2010: On This Year


2010 (MMX in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2010 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2010 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2010, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2010, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2010, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2010, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2010.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2010 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2010 known for ?

  • 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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2010: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2010, during the 83rd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 27/02/2011 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2010:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Tom Hooper, for the movie The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Colin Firth, for the movie The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Natalie Portman, for the movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Christian Bale, for the movie The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2010?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Melissa Leo, for the movie The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo produced in the United States of America.
world population

2010: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Mark Zuckerberg
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Founder of social-networking website Facebook.

2010: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2010 were:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol


Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist, responds unexpectedly to a summons to appear in the U.S. Capitol Building. The building is occupied by a strange object, which has been carefully encoded with five symbols.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell's new book is a stunning intellectual journey through the world "outliers", the best and brightest, most famous, and most successful.

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer real name was Henrietta Lacks. Scientists call her HeLa. Her cells were taken in 1951 without her knowledge and became one of the most important records in black tobacco farming.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen, a black maid from 1962 Jackson, Mississippi is now unable to keep her bitterness in check. Minny, her friend, has never been able to keep her mouth shut. But now she must keep secrets about her employer which leave …

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short


The true story of the crash started in strange feeder markets, where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare or bother to tread: the bond derivative and real estate derivative

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

2010: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2010?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2010 was the Year of the Tiger.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Tiger sign.

Nobel Prize

2010: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2010: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Mario Vargas Llosa

2010: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Andre Geim
  • Konstantin Novoselov

2010: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Peter A. Diamond
  • Christopher A. Pissarides

2010: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Ei-ichi Negishi
  • Akira Suzuki

2010: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Robert G. Edwards
world population

2010: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2010 were Jacob, Ethan and Michael for boys and Isabella, Sophia and Emma for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2010: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2010 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Ethan
  • Michael
  • Jayden
  • William
  • Alexander
  • Noah
  • Daniel
  • Aiden
  • Anthony

2010: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2010 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Chloe
  • Mia

vinyl songs

2010: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2010, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hey, Soul Sister by Train

2010: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2010 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hey, Soul Sister by Train
  2. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  3. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
  4. OMG by Usher
  5. Airplanes by B.o.B.
  6. California Gurls by Katy Perry
  7. Love The Way You Lie by Eminem
  8. Just A Dream by Nelly
  9. Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz
  10. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

2010: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2010 were:


Release year: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

How to Train Your Dragon

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Country: United States of America

world population

2010: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2010 was 6,956,823,603 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 52.0% of the total population, which is roughly 3.6 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2010 was an increase of +83.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.22% over the previous year.The average population density in 2010 was 29 persons per square mile (or 47 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2010?

Here's what happened in 2010:

  • Jan 1, 2010: At a Lakki Marwat volleyball tournament, a suicide bomber explodes his car, injuring 100 others and killing 105.
  • Jan 2, 2010: A petition was signed by 25% of Iceland's voters asking President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson for his veto to a bill requiring the repayment of US$5 Billion to foreign savers who were left out in the collapse of Icelandic banks.
  • Jan 3, 2010: Due to Al Qaeda's security threats, the United States and United Kingdom have closed their Yemen embassies.
  • Jan 4, 2010: Officially opened is the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world.
  • Jan 5, 2010: According to reports, as many as 1,000 Solomon Islands residents are now homeless after the tsunami and two earthquakes that struck earlier in the week.
  • Jan 6, 2010: Heritage Numismatic Auctions has sold a US 1874 Bickford Gold $10 Pattern at Public Auction for US$1,265,000. The Reed Hawn US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent Coin sells at $3,737,000.
  • Jan 7, 2010: The Guardian newspaper's claims that China tried to "hijack the Copenhagen summit's Accord with China, the Xinhua news agency responded by claiming that Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, was not invited to secret US talks on December 17.
  • Jan 8, 2010: Three people were killed when gunmen from the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, an offshoot of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, attacked the bus carrying the Togo football team as it traveled to the African Cup of Nations 2010.
  • Jan 9, 2010: Reports indicate that a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck the coast near Eureka in California. There are reports of damage to nearby power lines and outages.
  • Jan 10, 2010: Three operatives of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad were killed firing mortars into Israel via Gaza.
  • Jan 11, 2010: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, outlines seven priorities in 2010 and calls for a renewed focus to sustainable development and ending hunger and disease.
  • Jan 12, 2010: Haiti's 2010 earthquake kills an estimated 316,000 people and destroys most of Port-au-Prince.
  • Jan 13, 2010: Computer modeling shows that Pine Island Glacier has reached its tipping point for eventual collapse. This is likely to cause a sea-level rise of 52 cm.
  • Jan 14, 2010: India celebrates Thai Pongal, Makar Sankranti, and Magh Bihu harvest festival in various places throughout the country (Palayamkottai & Haridwar).
  • Jan 15, 2010: This is the longest annular solar eclipse in the 3rd millennium.
  • Jan 16, 2010: At 108 years old, Florence Green is thought to be Britain's oldest surviving First World War veteran. She also happens to be the last female First World War veteran. Green served in 1918 with the Women's RAF.
  • Jan 17, 2010: At least 200 people are killed when rioting breaks out between Christian and Muslim groups in Jos, Nigeria.
  • Jan 18, 2010: Due to a dispute over the Persian Gulf's name, the 2010 Islamic Solidarity Games that were scheduled to be held in Tehran this April have been cancelled.
  • Jan 19, 2010: Haiti earthquake, 2010.
  • Jan 20, 2010: Republican Scott Brown wins Massachusetts' vacant Senate seat, decreasing the Democrats' majority by 59 seats to 41.
  • Jan 21, 2010: Operation Aurora
  • Jan 22, 2010: Yukio Hatoyama, the Japanese Prime Minister, has stated that he will resign in case he is found guilty of receiving illegal fund donations.
  • Jan 23, 2010: The aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010:
  • Jan 24, 2010: The aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010:
  • Jan 25, 2010: Live Nation and Ticketmaster have completed their merger following an agreement with United States Department of Justice for the divestment of some interests.
  • Jan 26, 2010: Spyker, a Dutch auto company, signs a deal with General Motors to purchase Sweden's Saab for US$74 Million in cash and $326,000,000 in deferred shares.
  • Jan 27, 2010: Porfirio Lobo Sasa, the new President of Honduras, ends the 2009 Honduran Constitution Crisis.
  • Jan 28, 2010: Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman and Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan. Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed Major Bazlul Uda, Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed and Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed were hanged.
  • Jan 29, 2010: The Wittelsbach–Graff Diamond is on display in Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Jan 30, 2010: Extreme weather can cause chaos, including snow, wind and even death in Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, and possibly three deaths.
  • Jan 31, 2010: At least 13 people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a Ciudad Juarez student party.
  • Feb 1, 2010: Barack Obama, the US President, announces a US$3.8 trillion budget program for 2011. He predicts that the US deficit will rise to record levels of US$1.56 trillion in 2011.
  • Feb 2, 2010: Russia and Ukraine accuse one another of spying, while Ukraine detains one Russian and expels the other four.
  • Feb 3, 2010: Alberto Giacometti's sculpture "L'Homme qui march I" is sold in London for PS65 Million (US$103.7M), setting a new record for art sold at auction.
  • Feb 4, 2010: Roadshow Films v iiNet is a precedent that Internet service provider (ISP) are not responsible to what users do with the ISP's services.
  • Feb 5, 2010: Two separate bombings in Karachi result in at least 22 deaths and more than 50 injuries.
  • Feb 6, 2010: Jordan Queen's education reform program is praised in Jordan. Rania Al Abdullah, Princess Hessa Bint Salman and the Director General of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), were given a briefing by Valentina Qussisiya.
  • Feb 7, 2010: According to Neilsen Company, the NFL Super Bowl is viewed by more than 106,000,000 people in the United States. It has surpassed M*A*S*H's 1983 finale to become the most watched program on American television.
  • Feb 8, 2010: John Murtha, a US Democratic Representative, is now 77 years old. He died from complications following gallbladder surgery.
  • Feb 9, 2010: Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, pleads not guilty to the death of the star.
  • Feb 10, 2010: Charles Nesbitt Wilson (US Democratic Congressman for Texas, 1973-96), has died from cardiopulmonary arrest in Texas. Wilson had supported sending weapons and money in Afghanistan for the past 24 years against the Soviet Union.
  • Feb 11, 2010: To discuss a possible rescue plan for Greece's economy, a summit of the European Union is held.
  • Feb 12, 2010: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeatedly called upon the DPRK for a re-engagement in the Six-Party Talks, which also include the Republic of Korea and Japan, China, Russia, and the United States.
  • Feb 13, 2010: The largest offensive in Afghanistan since 2001's overthrow by the Taliban was launched by more than 15,000 American, British, and Afghan troops.
  • Feb 14, 2010: NATO has admitted that it killed 12 civilians after two misfired rockets struck a Marjah, Helmand house. President Hamid Karzai calls for an explanation.
  • Feb 15, 2010: Norwegian fertilizer manufacturer Yara has agreed to purchase Terra, an American fertilizer company, for US$4.1 million. This will extend Yara's position as the world's largest producer of nitrogen-based fertilizer.
  • Feb 16, 2010: Assassination of a top Hamas military commander in Dubai
  • Feb 17, 2010: Mexico City has 500,000 people who have been vaccinated for the A/H1N1 influenza.
  • Feb 18, 2010: One-engine Piper Cherokee plane crashes into a seven storey Austin office building, killing pilot Joseph Andrew Stack. In a suicide note, the pilot expressed his anger at federal tax authorities.
