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2010 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 2010 – Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.
- February 14, 2010 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 9, 2010 – The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
- April 10, 2010 – Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
- April 20, 2010 – The Deepwater Horizon oil well explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last five months.
- July 25, 2010 – Wikileaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
- August 14, 2010 – The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
- September 19, 2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
- October 17, 2010 – Mary MacKillop is canonized (in Rome) and becomes the first saint of Australia.
- October 25, 2010 – Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.
Who Was Born On 2010?
- May 28, 2010 – Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou