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On 12 January 2010, an earthquake destroys vast areas of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and its surroundings.

One of the deadliest earthquakes in recorded history strikes Aleppo in Northern Syria.

Robert Anderson, a Scottish inventor, develops a prototype vehicle that runs on rechargeable batteries, a major step towards the development of the electric car.

Developments in population and settlement in the US American West are strongly influenced by the construction of the Burlington Railroad Tracks.

The hunt for the great auk leads to the seabird's extinction.

The region is plagued by the worst famine in centuries, leading to death, disease, and mass migration.

The first anti-nuclear protest movement in the USSR is founded in 1989.

Activists use their bodies to prevent the cutting of trees.

The US Price-Anderson Act limits the liability of the nuclear industry in the event of an nuclear accident.

The All-Russian Society for the Protection of Nature (VOOP) becomes the first major Russian environmental organization.