  • Feb 19, 2010: 350.org and Bill McKibben reacted to President Barack Obama's Copenhagen Accord.
  • Feb 20, 2010: Alexander Haig, former secretary of state of the United States, dies in Baltimore from complications caused by an infection.
  • Feb 21, 2010: Six Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants from Abu Sayyaf, including Albader Parad (most wanted), die in contact with troops at Mount Tucay in Maimbung.
  • Feb 22, 2010: At the Rio Group summit in Playa del Carmen Mexico, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe almost got into a spat with each other, with Uribe taunting Chavez ampquotBe man! You're a coward! Keep talking and arguing face-to-face.
  • Feb 23, 2010: Unknown criminals pour more than million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.
  • Feb 24, 2010: It was announced that the sauropod genus Abydosaurus has been discovered.
  • Feb 25, 2010: After the publication of a critical report on Venezuelan human rights, Hugo Chavez has pledged to withdraw Venezuela from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
  • Feb 26, 2010: Kim Yu-Na, a Korean figure skater, won the gold medal with a new world record in short programme and free skating with the total 228.56. This is yet another world record for the total score, making him the first South Korean figure skater to win statewide in any discipline at the Olympic Games. South Korea's first ever medal at the Winter Olympics was Kim's gold.
  • Feb 27, 2010: A magnitude 8.8 earthquake strikes central Chile, causing more than 500 deaths and thousands of injuries.
  • Feb 28, 2010: Winter Olympics 2010:
  • Mar 1, 2010: Sony attributes recent PS3 model malfunctions to an internal clock problem.
  • Mar 2, 2010: Assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh
  • Mar 3, 2010: After nationwide protests last Sunday, gay people can now receive communion in the dioceses of'sHertogenbosch.
  • Mar 4, 2010: Egyptian President Hosni Moubarak said that he doesn't mind nominating Mohamed ElBaradei, the former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, to the next presidential election so long as it takes place within the existing constitution.
  • Mar 5, 2010: Baidu shares rose 34% after rival Google announced on Jan 12 that it might close its China business. Baidu has increased by 34%, while Google has fallen by 8.5 percent.
  • Mar 6, 2010: Micheal Martin informs his fellow EU foreign ministers about his visit to Gaza during a meeting in Cordoba (Spanish)).
  • Mar 7, 2010: Los Angeles, California hosts the 82nd Academy Awards. The Hurt Locker is the best picture
  • Mar 8, 2010: In a cemetery close to the capital, Tassos Papadopoulos's body, fifth President of Cyprus was found robbed.
  • Mar 9, 2010: Washington, D.C., hosts the first ever same-sex marriages.
  • Mar 10, 2010: Jos, Nigeria: Interreligious riots
  • Mar 11, 2010: The Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals rules in favor of a 2007 challenge to the motto "In God We Trust" on US coins.
  • Mar 12, 2010: The 2010 Indian Premier League begins under heavy security at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
  • Mar 13, 2010: He Pingping, the shortest person alive, dies in Rome at 21 due to unknown complications.
  • Mar 14, 2010: Chile's major power outage, which includes Santiago, is being repaired by ONEMI.
  • Mar 15, 2010: Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
  • Mar 16, 2010: The Kasubi Tombs in Uganda, Uganda's sole cultural World Heritage Site are now extinct. Allvoices.com
  • Mar 17, 2010: The National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship continues to protest in Thailand, and supporters continue to throw their blood outside the home of Prime Minister Abhisit Vjajiva.
  • Mar 18, 2010: Dennis Klerks 18 years Kerkrade
  • Mar 19, 2010: Hossein Marashi, former Iranian Vice President, is in prison for spreading propaganda.
  • Mar 20, 2010: A series of severe sandstorms struck north China, affecting the regions Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and the provinces Shanxi Shaanxi, Hebei, and causing widespread damage.
  • Mar 21, 2010: French President Sarkozy's UMP party is heavily defeat in regional elections.
  • Mar 22, 2010: After refusing to convert to Islam, a Christian from Pakistan dies.
  • Mar 23, 2010: In a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama signed a landmark US$938 million health-care reform bill. The legislation was opposed by Republicans who pledged to repeal it. 13 states filed lawsuits against the federal government for the constitution of the law. This law will make coverage available to more than 30,000,000 Americans who are not insured and it will end discrimination from insurance companies against those with medical conditions.
  • Mar 24, 2010: Robert Culp, a Hollywood actor (Kelly Robinson, Bill Maxwell, Everybody Loves Raymond), has died at the age of 79.
  • Mar 25, 2010: In a Colombian city known for its cocaine trafficking, a car bomb left at least 6 dead and more than 40 wounded.
  • Mar 26, 2010: Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President, and Barack Obama, the US President, agree to a new treaty on nuclear arms reduction. Both sides are limited to 1,550 warheads by the treaty, which is a 25 percent reduction for the Americans and 30% for the Russians. Each side would have seven years from the date of ratification to implement the reductions.
  • Mar 27, 2010: Earth Hour
  • Mar 28, 2010: BBC reported that it found evidence of a massacre in Democratic Republic of Congo in December last year in which at most 321 people, including children were killed. Human Rights Watch describes it as ampquotone the most horrific massacres committed by the LRAampquot.
  • Mar 29, 2010: 15 people were arrested by Israel, 2 journalists included, during a police raid on a protest in Bethlehem.
  • Mar 30, 2010: After 12 years of FARC captivity, Pablo Emilio Moncayo, a Colombian soldier, is freed.
  • Mar 31, 2010: Algiers arrest an Israeli spy who was found with a fake Spanish passport. He used the pseudonym Alberto Vagilo, 35 years old. Some sources initially reported this as an abduction by an al-Qaeda-linked organization of a Spanish citizen.
  • Apr 1, 2010: The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act is initiated by the Indian government. It provides compulsory and free education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. This makes education a fundamental human right for millions of children.
  • Apr 2, 2010: The United States Department of Labor announces a second solid increase in employment since the recession.
  • Apr 3, 2010: Eugene Terre'Blanche is shot to death in Ventersdorp, the hometown where he was a founder of the Afrikaner Resist Movement.
  • Apr 4, 2010: Rescue efforts have been made to rescue 114 miners who were trapped in a mine that was flooded for more than a week in Shanxi (China).
  • Apr 5, 2010: 29 people were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine South coal mine in Raleigh County in West Virginia.
  • Apr 6, 2010: Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
  • Apr 7, 2010: The Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees Bishkek amid rioting and creates a sociopolitical crisis. Roza Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister, is appointed to the head of the interim government after the opposition takes control.
  • Apr 8, 2010: In Prague, the US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a landmark nuclear arms agreement. The treaty obligates each country to reduce their number of strategic warheads deployed to 1,550. This is 30% lower than the previous limit.
  • Apr 9, 2010: Brazil continues to rescue 200 people who are believed to be buried in their homes after a massive landslide in Morro de Bumba, near Rio de Janeiro in the state.
  • Apr 10, 2010: All 96 passengers onboard the Tu-154M of Polish Air Force crashed near Smolensk in Russia, killing President Lech Kaczynski.
  • Apr 11, 2010: Aftermath of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 accident:
  • Apr 12, 2010: After delays in delivering ballot papers, Sudan's historic elections were extended by two more days
  • Apr 13, 2010: In China, Qinghai experiences a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. It kills at least 2000 people and injures more than 10,000.
  • Apr 14, 2010: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Yushu, Qinghai in China killed nearly 2700 people.
  • Apr 15, 2010: The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is where US President Barack Obama announced details of his new policy regarding NASA, the US space agency. New rocket booster systems and spacecraft will be constructed to allow manned missions to Mars, the Moon and beyond by 2025. Over the next five-years, new funding will amount to US$6billion.
  • Apr 16, 2010: Goldman Sachs Group was charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with fraud for marketing a subprime loan product. Goldman Sachs shares fell 12.8 percent to close at $160.70, $23.57 below the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Apr 17, 2010: In response to President Barack Obama's Washington, D.C. conference, the ampquotNuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for no oneampquot disarmament conference opened.
  • Apr 18, 2010: The Dow Live Earth Run for Water began on April 18. These cities were chosen as the host cities: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 19, 2010: The US Mint has released the first coin of the 26-coin America the Beautiful quarter-dollar coin program. Hot Springs National Park is honored by the 2010-dated coin.
  • Apr 20, 2010: The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
  • Apr 21, 2010: In renewed tribal clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur state, 52 civilians were killed and 55 more were injured.
  • Apr 22, 2010: Two days after an explosion, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off Louisiana's coast is submerged in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Apr 23, 2010: An Atlas V rocket lifts the X-37B unmanned military spaceplane into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The reusable 9m-long spaceplane is approximately one-quarter as large as the space shuttle.
  • Apr 24, 2010: The U.S. Coast Guard discovered that approximately 1000 barrels of oil per day are leaking from the well beneath the rig that burst off the coast of Louisiana on April 20.
  • Apr 25, 2010: The International Court of Arbitration in The Hague orders that the British government pay PS400 million Iran to cancel an arms deal that was canceled following the Iranian Revolution.
  • Apr 26, 2010: Belgium's King Albert accepts the resignation from Prime Minister Yves Leterme. This ends his term as prime minister and leads to early elections in June 2010.
  • Apr 27, 2010: Standard and Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign rating to junk just four days after activation of a EUR45 billion EU-IMF bailout. This triggered the global decline in stock markets and the euro's value. It also furthered a European sovereign debt crisis.
  • Apr 28, 2010: Niger faces total crop failure worse than that of 2005, according to United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes.
  • Apr 29, 2010: Explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Apr 30, 2010: After sustaining injuries in his China hotel, Maltese President George Abela has to be admitted and must cancel his official appearance at the inauguration.
  • May 1, 2010: As a result of a car bomb being discovered, a portion of Times Square in New York City is sealed off and evacuated.
  • May 2, 2010: The International Monetary Fund and the eurozone have agreed to a EUR110 billion bailout package in Greece. This package includes severe austerity measures for Greece.
  • May 3, 2010: Ajmal Kasab is the sole surviving terrorist who was involved in the attacks on Mumbai in 2008. He has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder and waging war against India.
  • May 4, 2010: Nashville, Tennessee received 13 inches of rain in two days. This is close to the double previous rainfall record. Parts of Nashville are evacuated after the levee that protects the southern park is breached. In Tennessee, 17 people are killed by flash floods and drowning.
  • May 5, 2010: In response to austerity measures that the government imposed as a result the Greek debt crisis, mass protests broke out in Greece.
  • May 6, 2010: The Dow Jones Industrial Average experiences its largest intraday point loss ever: 998.5 points. Some shares fell to almost zero during the market's collapse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 347.80 points or 3.20 percent to 10,520.32 by the close of trading. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 3.24 percent to 1,128.15. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 3.44 percent to 2,319.64
  • May 7, 2010: Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.ref name=quotPinkowskiquot
  • May 8, 2010: 2010 Philippine general election
  • May 9, 2010: BP's containment chamber failed, prolonging the Gulf of Mexico oil leakage.
  • May 10, 2010: Insurgents in Iraq kill 102 people and injure more than 200 others in a series suicide bombings that took place from Mosul to Basra, Iraq. This is the largest number of attacks in one day this year and could threaten a planned US withdrawal.
  • May 11, 2010: Benigno Aquino III appears to be the son of Corazon Aquino and is expected to win the presidency in the Philippine election. The elections have been marred with deadly violence and malfunctioning voting systems.
  • May 12, 2010: Afriqiyah Airways Flight collides with the ground and kills all aboard.
  • May 13, 2010: Protests in Thailand 2010:
  • May 14, 2010: The Rare Coin Wholesalers of California sells an USA 1794 Flowing Hair Silver dollar coin graded SP66 PCGS to Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation of California. It is valued at US$7.85million. This is a world record price for one US coin.
  • May 15, 2010: Jessica Watson is the youngest person to solo sail non-stop around the globe.
  • May 16, 2010: In the shelling of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, 20 people were killed and 60 more were injured.
  • May 17, 2010: The New Bus for London's Design is now revealed.
  • May 18, 2010: A new study found that wealth gaps between black and white Americans increased more than four-fold between 1984 and 2007.
  • May 19, 2010: The Royal Thai Armed Forces ends its crackdown against protests by ordering the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
  • May 20, 2010: 5. People are killed by flooding in Poland Flooding can also be caused by downpours in Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
  • May 21, 2010: Friday's minibus suicide bombing attack in Diyala, Iraq killed 35 people and left 69 others wounded.
  • May 22, 2010: Air India Express Flight 812 crashes into the runway at Mangalore International Airport, India. 158 people are killed and 8 others are left behind.
  • May 23, 2010: A landslide occurred in Yujiang Province, East China, and resulted in the deaths of at least 19 passengers.
  • May 24, 2010: Trinidad and Tobago holds general elections, with the United National Congress winning and Kamla Persad–Bissessar becoming the first female Prime Minister. (CaribbeanWorldNews),
  • May 25, 2010: After clashes, central Nepal imposes a curfew. Following clashes between police and members of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist),-aligned Young Communist League, (YCL), the central Nepal district Dolakha issued a curfew order.
  • May 26, 2010: After completing its 32nd mission, NASA's Atlantis spacecraft lands at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It will deliver a Russian module to the International Space Station.
