Historical Events for Year 2010
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Jan 1st - Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
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 5th - Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
Jan 6th - 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)
Jan 10th - The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today
Jan 11th - Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
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 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
TV Host Conan O'Brien Jan 22nd - Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
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
Tennis Player Roger Federer Jan 31st - 98th Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-3, 6-4, 7-6)
Jan 31st - 98th Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)
Feb 7th - Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.
Feb 13th - A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
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
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)
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau 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.
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.
Feb 24th - Sachin Tendulkar scored the the first double century in One Day International cricket.
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 27th - Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
Actor Johnny Depp Mar 3rd - "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released
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 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.
Apr 2nd - Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
NBA Guard 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
Apr 11th - 74th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272
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.
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson Apr 20th - Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.
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
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
May 1st - Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts
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
May 6th - The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus 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)
May 11th - Imelda Marcos win election to Philippine House of Representatives representing Ilocos Norte province.
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 - 136th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos 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
May 22nd - Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,
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.
CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean Jun 3rd - Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia
Jun 5th - 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
Jun 6th - 109th French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
Jun 6th - 109th French Open: Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur (6-4, 7-6)
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
Actor Tim Allen 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
Jun 13th - 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win
Jun 16th - Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins
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 - John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.
Actress Kristen Stewart 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)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio 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
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
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.
Aug 7th - Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
NFL Wide Receiver 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.
Aug 29th - 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win
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.
Actor Colin Firth 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 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
Sep 12th - 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins
Sep 13th - 130th U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
Sep 13th - 130th 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.
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal 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 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 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
Disney Composer Alan Menken Nov 10th - Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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
Nov 16th - In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place
Nov 16th - Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London
Nov 19th - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.
Nov 21st - 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win
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.
Pop Star Justin Bieber 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 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 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
44th US President Barack Obama 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.