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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2010?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2010 US President Barack Obama announces a US$3.8 trillion budget plan for 2011, forecasting the US deficit would rise to a record US$1.56 trillion this year.
  • 02 Feb 2010 Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of espionage, while the latter detains one Russian and expels four others. (BBC) (RIA Novosti) (Kyiv Post)
  • 03 Feb 2010 The sculpture ''L'Homme qui marche I'' by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for £65 million (US$103.7 million), setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.
  • 04 Feb 2010 The Federal Court of Australia's ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.
  • 05 Feb 2010 At least 22 people are killed and more than 50 are injured in two separate bombings in Karachi. (The Hindu) (BBC) (euronews) (The Guardian)
  • 06 Feb 2010 Jordan Queen's educational reform program lauded in Jordan. Rania Al Abdullah and Princess Hessa bint Salman were briefed on the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) by the organization's Director General Valentina Qussisiya. (zawya)
  • 07 Feb 2010 The NFL Super Bowl is watched by more than 106 million people in the U.S., surpassing the 1983 finale of M*A*S*H to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, according to the Neilsen Company.
  • 08 Feb 2010 US Democratic Representative John Murtha, chairman of the House of Representatives defense appropriations subcommittee, dies at age 77, from complications related to gallbladder surgery.
  • 09 Feb 2010 Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor pleads not guilty in death of the star. (WSJ) (Washingtonpost) (FOX)
  • 10 Feb 2010 Charles Nesbitt Wilson, US Democratic congressman for Texas (1973-96), dies at age 76 of cardiopulmonary arrest in Texas; for 24 years Wilson supported sending weapons and money to Afghanistan in the 1980s versus the Soviet Union.
  • 11 Feb 2010 A European Union summit takes place to discuss a possible bailout for Greece's economy. (Reuters) (The Guardian)
  • 12 Feb 2010 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly called on the DPRK to re-engage in the Six-Party Talks that also involve the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States. (UN)
  • 13 Feb 2010 Over 15,000 American, British and Afghan troops launch the biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.
  • 14 Feb 2010 NATO admits it killed 12 civilians when two misfired rockets hit a house in Marjah, Helmand. President Hamid Karzai calls for an explanation. (BBC) (news.com.au) (Reuters)
  • 15 Feb 2010 Norwegian fertilizer-maker Yara agrees to buy American firm Terra for US$4.1 billion, extending Yara's lead as world's biggest maker of nitrogen-based fertilizer.
  • 16 Feb 2010 Assassination of a senior Hamas military commander in Dubai:
  • 17 Feb 2010 500,000 residents of Mexico City have been vaccinated against the A/H1N1 flu. (Xinhuanet)
  • 18 Feb 2010 A single-engine Piper Cherokee plane crashes into a seven-storey office building in Austin, Texas, killing pilot Joseph Andrew Stack and one person in the building. The pilot left a long suicide note expressing his anger at federal tax authorities.
  • 19 Feb 2010 Bill McKibben and 350.org reacted to President Barack Obama and Copenhagen Accord. (Huffington Post)
  • 20 Feb 2010 Former U.S. secretary of state Alexander Haig dies at age 85 in Baltimore of complications from an infection.
  • 21 Feb 2010 Six Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants, including "most wanted" leader Albader Parad, die after coming into contact with troops at the foot of Mount Tucay in Maimbung, Sulu on Jolo in the Philippines. (Al Jazeera) (Reuters) (BBC)
  • 22 Feb 2010 Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez almost come to blows at the Rio Group summit in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with Uribe taunting Chávez ampquotBe a man! … you're a coward face-to-face! Stay and argue face-to-face!ampquot and Chávez responding with a simple ampquotGo to Hell!ampquot BBC)
  • 23 Feb 2010 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
  • 24 Feb 2010 The discovery of the sauropod genus Abydosaurus is announced. (ScienceDaily) (Irish Times)
  • 25 Feb 2010 President Hugo Chávez vows to withdraw Venezuela from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights following its publication of a highly critical report on human rights in the country. (''Guardian'')
  • 26 Feb 2010 Kim Yu-Na , Korean figure skater,won the gold medal with new world record in both short programme and free skate with the total of 228.56 , which is another world record in the total score , becoming the first South Korean skater to medal in any discipline of figure skating at the Olympic Games. Kim's gold medal was South Korea's first medal at the Winter Olympics. (BBC)
  • 27 Feb 2010 An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured.
  • 28 Feb 2010 2010 Winter Olympics:

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - TiK ToKyoutube
  2. - Today Was A Fairytale
  3. - Bad Romance
  4. - Imma Beyoutube
  5. - We Are The World 25: For Haiti

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Country: United States of America

Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2010?
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Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Kids

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In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York

What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

What The Dog Saw

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What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup?

Game Change by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin

Game Change

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The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters

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After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows …

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Have a Little Faith

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Now including a new chapter for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece."--Publishers Weekly "In the beginning there was a question. 'Will you do my eulogy' As is often the case with faith, I thought I was being asked a favor.