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2010 Historical Event(s)
- January 4, 2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
- February 14, 2010 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 29, 2010 – Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
- May 6, 2010 – The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
- July 2, 2010 – The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
- September 7, 2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisions, Japanese sailors boarded the Chinese vessel and arrested the captain, Zhan Qixiong.
- September 9, 2010 – A natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, creates a “wall of fire” more than 1000 ft high.
- October 13, 2010 – 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.
- October 17, 2010 – Mary MacKillop is canonized (in Rome) and becomes the first saint of Australia.
- December 18, 2010 – Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
Who Was Born On 2010?
- May 28, 2010 – Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou