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.

But much more happened on June 2010: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2010?


  • 01 Jun 2010 The 2010 Yellowstone National Park quarter-dollar coin is now in circulation by the US Mint.
  • 02 Jun 2010 Crew of the Libyan M/V Rim captures the ship from Somali pirates in Gulf of Aden. Another ship is captured, the Panamanian M/V QSM Dubai.
  • 03 Jun 2010 At Yellowstone Park, the US Mint officially launched the Yellowstone National Park quarter-dollar 2010.
  • 04 Jun 2010 SpaceX, a California-based firm, launches the Falcon 9 rocket in its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral (Florida). The rocket successfully orbits Earth.
  • 05 Jun 2010 The leaking pipe from the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig is sealed with a cap. This allows the spillage to slow down but not stop.
  • 06 Jun 2010 According to a Sudan tribal leader, 41 people were killed during fighting in Sudan's western region.
  • 07 Jun 2010 Four Palestinians were killed by the Israeli Navy in diving gear. Israel claims they were planning an attack and carrying weapons off Gaza's coast.
  • 08 Jun 2010 In Iraq, at least 11 people are killed and many others are injured in several fatal incidents, including several civilians and a Sunni imam.
  • 09 Jun 2010 Many people have died in ethnic riots between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan.
  • 10 Jun 2010 Afghanistan War:
  • 11 Jun 2010 RPET5's 20th Birthday!
  • 12 Jun 2010 Arkansas floods have claimed 18 lives.
  • 13 Jun 2010 Egyptian security forces beat protesters during a demonstration against Egypt's human rights violations. Also, a police incident that led to the death of a young boy a week earlier resulted in a case of police brutality.
  • 14 Jun 2010 No one is eligible to receive the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for the second consecutive year.
  • 15 Jun 2010 Iran's Human Rights:
  • 16 Jun 2010 The Jamaican Government has ordered civilians to stay off the streets for 2 days in several Kingston slums, because authorities are still searching for Christopher Coke (assumed to be a drug lord by the United States).
  • 17 Jun 2010 Due to the upcoming G20 summit, the United States has issued a warning about travel for Toronto.
  • 18 Jun 2010 Ronnie Lee Gardner, a 49-year-old murderer, is executed by firing squad at Draper (Salt Lake City), Utah (USA). Gardner was sentenced to death for the murder of a lawyer in an attempt to escape from a court hearing. He spent 25 years behind bars. This was the first execution by firing squad in America in 14 years.
  • 19 Jun 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese Democracy activist, turns 65 as domestic and international pressures for her release from house detention intensify. She is allowed to have a cake and bouquet of flowers delivered by political supporters because she has been protected at her home.
  • 20 Jun 2010 Manute Bol (7-foot-7-inch, 2.3m), NBA basketball legend (Washington Bullets), from southern Sudan, has died at 47 years old due to kidney problems in Virginia, USA.
  • 21 Jun 2010 Mara gang members from El Salvador attacked a bus near San Salvador. They shot at it, before lighting it on fire with gasoline. Two more people were killed when gang members opened fire on another bus.
  • 22 Jun 2010 After a train derailed plunges into a ravine, at least 60 people were killed and many more were injured in the Republic of the Congo. After the train had left Pointe-Noire, a coastal town on the Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean line to Brazzaville, the accident occurred.
  • 23 Jun 2010 General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander of forces for Afghanistan, is forced to resign. He was replaced by General David Petraeus.
  • 24 Jun 2010 John Isner, USA, defeats Nicolas Mahut, France at Wimbledon in the longest match of professional tennis history.
  • 25 Jun 2010 After an overcrowded bus collides with a truck in Patna district in Bihar state, India, at least 24 people were killed and 50 others injured.
  • 26 Jun 2010 Four people were killed when gunmen attacked a jewelry shop in western Iraq Saturday morning. They then fled with large quantities of gold from Fallujah, which is located 40 miles (65 km) west of Baghdad.
  • 27 Jun 2010 Algirdas Brazauskas is the first president of independent Lithuania. He dies in Vilnius.
  • 28 Jun 2010 U.S. U.S.
  • 29 Jun 2010 S&P 500's stock market index falls to 1050.47, its lowest point in eight months. The Dow Jones industrial average drops 268.22 point, or 2.65 percent to 9,870.30. The Nasdaq Composite index drops 85.47 point, or 3.85%, to 2,135.18.
  • 30 Jun 2010 United States
  • 04 Jun 2010 Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
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  1. - OMG
  2. - California Gurls
  3. - Airplanes
  4. - Break Your Heart
  5. - Your Love Is My Drug


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2010?

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck

The Overton Window


The plan to destroy America is 100 years in the making and it's about to be unveiled. . . Can it be stopped?

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire


This second installment of the Millennium series is an enthralling thriller about espionage, a riveting procedural for police, and a piercing expose about social injustice. It's a brilliant, satisfying novel.

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire


Lincoln Rhyme is back and on the trail a murderer whose weapon of choice paralyzes New York City.

The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Last Stand


"A riveting, well-researched, and tautly-written account of a crucial chapter in American History." Los Angeles Times A fantastic collection of work, including In the Heart

Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell

Death Echo


"Elizabeth Lowell is a renowned author of thrillers that are full of romance and suspense BookPage New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Lowell gives her books a sharp new edge.