February 2010 in history

February 2010 events chronologically

Feb 8 A freak storm in the Hindukush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers
Feb 13 A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more
Feb 20 In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago
Feb 23 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster
Feb 27 An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after

Top 7 most famous people died in February 2010

Feb 5 Harry Schwarz a South African lawyer, statesman and long-time political opposition leader against apartheid in South Africa, who eventually served as the South African ambassador to the United States during the country’s transition to majority rule.
Feb 8 John Murtha an American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 until his death in 2010
Feb 10 Charlie Wilson (Texas politician) a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district.
Feb 11 Alexander McQueen a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards , as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003
Feb 12 Nodar Kumaritashvili a Georgian luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. He became the fourth athlete to have died during Winter Olympics preparations, after British luger Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski, Australian skier Ross Milne , and Swiss speed skier Nicolas Bochatay , and the seventh athlete to die in either a Summer or Winter Olympic Games
Feb 14 Dick Francis a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre on horse racing in England.
Feb 20 Alexander Haig a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe