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 6th - 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)
Jan 12th - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
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
Jan 22nd - Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
TV Host Conan O'Brien 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 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
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.
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau 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 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 6th - 30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins
Actress Sandra Bullock 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 10th - Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
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.
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 1st - 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45
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 15th - 136th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus May 22nd - Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,
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.
Jun 5th - 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
Jun 9th - 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins
Singer Carrie Underwood Jun 13th - 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win
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 24th - John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.
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 - 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
Tennis Player Serena Williams 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)
Jul 11th - Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 for soccer's 19th World Cup in South Africa (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 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.
NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice Aug 7th - Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
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.
Rapper Eminem Sep 12th - 27th MTV Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins
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 10th - 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins
Nov 13th - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
Pop Star Justin Bieber Nov 21st - 37th American Music Award: 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.
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 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.
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.