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 Oil spillage at Deepwater Horizon
  • 02 Jul 2010 At least 230 people are killed in the explosion of a South Kivu tanker truck in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 03 Jul 2010 After a fuel tanker explodes in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 230 people were killed and 200 others were injured.
  • 04 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates its indigenous culture through NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap By Leading Their Way'.
  • 05 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates its indigenous culture through NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap By Leading Their Way'.
  • 06 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates its indigenous culture during NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap through Leading Their Way'.
  • 07 Jul 2010 Australia celebrates its indigenous culture during NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap through Leading Their Way'.
  • 08 Jul 2010 The Solar Impulse completes the first 24-hour flight of a solar-powered plane.
  • 09 Jul 2010 Russia and the US exchange spies in Vienna (Austria); the US transfers ten spies and Russia releases four. This is the largest spy swap since the Cold War.
  • 10 Jul 2010 The ceremonial burial of Yagan, Noongar leader and head of the Noongar clan, is being done on the 177th anniversary his last day of freedom.
  • 11 Jul 2010 The DPJ-led ruling coalition is deprived of its majority in the Diet of Japan's upper house.
  • 12 Jul 2010 The new cap for the oil well that was destroyed has been installed and will be subject to more than two days of testing.
  • 13 Jul 2010 George Steinbrenner (1973-19) is the New York Yankees owner. He dies in Tampa, Florida after suffering a heart attack.
  • 14 Jul 2010 Andre Kagwa Rwisereka (a senior Rwandan opposition politician) was reported as missing. His body was found near his car, with the head nearly completely severed.
  • 15 Jul 2010 In a suicide attack on a mosque in the southeastern Iran, more than 20 people were killed and 100 others were injured.
  • 16 Jul 2010 John Faulkner, Federal Defence Minister, says that Australia should not withdraw from Afghanistan. He claims it would reverse nine years of hard work.
  • 17 Jul 2010 York's busy shopping center was closed after dozens of English football fans clashed with dogs and riot officers.
  • 18 Jul 2010 After a successful prison break, the Taliban released 14 Farah prisoners.
  • 19 Jul 2010 Sokratis Giolias, a blogger, journalist and broadcaster from Greece, is shot to death outside his Ilioupoli home. This happened just before the publication of his investigation into corruption.
  • 20 Jul 2010 Navi Pillay stated that Kyrgyzstan has been detaining hundreds and using torture to punish them during the ongoing crisis.
  • 21 Jul 2010 The United States has announced new sanctions against North Korea. These are intended to stop North Korea from selling arms or procuring luxury goods. They also aim to shut down any North Korean businesses operating illegally overseas.
  • 22 Jul 2010 Randgold Resources, a British mining company, is planning to force 15,000 people from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to flee the area in search of gold.
  • 23 Jul 2010 Police seal off the Nigerian section of Jos after discovering a bomb-trap bomb.
  • 24 Jul 2010 More than 80,000 people around the globe record their daily lives to submit to the YouTube documentary Life In A Day.
  • 25 Jul 2010 Wikileaks is an online publisher of classified, anonymous, and covert material. It has published over 90,000.
  • 26 Jul 2010 The US Mint has released the 2010 Yosemite Park quarter dollar.
  • 27 Jul 2010 According to the Afghan War Diary, Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence orchestrated the attack on Kabul's Indian Embassy in 2008. This suicide attack left 40 people dead. (samaylive).
  • 28 Jul 2010 25 people were killed when a bomb was dropped on a bus carrying civilians in Nimruz Province, southwest Afghanistan. (Press TV),
  • 29 Jul 2010 Flooding begins in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province due to heavy monsoon rains. Floods cause more than 1 million displacements and over 1,600 deaths.
  • 30 Jul 2010 Afghan War Diary
  • 31 Jul 2010 Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton wed in Rhinebeck (New York).
  • 02 Jul 2010 The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - California Gurls
  2. - Love The Way You Lie
  3. - OMG
  4. - Airplanes
  5. - Billionaire


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2010?

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer real name was Henrietta Lacks. Scientists call her HeLa. Her cells were taken in 1951 without her knowledge and became one of the most important records in black tobacco farming.

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Ice Cold


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSess Gerritsen's enthralling, original novels take readers on thrilling thrill rides that are both satisfying and heart-stopping.

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Island


Birdie Cousins was a huge part of Chess's extravagant wedding. She helped to design the decorations, including the floating dance floor in her Connecticut backyard and the color of the cocktail napkins.

Empire Of The Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

Empire Of The Summer Moon


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a historical account that vividly depicts the 40-year struggle between Comanche Indians, white settlers, and the American West.

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Sizzling Sixteen


Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey has been given a lucky bottle by her Uncle Pip. The problem is Uncle Pip did not specify whether the bottle brought good luck ....BAD