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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.

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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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Ways to Live Forever

Ways to Live Forever

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Gustavo Ron

Starring: Ben Chaplin, Robbie Kay, Alex Etel, Emilia Fox

Aakrosh

Aakrosh

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt

Country: United States of America

Due Date

Due Date

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

Country: United States of America

Books

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

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Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these

Bad Blood by John Sandford

Bad Blood

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Two bodies in two days. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers never imagined that discovering the connection would lead him into the perverse history of the

Her Daughter'S Dream by Francine Rivers

Her Daughter'S Dream

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In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times best seller Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a

Empire Of The Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

Empire Of The Summer Moon

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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West,

Getting To Happy by Terry McMillan

Getting To Happy

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From the author of WAITING TO EXHALE...Best friends Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin have had their share of broken marriages, concessions, and the lessons learned from taking happiness for granted.