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The Encyclopaedia Britannica 2010 Almanac, is the whole resource for quick proof. released in organization with Time journal, the Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 comprises extra insurance of key matters similar to the humanities, company, humans, technological know-how, and the area than different prime almanacs. examine the continuing humanitarian quandary in Darfur, the increase of worldwide meals costs and the accompanying political and monetary results, the turning out to be army operation in Afghanistan, the lives of influential political leaders, athletes, authors, heroes and lots more and plenty extra !

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15 Aug Dominican Republic. On the highway between La Romana and Higüey, a passenger bus attempting to go around a parked vehicle hits another passenger bus head-on; at least 20 people are killed. 18 Aug Southeast Asia. It is reported that over the past week, record flooding has devastated much of the region, with thousands of people throughout the area forced from their homes and at least 160 people dead in Vietnam alone. 18 Aug Bihar state, India. As a result of heavy rains that cause the breach of a dam in Nepal, the Kosi River breaks its embankments and changes course, inundating villages in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India, leaving a minimum of two million homeless and at least 90 dead.

A winter storm that began the previous day causes power failures and traffic accidents in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio; at least 23 deaths are attributed to the weather system. 31 Jan Near Molo, Kenya. After a tanker transporting gasoline overturns, looters rush to collect the fuel; an explosion, possibly caused by a tossed match, kills at least 115 villagers. 31 Jan Podyelsk, Russia. A fire quickly spreads through a wooden structure housing a nursing home; at least 23 of the residents expire.

Ben(jamin Geza) Affleck (15 Aug 1972, Berkeley CA), American actor, writer, and director. (Caleb) Casey Affleck (12 Aug 1975, Falmouth MA), American film actor. Isaias Afwerki (2 Feb 1946, Asmara, Ethiopia [now in Eritrea]), Eritrean independence leader, secretarygeneral of the Provisional Government, and first president of Eritrea, from 1993. Christina (Maria) Aguilera (18 Dec 1980, Staten Island NY), American pop singer. Bertie Ahern (Bartholomew Patrick Ahern; 12 Sep 1951, Dublin, Ireland), Irish politician; prime minister (taoiseach) of Ireland, 1997–2008.

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