< MMX = 2010 >
Events in 2010
|4 January:|| ||The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the tallest man-made structure ever at 828 meters, is officially opened.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|18 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|27 January:|| ||Apple Inc. presents its first tablet computer, the iPad, becoming the best selling tech gadget in history a few months later.|
|12 February:|| ||A 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti devastates the nation's capital Port-au-Prince and kills over 230000, making it one of the deadliest on record.|
|14 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|27 February:|| ||An 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, among the most powerful in recorded history, triggers a tsunami in the Pacific and kills 500 people.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|15 April:|| ||European airtravel is suspended for a month in the largest air traffic shutdown since World War II when the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland erupts with fine ash.|
|23 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 June:|| ||Dutch queen Beatrix opens the LOFAR or Low Frequency Array for radio astronomy, the largest radio telescope yet with stations in five countries.|
|8 July:|| ||The French built Solar Impulse is the first solar powered plane to stay 24 hours in the air.|
|29 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1431 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 Augustus:|| ||The Netherlands Antilles are officially dissolved.|
|28 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 September:|| ||Pope Benedict XVI visits Westminster Abbey in London, the first to do so.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|4 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|15 December:|| ||“For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for changing how we live our lives,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time's Person of the Year.|
|22 December:|| ||The French newpaper Le Monde proclaims Wikileaks founder Julian Assange its homme de l' année or Person of the Year.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 2010
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Time Person of the Year.Nelson Mandela, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2010 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965, 1971, 1982, 1993 and 1999 in the century before it and 2021, 2027, 2038, 2049, 2055, 2066, 2077, 2083, 2094, 2100 and 2106 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2010 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 June 2018.