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  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 1, 2010

    Bank of America

    Brian Moynihan became President

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 1, 2010

    Ken Lewis, who had lost the title of Chairman of the Board, announced that he would retire as CEO effective December 31, 2009, in part due to controversy and legal investigations concerning the purchase of Merrill Lynch. Brian Moynihan became President and CEO effective January 1, 2010, and afterward, credit card charge offs and delinquencies declined in January. Bank of America also repaid the $45 billion it had received from the Troubled Assets Relief Program.




  • Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 6, 2010

    Aaron Hernandez

    Deciding to enter the draft

    Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 6, 2010

    On January 6, 2010, Hernandez announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2010 NFL Draft. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine but was unable to perform any physical drills after tearing a muscle in his back during the offseason. On March 17, 2010, Hernandez participated at Florida's pro day and performed all of the combine drills. His time in the 40-yard dash would have ranked fourth among all tight ends at the NFL Combine. Hernandez also performed 30 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press and would have been the top performance of all tight ends, surpassing Dennis Pitta's top performance of 27 repetitions.




  • World
    Friday Jan 22, 2010

    Internet

    First Internet link into low earth orbit

    World
    Friday Jan 22, 2010

    The first Internet link into low earth orbit was established on January 22, 2010 when astronaut T. J. Creamer posted the first unassisted update to his Twitter account from the International Space Station, marking the extension of the Internet into space.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    Apple Inc.

    iPad

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    After years of speculation and multiple rumored "leaks", Apple unveiled a large screen, tablet-like media device known as the iPad on January 27, 2010.




  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    Java (programming language)

    Oracle

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    On 27 January 2010, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, becoming the owner of the official implementation of the Java SE platform.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 2010

    Amazon

    Microsoft launches Microsoft Azure

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 1, 2010

    Microsoft launches Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform that will compete with Amazon AWS over cloud services.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 18, 2010

    DC Comics

    DC Entertainment named Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as Co-Publishers of DC Comics

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 18, 2010

    On February 18, 2010, DC Entertainment named Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as Co-Publishers of DC Comics, Geoff Johns as Chief Creative Officer, John Rood as EVP (Executive Vice President) of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and Patrick Caldon as EVP of Finance and Administration.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 22, 2010

    DC Comics

    Anonymous buyer

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 22, 2010

    On February 22, 2010, a copy of Action Comics #1 (June 1938) sold at an auction from an anonymous seller to an anonymous buyer for $1 million, besting the $317,000 record for a comic book set by a different copy, in lesser condition, the previous year.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook was granted a Patent On Certain Aspects of Its News Feed

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

    On February 23, 2010, Facebook was granted a patent on certain aspects of its News Feed. The patent covers News Feeds in which links are provided so that one user can participate in the activity of another user. The sorting and display of stories in a user's News Feed is governed by the EdgeRank algorithm.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 25, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Severe right thumb injury

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 25, 2010

    On February 25, 2010, O'Neal suffered a severe right thumb injury while attempting to go up for a shot against Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 4, 2010

    Armenian Genocide

    U.S. congressional panel narrowly voted that the incident was indeed genocide

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 4, 2010

    On 4 March 2010, a U.S. congressional panel narrowly voted that the incident was indeed genocide; within minutes the Turkish government issued a statement critical of "this resolution which accuses the Turkish nation of a crime it has not committed".


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Richest Person 2010

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    On March 10, 2010, Forbes once again reported that Slim had overtaken Gates as the world's richest person.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 31, 2010

    YouTube

    YouTube website launched a new design

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 31, 2010

    On March 31, 2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface and increasing the time users spend on the site.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 2010

    League of Legends

    Urf the Manatee

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 2010

    In 2010 Riot staged an April Fool's Joke where they introduced a fake new champion, "Urf the Manatee." After a large amount of enthusiasm from the game's player base, Riot decided to donate the proceeds made from selling in-game skins to the Save the Manatee Club, a national non-profit organization striving to save and raise awareness of manatees.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 2, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    $87 million Contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 2, 2010

    On April 2, 2010, Bryant signed a three-year contract extension worth $87 million.


