Historical Events in 2010

  • Jan 1st Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • Jan 1st 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
  • Jan 1st 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • Jan 4th The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.
  • Jan 4th The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
  • Jan 4th 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10
  • Jan 4th The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, officially opens

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Jan 5th Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
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  • Jan 5th 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14

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Jan 6th 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 7th 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21
  • Jan 7th Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians
  • Jan 10th The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today

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Jan 11th Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
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Simon Cowell
  • Jan 12th Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
  • Jan 12th Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
  • Jan 14th Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda
  • Jan 15th 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film
  • Jan 17th A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12

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Jan 17th 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, & Sandra Bullock win

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Jan 22nd Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

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Conan O'Brien
  • Jan 24th AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • Jan 24th NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • Jan 25th 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.
  • Jan 26th After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%
  • Jan 28th Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed.
  • Jan 31st 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins
  • Jan 31st NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34

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Jan 31st 98th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-3, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Player Roger Federer
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Roger Federer

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Jan 31st 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
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Serena Williams
  • Jan 31st 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 7th Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.
  • Feb 11th 60th Berlin International Film Festival: "Honey" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12th 21st Winter Olympic Games open at Vancouver, Canada
  • Feb 13th A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

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Feb 14th Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
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Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Feb 14th 59th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 141-139 at Arlington, Texas
  • Feb 14th 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray wins (137.284 MPH)
  • Feb 14th America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • Feb 20th On the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.

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Feb 21st 63rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Hurt Locker" Best Film, Kathryn Bigelow Best Director

Director Kathryn Bigelow
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Kathryn Bigelow
  • Feb 22nd Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region
  • Feb 23rd Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

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Feb 24th Sachin Tendulkar scored the the first double century in One Day International cricket.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar
  • Feb 24th Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • Feb 26th 41st NAACP Image Awards: "Precious" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 27th Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
  • Feb 28th 21st Winter Olympic Games close at Vancouver, Canada

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Mar 3rd "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

Actor Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp
Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
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Lewis Carroll
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Mar 6th 30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins
  • Mar 7th 82nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win
  • Mar 11th Sebastián Piñera become chilean president.
  • Mar 13th 31st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 West Virginia beats #22 Georgetown, 60-58
  • Mar 14th 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
  • Mar 14th 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)
  • Mar 20th 56th National Film Awards (India): "Antaheen" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Mar 24th Lee Kun-hee returns to Samsung Electronics chief executive officer (CEO) position after his resignation in April 21, 2008
  • Mar 29th Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

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Apr 2nd Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant
  • Apr 5th 72nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Butler 61-59
  • Apr 6th 29th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford 53-47
  • Apr 10th Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
  • Apr 10th 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy aboard Don't Push It wins

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Apr 11th 74th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Phil Mickelson
  • Apr 12th A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
  • Apr 14th Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier
  • Apr 15th Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.

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Apr 18th 45th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Miranda Lambert win

  • Apr 19th 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • Apr 20th Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Apr 21st "Shrek Forever After" directed by Mike Mitchell with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival

  • Apr 22nd 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford from University of Oklahoma first pick by St. Louis Rams

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Apr 26th "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

  • May 1st Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • May 1st 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45

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May 1st Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
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Bryan Adams

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May 4th Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • May 6th The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
  • May 8th The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.
  • May 8th Barrow AFC won the English FA Trophy at Wembley, this makes them the only team in the world to win it at both the Old & New Wembley stadiums.
  • May 9th Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)

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May 11th Imelda Marcos win election to Philippine House of Representatives representing Ilocos Norte province.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • May 12th An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.
  • May 15th Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
  • May 15th 135th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
  • May 18th Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black Café in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable

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May 22nd Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
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Nicolaus Copernicus
  • May 22nd 18th UEFA Champions League Final: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 23rd NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Black Hawks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 0
  • May 23rd 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24th NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • May 29th 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • May 29th Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)
  • May 31st Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.

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Jun 3rd Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
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Ron MacLean
  • Jun 5th 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57

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Jun 6th 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 6th 109th Women's French Open: Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur (6-4, 7-6)
  • Jun 6th 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama
  • Jun 9th 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins
  • Jun 9th Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • Jun 9th Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • Jun 9th Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2

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Jun 12th "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
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Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
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Tom Hanks
  • Jun 13th 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

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Jun 16th Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
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Cam Neely
  • Jun 17th 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 20th 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • Jun 20th "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • Jun 24th Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days

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Jun 24th "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 27th 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr
  • Jul 2nd Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people
  • Jul 2nd FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay
  • Jul 4th 117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4th 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)

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Jul 8th "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK

  • Jul 11th FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)
  • Jul 13th 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • Jul 14th 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 18th 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews
  • Jul 22nd 43rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 25th 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

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Aug 1st 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

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Aug 4th California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Aug 7th Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
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Jerry Rice
  • Aug 14th 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
  • Aug 15th 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • Aug 19th Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
  • Aug 23rd Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.

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Aug 29th 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • Sep 1st 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 4th Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

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Sep 6th "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)

  • Sep 6th 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • Sep 8th Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues
  • Sep 9th A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

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Sep 12th 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
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Eminem
  • Sep 13th 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 13th 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • Sep 17th The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • Sep 19th 35th Toronto International Film Festival: "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 20th The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level
  • Oct 2nd 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 3rd 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • Oct 4th 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
  • Oct 6th Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • Oct 6th Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 10th The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved.
  • Oct 13th The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
  • Oct 14th 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • Oct 22nd MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 22nd 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 23rd MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 31st Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter
  • Nov 1st MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • Nov 10th 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

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Nov 10th Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
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Alan Menken
  • Nov 13th Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
  • Nov 14th 61st Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by four points

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Nov 16th In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

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Nov 16th Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
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Prince William

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Nov 19th "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
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J. K. Rowling
  • Nov 19th New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed

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Nov 21st 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • Nov 23rd The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • Nov 26th 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28th 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
  • Nov 28th 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
  • Dec 4th 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
  • Dec 4th 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
  • Dec 4th 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
  • Dec 5th 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Dec 7th Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
  • Dec 8th With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
  • Dec 11th Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
  • Dec 13th 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • Dec 19th "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires

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Dec 22nd The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama