August 2010 calendar

August 2010

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2010?


  • 01 Aug 2010 Afghanistan War
  • 02 Aug 2010 A Grad rocket from the Sinai strikes Aqaba, killing a civilian in Jordan and injuring three more. Four more rockets also hit open areas in the Gulf of Aqaba. The attack was condemned by Jordan, Israel and Egypt, as well as the United States.
  • 03 Aug 2010 Adaisseh incident
  • 04 Aug 2010 In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Vaughn Walker overturns California's Proposition 8.
  • 05 Aug 2010 The US Senate approves Elena Kagan for a position on the US Supreme Court. It votes 63-37.
  • 06 Aug 2010 The controversial ContactPoint database of children is being discontinued by the incoming coalition government in the United Kingdom.
  • 07 Aug 2010 Bowers and Merena Auctions holds an auction in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 08 Aug 2010 North Korea holds a South Korean fishing vessel with four South Koreans aboard and three Chinese.
  • 09 Aug 2010 Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, testifies before Israel’s Turkel Commission. The Turkel Commission is investigating Israel's involvement in May's Gaza flotilla attack. It is headed by Jacob Turkel, an Israeli judge. The testimony will last for five hours and some parts of it will be closed to the public.
  • 10 Aug 2010 A 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T floating plane crashes close to a remote fishing village, Alaska. Ted Stevens, a former senator from the United States of America, was killed along with four others.
  • 11 Aug 2010 Dan Rostenkowski (Illinois Democratic Representative, 1958-1994), has died at the age of 82.
  • 12 Aug 2010 Afghanistan War:
  • 13 Aug 2010 Jeffrey White, a U.S. District Judge, has banned the planting of genetically modified sugarbeets engineered Monsanto. He ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had approved Monsanto’s genetically modified sugarbeets in 2009 without conducting adequate environmental studies.
  • 14 Aug 2010 Officially, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the first ever Youth Olympics, begin in Singapore.
  • 15 Aug 2010 Some countries concerned have requested inspections of Israel's nuclear program in a letter addressed to Britain, France, Russia, China and France.
  • 16 Aug 2010 The Philippine security forces announced that they would extend Oplan Bantay Laya, a controversial counter-insurgency tactic, until December 31, 2010. The extension was condemned by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, a political party.
  • 17 Aug 2010 In two explosions that occurred in Pyatigorsk in Russia's North Caucasus, at least one person was killed and 20 were injured.
  • 18 Aug 2010 After his kidnapping on Sunday night, the corpse of Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, was found blindfolded and handcuffed.
  • 19 Aug 2010 The US Mint has released the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar for circulation.
  • 20 Aug 2010 Norwegian comedian Hans Morten Hansen finishes a stand-up marathon lasting 38 hours and 14 minutes. This sets a new world record in terms of longest stand-up performance.
  • 21 Aug 2010 Gabriela Shalev, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, writes to Ban Ki-moon declaring that Israel will use force to stop a Bolivian-flagged aid ship carrying all-female assistance and aiming to land close to Gaza.
  • 22 Aug 2010 Two officers were killed and six more injured when a soldier from Venezuela opened fire on an army base in Caracas.
  • 23 Aug 2010 The Palestinian Authority warned it would withdraw from peace negotiations if Israel continues to build settlements in the occupied West Bank.
  • 24 Aug 2010 The US military in Iraq reduces its strength to 50,000 troops
  • 25 Aug 2010 Battle of Mogadishu (2010)
  • 26 Aug 2010 Nadja Benaissa, a German HIV-positive singer, is found guilty for grievous bodily injury after she transmitted HIV to a man through unprotected sex without her disclosing her condition.
  • 27 Aug 2010 Battle of Mogadishu
  • 28 Aug 2010 Pakistan
  • 29 Aug 2010 After last week's tragic hijacking of a tourist coach in the Philippines, eighty thousand people rallied in Hong Kong.
  • 30 Aug 2010 Four Israeli settlers are killed, one of them a pregnant woman. A gunman opened fire on their car, and the shooting ended in four victims. Hamas takes responsibility for the killing.
  • 31 Aug 2010 At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in a roadside bombing and mortar attack in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
  • 06 Aug 2010 Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Love The Way You Lie
  2. - California Gurls
  3. - Dynamite
  4. - Airplanes
  5. - Mine


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2010?

Queen Of The Night by J. A. Jance

Queen Of The Night


"J.A. Jance is one of the most Chattanooga Times best--if it's the best Chattanooga TimesIn queen of the Night, New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance welcomes back the Walker family, introduced in Hour of the Hunter.

Hangman by Faye Kellerman



"No one in the crime genre is more ."--Baltimore Sun L.A.P.D. Peter Decker, a Homicide Detective, and Rina Lazarus, his wife are back in Hangman - an electrifying novel of suspense

Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

Medium Raw


Medium Raw is the return to Medium Raw of Anthony Bourdain. He's the author of the bestseller Kitchen Confidential, and the host of No Reservations TV's Travel Channel.

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.


"Reads like well-crafted fiction Wasson] takes the reader from preproduction to on-set conflicts while also noting Hepburn’s influence on fashion (Givenchy’s little black dress), Hollywood glamour and sexual politics.

Sh*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Sh*T My Dad Says


After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern is "like Socrates but angrier and has worse hair,"