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  • Colombia
    Friday Jan 1, 2010

    Colombian conflict

    The Colombian Air Force bombed a Jungle Camp in Southern Colombia

    Colombia
    Friday Jan 1, 2010

    On January 1, 2010, Eighteen FARC rebels were killed when the Colombian Air Force bombed a jungle camp in Southern Colombia. Colombian troops of the elite Task Force Omega then stormed the camp, capturing fifteen FARC rebels, as well as 25 rifles, war materials, explosives, and information which was given to military intelligence. In Southwestern Colombia, FARC rebels ambushed an army patrol, killing a soldier. The troops then exchanged fire with the rebels. During the fighting, a teenager was killed in the crossfire.




  • 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.




  • Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday Jan 15, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    Two-month ban

    Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday Jan 15, 2010

    After winning his first three matches in charge of the national team, he oversaw a 6–1 defeat to Bolivia, equalling the team's worst-ever margin of defeat. With two matches remaining in the qualification tournament for the 2010 World Cup, Argentina was in fifth place and faced the possibility of failing to qualify, but victory in the last two matches secured qualification for the finals. After Argentina's qualification, Maradona used abusive language at the live post-game press conference, telling members of the media to "suck it and keep on sucking it". FIFA responded with a two-month ban on all footballing activity, which expired on 15 January 2010, and a CHF 25,000 fine, with a warning as to his future conduct.




  • 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.




  • United Kingdom
    Monday Jan 25, 2010

    Prince William

    The Search and Rescue Training unit

    United Kingdom
    Monday Jan 25, 2010

    In January 2010, he graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, where he had been under the instruction of Squadron Leader Craig Finch. On 26 January 2010, he transferred to the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley, Anglesey, to receive training on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter; he graduated from this course on 17 September 2010. This made him the first member of the British royal family since Henry VII to live in Wales.




  • 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.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Feb 4, 2010

    Symbian OS

    The Symbian community objective

    Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Feb 4, 2010

    The Symbian community objective was to publish the source code for the entire Symbian platform under the OSI- and FSF-approved Eclipse Public License (EPL). The code was published under EPL on 4 February 2010; Symbian Foundation reported this event to be the largest codebase moved to Open Source in history.


  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    IKEA

    The First IKEA Store In Latin America

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    The company later expanded into more countries in the 1990s and 2000s. The first IKEA store in Latin America opened on 17 February 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


  • New York, New York City, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    HTC

    Fast company ranking

    New York, New York City, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    On 17 February 2010, Fast Company ranked HTC as the 31st most innovative company in the world.


  • 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.


  • Tripoli, Libya
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2010

    Vodafone

    Vodafone in Libya

    Tripoli, Libya
    Wednesday Feb 24, 2010

    On 24 February 2010, the Vodafone group signed a partner network agreement with the second-largest operator in Libya, al Madar.


  • 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".


  • Russia
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    Garry Kasparov

    Putin must go

    Russia
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    Kasparov was among the 34 first signatories and a key organizer of the online anti-Putin campaign "Putin must go", started on 10 March 2010.


  • 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.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 22, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 22, 2010

    On 22 March 2010, Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Mar 26, 2010

    Johan Cruyff

    Honorary president of Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Mar 26, 2010

    On 26 March 2010, Cruyff was named honorary president of Barcelona in recognition of his contributions to the club as both a player and manager.


  • 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.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    James Bond

    Second story was adapted by BBC

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 3, 2010

    A Second story was adapted and on 3 April 2010 BBC Radio 4 broadcast Goldfinger with Toby Stephens again playing Bond.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 6, 2010

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi co-founded

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 6, 2010

    On 6 April 2010 Xiaomi was co-founded by Lei Jun and six others, In the first round of funding, institutional investors included Temasek Holdings, IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, and Qualcomm.


  • 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.


  • Nasr City, Cairo
    Monday May 3, 2010

    Mohamed Salah

    Debut

    Nasr City, Cairo
    Monday May 3, 2010

    Salah played his youth football with El Mokawloon. He made his senior team debut in the Egyptian Premier League coming on as a substitute on 3 May 2010 in a 1–1 away draw against El Mansoura. During the 2010–11 season Salah continued earning minutes on the pitch, eventually becoming a regular in the team.


  • England
    Thursday May 6, 2010

    David Cameron

    The 2010 General Election

    England
    Thursday May 6, 2010

    The 2010 general election resulted in the Conservatives, led by Cameron, winning the largest number of seats (306). This was, however, 20 seats short of an overall majority and resulted in the nation's first hung parliament since February 1974.


