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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2010?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2010 A suicide car bomber detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more.
  • 02 Jan 2010 A quarter of voters in Iceland sign a petition asking President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to veto a bill on repaying US$5 billion to foreign savers who lost their money when Icelandic banks collapsed. (ABC News) (Iceland Review)
  • 03 Jan 2010 The United States and the United Kingdom close their embassies in Yemen due to the ongoing security threat by Al Qaeda.
  • 04 Jan 2010 The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened.
  • 05 Jan 2010 As many as 1,000 people in the Solomon Islands are reportedly homeless following the two major earthquakes and tsunami which struck the country earlier this week. (Time Magazine)
  • 06 Jan 2010 Heritage Numismatic Auctions sells at public auction a US 1874 Bickford gold $10 pattern for US$1,265,000. The Reed Hawn US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent coin sells for $3,737,500.
  • 07 Jan 2010 The Xinhua news agency responds to claims by The Guardian newspaper that China had tried “hijack” the Copenhagen summit's Accord by claiming that the Chinese premier Wen Jiabao was not invited to secret US-initiated talks on December 17. (China Dialogue)
  • 08 Jan 2010 Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 African Cup of Nations, killing three.
  • 09 Jan 2010 A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes offshore near Eureka, California, with reports of damage and local power outages. (CNN)
  • 10 Jan 2010 Three Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives are killed while firing mortars into Israel from Gaza. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
  • 11 Jan 2010 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines seven priorities for 2010 and urges a renewed focus on sustainable development, ending poverty, disease and hunger. (UN News Centre) (Sudan Tribune)
  • 12 Jan 2010 The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
  • 13 Jan 2010 Computer modelling shows that the Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier, once described as a major ampquottipping pointampquot for the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the embayment of the Amundsen Sea, has reached their own tipping points for eventual collapse, likely to lead to a sea level rise of up to 52 cm. (New Scientist)
  • 14 Jan 2010 India celebrates the Thai Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu harvest festivals in places around the country (Palayamkottai, Haridwar). (The Hindu)
  • 15 Jan 2010 The longest annular solar eclipse of the 3rd millennium occurs.
  • 16 Jan 2010 Previously unknown Florence Green, at 108, is believed to be Britain's oldest surviving UK-resident First World War veteran, and the last known female First World War veteran, having served with the Women's RAF (WRAF) in 1918 (''The Daily Telegraph'')
  • 17 Jan 2010 Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.
  • 18 Jan 2010 The 2010 Islamic Solidarity Games, scheduled to take place this April in Tehran, are canceled due to a dispute regarding the name of the Persian Gulf. (BBC)
  • 19 Jan 2010 2010 Haiti earthquake:
  • 20 Jan 2010 Republican Scott Brown wins the vacated Senate seat in Massachusetts, reducing the Democrats' majority to 59 seats to the Republicans' 41.
  • 21 Jan 2010 Operation Aurora:
  • 22 Jan 2010 Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says he will resign if proven guilty of receiving illegal political fund donations. (Mainichi Shimbun) (UPI)
  • 23 Jan 2010 Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake:
  • 24 Jan 2010 Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake:
  • 25 Jan 2010 Live Nation and Ticketmaster complete their merger, following an agreement with the United States Department of Justice to divest some interests. (Reuters)
  • 26 Jan 2010 Dutch auto group Spyker signs a deal to buy Sweden's Saab from General Motors for US$74 million in cash and $326 million in deferred shares.
  • 27 Jan 2010 The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
  • 28 Jan 2010 Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed are hanged.
  • 29 Jan 2010 The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond goes on public display in Washington, D.C., United States. (The Irish Times) (BBC) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 30 Jan 2010 Extreme weather, including snow and wind, leads to "chaos" and as many as three deaths in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. (Deutsche Welle) (BBC) (The Hindu) (Press TV)
  • 31 Jan 2010 Gunmen open fire on a student party in Ciudad Juárez, killing at least 13. (BBC) (Times of India)

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Movies

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Inception

Inception

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

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

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Country: United States of America

Black Swan

Black Swan

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Country: United States of America