February 2010 calendar

February 2010

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2010?


  • 01 Feb 2010 Barack Obama, the US President, announces a US$3.8 trillion budget program for 2011. He predicts that the US deficit will rise to record levels of US$1.56 trillion in 2011.
  • 02 Feb 2010 Russia and Ukraine accuse one another of spying, while Ukraine detains one Russian and expels the other four.
  • 03 Feb 2010 Alberto Giacometti's sculpture "L'Homme qui march I" is sold in London for PS65 Million (US$103.7M), setting a new record for art sold at auction.
  • 04 Feb 2010 Roadshow Films v iiNet is a precedent that Internet service provider (ISP) are not responsible to what users do with the ISP's services.
  • 05 Feb 2010 Two separate bombings in Karachi result in at least 22 deaths and more than 50 injuries.
  • 06 Feb 2010 Jordan Queen's education reform program is praised in Jordan. Rania Al Abdullah, Princess Hessa Bint Salman and the Director General of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), were given a briefing by Valentina Qussisiya.
  • 07 Feb 2010 According to Neilsen Company, the NFL Super Bowl is viewed by more than 106,000,000 people in the United States. It has surpassed M*A*S*H's 1983 finale to become the most watched program on American television.
  • 08 Feb 2010 John Murtha, a US Democratic Representative, is now 77 years old. He died from complications following gallbladder surgery.
  • 09 Feb 2010 Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, pleads not guilty to the death of the star.
  • 10 Feb 2010 Charles Nesbitt Wilson (US Democratic Congressman for Texas, 1973-96), has died from cardiopulmonary arrest in Texas. Wilson had supported sending weapons and money in Afghanistan for the past 24 years against the Soviet Union.
  • 11 Feb 2010 To discuss a possible rescue plan for Greece's economy, a summit of the European Union is held.
  • 12 Feb 2010 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeatedly called upon the DPRK for a re-engagement in the Six-Party Talks, which also include the Republic of Korea and Japan, China, Russia, and the United States.
  • 13 Feb 2010 The largest offensive in Afghanistan since 2001's overthrow by the Taliban was launched by more than 15,000 American, British, and Afghan troops.
  • 14 Feb 2010 NATO has admitted that it killed 12 civilians after two misfired rockets struck a Marjah, Helmand house. President Hamid Karzai calls for an explanation.
  • 15 Feb 2010 Norwegian fertilizer manufacturer Yara has agreed to purchase Terra, an American fertilizer company, for US$4.1 million. This will extend Yara's position as the world's largest producer of nitrogen-based fertilizer.
  • 16 Feb 2010 Assassination of a top Hamas military commander in Dubai
  • 17 Feb 2010 Mexico City has 500,000 people who have been vaccinated for the A/H1N1 influenza.
  • 18 Feb 2010 One-engine Piper Cherokee plane crashes into a seven storey Austin office building, killing pilot Joseph Andrew Stack. In a suicide note, the pilot expressed his anger at federal tax authorities.
  • 19 Feb 2010 350.org and Bill McKibben reacted to President Barack Obama's Copenhagen Accord.
  • 20 Feb 2010 Alexander Haig, former secretary of state of the United States, dies in Baltimore from complications caused by an infection.
  • 21 Feb 2010 Six Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants from Abu Sayyaf, including Albader Parad (most wanted), die in contact with troops at Mount Tucay in Maimbung.
  • 22 Feb 2010 At the Rio Group summit in Playa del Carmen Mexico, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe almost got into a spat with each other, with Uribe taunting Chavez ampquotBe man! You're a coward! Keep talking and arguing face-to-face.
  • 23 Feb 2010 Unknown criminals pour more than million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.
  • 24 Feb 2010 It was announced that the sauropod genus Abydosaurus has been discovered.
  • 25 Feb 2010 After the publication of a critical report on Venezuelan human rights, Hugo Chavez has pledged to withdraw Venezuela from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
  • 26 Feb 2010 Kim Yu-Na, a Korean figure skater, won the gold medal with a new world record in short programme and free skating with the total 228.56. This is yet another world record for the total score, making him the first South Korean figure skater to win statewide in any discipline at the Olympic Games. South Korea's first ever medal at the Winter Olympics was Kim's gold.
  • 27 Feb 2010 A magnitude 8.8 earthquake strikes central Chile, causing more than 500 deaths and thousands of injuries.
  • 28 Feb 2010 Winter Olympics 2010:
  • 08 Feb 2010 Over 2 miles (3.2 km) of road are buried after a storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of avalanches, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 others.[75]
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 2010?
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  2. - Today Was A Fairytale
  3. - Bad Romance
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  5. - We Are The World 25: For Haiti


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2010?

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

The Swan Thieves


Andrew Marlow is a psychiatrist. His life is well-ordered, though he's often alone, and he devotes his time to his work and the painting hobby that he loves.

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Have a Little Faith


A new chapter is now available for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece." Publishers Weekly. "A masterpiece." "Will you perform my eulogy?" I thought it was a favor, as is often the case in faith.

Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Stones Into Schools


The continuing story of a determined humanitarian's efforts promote peace through education, as told by the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea. Greg Mortenson tells the dramatic first-person account.

Worst Case by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

Worst Case


Best case: SurvivalThe son from one of New York's most wealthy families is taken off the streets and held hostage.

Staying True by Jenny Sanford

Staying True


This memoir is candid and moving. The first lady of South Carolina shares her private experience with betrayal. It also offers encouragement for those who struggle to keep faith in the face of life's challenges.