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Historical Events Happened In 2010

Thursday, 24 April 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   On this day in history spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.  

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

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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.  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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.  

Feb 12   The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada on this day in history.  

Feb 18   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history 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.  

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

Mar 26   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 07   On this day in history 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.  

Apr 10   On this day in history the President of Poland, Lech KaczyÅski, is among 96 killed when their airplane crashes in western Russia.  

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

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

Apr 20   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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history 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   Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes at runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 103 of the 104 people on board on this day in history.  

May 19   Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history five paintings worth â100 million are stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.  

May 20   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 08   The first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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Jan 03   Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)  

Jan 08   Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933) died on this day in history.  

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.