July 2010 calendar

July 2010

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2010?


  • 01 Jul 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • 02 Jul 2010 The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
  • 03 Jul 2010 More than 230 people are killed and 200 injured after a fuel tanker overturns and explodes in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Al Jazeera) (BBC) (Xinhua)
  • 04 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates indigenous culture with NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.(ABC)(NAIDOC)
  • 05 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates indigenous culture with NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.(ABC)(NAIDOC)
  • 06 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates indigenous culture for NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.(ABC)(NAIDOC)
  • 07 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates indigenous culture for NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.(ABC)(NAIDOC)
  • 08 Jul 2010 The first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.
  • 09 Jul 2010 Russia and the US stage an exchange of spies in Vienna, Austria; the US transfers ten spies, and Russia releases four spies, the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.
  • 10 Jul 2010 After more than a century in British collections, the head of Noongar leader Yagan is ceremonially buried on the 177th anniversary of his last full day of freedom. (ABC) (Perth Now) (The West-Yahoo!-7)
  • 11 Jul 2010 The DPJ-led ruling coalition loses its majority in the upper house of the Diet of Japan. (BBC News) (Ahasi)
  • 12 Jul 2010 A new cap on the destroyed oil well is put in place, and will undergo more than 2 days of testing. (AP via MSNBC)
  • 13 Jul 2010 George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner (1973-), dies at age 80 in Tampa, Florida, after a heart attack.
  • 14 Jul 2010 The corpse of senior Rwandan opposition politician Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, who was recently reported missing, is found near his car with the head almost entirely severed off. (BBC)
  • 15 Jul 2010 More than 20 people are killed and 100 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in southeastern Iran. (BBC) (Press TV) (Aljazeera) (Arab News)
  • 16 Jul 2010 Federal Defence Minister John Faulkner rules out withdrawing Australian troops from Afghanistan, alleging it would undo nine years of hard work. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
  • 17 Jul 2010 Dozens of English football fans clash with dogs and riot police in a busy shopping square in York, causing its closure. (BBC)
  • 18 Jul 2010 14 inmates are freed from a jail in Farah after a successful prison break led by the Taliban. (Aljazeera)
  • 19 Jul 2010 Greek investigative journalist, blogger and broadcaster Sokratis Giolias is killed after being shot more than 15 times outside his home in Ilioupoli, Athens ahead of the publication of his report into corruption. (BBC) (Aljazeera) (Reuters) (The Washington Post)
  • 20 Jul 2010 Navi Pillay states that Kyrgyzstan is detaining hundreds of people and using torture on some of them during the ongoing crisis. (BBC) (Arab News) (France24) (Reuters)
  • 21 Jul 2010 The United States announces new sanctions against North Korea aimed to prevent North Korea selling arms and from procuring luxury goods, as well as to put out of business North Korean entities operating illicitly overseas.
  • 22 Jul 2010 15,000 villagers are to be displaced in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of British mining company Randgold Resources's search for gold. (BBC)
  • 23 Jul 2010 Nigerian part of Jos is sealed off as police search the city following the discovery of a booby-trap bomb. (BBC)
  • 24 Jul 2010 Over 80,000 people from around the world record their daily lives for submission to the YouTube documentary Life In A Day.
  • 25 Jul 2010 Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
  • 26 Jul 2010 The US Mint releases the 2010 Yosemite National Park quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 27 Jul 2010 The Afghan War Diary claim that Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) orchestrated the suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul in 2008, which left 40 dead. (samaylive).
  • 28 Jul 2010 A bomb on a civilian bus in Nimruz Province in southwest Afghanistan results in at least 25 deaths. (Press TV), (samaylive)
  • 29 Jul 2010 Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding (pictured) in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods.
  • 30 Jul 2010 Afghan War Diary
  • 31 Jul 2010 Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky marry in Rhinebeck, New York. (UPI)

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Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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

Country: United States of America

Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America


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The Spy by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The Spy


One man wants to destroy the world. One man can save it. Isaac Bell is on the case.

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short


The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative

The Search by Nora Roberts

The Search


A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts.To

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the new book in the Millennium Series, is available now!In the third volume of the Millennium series, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a

Faithful Place by Tana French

Faithful Place


The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)-from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness.