December 2010 calendar

December 2010

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 2010: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2010?


  • 01 Dec 2010 In firing between criminals and Maoists, two villages and 10 Naxalites are shot to death in Munger (India).
  • 02 Dec 2010 Around 8,000 troops of the African Union from Burundi, Uganda and Uganda have been deployed to Mogadishu in Somalia. This is the scene for heavy fighting this week.
  • 03 Dec 2010 Two Lebanese laborers are hurt after the Israeli army sets off two of its spy devices remotely in the southern Lebanese town of Tyre.
  • 04 Dec 2010 As riot police expel islanders from ancestral homes, dozens of Easter Islanders are hurt in a dispute over ownership.
  • 05 Dec 2010 The Harlem Globetrotters played their famous "Four Point Game" against the Generals.
  • 06 Dec 2010 Somali pirates hijack cargo ship from Bangladesh off the coast India.
  • 07 Dec 2010 A bomb explosion at Varanasi temple, northern India, kills one child and injures 20 others.
  • 08 Dec 2010 SpaceX Dragon's second launch marks the beginning of a private company that can successfully launch, orbit, and retrieve a spacecraft.
  • 09 Dec 2010 Dame Helen Mirren criticised Hollywood filmmakers for "worshipping at the altar of an 18- to-25-year-old male's penis and penis" during a Beverly Hills award ceremony.
  • 10 Dec 2010 Somali pirates took control of a Liberian vessel 80 nautical miles east from the border between Tanzania & Mozambique in their worst southerly attack to date.
  • 11 Dec 2010 Two explosions occurred in Stockholm's busy shopping area, killing one person and injuring 2 others. Officials claim that the incident is being considered a terrorist attack.
  • 12 Dec 2010 Several people were killed by a suicide bomber in Ramadi, western Anbar province.
  • 13 Dec 2010 Somali pirates seize a Liberian-owned cargo vessel and 24 Filipino crew, 550 nautical miles off the coast of India.
  • 14 Dec 2010 As it announces that it will try to end the long-running communist rebellion within three years, the Philippine government also says that it will resume peace talks with rebels.
  • 15 Dec 2010 Ten soldiers were killed by Communist rebels in the Philippines as they returned home to observe a Christmas truce.
  • 16 Dec 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation triggered the Tunisian Revolution, the 2010 : 2011 Middle East protests and the Tunisian Revolution.
  • 17 Dec 2010 Edmund Moy, Director of the US Mint, resigns effective January 9 to accept a position in the private sector.
  • 18 Dec 2010 Tunisia's government protests start, marking the beginning of the 2010-2011 Middle East/North Africa protests
  • 19 Dec 2010 Sri Lanka lifts the ban on United Nations war crimes panels visiting the country.
  • 20 Dec 2010 7 people are killed by a roadside bombing and shooting incident in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
  • 21 Dec 2010 Since 1638, the first total lunar eclipse has occurred on the day of both the Northern winter solstice (and the Southern summer solstice). To coincide: Lunar eclipse and winter solstice
  • 22 Dec 2010 President Barack Obama signed the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy, a 17-year-old policy that prohibited homosexuals from serving openly in America's military, into law.
  • 23 Dec 2010 A dozen miles from North Korea's border, hundreds of South Korean soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets gather to perform one of the largest ever live-fire military drills. It is a show of force that South Korea has never seen before. North Korea describes the exercises as ampquotwarmongeringampquot, and threatens a ampquotsacred warampquot.
  • 24 Dec 2010 At least 32 people are killed by bomb blasts that were detonated near Jos, Nigeria during Christmas Eve celebrations. Six people are killed in attacks on churches carried out by suspected Islamists from the northern city of Maiduguri.
  • 25 Dec 2010 A woman throws two handgrenades at a WFP distribution center in Khar, Bajaur and inflicts her vest. At least 45 people were killed and 50 more were injured.
  • 26 Dec 2010 Jos attacks:
  • 27 Dec 2010 A car bomb explodes in Kandahar near Kabul Bank, killing at least three people and injuring others.
  • 28 Dec 2010 At least 15 people are killed in a series of U.S. missile attacks in North Waziristan.
  • 29 Dec 2010 South Thailand insurgency: Seven people were injured in a bomb attack by suspected Islamist insurgents in southern Thailand.
  • 30 Dec 2010 Youssoufou Bambo, the ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the United Nations, claims that the country is at the "brink of genocide"
  • 31 Dec 2010 There are no injuries when a pre-dawn bomb explodes in Athens' nightclub.
  • 17 Dec 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire. This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 2010?

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants


As five interconnected families navigate the dramatic dramas of the First World War and the Russian Revolution as well as the struggle for women's rights, Ken Follett's new historical epic opens, Ken Follett is at the center. A

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Body


You can become thinner, bigger, faster and stronger in just 6 months. You can sleep 2 hours a day and still perform better than if you only do 8 hours. You can lose more weight than a marathoner through binging. …

Decoded by Jay-Z



The expanded paperback edition is a bestselling New York Times bestseller that includes 16 pages of new material and 3 new songs.

Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

Crescent Dawn


Recovered a treasure of inestimable value. Resurrected a powerful empire. Dirk Pitt is moving.

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing


Nora Ephron is back with her first book after the phenomenal success of I Feel Bad About My Neck. It's a funny look at the past and present as well as the future.