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2010 Historical Event(s)
- February 4, 2010 – The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.
- February 14, 2010 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 2010 – Nigerien rebels attacked the presidential palace in Niamey and replaced President Mamadou Tandja with a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
- May 19, 2010 – The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
- August 5, 2010 – 2010 Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.
- August 23, 2010 – Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed
- 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 19, 2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
- September 25, 2010 – Mahmoud Abbas speaks at United Nations General Assembly to request that Israel end its policy of building settlements in the West Bank.
- November 23, 2010 – The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
Who Was Born On 2010?
- May 28, 2010 – Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou