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  • 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."




  • Italy
    Thursday Jul 1, 2010

    Ciro Immobile

    Loaned to A.C. Siena

    Italy
    Thursday Jul 1, 2010

    On 1 July 2010, Immobile, along with teammate Luca Marrone, was sent on loan to recently relegated Serie B side A.C. Siena. In exchange for the two loans, Juventus acquired Niccolò Giannetti, Leonardo Spinazzola, and Austrian midfielder Marcel Büchel on loan from the Tuscan club.




  • Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    Lionel Messi

    Eliminated against Germany

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    Argentina was eliminated in the quarter-final against Germany, at the same stage of the tournament and by the same opponent as four years earlier. Their 4–0 loss was their worst margin of defeat at a World Cup since 1974.




  • Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    Knocked out World Cup 2010

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Saturday Jul 3, 2010

    After defeating Mexico 3–1, however, Argentina was routed by Germany 4–0 in the quarter-finals to go out of the competition. Argentina was ranked fifth in the tournament. After the defeat to Germany, Maradona admitted that he was considering his future as Argentina coach, stating, "I may leave tomorrow."




  • 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.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Jul 10, 2010

    Johan Cruyff

    Stripped of this title

    Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Jul 10, 2010

    In July 2010, however, he was stripped of this title by new president Sandro Rosell.




  • 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.


  • South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    FIFA World Cup

    First one held in Africa

    South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    The 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa. It was the first cup hosted on African soil, and the cup was won by Spain.


  • FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    Shakira

    Singing at the Closing Ceremony of The Worldcup

    FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    Shakira performed "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" at the closing ceremony of the cup, which would take place before the Final match, on 11 July at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The single later reached the top 20 in Europe, South America and Africa and the top 40 in the U.S. , It became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time.


  • Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep Maradona

    Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    On 15 July 2010, the AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep him in charge through to the summer of 2014 when Brazil stages the World Cup.


  • London, England
    Monday Jul 19, 2010

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Last Sitting at The House of Lords

    London, England
    Monday Jul 19, 2010

    She last attended a sitting of the House of Lords on 19 July 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.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract

    Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    On 27 July, however, the AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract, different to 1978 World Cup winning captain and 1986 teammate, Daniel Passarella.


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