  • California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 2, 2010

    Java (programming language)

    James Gosling's Resignation

    California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 2, 2010

    On 2 April 2010, James Gosling, the creator of Java, resigned from Oracle, at the age of 55.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    Apple Inc.

    iPad Launched

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    Later that year on April 3, 2010, the iPad was launched in the US. It sold more than 300,000 units on its first day, and 500,000 by the end of the first week.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 14, 2010

    Eminem

    RECOVERY announcement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 14, 2010

    On April 14, 2010, Eminem tweeted: "There is no Relapse 2". Although his followers thought he was not releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 15, 2010

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Bill S.3217, Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 15, 2010

    April 15, 2010, Senate introduced bill S.3217, Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    Setting a new playoff career-high

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    On the Western Conference Finals, where they faced the Phoenix Suns. In Game 2, Bryant finished the game with 13 assists, setting a new playoff career-high; it was the most assists by a Laker in the playoffs since Magic Johnson had 13 in 1996.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 20, 2010

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla and Toyota announced a partnership

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 20, 2010

    On May 20, 2010, Tesla and Toyota announced a partnership to work on electric vehicle development, which included Toyota's US$50 million future conditional investment in Tesla and Tesla's US$42 million purchase of a portion of the former NUMMI factory.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    The most satisfying of all championships

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 2010

    The Lakers went on to win the series in six games capturing the Western Conference Championship and advancing to the NBA Finals for a third straight season. In a rematch against the 2008 Champion Boston Celtics, Bryant, despite shooting 6 for 24 from the field, led the Lakers back from a thirteen-point third-quarter deficit in Game 7 to win the championship; he scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 15 rebounds. Bryant won his fifth championship and earned his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP award. This marked the first time the Lakers won a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Bryant said that this was the most satisfying of all of his five championships.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 18, 2010

    Eminem

    Recovery

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 18, 2010

    His seventh album was released on June 18. In the US Recovery sold 741,000 copies during its first week, topping the Billboard 200 chart. Eminem's sixth consecutive US number-one album also topped the charts in several other countries. Recovery remained atop the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks of a seven-week total.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 1, 2010

    Christine Lagarde

    The PBS NewsHour interview

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 1, 2010

    In July 2010, Lagarde told the PBS NewsHour that the IMF's lending program for distressed European countries was "a very massive plan, totally unexpected, totally counter-treaty, because it wasn't scheduled in the treaty that we should do a bailout program, as we did." She also said, "we had essentially a trillion dollars on the table to confront any market attack that would target any country, whether it's Greece, Spain, Portugal, or anybody within the eurozone."


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 8, 2010

    LeBron James

    To Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 8, 2010

    On July 8, he announced on a live ESPN special titled The Decision that he would sign with the Heat.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 10, 2010

    LeBron James

    To Heat Officially

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 10, 2010

    James officially signed with the Heat on July 10, 2010.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    July 21, 2010, Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    500 million-user mark

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    On July 21, 2010, Zuckerberg reported that the Facebook reached the 500 million-user mark.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 4, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Celtics announced that they had signed O'Neal

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 4, 2010

    On August 4, 2010, the Celtics announced that they had signed O'Neal. The contract was for two years at the veteran minimum salary for a total contract value of $2.8 million. O'Neal wanted the larger mid-level exception contract, but the Celtics chose instead to give it to Jermaine O'Neal. The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks also expressed interest but had stalled on O'Neal's salary demands.


  • Redwood City, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 12, 2010

    Android

    Oracle sued Google for android

    Redwood City, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 12, 2010

    On August 12, 2010, Oracle sued Google over claimed infringement of copyrights and patents related to the Java programming language. Oracle originally sought damages up to $6.1 billion, but this valuation was rejected by a United States federal judge who asked Oracle to revise the estimate. In response, Google submitted multiple lines of defense, counterclaiming that Android did not infringe on Oracle's patents or copyright, that Oracle's patents were invalid, and several other defenses. They said that Android's Java runtime environment is based on Apache Harmony, a clean room implementation of the Java class libraries, and an independently developed virtual machine called Dalvik. In May 2012, the jury, in this case, found that Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents, and the trial judge ruled that the structure of the Java APIs used by Google was not copyrightable. The parties agreed to zero dollars in statutory damages for a small amount of copied code. On May 9, 2014, the Federal Circuit partially reversed the district court ruling, ruling in Oracle's favor on the copyrightability issue, and remanding the issue of fair use to the district court.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 28, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal reiterated his desire to fight Choi in an interview

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 28, 2010

    On August 28, 2010, at UFC 118 in Boston, O'Neal reiterated his desire to fight Choi in an interview.


