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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2010?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2010 Rahm Emanuel resigns as US Chief of Staff.
  • 02 Oct 2010 A British soldier has been killed in an explosion while on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan. (York Press via AP) (Google via AP)
  • 03 Oct 2010 Security forces eliminated 25 Taliban militants in their former stronghold Nad Ali district of southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan. (Xinhua) (People)
  • 04 Oct 2010 3 people killed in Pibor county of Jonglei state of Sudan. (Sudan Tribune)
  • 05 Oct 2010 Afghan militant attacks kill 4 civilians, wound 6 in southwestern Farah province's Rusht Rod district. (''Poten'' via Associated Press)
  • 06 Oct 2010 Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
  • 07 Oct 2010 Six gangsters died and one soldier was injured when an army patrol clashed with suspected gang members in northeastern Mexico state Tamaulipas. (People Daily)
  • 08 Oct 2010 Four miners were killed and another was seriously injured after a colliery collapsed in Xinjiang. A pit owned by Xinjiang Shenhua Tiandian Mining in Hutubi county in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture caved in. (Global Times)
  • 09 Oct 2010 A senior Taliban commander and two other insurgents were killed in a fire fight with Nato and Afghan forces in western Badghis province's Murghab district. (Dawn)
  • 10 Oct 2010 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved.
  • 11 Oct 2010 A Telugu Desam leader is murdered in broad daylight in a restaurant near Srikantam circle in Anantapur, India. (Deccan Chronicle)
  • 12 Oct 2010 Two explosions occur in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, killing one person and injuring several others. The Al-Qaeda offshoot in the country also states its intention to establish a "new army" to overthrow the President. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (Voice of Russia)
  • 13 Oct 2010 The 2010 Copiapo mining accident in Copiapo, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
  • 14 Oct 2010 Eight ISAF NATO soldiers are killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan, including four in roadside bombings. (AP)
  • 15 Oct 2010 United Nations envoy Margot Wallström says Congolese government troops may have committed rape and murder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo weeks after similar attacks by rebels. (BBC)
  • 16 Oct 2010 Three blasts rocked southern Afghanistan's restive city of Kandahar, killing at least four people and injuring two others. (Xinhua)
  • 17 Oct 2010 At least 33 people are killed and 50 others are injured during violence in Karachi as a by-election approaches. (India Times), (Reuters via ABC News Online) (UPI)
  • 18 Oct 2010 Iraq War: Amid increasing uncertainty about the timing of the release of the next batch of classified documents by WikiLeaks, the U.S. military assembles a 120-member team to search its database for clues in preparation for the publication event. (The New Zealand Herald) (BBC)
  • 19 Oct 2010 Russian troops withdraw from the Georgian border town of Perevi and are replaced by a Georgian Army unit. Perevi is located just outside South Ossetia, and had been occupied since the 2008 war. (BBC) (Zee News)
  • 20 Oct 2010 Somali gunmen release a British security consultant for Save the Children after six days in captivity. (BBC)
  • 21 Oct 2010 A bomb attack on a bus on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao kills at least seven people. (BBC)
  • 22 Oct 2010 The International Space Station surpasses the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000 (3641 days).
  • 23 Oct 2010 In preparation for the Seoul summit, finance ministers of the G-20 agree to reform the International Monetary Fund and shift 6% of the voting shares to developing nations and countries with emerging markets.ref name=quotG20 summit agrees to reform IMFquot G20 summit agrees to reform IMF BBC.
  • 24 Oct 2010 Six killed in shooting rampage inside militia outpost in Palid, Ipil town, in the Zamboanga Sibugay province of the South Philippines. (''Xinhua'' via PLA)
  • 25 Oct 2010 An earthquake and consequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, kills over 400 people and leaves hundreds missing.ref name=quotBBC News Major earthquakequot
  • 26 Oct 2010 ongoing
  • 27 Oct 2010 Several people are injured in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir during protests marking the anniversary of the arrival of Indian forces in the region in 1947. (AFP) (Hindustan Times)
  • 28 Oct 2010 France announces it is likely to withdraw some of its troops from Afghanistan in 2011. (CNN)
  • 29 Oct 2010 The memoir of George W. Bush reveals his initial belief that he had United Airlines Flight 93 shot down during the September 11 attacks in 2001. (''The Guardian'')
  • 30 Oct 2010 One person was killed and eight others were wounded when unknown assailants opened fire in Rawalpindi’s Civil Lines area of Pakistan. (dawn)
  • 31 Oct 2010 The US, UK, France and Germany ban all air freight from Yemen at their respective countries' airports following the discovery of two explosive packages. (''The Jerusalem Post'')

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Intersection

Intersection

Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

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American Assassin by Vince Flynn

American Assassin

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Now a major motion picture #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn introduces the young Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first covert assignment.Mitch

Trickle Up Poverty by Michael Savage

Trickle Up Poverty

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Michael Savage—conservative talk radio host and #1 New York Times bestselling author—takes on President Obama’s socialist agenda, his Chicago-style strong-arm tactics, and his Lenin-like complex in Trickle Up Poverty.

Sh*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Sh*T My Dad Says

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After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,"

Legacy by Danielle Steel

Legacy

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First time in paperback!This compelling, centuries-spanning novel brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women—a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson, Liza Marklund

The Postcard Killers

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NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him - he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each café through the eyes of his daughter's' killer.