June 2010 calendar

June 2010

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2010.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2010?


  • 01 Jun 2010 The US Mint releases the 2010 Yellowstone National Park quarter dollar coin to circulation.
  • 02 Jun 2010 The crew of the Libyan M/V Rim takes back the ship from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Another ship, the Panamanian M/V QSM Dubai, is captured. (BBC) (Daily Nation) (CNN)
  • 03 Jun 2010 The US Mint officially launches the 2010 Yellowstone National Park quarter dollar, at Yellowstone Park.
  • 04 Jun 2010 California firm SpaceX launches the Falcon 9 rocket on its maiden test flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket successfully achieves Earth orbit.
  • 05 Jun 2010 A cap is placed on the leaking pipe of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, allowing the spill to slow but not stop. (New York Times)
  • 06 Jun 2010 41 people have been killed in fighting over the past three days in Sudan's western region of Darfur according to a Sudan tribal leader. (AFP)
  • 07 Jun 2010 The Israeli Navy kills four Palestinians wearing diving gear; Israel says they were carrying weapons and planning an attack, off the coast of Gaza. (Ynetnews) (Haaretz) (BBC) (RTÉ) (Aljazeera)
  • 08 Jun 2010 At least 11 people die and injuries are caused in various fatal incidents across Iraq, including several civilians, a Sunni Imam and a Christian. (BBC)
  • 09 Jun 2010 Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks results in the deaths of hundreds.
  • 10 Jun 2010 War in Afghanistan:
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  • 12 Jun 2010 The death toll from the Arkansas floods reaches 18. (AP via Google News)
  • 13 Jun 2010 Egyptian security forces beat protesters at a demonstration against human rights abuses in Egypt and an incident of police brutality that resulted in the death of a young man a week ago. (AP) (Los Angeles Times)
  • 14 Jun 2010 The Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership is awarded to no one for a second consecutive year. (Aljazeera)
  • 15 Jun 2010 Human rights in Iran:
  • 16 Jun 2010 The Jamaican Government orders civilians to keep off the streets for two days in several slums in Kingston because authorities are still hunting for Christopher Coke, alleged by the United States to be a drug lord. (AP)
  • 17 Jun 2010 The United States issues a travel warning for Toronto due to an upcoming G20 summit. (The Star)
  • 18 Jun 2010 Convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner (age 49) is executed by firing squad in Draper (Salt Lake City), Utah, USA. Gardner spent 25 years in prison on death row for the murder of a lawyer during an attempt to escape a court hearing. This is the first execution by firing squad in the USA in 14 years.
  • 19 Jun 2010 Burmese Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi turns 65, as international and domestic pressure for her release from house arrest intensify. Guards surrounding her home allow her to receive a birthday cake and a bouquet of flowers from political supporters. (Yahoo! News)
  • 20 Jun 2010 Manute Bol, 7-foot 7-inch (2.3m) NBA basketball legend (Washington Bullets) from southern Sudan, dies at age 47 of kidney problems in Virginia, USA.
  • 21 Jun 2010 Mara gang members in El Salvador attack a bus on the outskirts of San Salvador, shooting at it before dousing it with gasoline and lighting it on fire, killing 14 and injuring 16. Gang members open fire on another bus shortly afterward, killing another 2 people. (Yahoo! News) (Aljazeera)
  • 22 Jun 2010 At least 60 people are killed and hundreds disappear after a derailed train plunges into a ravine in the Republic of the Congo. The accident happened after the train left the coastal town of Pointe-Noire on the Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean (CFCO) line to the capital Brazzaville. (TVNZ) (DNA) (Dawn) (Sky News)
  • 23 Jun 2010 US General Stanley McChrystal is forced to resign as US commander of forces in Afghanistan, replaced by General David Petraeus.
  • 24 Jun 2010 John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
  • 25 Jun 2010 At least 24 people are killed and 50 people injured after an overcrowded bus crashes into a truck in the Patna district of Bihar state in India. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
  • 26 Jun 2010 Gunmen raided a jewelry shop Saturday morning in western Iraq, killing four people before fleeing with a large amount of gold in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (Arab News)
  • 27 Jun 2010 The first President of an independent Lithuania, Algirdas Brazauskas, dies in Vilnius. (Tehran Times)
  • 28 Jun 2010 U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, longest serving member ever of the Congress (Democrat, Representative for West Virginia 1952-58, Senator for West Virginia 1958-2010), dies at age 92 in Washington, D.C.
  • 29 Jun 2010 The S&P 500 stock market index drops to its lowest level in eight months, 1050.47. The Dow Jones industrial average loses 268.22 points, or 2.65 percent, to 9,870.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index drops 85.47 points, or 3.85 percent, to 2,135.18.
  • 30 Jun 2010 United States

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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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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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

Country: United States of America

Third Star

Third Star

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Hattie Dalton

Starring: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson


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Storm Prey by John Sandford

Storm Prey


When a simple robbery turns deadly, the thieves close in on the only witness: Lucas Davenport's wife...

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

The Imperfectionists


One of most acclaimed books of the year, Tom Rachman's debut novel follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters and editors of an English-language newspaper in Rome.

The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

The Shadow of Your Smile


Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that she “prepares so carefully and executes with such relish” (The New York Times Book Review) about the search for identity by the daughter of a …

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre

Operation Mincemeat


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDSBen Macintyre’s Agent Zigzag was hailed as “rollicking, spellbinding” (New York Times), “wildly improbable but entirely true” (Entertainment Weekly), and, quite simply,