Historical Events In 2010
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Jul 25 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 on this day in history.
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.
Aug 10 The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns in the year 2010.
Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931) on this day in history.
Sep 28 In the year 2010 seven people are reported to have been killed and around 100 are missing after a landslide in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Oct 10 On this day in history the Netherlands Antilles are dissolved, with the islands being split up and given a new constitutional status.
Oct 13 In the year 2010 thirty-three miners near CopiapÃ³, Chile, trapped 700 metres underground in a mining accident in San JosÃ© Mine, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days.
Oct 22 On this day in history the International Space Station surpasses the record for the longest continuous human occupation of space, having been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000 (3641 days).
Oct 23 In the year 2010 in preparation for the Seoul summit, finance ministers of the G-20 agree to reform the International Monetary Fund and shift 6% of the voting shares to developing nations and countries with emerging markets.
Oct 25 An earthquake and consequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, kills over 400 people and leave hundreds missing in the year 2010.
Oct 26 Repeated eruptions of Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, have killed at least 240 people and forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate in the year 2010.
Nov 04 Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes in central Cuba, killing all 68 people on board on this day in history.
Nov 11 The G-20 summit is held in Seoul, South Korea. Korea becomes the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 leaders summit in the year 2010.
Nov 13 Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi is released from her house arrest in the year 2010.
Nov 17 In the year 2010 researchers at CERN trap 38 antihydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter.
Nov 20 Participants of the 2010 NATO Lisbon summit issued the Lisbon Summit Declaration in the year 2010.
Nov 21 On this day in history eurozone countries agree to a rescue package for the Republic of Ireland from the European Financial Stability Facility in response to the country's financial crisis.
Nov 22 A stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 347 in the year 2010.
Nov 23 On this day in history north Korea shells Yeonpyeong Island, prompting a military response by South Korea. The incident caused an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompted widespread international condemnation. The United Nations declared it to be one of the most serious incidents since the end of the Korean War.
Nov 28 WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked "secret" or "confidential" in the year 2010.
Nov 29 In the year 2010 the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in CancÃºn, Mexico. Also referred to as the 16th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), it served too as the 6th meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 6).
Nov 29 The European Union agree to an â‚¬85 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 in the year 2010.
Dec 02 In the year 2010 nASA announces the discovery of the bacterium GFAJ-1, which may be able to partially replace phosphorous with arsenic in some of its biomolecules.
Dec 21 The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place on this day in history.