  • May 27, 2010: The death toll from the violence in Jamaica has risen to 73 and 44 respectively in Kingston and west Kingston.
  • May 28, 2010: The World Bank can cancel $36 Million in Haiti's debts after January's catastrophic earthquake with contributions from Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland.
  • May 29, 2010: BP's efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leakage are failing. This is the worst oil spillage in American history. It is threatening marshland, beaches, and the environment.
  • May 30, 2010: Flight recorders of Afriyah Airways Flight 771 that crashed in Libya on 12/05/2018, killing 103 people, indicate there was no technical problem.
  • May 31, 2010: Shayetet thirteen soldiers attacked the flotilla with guns in international waters. They were trying to break the blockade of Gaza Strip. A violent attack began during the armed aggression against the MV MaviMarmara ship. 9 activists were killed by soldiers aboard, with many others injured.
  • Jun 1, 2010: The 2010 Yellowstone National Park quarter-dollar coin is now in circulation by the US Mint.
  • Jun 2, 2010: Crew of the Libyan M/V Rim captures the ship from Somali pirates in Gulf of Aden. Another ship is captured, the Panamanian M/V QSM Dubai.
  • Jun 3, 2010: At Yellowstone Park, the US Mint officially launched the Yellowstone National Park quarter-dollar 2010.
  • Jun 4, 2010: SpaceX, a California-based firm, launches the Falcon 9 rocket in its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral (Florida). The rocket successfully orbits Earth.
  • Jun 5, 2010: The leaking pipe from the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig is sealed with a cap. This allows the spillage to slow down but not stop.
  • Jun 6, 2010: According to a Sudan tribal leader, 41 people were killed during fighting in Sudan's western region.
  • Jun 7, 2010: Four Palestinians were killed by the Israeli Navy in diving gear. Israel claims they were planning an attack and carrying weapons off Gaza's coast.
  • Jun 8, 2010: In Iraq, at least 11 people are killed and many others are injured in several fatal incidents, including several civilians and a Sunni imam.
  • Jun 9, 2010: Many people have died in ethnic riots between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Jun 10, 2010: Afghanistan War:
  • Jun 11, 2010: RPET5's 20th Birthday!
  • Jun 12, 2010: Arkansas floods have claimed 18 lives.
  • Jun 13, 2010: Egyptian security forces beat protesters during a demonstration against Egypt's human rights violations. Also, a police incident that led to the death of a young boy a week earlier resulted in a case of police brutality.
  • Jun 14, 2010: No one is eligible to receive the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for the second consecutive year.
  • Jun 15, 2010: Iran's Human Rights:
  • Jun 16, 2010: The Jamaican Government has ordered civilians to stay off the streets for 2 days in several Kingston slums, because authorities are still searching for Christopher Coke (assumed to be a drug lord by the United States).
  • Jun 17, 2010: Due to the upcoming G20 summit, the United States has issued a warning about travel for Toronto.
  • Jun 18, 2010: Ronnie Lee Gardner, a 49-year-old murderer, is executed by firing squad at Draper (Salt Lake City), Utah (USA). Gardner was sentenced to death for the murder of a lawyer in an attempt to escape from a court hearing. He spent 25 years behind bars. This was the first execution by firing squad in America in 14 years.
  • Jun 19, 2010: Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese Democracy activist, turns 65 as domestic and international pressures for her release from house detention intensify. She is allowed to have a cake and bouquet of flowers delivered by political supporters because she has been protected at her home.
  • Jun 20, 2010: Manute Bol (7-foot-7-inch, 2.3m), NBA basketball legend (Washington Bullets), from southern Sudan, has died at 47 years old due to kidney problems in Virginia, USA.
  • Jun 21, 2010: Mara gang members from El Salvador attacked a bus near San Salvador. They shot at it, before lighting it on fire with gasoline. Two more people were killed when gang members opened fire on another bus.
  • Jun 22, 2010: After a train derailed plunges into a ravine, at least 60 people were killed and many more were injured in the Republic of the Congo. After the train had left Pointe-Noire, a coastal town on the Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean line to Brazzaville, the accident occurred.
  • Jun 23, 2010: General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander of forces for Afghanistan, is forced to resign. He was replaced by General David Petraeus.
  • Jun 24, 2010: John Isner, USA, defeats Nicolas Mahut, France at Wimbledon in the longest match of professional tennis history.
  • Jun 25, 2010: After an overcrowded bus collides with a truck in Patna district in Bihar state, India, at least 24 people were killed and 50 others injured.
  • Jun 26, 2010: Four people were killed when gunmen attacked a jewelry shop in western Iraq Saturday morning. They then fled with large quantities of gold from Fallujah, which is located 40 miles (65 km) west of Baghdad.
  • Jun 27, 2010: Algirdas Brazauskas is the first president of independent Lithuania. He dies in Vilnius.
  • Jun 28, 2010: U.S. U.S.
  • Jun 29, 2010: S&P 500's stock market index falls to 1050.47, its lowest point in eight months. The Dow Jones industrial average drops 268.22 point, or 2.65 percent to 9,870.30. The Nasdaq Composite index drops 85.47 point, or 3.85%, to 2,135.18.
  • Jun 30, 2010: United States
  • Jul 1, 2010: Oil spillage at Deepwater Horizon
  • Jul 2, 2010: At least 230 people are killed in the explosion of a South Kivu tanker truck in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Jul 3, 2010: After a fuel tanker explodes in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 230 people were killed and 200 others were injured.
  • Jul 4, 2010: Australia celebrates its indigenous culture through NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap By Leading Their Way'.
  • Jul 5, 2010: Australia celebrates its indigenous culture through NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap By Leading Their Way'.
  • Jul 6, 2010: Australia celebrates its indigenous culture during NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap through Leading Their Way'.
  • Jul 7, 2010: Australia celebrates its indigenous culture during NAIDOC Week 2010. The 2010 theme is 'Unsung Heroes: Closing the Gap through Leading Their Way'.
  • Jul 8, 2010: The Solar Impulse completes the first 24-hour flight of a solar-powered plane.
  • Jul 9, 2010: Russia and the US exchange spies in Vienna (Austria); the US transfers ten spies and Russia releases four. This is the largest spy swap since the Cold War.
  • Jul 10, 2010: The ceremonial burial of Yagan, Noongar leader and head of the Noongar clan, is being done on the 177th anniversary his last day of freedom.
  • Jul 11, 2010: The DPJ-led ruling coalition is deprived of its majority in the Diet of Japan's upper house.
  • Jul 12, 2010: The new cap for the oil well that was destroyed has been installed and will be subject to more than two days of testing.
  • Jul 13, 2010: George Steinbrenner (1973-19) is the New York Yankees owner. He dies in Tampa, Florida after suffering a heart attack.
  • Jul 14, 2010: Andre Kagwa Rwisereka (a senior Rwandan opposition politician) was reported as missing. His body was found near his car, with the head nearly completely severed.
  • Jul 15, 2010: In a suicide attack on a mosque in the southeastern Iran, more than 20 people were killed and 100 others were injured.
  • Jul 16, 2010: John Faulkner, Federal Defence Minister, says that Australia should not withdraw from Afghanistan. He claims it would reverse nine years of hard work.
