Historical Events For Year 2010

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January 3, 2010

The embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom are closed in Yemen as a result of the security threat by Al Qaeda.
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January 4, 2010

The opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as the tallest man-made structure takes place.
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January 15, 2010

The end of the Chadian Civil War takes place. Read More

February 3, 2010

A new world record is set upon the selling of Alberto Giacometti's sculpture L'Homme qui marche I for £65 million at an auction in London.
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May 2, 2010

An agreement is made between the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund in regards to giving Greece a €110 billion bailout package.
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May 4, 2010

Another new world record is set upon the selling of Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust for $106.5 million at an auction in New York.
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May 7, 2010

Enough of the Neanderthal genome had been sequenced by scientist conducting the Neanderthal genome project to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.
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May 20, 2010

The announcement of the creation of a functional synthetic genome is made. Read More

July 8, 2010

The Solar Impulse plane completes the first 24 hour flight only using solar power. Read More

July 25, 2010

More than 90,000 internal reports on United States involvement in the Afghanistan War is leaked to the public by Wikileaks.
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August 10, 2010

The H1N1 influenza pandemic is announced as being over by the World Health Organization with the flu activity returning to it's typical seasonal patterns.
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October 10, 2010

The dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles occurs, resulting in the separation of the islands and a new constitutional status being given to them.
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October 22, 2010

A new record for the longest continuous human occupation of space is set by the continual habitation of the International Space Station since November 2, 2000.
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October 23, 2010

An agreement to reform the International Monetary Fund is made amongst the finance ministers of the G-20 in preparing for the Seoul summit.
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November 11-12, 2010

The first nation to host a G-20 leaders summit while not being a member of the G8 nation is Korea as South Korea holds the 6-20 summit.
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November 20, 2010

The Lisbon Summit Declaration is issued by participants of this year's NATO Lisbon summit.
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November 21, 2010

Issuing a rescue package from the European Financial Stability Facility for the Republic of Ireland is agreed upon by Eurozone countries responding to the financial crisis.
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November 23, 2010

Yeonpyeong Island is shelled by North Korea resulting in a military response by South Korea, causing tensions to rise in the Korean Peninsula.
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November 28, 2010

Over 250,000 American diplomatic cables, almost half of which were designated as being "secret" or "confidential," is released by WikiLeaks.
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November 29, 2010

Ireland receives an €85 billion rescue deal from the European Financial Stability Facility as agreed upon by the European Union.
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Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010

Cancún, Mexico holds this years Climate Change Conference of the United Nations. Read More

December 21, 2010

The first total lunar eclipse taking place on the same day as both the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice in 372 years occurs.
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