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Historical Events Happened In 2010

Friday, 24 October 2014

Jan 01   A suicide bombing occurs at a volleyball game in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 95, and injuring over 100 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history the tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.  

Jan 08   On this day in history the Togo national football team is involved in an attack in Angola, and as a result withdraws from the Africa Cup of Nations.  

Jan 12   A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record on this day in history.  

Jan 15   The longest annular solar eclipse of the 3rd millennium occurs on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 2010 ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.  

Feb 03   The sculpture L'Homme qui mare I by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for £65 million (US$103.7 million), setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction on this day in history.  

Feb 12   The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada in the year 2010.  

Feb 18   In the year 2010 the President of Niger, Tandja Mamadou, is overthrown after a group of soldiers storms the presidential palace and form a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy headed by chef d'escadron Salou Djibo.  

Feb 27   An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing 497. The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history in the year 2010.  

Mar 16   On this day in history the Kasubi Tombs, Uganda's only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire.  

Mar 26   On this day in history the ROKS Cheonan, a South Korean Navy ship carrying 104 personnel, sinks off the country's west coast, killing 46. In May, an independent investigation blames North Korea, which denies the allegations.  

Apr 07   Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees Bishkek amid fierce rioting, sparking a sociopolitical crisis. Former foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva is placed at the head of an interim government as the opposition seizes control on this day in history.  

Apr 10   In the year 2010 the President of Poland, Lech KaczyÅski, is among 96 killed when their airplane crashes in western Russia.  

Apr 13   A 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurs in Qinghai, China, killing at least 2,000 and injuring more than 10,000 on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath EyjafjallajÃkull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe on this day in history.  

Apr 20   On this day in history the Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.  

Apr 27   On this day in history standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a â45-billion EU-IMF bailout, triggering the decline of stock markets worldwide and of the Euro's value, and furthering a European sovereign debt crisis.  

May 02   The Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund agree to a â110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek austerity measures on this day in history.  

May 04   Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso sells in New York for US$106.5 million, setting another new world record for a work of art sold at auction in the year 2010.  

May 07   In the year 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.  

May 12   On this day in history afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes at runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 103 of the 104 people on board.  

May 19   Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured in the year 2010.  

May 20   In the year 2010 five paintings worth â100 million are stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.  

May 20   In the year 2010 scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.  

May 22   On this day in history air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway at Mangalore International Airport in India, killing 158 and leaving 8 survivors.  

May 31   On this day in history nine activists are killed in a clash with soldiers when Israeli Navy forces raid and capture a flotilla of ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade.  

Jun 09   Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks results in the deaths of hundreds in the year 2010.  

Jul 01   Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain in the year 2010.  

Jul 08   In the year 2010 the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.  

Jul 11   The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.  

Jul 29   Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding (pictured) in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods in the year 2010.  

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Jan 03   On this day in history death of professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist  

Jan 04   Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955) died in the year 2010.  

Jan 07   Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933) died in the year 2010.  

Jan 11   Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909) died on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950) died on this day in history.