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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2010?


Events

  • 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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Inception

Inception

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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

Country: United States of America

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Flipped

Flipped

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Starring: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill

Country: United States of America

Books

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Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank

Lowcountry Summer

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“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”—Atlanta

Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Private: #1 Suspect

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Unsolvable casesSince former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems.

Live To Tell by Lisa Gardner

Live To Tell

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LISA GARDNER WINNER OF THE ITW AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL* On a warm summer night, in a working-class Boston neighborhood, four family members are brutally murdered.

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

Foreign Influence

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Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in this pulse-pounding political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.Navy

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

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Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits.