History Quiz / 2010

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Can you name the events of 2010?

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4 JanuaryThe tallest man-made structure is officially opened in this city in the U.A.E.
12 JanuaryA 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in this country, devastating this nation's capital. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000. It is one of the deadliest on record.
12 FebruaryThese begin in Vancouver, Canada.
27 FebruaryAn 8.8 Magnitude earthquake occurs in this country, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded.
23 March46 die in the sinking of this South Korean ship. Independent investigations blamed North Korea, who denied the allegations.
10 AprilThis Polish President is killed along with 96 others in a plane crash in Western Russia.
14 AprilVolcanic ash from this volcano in Iceland begins to disrupt air traffic across Europe.
20 AprilThis offshore oil rig explodes, kiling 11 workers and causing the largest oil spill in history.
27 AprilThis country's credit is downgraded to 'junk' after they received a large bailout from the EU and IMF.
20 MayScientists announced that they have created a functional, synthetic this, which contains all genetic information.
28 MayThis actor, famous for his role in 'Diff'rent Strokes,' dies at the age of 42.
29 MayThis actor, who acted for over 50 years and appeared in films such as 'Easy Rider' and 'Hoosiers,' dies of prostate cancer at the age of 74.
31 MayNine activists are killed on a flotilla of ships trying to break Israel's blockade of this territory.
11 JuneThe World Cup begins in this nation.
25 JulyThis website, led by Julian Assange, released 90,00 documents relating to the U.S. involvement in Australia.
29 JulyHeavy monsoon rains in this nation begin to cause widespread flooding, which cause over 1600 deaths and millions more to be displaced.
10 AugustThis organization announces that the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak is over.
13 OctoberChilean miners, after being buried underground for this many days, were finally brought back up with the help of NASA engineers.
22 OctoberThis sets the record of housing the longest continuous human habitation of space, 3641 days.
25 October-presentA tsunami and hours later a volcano eruption devastated this country, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands more.
11 NovemberThis nation becomes the first non-G-8 Country to host the G-20 summit
17 NovemberFor this first time in history, scientists are able to trap this substance (but only for 1/6th of a second)
21 NovemberEurozone countries agree to the bailout of this nation.
23 NovemberNorth Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, prompting a military response by South Korea. The UN declared this the most serious incident in the peninsula since this war.
29 NovemberThe UN Climate Change Conference begins in this famous tourist city in Mexico.
2 DecemberNASA scientist may have discovered bacteria that can survive using this substance rather than phosphorus.
21 DecemberFor the first time since 1638, this occurs on the winter solstice.

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