  • Jul 17, 2010: York's busy shopping center was closed after dozens of English football fans clashed with dogs and riot officers.
  • Jul 18, 2010: After a successful prison break, the Taliban released 14 Farah prisoners.
  • Jul 19, 2010: Sokratis Giolias, a blogger, journalist and broadcaster from Greece, is shot to death outside his Ilioupoli home. This happened just before the publication of his investigation into corruption.
  • Jul 20, 2010: Navi Pillay stated that Kyrgyzstan has been detaining hundreds and using torture to punish them during the ongoing crisis.
  • Jul 21, 2010: The United States has announced new sanctions against North Korea. These are intended to stop North Korea from selling arms or procuring luxury goods. They also aim to shut down any North Korean businesses operating illegally overseas.
  • Jul 22, 2010: Randgold Resources, a British mining company, is planning to force 15,000 people from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to flee the area in search of gold.
  • Jul 23, 2010: Police seal off the Nigerian section of Jos after discovering a bomb-trap bomb.
  • Jul 24, 2010: More than 80,000 people around the globe record their daily lives to submit to the YouTube documentary Life In A Day.
  • Jul 25, 2010: Wikileaks is an online publisher of classified, anonymous, and covert material. It has published over 90,000.
  • Jul 26, 2010: The US Mint has released the 2010 Yosemite Park quarter dollar.
  • Jul 27, 2010: According to the Afghan War Diary, Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence orchestrated the attack on Kabul's Indian Embassy in 2008. This suicide attack left 40 people dead. (samaylive).
  • Jul 28, 2010: 25 people were killed when a bomb was dropped on a bus carrying civilians in Nimruz Province, southwest Afghanistan. (Press TV),
  • Jul 29, 2010: Flooding begins in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province due to heavy monsoon rains. Floods cause more than 1 million displacements and over 1,600 deaths.
  • Jul 30, 2010: Afghan War Diary
  • Jul 31, 2010: Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton wed in Rhinebeck (New York).
  • Aug 1, 2010: Afghanistan War
  • Aug 2, 2010: A Grad rocket from the Sinai strikes Aqaba, killing a civilian in Jordan and injuring three more. Four more rockets also hit open areas in the Gulf of Aqaba. The attack was condemned by Jordan, Israel and Egypt, as well as the United States.
  • Aug 3, 2010: Adaisseh incident
  • Aug 4, 2010: In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Vaughn Walker overturns California's Proposition 8.
  • Aug 5, 2010: The US Senate approves Elena Kagan for a position on the US Supreme Court. It votes 63-37.
  • Aug 6, 2010: The controversial ContactPoint database of children is being discontinued by the incoming coalition government in the United Kingdom.
  • Aug 7, 2010: Bowers and Merena Auctions holds an auction in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Aug 8, 2010: North Korea holds a South Korean fishing vessel with four South Koreans aboard and three Chinese.
  • Aug 9, 2010: Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, testifies before Israel’s Turkel Commission. The Turkel Commission is investigating Israel's involvement in May's Gaza flotilla attack. It is headed by Jacob Turkel, an Israeli judge. The testimony will last for five hours and some parts of it will be closed to the public.
  • Aug 10, 2010: A 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T floating plane crashes close to a remote fishing village, Alaska. Ted Stevens, a former senator from the United States of America, was killed along with four others.
  • Aug 11, 2010: Dan Rostenkowski (Illinois Democratic Representative, 1958-1994), has died at the age of 82.
  • Aug 12, 2010: Afghanistan War:
  • Aug 13, 2010: Jeffrey White, a U.S. District Judge, has banned the planting of genetically modified sugarbeets engineered Monsanto. He ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had approved Monsanto’s genetically modified sugarbeets in 2009 without conducting adequate environmental studies.
  • Aug 14, 2010: Officially, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the first ever Youth Olympics, begin in Singapore.
  • Aug 15, 2010: Some countries concerned have requested inspections of Israel's nuclear program in a letter addressed to Britain, France, Russia, China and France.
  • Aug 16, 2010: The Philippine security forces announced that they would extend Oplan Bantay Laya, a controversial counter-insurgency tactic, until December 31, 2010. The extension was condemned by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, a political party.
  • Aug 17, 2010: In two explosions that occurred in Pyatigorsk in Russia's North Caucasus, at least one person was killed and 20 were injured.
  • Aug 18, 2010: After his kidnapping on Sunday night, the corpse of Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, Nuevo Leon in Mexico, was found blindfolded and handcuffed.
  • Aug 19, 2010: The US Mint has released the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar for circulation.
  • Aug 20, 2010: Norwegian comedian Hans Morten Hansen finishes a stand-up marathon lasting 38 hours and 14 minutes. This sets a new world record in terms of longest stand-up performance.
  • Aug 21, 2010: Gabriela Shalev, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, writes to Ban Ki-moon declaring that Israel will use force to stop a Bolivian-flagged aid ship carrying all-female assistance and aiming to land close to Gaza.
  • Aug 22, 2010: Two officers were killed and six more injured when a soldier from Venezuela opened fire on an army base in Caracas.
  • Aug 23, 2010: The Palestinian Authority warned it would withdraw from peace negotiations if Israel continues to build settlements in the occupied West Bank.
  • Aug 24, 2010: The US military in Iraq reduces its strength to 50,000 troops
  • Aug 25, 2010: Battle of Mogadishu (2010)
  • Aug 26, 2010: Nadja Benaissa, a German HIV-positive singer, is found guilty for grievous bodily injury after she transmitted HIV to a man through unprotected sex without her disclosing her condition.
  • Aug 27, 2010: Battle of Mogadishu
  • Aug 28, 2010: Pakistan
  • Aug 29, 2010: After last week's tragic hijacking of a tourist coach in the Philippines, eighty thousand people rallied in Hong Kong.
  • Aug 30, 2010: Four Israeli settlers are killed, one of them a pregnant woman. A gunman opened fire on their car, and the shooting ended in four victims. Hamas takes responsibility for the killing.
  • Aug 31, 2010: At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in a roadside bombing and mortar attack in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
  • Sep 1, 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.
  • Sep 2, 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.
  • Sep 3, 2010: Darfur rebels claim that armed men attacked villages in the region, leaving many dead over the past two days.
  • Sep 4, 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.
  • Sep 5, 2010: Israel
  • Sep 6, 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.
  • Sep 7, 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.
  • Sep 8, 2010: Mexican marines arrested seven gunmen accused of participating in the massacre 72 Central and South American migrants at San Fernando, Tamaulipas.
  • Sep 9, 2010: A gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California kills at most four people and leaves a large hole in the ground.
  • Sep 10, 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.
  • Sep 11, 2010: In light of increased security concerns in Denmark, a man was arrested following a minor explosion in a Copenhagen hotel.
  • Sep 12, 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.
