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

But much more happened on August 2010: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2010?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2010 War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
  • 02 Aug 2010 A Jordanian civilian is killed and three others are wounded as a Grad rocket launched from the Sinai hits the city of Aqaba. Four other rockets land in open areas in the Gulf of Aqaba. Jordan, Israel, Egypt and the United States condemn the attack. (YnetNews) (Haaretz)
  • 03 Aug 2010 Adaisseh incident:
  • 04 Aug 2010 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
  • 05 Aug 2010 Elena Kagan is approved by the US Senate for a post on the US Supreme Court, by a vote of 63-37.
  • 06 Aug 2010 The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of children.
  • 07 Aug 2010 Bowers and Merena Auctions conducts an auction in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 08 Aug 2010 North Korea detains a South Korean fishing boat with four South Koreans and three Chinese on board. (BBC) (Straits Times) (Aljazeera)
  • 09 Aug 2010 Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu testifies before Israel's Turkel Commission investigating the country's role in May's Gaza flotilla raid, chaired by Israeli judge Jacob Turkel. The testimony is scheduled to last five hours, with some of it closed to the media and public. (The Jerusalem Post) (The Sydney Morning Herald) (The Daily Telegraph) (Aljazeera) (BBC)
  • 10 Aug 2010 A 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T float plane crashes near a remote fishing village in Alaska, killing former U.S. Republican senator Ted Stevens at age 86 and four others.
  • 11 Aug 2010 Dan Rostenkowski, Illinois Democratic Representative (1958-94), dies at age 82.
  • 12 Aug 2010 War in Afghanistan:
  • 13 Aug 2010 U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White bans the planting of genetically modified sugar beets engineered by Monsanto, ruling that in 2009 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had approved Monsanto's genetically modified sugar beets without adequate environmental study.
  • 14 Aug 2010 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
  • 15 Aug 2010 Inspections of Israel's nuclear programme are urged by some concerned countries in a letter sent to Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. (Aljazeera)
  • 16 Aug 2010 The Philippine security forces announce they will extend the controversial counter-insurgency tactic Oplan Bantay Laya up until December 31, 2010. The political party Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemned the extension. (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) (The Philippine Star) (GMA News)
  • 17 Aug 2010 At least one person is killed and 20 are injured in two separate explosions in Pyatigorsk and North Ossetia in Russia's North Caucasus. (Al Jazeera) (AFP) (Voice of Russia)
  • 18 Aug 2010 The corpse of mayor Edelmiro Cavazos of the Mexican town of Santiago, Nuevo León, is found handcuffed and blindfolded after his abduction on Sunday night. (BBC) (Aljazeera) (Los Angeles Times) (AP via Miamai Herald) (Reuters)
  • 19 Aug 2010 The US Mint releases the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar to circulation.
  • 20 Aug 2010 Norwegian stand-up comedian Hans Morten Hansen completes a 38 hours and 14 minute long stand-up marathon, setting a new world record for longest stand-up performance. (''VG'')
  • 21 Aug 2010 Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Gabriela Shalev writes a letter to Ban Ki-moon stating that Israel would use force against a Bolivian-flagged all-female aid ship intending to land near Gaza. (''The Age'')
  • 22 Aug 2010 A Venezuelan soldier opens fire at an army base in the capital Caracas, killing two officers and injuring six others. (BBC) (AP)
  • 23 Aug 2010 The Palestinian Authority has warned that it will pull out of peace talks if Israel renews the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank. (BBC)
  • 24 Aug 2010 US military in Iraq cuts its strength to 50,000 troops.
  • 25 Aug 2010 Battle of Mogadishu (2010):
  • 26 Aug 2010 German HIV-positive pop singer Nadja Benaissa is found guilty of grievous bodily harm after transmitting HIV to a man who had unprotected sex with her without her telling him of her condition. (''New York Times'')
  • 27 Aug 2010 Battle of Mogadishu
  • 28 Aug 2010 Pakistan
  • 29 Aug 2010 Eighty thousand people rally in Hong Kong after last week's fatal tourist coach hijacking hostage crisis in the Philippines. (Aljazeera) (BBC) (Bangkok Post) (The Independent)
  • 30 Aug 2010 Four Israeli settlers, including a pregnant woman, are shot dead in a shooting outside Kiryat Arba, when a gunman opens fire on their car. Hamas claims responsibility for the murder. (Haaretz)
  • 31 Aug 2010 A roadside bomb and mortar attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu kill at least 14 people and injure several others. (Al Jazeera)

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Room

Room

Written by:

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Written by:

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Books

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Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

Foreign Influence

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Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in this pulse-pounding political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.Navy

Veil Of Night by Linda Howard

Veil Of Night

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this thrilling novel of romantic suspense, Linda Howard cordially invites us to an elaborate wedding—one in which rings will never be exchanged, kisses will never be shared,

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

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When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how …

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

The Rembrandt Affair

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Gabriel Allon must travel the world to track down a painting worth killing for in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Having retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful wife, Gabriel Allon's seclusion is interrupted by an …

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson, Liza Marklund

The Postcard Killers

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NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him - he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each café through the eyes of his daughter's' killer.