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2010 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 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.
- May 15, 2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
- July 2, 2010 – The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
- August 8, 2010 – 2010 China floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
- September 9, 2010 – A natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, creates a “wall of fire” more than 1000 ft high.
- September 19, 2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
- October 25, 2010 – Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.
- December 28, 2010 – Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.
Who Was Born On 2010?
- May 28, 2010 – Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou