April 2010 calendar

April 2010

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2010.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2010: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2010?


  • 01 Apr 2010 The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act is initiated by the Indian government. It provides compulsory and free education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. This makes education a fundamental human right for millions of children.
  • 02 Apr 2010 The United States Department of Labor announces a second solid increase in employment since the recession.
  • 03 Apr 2010 Eugene Terre'Blanche is shot to death in Ventersdorp, the hometown where he was a founder of the Afrikaner Resist Movement.
  • 04 Apr 2010 Rescue efforts have been made to rescue 114 miners who were trapped in a mine that was flooded for more than a week in Shanxi (China).
  • 05 Apr 2010 29 people were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine South coal mine in Raleigh County in West Virginia.
  • 06 Apr 2010 Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
  • 07 Apr 2010 The Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees Bishkek amid rioting and creates a sociopolitical crisis. Roza Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister, is appointed to the head of the interim government after the opposition takes control.
  • 08 Apr 2010 In Prague, the US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a landmark nuclear arms agreement. The treaty obligates each country to reduce their number of strategic warheads deployed to 1,550. This is 30% lower than the previous limit.
  • 09 Apr 2010 Brazil continues to rescue 200 people who are believed to be buried in their homes after a massive landslide in Morro de Bumba, near Rio de Janeiro in the state.
  • 10 Apr 2010 All 96 passengers onboard the Tu-154M of Polish Air Force crashed near Smolensk in Russia, killing President Lech Kaczynski.
  • 11 Apr 2010 Aftermath of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 accident:
  • 12 Apr 2010 After delays in delivering ballot papers, Sudan's historic elections were extended by two more days
  • 13 Apr 2010 In China, Qinghai experiences a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. It kills at least 2000 people and injures more than 10,000.
  • 14 Apr 2010 A magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Yushu, Qinghai in China killed nearly 2700 people.
  • 15 Apr 2010 The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is where US President Barack Obama announced details of his new policy regarding NASA, the US space agency. New rocket booster systems and spacecraft will be constructed to allow manned missions to Mars, the Moon and beyond by 2025. Over the next five-years, new funding will amount to US$6billion.
  • 16 Apr 2010 Goldman Sachs Group was charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with fraud for marketing a subprime loan product. Goldman Sachs shares fell 12.8 percent to close at $160.70, $23.57 below the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 17 Apr 2010 In response to President Barack Obama's Washington, D.C. conference, the ampquotNuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for no oneampquot disarmament conference opened.
  • 18 Apr 2010 The Dow Live Earth Run for Water began on April 18. These cities were chosen as the host cities: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
  • 19 Apr 2010 The US Mint has released the first coin of the 26-coin America the Beautiful quarter-dollar coin program. Hot Springs National Park is honored by the 2010-dated coin.
  • 20 Apr 2010 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
  • 21 Apr 2010 In renewed tribal clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur state, 52 civilians were killed and 55 more were injured.
  • 22 Apr 2010 Two days after an explosion, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off Louisiana's coast is submerged in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 23 Apr 2010 An Atlas V rocket lifts the X-37B unmanned military spaceplane into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The reusable 9m-long spaceplane is approximately one-quarter as large as the space shuttle.
  • 24 Apr 2010 The U.S. Coast Guard discovered that approximately 1000 barrels of oil per day are leaking from the well beneath the rig that burst off the coast of Louisiana on April 20.
  • 25 Apr 2010 The International Court of Arbitration in The Hague orders that the British government pay PS400 million Iran to cancel an arms deal that was canceled following the Iranian Revolution.
  • 26 Apr 2010 Belgium's King Albert accepts the resignation from Prime Minister Yves Leterme. This ends his term as prime minister and leads to early elections in June 2010.
  • 27 Apr 2010 Standard and Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign rating to junk just four days after activation of a EUR45 billion EU-IMF bailout. This triggered the global decline in stock markets and the euro's value. It also furthered a European sovereign debt crisis.
  • 28 Apr 2010 Niger faces total crop failure worse than that of 2005, according to United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes.
  • 29 Apr 2010 Explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 30 Apr 2010 After sustaining injuries in his China hotel, Maltese President George Abela has to be admitted and must cancel his official appearance at the inauguration.
  • 03 Apr 2010 Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2010?

A Mighty Fortress by David Weber

A Mighty Fortress


Young Cayleb Ahrmahk accomplished something few could have imagined. He's only thirty-years-old and has won one of the most devastating naval victories in history.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell's new book is a stunning intellectual journey through the world "outliers", the best and brightest, most famous, and most successful.

Solar by Ian McEwan



Michael Beard, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and compulsive eater, is his best work. He speaks for huge fees and lends his name on letterheads, trading on his reputation.

Christianity by Diarmaid MacCulloch



The New York Times Bestseller and definitive history for Christianity of our time--from award-winning author of The Reformation, Silence. Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is a product of electrifying scholarship delivered with commanding skill.

Deception by Jonathan Kellerman



BONUS: This issue contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman’s Victims. Her name is Elise Freeman and her desperate cry for help is too late.