, suprises, sadness, joy, and happiness. Many large events happened this year. Here are some of the highlights.
2010 was designated as:
The International Year of Biodiversity
The Internation Year of Youth
January 12- A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti, with a devastating blow to the nations capital, Port-au-Prince. The death toll was 230,000 (it is one of the deadliest on record) It is said that most the buildings left standing were building that were occupied/built by Americans (LDS Church buildings and US government headquarters)
January 15- The longest annual solar eclipse of the 3rd Millenium occurred.
Febuary 12-18- The 2010 Winter Olympiacs are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada.
Febuary 27- An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hits Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific killing 497. The earthquake was one of the largest recorded in history.
April 10- The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński along with 96 others is killed when their plane crashed in western Russia.
April 13- A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Qinghai, China, killing 2,000 and injuring more than 10,000.
April 14- Volcanic ash from one of multiple eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, an icecap in Iceland beings to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.
April 20- The Deepwater Horizen oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving eleven dead. The resulting oil spill was one of the largest in history spread for several months and caused a national debate.
June 11- 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 epidemic officially over.October 13- Thirty- three miners who were trapped 70 meters (229.65879265091863 Feet) in the San José Mine in Copiapó, Chile, were rescued after being trapped for 69 days which was a record time
October 22- The International Space Station breaks the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been contiuouly inhabitated since November 2, 200. (3641 days)
December 21- The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the northern winter solstice/southern summer solstice since 1638, takes place.

I hope you have all have a wonderful year. I wonder what this year will have in store for us. Just some cool things about 2011:
It was designated by the United Nations the:
International Year of Forests
International Year of Chemistry

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