September 2010 calendar

September 2010

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2010?


  • 01 Sep 2010 The People's Liberation Army Navy commences artillery exercises in the Yellow Sea in response to those being conducted by South Korea and the United States against North Korea. (BBC)
  • 02 Sep 2010 10 civilians are killed and 2 others are wounded after being struck by NATO during an election campaign in Rostaq, Afghanistan. Originally, a spokesman had said a ampquotprecision air strikeampquot had hit a militant vehicle. (Reuters)
  • 03 Sep 2010 Rebels in Darfur say armed men have attacked villages in the region leaving dozens dead in the last two days. (IOL) (AFP)
  • 04 Sep 2010 Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
  • 05 Sep 2010 Israel
  • 06 Sep 2010 At least seventeen people are killed and forty others injured after a suicide bomber attacks a Pakistan police station in the town of Lakki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (Al Arabiya)
  • 07 Sep 2010 Israel begins military preparations in order to intercept a 20-ship flotilla due to set sail towards the Gaza Strip and break the Israeli blockade. A wide range of plans are being considered, including the possibility of stopping the flotilla far out at sea due to its sheer size. (Hurriyet)
  • 08 Sep 2010 Mexican marines arrest seven gunmen suspected in participating in the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. (AP via Fox News)
  • 09 Sep 2010 In San Bruno, California, a gas pipeline explosion destroys 38 homes, kills at least four people, and leaves a large crater in the ground.
  • 10 Sep 2010 5 Palestinians are wounded during 4 separate Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip in response to the fourth rocket attack on southern Israel from Gaza in the last two days. (The Jerusalem Post) (BBC)
  • 11 Sep 2010 A man is arrested after a minor explosion at a hotel in Copenhagen, amid heightened security fears in Denmark. (BBC) (Deutsche Welle) (Reuters)
  • 12 Sep 2010 At least 3 people are killed by a United States missile attack on a home where associates of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Hafiz Gul Bahadur were believed to be staying in northwest Pakistan. (AP via Fox News)
  • 13 Sep 2010 At least 18 people are dead after protests in Jammu and Kashmir following reported burning of a Koran in the United States. (BBC) (IBN Live) (Times of India), (Voice of America)
  • 14 Sep 2010 Three Colombian police officers were killed Monday during a suspected guerrilla attack near the Venezuelan border. (PLA)
  • 15 Sep 2010 Ethiopian forces, supported by Somaliland, kill 123 members of the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front in the east of the country and surround a further 90 rebels. (BBC)
  • 16 Sep 2010 9 people are reported killed after the 2010 Hakkâri bus attack where a civilian passenger van hit a land mine on a road near Durankaya in the southeastern province of Hakkâri, in Turkey. (Hürriyet) (Al Jazeera)
  • 17 Sep 2010 A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in South Afghanistan. (Xinhua)
  • 18 Sep 2010 Three protesters die in anti-India protests in Jammu and Kashmir with the death toll from protests rising to one hundred. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 19 Sep 2010 A new convoy of vehicles departs the UK with humanitarian aid for Gaza, more than three months after 9 people were killed in the Gaza flotilla raid. (Al Jazeera)
  • 20 Sep 2010 The US Mint releases the 2010 Grand Canyon National Park quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 21 Sep 2010 A helicopter crash kills nine American troops in Afghanistan, making 2010 the deadliest year of the war since 2001 for foreign troops.
  • 22 Sep 2010 Singer Eddie Fisher, teen idol in the 1950s ("Thinking of You", "Oh! My Pa-Pa"), dies at age 82 in Berkeley, California.
  • 23 Sep 2010 Video chain Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with a plan to cut debt from near $1 billion down to $100 million, and giving a group of bondholders led by billionaire Carl Icahn and hedge funds a controlling stake in the company.
  • 24 Sep 2010 Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA object to the use of the song ampquotMamma Miaampquot at rallies held by a right-wing Danish political party and threaten to sue. (BBC)
  • 25 Sep 2010 Mahmoud Abbas speaks at United Nations General Assembly to request that Israel is to cease its policy of building settlements in the West Bank.
  • 26 Sep 2010 A clash between ethnic Bugis and Tidung (Tarakan indigenous people) claimed one life in Juwata sub-district, Tarakan, East Kalimantan. (Jakarta Post)
  • 27 Sep 2010 A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan in Khushali, a village near Mir Ali, killing four people. (Jakarta Post)
  • 28 Sep 2010 A recent drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed Sheikh Mohammad Fateh al Masri, one of al Qaeda's top commanders. (CNN)
  • 29 Sep 2010 14 Islamist militants are killed in an operation by Russian forces in Dagestan. (Voice of Russia) (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 30 Sep 2010 Three paramilitary soldiers of the Pakistani Armed Forces are killed and three wounded when NATO helicopters strike a border checkpoint in the Kurram Agency tribal area. Pakistan responds by closing an important supply route that runs through its territory. Interior Minister Rehman Malik announces a high-level meeting to discuss NATO violations of Pakistani sovereignty. (Bernama via ''Malaysian Digest'')

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The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Country: United States of America

The King's Speech memorabilia

The Social Network

The Social Network

Release year: 2010

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Country: United States of America

The Town

The Town

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Country: United States of America

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The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short


The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative

The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham

The Obama Diaries


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) On May 20, 2010, Laura Ingraham received a package from an anonymous source that will change the history of the United States and the legacy of President Barack Obama.

Bob Dylan In America by Sean Wilentz

Bob Dylan In America


Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American

Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs

Spider Bones


Don’t miss this “whopper” (Publishers Weekly) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs in her “cleverly plotted” (The New York Times) Temperance Brennan series, the inspiration

The High King Of Montival by S. M. Stirling

The High King Of Montival


Rudi Mackenzie has returned to Montival with the Sword of the Lady, ready to face the legions of the Prophet.