2010

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2010 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2010
MMX
Ab urbe condita 2763
Armenian calendar 1459
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԹ
Assyrian calendar 6760
Bahá'í calendar 166–167
Bengali calendar 1417
Berber calendar 2960
British Regnal year 58 Eliz. 2 – 59 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2554
Burmese calendar 1372
Byzantine calendar 7518–7519
Chinese calendar 己丑(Earth Ox)
4706 or 4646
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4707 or 4647
Coptic calendar 1726–1727
Discordian calendar 3176
Ethiopian calendar 2002–2003
Hebrew calendar 5770–5771
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2066–2067
 - Shaka Samvat 1932–1933
 - Kali Yuga 5111–5112
Holocene calendar 12010
Igbo calendar 1010–1011
Iranian calendar 1388–1389
Islamic calendar 1431–1432
Japanese calendar Heisei 22
(平成22年)
Juche calendar 99
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4343
Minguo calendar ROC 99
民國99年
Thai solar calendar 2553
Unix time 1262304000–1293839999


2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium, the 10th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

2010 was designated the:

Pronouncing 2010 and subsequent years[edit]

Main article: 2010s

Among experts and the general public, there is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century should be pronounced in English. The year 2010 is pronounced either "two thousand (and) ten", or "twenty-ten".[1] 2010 was the first year to have a wide variation in pronunciation, as the years 2000 to 2009 were generally pronounced "two thousand (and) one, two, three, etc." as opposed to the less common "twenty-oh-_"

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 12: Damaged buildings in Jacmel as a result of the Haiti Earthquake.

February[edit]

March[edit]

Volcano plume from Mount Eyjafjallajökull April 17, 2010.

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

Satellite images of the upper Indus River valley comparing water-levels on 1 August 2009 (top) and 31 July 2010 (bottom) during the flooding in Pakistan

July[edit]

August[edit]

Luis Urzúa, the leader of the trapped miners and the last of the 33 to be lifted to freedom, celebrates with President Piñera at San José Mine, during "Operación San Lorenzo".
Luis Urzúa, the leader of the trapped miners and the last of the 33 to be lifted to freedom, celebrates with President Piñera at San José Mine during "Operación San Lorenzo".

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Main article: Deaths in 2010
Further information: Category:2010 deaths

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Nobel Prizes[edit]

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In fiction[edit]

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