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 In response to the US and South Korea's actions against North Korea, the People's Liberation Army Navy begins artillery drills in the Yellow Sea.
  • 02 Sep 2010 Two civilians are injured and 10 civilians were killed in NATO's strike during the Rostaq election campaign. Initial reports stated that a precision air strike had struck a militant vehicle.
  • 03 Sep 2010 Darfur rebels claim that armed men attacked villages in the region, leaving many dead over the past two days.
  • 04 Sep 2010 Canterbury earthquake: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4.35 AM causing extensive damage and numerous power outages.
  • 05 Sep 2010 Israel
  • 06 Sep 2010 A suicide bomber attacked a Pakistani police station in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At least 17 people were killed and 40 others were injured.
  • 07 Sep 2010 Israel has begun military preparations to intercept a flotilla of 20 ships that is attempting to sail towards Gaza Strip. This will allow Israel to break the Israeli blockade. There are many options, including the possibility to stop the flotilla at sea because of its size.
  • 08 Sep 2010 Mexican marines arrested seven gunmen accused of participating in the massacre 72 Central and South American migrants at San Fernando, Tamaulipas.
  • 09 Sep 2010 A gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California kills at most four people and leaves a large hole in the ground.
  • 10 Sep 2010 Five Palestinians were injured in four separate Israeli air strikes in Gaza Strip. These attacks were in response to the fourth rocket attack from Gaza on southern Israel in the past two days.
  • 11 Sep 2010 In light of increased security concerns in Denmark, a man was arrested following a minor explosion in a Copenhagen hotel.
  • 12 Sep 2010 A missile attack by the United States on a house where Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Hafiz Gul Bahadur and his associates were thought to be living in northwest Pakistan results in at least three deaths.
  • 13 Sep 2010 After protests in Jammu-Kashmir following the burning of a Koran by American citizens, at least 18 people have been killed. (BBC) IBN Live (Times of India),
  • 14 Sep 2010 Three Colombian police officers were shot and killed in a guerrilla attack close to the Venezuelan border Monday.
  • 15 Sep 2010 Supported by Somaliland in Ethiopia, Ethiopian forces kill 123 rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front members in the east and surround 90 more rebels.
  • 16 Sep 2010 9 people were killed in the Hakkari bus attack in 2010. A civilian passenger van struck a landmine on a road close to Durankaya, in the southeastern province Hakkari.
  • 17 Sep 2010 South Afghanistan: A soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force was killed by an ISF (International Security Assistance Force) member.
  • 18 Sep 2010 Three people are killed in anti-India protests at Jammu and Kashmir. The death toll from these protests has risen to one hundred.
  • 19 Sep 2010 After 9 deaths in the Gaza flotilla raid, a new convoy of vehicles leaves the UK carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.
  • 20 Sep 2010 The 2010 Grand Canyon National Park quarter-dollar is now in circulation by the US Mint
  • 21 Sep 2010 Nine American soldiers are killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. This makes 2010 the most deadly year of war for foreign troops since 2001.
  • 22 Sep 2010 Eddie Fisher, the teen idol of the 1950s ("Thinking of You", “Oh! My Pa-Pa"), dies at age 82 in Berkeley, California.
  • 23 Sep 2010 Blockbuster, a video chain, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The plan is to reduce debt from nearly $1 billion to $100 million and give a group led by billionaire Carl Icahn as well as hedge funds, a controlling interest in the company.
  • 24 Sep 2010 Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA objected to the use ampquotMamma miaampquot at rallies organized by a right-wing Danish party and threatened to sue.
  • 25 Sep 2010 Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly in an appeal to Israel to halt its policy of building settlements on the West Bank.
  • 26 Sep 2010 One life was lost in a clash between Tidung (Tarakan native people) and ethnic Bugis, Tarakan, East Kalimantan.
  • 27 Sep 2010 Four people were killed when a suspected U.S. drone shot missiles at a house located in Khushali in northwest Pakistan.
  • 28 Sep 2010 Sheikh Mohammad Fateh al Masri was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal area. He was one of al Qaeda’s top commanders.
  • 29 Sep 2010 Russian forces kill 14 Islamist militants in Dagestan.
  • 30 Sep 2010 Three paramilitary Pakistani Armed Forces soldiers are killed and three others injured when NATO helicopters strike the Kurram Agency tribal region border checkpoint. Pakistan reacts by closing an important supply line that runs through its territory. Rehman Malik, Interior Minister, announces a high level meeting to discuss NATO violations against Pakistani sovereignty.
  • 04 Sep 2010 A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Love The Way You Lie
  2. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  3. - Just The Way You Are
  4. - Dynamite
  5. - Only Girl (In The World)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2010?

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen



#1 National BestsellerWinner, John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn Jonathan Franzen's first novel since The Corrections we have an epic tale of modern love and marriage.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Wicked Appetite


Lizzy Tucker, who has taken over a historic Marblehead house, Massachusetts, as her pastry chef at Dazzle's Bakery, Salem, and is now looking for a comfortable future.

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Grand Design


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What is the purpose of our existence? What is reality's nature?

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen


Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and the inspiration behind the critically-acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen is bringing to life Margaret Beaufort (heiress to Lancaster's red rose),

Bob Dylan In America by Sean Wilentz

Bob Dylan In America


As a teenager in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz first heard Bob Dylan's music. Nearly half a century later, Wilentz revisits Dylan's music with the skill of an American legend.