  • Sep 13, 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),
  • Sep 14, 2010: Three Colombian police officers were shot and killed in a guerrilla attack close to the Venezuelan border Monday.
  • Sep 15, 2010: Supported by Somaliland in Ethiopia, Ethiopian forces kill 123 rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front members in the east and surround 90 more rebels.
  • Sep 16, 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.
  • Sep 17, 2010: South Afghanistan: A soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force was killed by an ISF (International Security Assistance Force) member.
  • Sep 18, 2010: Three people are killed in anti-India protests at Jammu and Kashmir. The death toll from these protests has risen to one hundred.
  • Sep 19, 2010: After 9 deaths in the Gaza flotilla raid, a new convoy of vehicles leaves the UK carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.
  • Sep 20, 2010: The 2010 Grand Canyon National Park quarter-dollar is now in circulation by the US Mint
  • Sep 21, 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.
  • Sep 22, 2010: Eddie Fisher, the teen idol of the 1950s ("Thinking of You", “Oh! My Pa-Pa"), dies at age 82 in Berkeley, California.
  • Sep 23, 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.
  • Sep 24, 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.
  • Sep 25, 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.
  • Sep 26, 2010: One life was lost in a clash between Tidung (Tarakan native people) and ethnic Bugis, Tarakan, East Kalimantan.
  • Sep 27, 2010: Four people were killed when a suspected U.S. drone shot missiles at a house located in Khushali in northwest Pakistan.
  • Sep 28, 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.
  • Sep 29, 2010: Russian forces kill 14 Islamist militants in Dagestan.
  • Sep 30, 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.
  • Oct 1, 2010: Rahm Emanuel is resigning as Chief of Staff for the United States.
  • Oct 2, 2010: An explosion killed a British soldier on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
  • Oct 3, 2010: 25 Taliban militants were killed by security forces in Nad Ali, a district of southern Helmand Province.
  • Oct 4, 2010: 3 people were killed in Pibor county, Jonglei state of Sudan.
  • Oct 5, 2010: Afghan militant attacks kill four civilians and injure six others in Rusht Rod, southwestern Farah province.
  • Oct 6, 2010: Roy Halladay pitched the Cincinnati Reds' second no-hitter during Game 1 in the NLDS.
  • Oct 7, 2010: Six gangsters were killed and one soldier was hurt when an army patrol clashed in northeastern Mexico with suspected gang members.
  • Oct 8, 2010: After a collapse of Xinjiang's colliery, four miners were killed and one was seriously hurt. A pit belonging to Xinjiang Shenhua Tiandian Mining was destroyed by the earthquake in Hutubi County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Oct 9, 2010: Two other Taliban leaders and insurgents were killed during a fight with Nato forces in the Murghab district of western Badghis province.
  • Oct 10, 2010: The Netherlands Antilles have been disintegrated.
  • Oct 11, 2010: In broad daylight, a leader of the Telugu Desam is shot to death in Anantapur's Srikantam circle.
  • Oct 12, 2010: Two explosions take place in Aden in southern Yemen, killing one person and injuring many others. Al-Qaeda's wing in the country has also stated its intention to create a "new Army" to overthrow President.
  • Oct 13, 2010: Copiapo Mining Accident in Copiapo Chile, 2010. All 33 miners reach the surface after having survived a record-breaking 69 days underground while waiting for rescue.
  • Oct 14, 2010: Eight ISAF NATO soldiers were killed in multiple Afghan attacks, including four roadside bombings.
  • Oct 15, 2010: Margot Wallstrom, United Nations Envoy, says Congolese government soldiers may have committed rape or murder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just weeks after rebel attacks.
  • Oct 16, 2010: Three explosions rocked Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four and injuring two more.
  • Oct 17, 2010: As a result of violence in Karachi, at least 33 people have been killed and 50 more are injured as part of a by-election. (India Times),
  • Oct 18, 2010: Iraq War: In the midst of increasing uncertainty over the timing of WikiLeaks' next batch of classified documents, the U.S. military creates a 120-member team that searches its database for clues to prepare for the publication event.
  • Oct 19, 2010: Russian troops are forced to leave Perevi, a Georgian border settlement, and are replaced with a Georgian Army unit. Perevi, which is just outside South Ossetia was occupied since 2008.
  • Oct 20, 2010: After six days in captivity, Somali gunmen released a British security consultant to Save the Children.
  • Oct 21, 2010: At least seven people are killed in a bomb attack on a bus that was travelling on Mindanao, a southern Philippine island.
  • Oct 22, 2010: The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for 3641 days, surpassing the record for longest continuous human occupancy of space.
  • Oct 23, 2010: Preparing for the Seoul summit finance ministers from the G-20 agree on reforming the International Monetary Fund.
  • Oct 24, 2010: Six people were killed in a shooting rampage at a militia outpost in Palid (Ipil), in the Zamboanga Sibugay region of the South Philippines.
  • Oct 25, 2010: A tsunami and earthquake that struck Sumatra, Indonesia's coast, kills more than 400 people, and leaves many others missing.
  • Oct 26, 2010: Permanent
  • Oct 27, 2010: Several people were injured during protests in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the anniversary of Indian forces' arrival in the region in 1947.
  • Oct 28, 2010: France says it will likely withdraw some troops from Afghanistan in 2011
  • Oct 29, 2010: George W. Bush's memoir reveals that he believed United Airlines Flight 93 was shot down in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • Oct 30, 2010: Unknown assailants opened firing in Rawalpindi's Civil Lines region of Pakistan, killing one person and wounding eight others.
  • Oct 31, 2010: Following the discovery of two explosive packages, the US, UK and France have banned all air freight from Yemen to their respective airports.
  • Nov 1, 2010: Two Afghan women who work as charity workers were shot to death. They were on their way between Lashkar Gah, Garmser and a volatile area of the Helmand River Valley when they were attacked.
  • Nov 2, 2010: Greek mail bombs
  • Nov 3, 2010: After a string of bombs were sent to foreign leaders and embassies, Greece has suspended air mail deliveries.
  • Nov 4, 2010: Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes into central Cuba killing all 68 passengers.
  • Nov 5, 2010: A suicide bomber injures at least 90 people in a mosque 30 km from Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.
  • Nov 6, 2010: According to the United Nations, more than 650 children and women were detained, tortured, and sexually abused in mass evictions that took place from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Nov 7, 2010: Al-Shabaab, a Somali Islamist militant group, threatens more attacks in Burundi or Uganda as a retaliation to their participation in an African Union peacekeeping mission in the country. Seven people have been killed during fighting in Mogadishu's capital.
  • Nov 8, 2010: AfghanistanAfghanistan and NATO-led troops killed 15 Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province during joint operations.
  • Nov 9, 2010: Ali Abadi, the governor of Shwak in Afghanistan's eastern province Paktia, is killed by a bomb blast.
  • Nov 10, 2010: Clashes in Western Sahara have resulted in an increase of 19 deaths.
  • Nov 11, 2010: November 12 and 13: The G-20 summit takes place in Seoul, South Korea. Korea hosts the G-20 leaders summit for the first time as a non-G8 country.
