In 2010, the world was kind of advance technologically wise, and the internet was more accessible to more people. It is the year that the American Sweetheart Betty White became the oldest Saturday Night Live host at 88 years old.
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to Paul Harding for his debut novel, Tinker. YouTube celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Gregory Brother’s video of the Bed Intruder Song was the most watched video of 2010.
On 20 April, an explosion caused fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The fire on the rig, which is around 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast, killed 11 people, 17 injured and caused the biggest oil spill in American history. The rig was drilling an exploratory well for the British oil giant, BP. By the time of capping of the well on July 15 and 4.9 million barrels, which is 206 million gallons of oil, had spilled into the ocean. BP pleaded guilty to 14 counts of criminal charges in the USA and set up $20 billion to compensate the victims of the disaster.
December 16 saw Larry King the veteran talk show host put a plug on his show Larry King Live CNN. The hour-long show featured interviews with world leaders, movie stars, politicians, musicians and people who made the news since June 1985. The last show included appearances from Donald Trump, Ryan Seacrest, Katie Couric, former President Bill Clinton via satellite, Regis Philbin and a pre-recorded video of President Barack Obama.
The first celebration of Earth Day was in 1970 with 20 million attendees to the event. Fast forward 40 years later, over a billion people in 2010 marked the day. Earth Day is the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. He envisioned a new way to educate people about protecting the Earth.
A decade into the new millennium, 2010 was the international year of biodiversity and youth. It was also the European year for combating poverty and social exclusion. Beyond 2010, technology has been advancing at a fast rate, and one can just imagine what is in store for 2020.
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Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo
Country: United States
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Which were the top hits of 2010 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 2010 ?
By: Kathryn Stockett
Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...
By: Malcolm Gladwell
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.
By: Stieg Larsson
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.
By: Justin Halpern
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,"
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 2010 in the USA ?
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