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  • 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.


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