  • Nov 12, 2010: Two soldiers are killed when a convoy of Chinese miners is attacked in Cabinda Province (Angola), killing two.
  • Nov 13, 2010: Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino boxer, defeats Antonio Margarito, an American boxer. He is the first to win eight weight class championships.
  • Nov 14, 2010: One person is killed when a bomb inside a pushcart explodes east of Kabul in Afghanistan's Behsod district.
  • Nov 15, 2010: The 2010 Mount Hood National Forest quarter-dollar is now in circulation at the US Mint
  • Nov 16, 2010: A truck carrying an anti-tank mine in Battambang, Cambodia explodes and kills all 14 passengers.
  • Nov 17, 2010: CERN researchers trap 38 antihydrogen-atoms for one sixth of a second. This marks the first time that humans have ever trapped antimatter.
  • Nov 18, 2010: The US Mint has released the 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar to circulation.
  • Nov 19, 2010: In clashes between rival groups Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a and al-Shabaab, eleven people are killed.
  • Nov 20, 2010: Participants at the NATO Lisbon summit in 2010 issued the Lisbon Summit Declaration.
  • Nov 21, 2010: In response to Ireland's financial crisis, the Eurozone countries agreed to a rescue package from the European Financial Stability Facility for the Republic of Ireland.
  • Nov 22, 2010: 347 people are killed in a stampede at Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival celebrations) celebrations in Phnom Penh.
  • Nov 23, 2010: The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong takes place on Yeonpyeong Island in South Korea. 2 civilians are killed by the North Korean artillery fire and 2 marines die in the attack.
  • Nov 24, 2010: Shelling of Yeonpyeong
  • Nov 25, 2010: After hundreds of Christian protesters clashed with police in Cairo, Egypt, at least one person was killed and over 40 were left injured after the clash between riot officers.
  • Nov 26, 2010: Three armed men were killed in a shootout at the Russian republic.
  • Nov 27, 2010: Seven people were killed by steel box girders that were used to build an overpass in Nanjing China.
  • Nov 28, 2010: WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked quotsecretquot or quotconfidentialquot. ABS-CBN News
  • Nov 29, 2010: The European Union agree to an EUR85 billion rescue deal for Ireland from the European Financial Stability Facility, the International Monetary Fund and bilateral loans from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden.ref name=quotrescuedealquot
  • Nov 30, 2010: Battle of Mogadishu
  • Dec 1, 2010: In firing between criminals and Maoists, two villages and 10 Naxalites are shot to death in Munger (India).
  • Dec 2, 2010: Around 8,000 troops of the African Union from Burundi, Uganda and Uganda have been deployed to Mogadishu in Somalia. This is the scene for heavy fighting this week.
  • Dec 3, 2010: Two Lebanese laborers are hurt after the Israeli army sets off two of its spy devices remotely in the southern Lebanese town of Tyre.
  • Dec 4, 2010: As riot police expel islanders from ancestral homes, dozens of Easter Islanders are hurt in a dispute over ownership.
  • Dec 5, 2010: The Harlem Globetrotters played their famous "Four Point Game" against the Generals.
  • Dec 6, 2010: Somali pirates hijack cargo ship from Bangladesh off the coast India.
  • Dec 7, 2010: A bomb explosion at Varanasi temple, northern India, kills one child and injures 20 others.
  • Dec 8, 2010: SpaceX Dragon's second launch marks the beginning of a private company that can successfully launch, orbit, and retrieve a spacecraft.
  • Dec 9, 2010: Dame Helen Mirren criticised Hollywood filmmakers for "worshipping at the altar of an 18- to-25-year-old male's penis and penis" during a Beverly Hills award ceremony.
  • Dec 10, 2010: Somali pirates took control of a Liberian vessel 80 nautical miles east from the border between Tanzania & Mozambique in their worst southerly attack to date.
  • Dec 11, 2010: Two explosions occurred in Stockholm's busy shopping area, killing one person and injuring 2 others. Officials claim that the incident is being considered a terrorist attack.
  • Dec 12, 2010: Several people were killed by a suicide bomber in Ramadi, western Anbar province.
  • Dec 13, 2010: Somali pirates seize a Liberian-owned cargo vessel and 24 Filipino crew, 550 nautical miles off the coast of India.
  • Dec 14, 2010: As it announces that it will try to end the long-running communist rebellion within three years, the Philippine government also says that it will resume peace talks with rebels.
  • Dec 15, 2010: Ten soldiers were killed by Communist rebels in the Philippines as they returned home to observe a Christmas truce.
  • Dec 16, 2010: Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation triggered the Tunisian Revolution, the 2010 : 2011 Middle East protests and the Tunisian Revolution.
  • Dec 17, 2010: Edmund Moy, Director of the US Mint, resigns effective January 9 to accept a position in the private sector.
  • Dec 18, 2010: Tunisia's government protests start, marking the beginning of the 2010-2011 Middle East/North Africa protests
  • Dec 19, 2010: Sri Lanka lifts the ban on United Nations war crimes panels visiting the country.
  • Dec 20, 2010: 7 people are killed by a roadside bombing and shooting incident in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
  • Dec 21, 2010: Since 1638, the first total lunar eclipse has occurred on the day of both the Northern winter solstice (and the Southern summer solstice). To coincide: Lunar eclipse and winter solstice
  • Dec 22, 2010: President Barack Obama signed the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy, a 17-year-old policy that prohibited homosexuals from serving openly in America's military, into law.
  • Dec 23, 2010: A dozen miles from North Korea's border, hundreds of South Korean soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets gather to perform one of the largest ever live-fire military drills. It is a show of force that South Korea has never seen before. North Korea describes the exercises as ampquotwarmongeringampquot, and threatens a ampquotsacred warampquot.
  • Dec 24, 2010: At least 32 people are killed by bomb blasts that were detonated near Jos, Nigeria during Christmas Eve celebrations. Six people are killed in attacks on churches carried out by suspected Islamists from the northern city of Maiduguri.
  • Dec 25, 2010: A woman throws two handgrenades at a WFP distribution center in Khar, Bajaur and inflicts her vest. At least 45 people were killed and 50 more were injured.
  • Dec 26, 2010: Jos attacks:
  • Dec 27, 2010: A car bomb explodes in Kandahar near Kabul Bank, killing at least three people and injuring others.
  • Dec 28, 2010: At least 15 people are killed in a series of U.S. missile attacks in North Waziristan.
  • Dec 29, 2010: South Thailand insurgency: Seven people were injured in a bomb attack by suspected Islamist insurgents in southern Thailand.
  • Dec 30, 2010: Youssoufou Bambo, the ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the United Nations, claims that the country is at the "brink of genocide"
  • Dec 31, 2010: There are no injuries when a pre-dawn bomb explodes in Athens' nightclub.
  • Jan 8, 2010: Gunmen from an offshoot of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attack a bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three people and injuring another nine.


What does the year 2010 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2010 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 111th year of the 21st century and the 0th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2009 and precedes 2011.

calendars for year 2010

Can you show me the calendar for the year 2010?

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