  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 6, 2010

    Theresa May

    Re-elected MP for Maidenhead

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 6, 2010

    On 6 May 2010, May was re-elected MP for Maidenhead with an increased majority of 16,769 – 60% of the vote. This followed an earlier failed attempt by the Liberal Democrats to unseat her in 2005, as one of that party's leading "decapitation-strategy" targets.


  • the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, England
    Friday May 7, 2010

    Prince Harry

    Prince Charles presented him

    the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, England
    Friday May 7, 2010

    Prince Charles presented him with his flying brevet (wings) on 7 May 2010 at a ceremony at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop. Harry had let it be known he intended to fly Apache attack helicopters if he was successful in passing the rigorous Apache training course. This would allow him to see active military service again on the frontline in Afghanistan.


  • Dublin, Ireland
    Monday May 10, 2010

    League of Legends

    European HQ

    Dublin, Ireland
    Monday May 10, 2010

    In Europe, Riot Games initially signed an international licensing partnership with GOA, the video games department of Orange's Content Division, and Europe's largest gaming portal. On October 13, 2009, GOA and Riot announced that they would start channeling server access for players located in Europe to GOA's dedicated servers. This partnership did not last; on May 10, 2010, Riot Games announced that they would take over the distribution and operation of the game in Europe. To do so, Riot Games established a European HQ in Dublin.


  • England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    David Cameron

    Cameron appointed Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister

    England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    Cameron outlined how he intended to "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and for the national interest." As one of his first moves Cameron appointed Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, as Deputy Prime Minister on 11 May 2010.


  • England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    David Cameron

    The Youngest Prime Minister

    England
    Tuesday May 11, 2010

    On 11 May 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and on his recommendation, Queen Elizabeth II invited Cameron to form a government. At age 43, Cameron became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812, beating the record previously set by Tony Blair in May 1997.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Turkey and Russia signed 17 agreements to enhance cooperation

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    On 12 May 2010, Turkey and Russia signed 17 agreements to enhance cooperation in energy and other fields, including pacts to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant and further plans for an oil pipeline from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The leaders of both countries also signed an agreement on visa-free travel, enabling tourists to get into the country for free and stay there for up to 30 days.


  • England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    Theresa May

    Appointed Home Secretary

    England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    On 12 May 2010, when May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality by Prime Minister David Cameron as part of his first Cabinet, she became the fourth woman to hold one of the British Great Offices of State, after Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister), Margaret Beckett (Foreign Secretary) and Jacqui Smith (Home Secretary).


  • Wembley Stadium, London, UK
    Saturday May 15, 2010

    Michael Ballack

    The 2010 FA Cup Final

    Wembley Stadium, London, UK
    Saturday May 15, 2010

    He also started as Chelsea were victorious against Portsmouth in the 2010 FA Cup final, however he would come off injured shortly before half-time after a tackle by Kevin-Prince Boateng. As a result of the injury, Ballack was not able to participate in the 2010 World Cup.


  • Pakistan
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Blocked in Pakistan

    Pakistan
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    On May 19, 2010, Facebook's website was temporarily blocked in Pakistan until Facebook removed the contest from its website at the end of May. Sidiqque (Pakistani Deputy Attorney General) also asked its UN representative to raise the issue with the United Nations General Assembly.


  • 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.


  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 26, 2010

    Heysel Stadium Events

    Centenary Stand

    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 26, 2010

    On Wednesday 26 May 2010, a permanent plaque was unveiled on the Centenary Stand at Anfield to honour the Juventus fans who died 25 years earlier. This plaque is one of two permanent memorials to be found at Anfield, along with one for the 96 fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.


  • London, UK
    Wednesday Jun 9, 2010

    Michael Ballack

    Chelsea FC announced that Ballack would leave Chelsea on a Free Transfer

    London, UK
    Wednesday Jun 9, 2010

    On 9 June 2010, it was announced that Ballack, along with teammates Joe Cole and Juliano Belletti, would leave Chelsea on a free transfer after his contract was not renewed. It was reported that while manager Carlo Ancelotti wanted to retain Ballack, club owner Roman Abramovich was only willing to offer a one-year deal due to Ballack's age.


  • 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.


  • Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 2010

    Michael Ballack

    Returning back to Bayer Leverkusen

    Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 2010

    On 25 June 2010, Ballack signed a two-year contract with former club Bayer Leverkusen.


  • Free State Stadium, Willows, Bloemfontein, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 27, 2010

    Sepp Blatter

    Blatter's refusal to allow technological assistance after controversial Frank Lampard goal

    Free State Stadium, Willows, Bloemfontein, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 27, 2010

    The criticism attracted by Blatter's refusal to allow goal-line technology or video replays intensified following the controversial Frank Lampard disallowed goal in the match between England and Germany on 27 June 2010.


  • 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."


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