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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2010?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2010 Two villagers and 10 Naxalites are killed in firing between a group of criminals and Maoists in Munger, India. (PTI)
  • 02 Dec 2010 About 8,000 African Union troops from Burundi and Uganda are deployed to the Somali capital Mogadishu, the scene of heavy fighting this week. (Reuters)
  • 03 Dec 2010 Two Lebanese labourers are injured after the Israeli army detonates two of its espionage devices by remote control in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre. (AFP via Google News) (Daily Star - Lebanon)
  • 04 Dec 2010 Dozens of Easter Islanders are injured in conflict over ownership as riot police evict islanders from their ancestral home. (Al Jazeera)
  • 05 Dec 2010 The Harlem Globetrotters Played their famous ''Four Point Game'' against the Generals.
  • 06 Dec 2010 Somali pirates hijack a Bangladeshi cargo ship off the coast of India. (BBC) (Straits Times) (Capital FM Kenya)
  • 07 Dec 2010 One child is killed and 20 people are injured in a bomb blast at a temple in Varanasi, northern India. (Hindustan Times) (Reuters)
  • 08 Dec 2010 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
  • 09 Dec 2010 Dame Helen Mirren, speaking as she received an award in Beverly Hills, USA, criticises the intentions of Hollywood filmmakers who "worship at the altar of the 18- to 25-year-old male and his penis". (BBC) (The Guardian) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 10 Dec 2010 Somali pirates hijack a Liberian ship 80 nautical miles east of the border between Tanzania and Mozambique, in their most southerly attack yet. (CNN)
  • 11 Dec 2010 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • 12 Dec 2010 A suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in western Anbar province kills several people. (Al Jazeera)
  • 13 Dec 2010 A Liberian owned cargo vessel with 24 Filipino crew is seized by Somali pirates 550 nautical miles from the coast of India. (Xinhua)
  • 14 Dec 2010 The Philippine government says it will attempt to end the long-running communist insurgency ampquotwithin three yearsampquot, as it announces a resumption of peace talks with rebels. (''Straits Times'')
  • 15 Dec 2010 Communist rebels in the Philippines kill 10 soldiers as they returned to base to observe a Christmas truce. (''Straits Times'')
  • 16 Dec 2010 Self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, sparking the Tunisian Revolution and the 2010 : 2011 Middle East and North Africa protests.
  • 17 Dec 2010 US Mint Director Edmund Moy submits his resignation, effective January 9, to accept a job in the private sector.
  • 18 Dec 2010 Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
  • 19 Dec 2010 Sri Lanka lifts a ban on a United Nations war crimes panel visiting the country. (The Hindu) (Reuters)
  • 20 Dec 2010 7 people are killed in a roadside bomb and shooting incident in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)
  • 21 Dec 2010 The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place. Lunar eclipse, winter solstice to coincide
  • 22 Dec 2010 The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
  • 23 Dec 2010 Hundreds of South Korean troops, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters gather 12 miles from the border with North Korea to stage one of South Korea's largest ever live fire military drills in a ampquotshow of forceampquot before its neighbour. North Korea describes the exercises as ampquotwarmongeringampquot, and threatens a ampquotsacred warampquot. (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Dec 2010 At least 32 people are killed in bomb blasts detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations near the city of Jos, Nigeria, while at least six people die in attacks on churches by suspected Islamists in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.(BBC)
  • 25 Dec 2010 At least 45 people are killed and at least 50 others are injured in Khar, Bajaur, Pakistan when a woman throws two hand grenades and detonates her vest at a World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre in the early morning. (BBC) (Voice of America) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 26 Dec 2010 Jos attacks:
  • 27 Dec 2010 At least 3 people are killed and others are injured when a car bomb explodes near Kabul Bank in Kandahar. (Al Jazeera)
  • 28 Dec 2010 A series of suspected U.S. missile strikes causes at least 15 deaths in North Waziristan, Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
  • 29 Dec 2010 South Thailand insurgency: Seven people are injured in a bomb attack in southern Thailand by suspected Islamist insurgents. (The Straits Times) (Thai News Agency)
  • 30 Dec 2010 Côte d'Ivoire's ambassador to the United Nations, Youssoufou Bamba, says the country is on the ampquotbrink of genocideampquot. (Reuters)
  • 31 Dec 2010 A pre-dawn bomb explodes outside a closed night club in Athens there are no injuries. (Press Association via Google News)

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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

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Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell

Port Mortuary

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The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing

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Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning

The Emperor Of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor Of All Maladies

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

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When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events …

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

I Still Dream About You

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe beloved Fannie Flagg is at her irresistible and hilarious best in I Still Dream About You, a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, past,