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2010117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)

2010Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

2010Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

2010Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,

201036th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

2010Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

2010Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

2010Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2010California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

201082nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

2010Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

2010Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

2010In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

201062nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

2010Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

201027th MTV Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins

2010Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

2010Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

201074th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272

201037th American Music Award: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

201044th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins

2010124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)

2010The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

2010Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2010 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 
Jan 4
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened. 
Jan 4
The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance. 
Jan 5
Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins 
Jan 6
36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama) 
Jan 10
The US economy is expected to get worse with more job cuts, it is reported today 
Jan 11
Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol" 
Jan 12
Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince 
Jan 12
Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009 
Jan 17
A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12 
Jan 22
Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot. 
Jan 25
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board. 
Jan 26
After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1% 
Jan 28
Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed. 
Jan 31
52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins 
Jan 31
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34 
Feb 7
Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl. 
Feb 13
A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more. 
Feb 14
Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics 
Feb 20
In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago. 
Feb 22
Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region 
Feb 23
Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster. 
Feb 24
Sachin Tendulkar scored the the first double century in One Day International cricket. 
Feb 24
Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009 
Feb 27
Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. 
Mar 6
30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins 
Mar 7
82nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win 
Mar 11
Sebastián Piñera become chilean president. 
Mar 24
Lee Kun-hee returns to Samsung Electronics chief executive officer (CEO) position after his resignation in April 21, 2008 
Mar 29
Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40. 
Apr 2
Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million 
Apr 10
Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński. 
Apr 11
74th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272 
Apr 12
A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people. 
Apr 14
Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier 
Apr 15
Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe. 
Apr 20
Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico. 
May 1
Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City 
May 1
136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45 
May 1
Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts 
May 4
Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly 
May 6
The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs. 
May 8
The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process. 
May 8
Barrow AFC won the English FA Trophy at Wembley, this makes them the only team in the world to win it at both the Old & New Wembley stadiums. 
May 11
Imelda Marcos win election to Philippine House of Representatives representing Ilocos Norte province. 
May 12
An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board. 
May 15
Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo. 
May 15
136th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47 
May 22
Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb., 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h) 
May 31
Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured. 
Jun 3
Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia 
Jun 5
142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57 
Jun 9
44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins 
Jun 9
Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures 
Jun 9
Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009 
Jun 13
64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win 
Jun 16
Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins 
Jun 17
64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3 
Jun 20
110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA 
Jun 24
John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history. 
Jun 27
56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr 
Jul 2
Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people 
Jul 2
Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay 
Jul 4
117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2) 
Jul 4
124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4) 
Jul 11
Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 for soccer's 19th World Cup in South Africa (1st title) 
Jul 13
81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim 
Jul 14
18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win 
Jul 18
139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews 
Aug 1
A 200x250 photo mosaic of President Corazon Aquino was unveiled near the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila in commemoration of her first death anniversay and it has been submitted to the Guinness World Records to be certified as the largest photo mosaic in the world. 
Aug 4
California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger
Aug 7
Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 
Aug 14
2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore. 
Aug 15
92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits 
Aug 19
Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait. 
Aug 23
Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals. 
Aug 29
62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win 
Sep 4
Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages. 
Sep 8
Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues 
Sep 9
A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983 
Sep 12
27th MTV Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem wins 
Sep 17
The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast. 
Sep 20
The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level 
Oct 6
Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds 
Oct 10
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved. 
Oct 13
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. 
Oct 31
Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter 
Nov 10
44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
Nov 10
Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
Nov 13
Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage 
Nov 16
In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place 
Nov 21
37th American Music Award: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win 
Nov 23
The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines. 
Nov 28
98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18 
Nov 28
24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win 
Dec 5
99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2) 
Dec 7
Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter 
Dec 8
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft. 
Dec 11
Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. 
Dec 19
"Miracle at the New Meadowlands", trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires 
Dec 22
The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama
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