Historical Events In 2010
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Jan 01 In the year 2010 a suicide bombing occurs at a volleyball game in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 95, and injuring over 100.
Jan 01 Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden in the year 2010.
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 In the year 2010 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 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 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 in the year 2010.
Feb 03 The sculpture L'Homme qui mare I by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for Â£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 On this day in history the 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada.
Feb 18 On this day in history 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 In the year 2010 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 On this day in history the Kasubi Tombs, Uganda's only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire.
Mar 26 In the year 2010 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 In the year 2010 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 KaczyÅ„ski, 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 EyjafjallajÃ¶kull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe on this day in history.
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 In the year 2010 standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a â‚¬45-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 â‚¬110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek austerity measures on this day in history.
May 04 On this day in history 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.
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 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 on this day in history.
May 20 In the year 2010 five paintings worth â‚¬100 million are stolen from the MusÃ©e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
May 20 Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 2010.
Jun 09 Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks results in the deaths of hundreds in the year 2010.
Jul 01 In the year 2010 belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain.
Jul 08 The first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse in the year 2010.
Jul 11 On this day in history the 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain.
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 in the year 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.