  • New England, North Dakota, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 19, 2010

    Aaron Hernandez

    Debut

    New England, North Dakota, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 19, 2010

    Hernandez made his professional regular-season debut and the first career start in the Patriots' season-opener against the Bengals and recorded one reception for 45-yards during their 38–24 victory. On September 19, 2010, he caught a season-high six receptions for a total of 101 receiving yards during the Patriots' 28–14 loss at the New York Jets in Week 2. Hernandez became the youngest player since 1960 to have more than 100 receiving yards in a single game. In Week 3, Hernandez led all Patriots receivers with six catches for 65-yards during a 38–30 win against the Buffalo Bills. He also had his first career carry for a three-yard gain against the Bills in Week 3. On November 7, 2010, Hernandez caught five passes for 48-yards and scored the first two touchdowns of his career during a 34–14 loss at the Cleveland Browns in Week 9. He caught his first career touchdown on a two-yard pass by Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady during the second quarter. His second touchdown of the game was scored on a one-yard pass by Brady in the fourth quarter.


  • Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Donated $100 million

    Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

    On September 22, 2010, it was reported that Zuckerberg had donated $100 million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 1, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    A movie

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 1, 2010

    A movie based on Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, The Social Network was released on October 1, 2010, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg.


  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 2010

    Marvel Studios

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures acquired the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 2010

    On October 18, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures acquired the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures with Paramount's logo and credit remaining on the films.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 5, 2010

    X-box

    Xbox Kinect

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 5, 2010

    Kinect (stylized as KINECT) is a motion-sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360's audience beyond its typical gamer base. Kinect competes with the Wii Remote Plus and PlayStation Move with PlayStation Eye motion controllers for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively. Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010, in Europe on November 10, 2010.


  • Denver, Colorado, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 11, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    Youngest player in NBA history to reach 26,000 career points

    Denver, Colorado, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 11, 2010

    In his ninth game of the 2010-2011 season, playing against the Denver Nuggets, Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 26,000 career points.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 15, 2010

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Acquired The Domain Name fb.com

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 15, 2010

    On November 15, 2010, Facebook announced it had acquired the domain name FB.com from the American Farm Bureau Federation(AFBF) for an undisclosed amount.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Nov 18, 2010

    Ford

    3% reduce in stake

    U.S.
    Thursday Nov 18, 2010

    On November 18, 2010, Ford reduced their stake further to just 3%, citing the reduction of ownership would allow greater flexibility to pursue growth in emerging markets. Ford and Mazda remain strategic partners through exchanges of technological information and joint ventures, including an American joint venture plant in Flat Rock, Michigan called Auto Alliance.


  • Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 2010

    Black Friday

    Woman was arrested outside of a Toys 'R' Us store

    Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 2010

    During Black Friday 2010, a Madison, Wisconsin woman was arrested outside of a Toys 'R' Us store after cutting in line, and threatening to shoot other shoppers who tried to object.


  • Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 2010

    Black Friday

    A man was trampled when doors opened at a Target store

    Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 26, 2010

    A man in Buffalo, New York, was trampled when doors opened at a Target store and unruly shoppers rushed in, in an episode reminiscent of the deadly 2008 Wal-Mart stampede.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    Visa Inc.

    Anonymous

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    On December 8, the group Anonymous performed a DDoS attack on visa.com, bringing the site down.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    The Giving Pledge

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    On December 9, 2010, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed "The Giving Pledge", in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time, and invited others among the wealthy to donate 50 percent or more of their wealth to charity.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    Warren Buffett

    The Giving Pledge

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    On December 9, 2010, Buffett, Bill Gates, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a promise they called the "Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge", in which they promise to donate to charity at least half of their wealth, and invite other wealthy people to follow suit.


  • Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Dec 20, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra

    Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Dec 20, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra at the Boston Symphony Hall on December 20, 2010.


  • United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 22, 2010

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

    United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 22, 2010

    On December 22, 2010, the United States Congress passed the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. It allocated $4.2 billion to create the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides testing and treatment for people suffering from long-term health problems related to the 9/11 attacks.


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