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, 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 12th - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
Jan 17th - 2010 &ndash: 2010 Penang dragon boat accident occurs in Penang, Malaysia
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 28th - Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed were hanged.
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 20th - In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.
Feb 23rd - Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters 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 27th - Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
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 10th - Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
Apr 12th - A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
TV Host Conan O'Brien 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.
Apr 20th - Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.
May 1st - Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
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 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 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.
Jun 24th - John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.
Jul 2nd - Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people
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 14th - 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
Aug 19th - Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
Actor/Body Builder/Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger 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.
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.
Sep 17th - The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
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.
Nov 13th - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
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.
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 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.