2010 in Europe

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This is a list of 2010 events that occurred in Europe.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

Heavy snowfall in Alton, England

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull seen from Þórolfsfell

May[edit]

Demonstrators in front of the Greek Parliament, 29 May
  • May 5: Up to 500,000 people protested in front of the Greek Parliament amid plans to cut public spending and raise taxes as austerity measures in exchange for a €110 billion bail-out.[22] The protest degenerated in violences between protesters and riot police, resulting in three deaths and dozens of injuries.[23]
  • May 14: Throughout Eastern Europe, 21 people were killed in floods triggered by the Windstorm Yolanda.
  • May 24: Three people were killed and 35 injured when a Honda Civic car collided with a school bus near Keswick, Cumbria.[24]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 19: A woman armed with an automatic weapon has shot dead three people and injured 18 others at a hospital in Germany before being killed by police.[39][40]
  • September 26: A Polish tourist bus returning from Spain careered into a bridge on a rain-soaked German motorway, killing 13 people.[41]

October[edit]

The French Union Solidaires protesting in the Place du Martroi in Orléans
  • October 1: 40 people were injured when a train derailed at Skotterud, Norway.[42]
  • October 4: Nine people died and 122 were injured in flooding from a ruptured red sludge reservoir at the Ajkai Timföldgyár alumina plant, Hungary.[43]
  • October 12
    • A bus packed with rush-hour commuters crashed into a train at a level crossing in Ukraine after jumping a red traffic light, killing 45 people and leaving another 9 wounded.[44]
    • At most 3.5 million people attended a series of demonstrations organised by the French Union leaders throughout France.[45]

November[edit]

  • November 11: More than 25,000 students protested in Dublin against increased student fees.[46]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January

  • 11 January - Miep Gies, 100, Anne Frank's diary guardian (b. 1909)
  • 19 January - Bill McLaren, 86, the 'voice of rugby' (b. 1923)
  • 22 January - Jean Simmons, 80, actress (b. 1929)
  • 30 January - Lucienne Day, 93, designer (b. 1917)

February

  • 6 February - Sir John Dankworth, 82, jazz legend (b. 1927)
  • 11 February - Alexander McQueen, 40, fashion designer (b. 1969)
  • 14 February - Dick Francis, 89, author and jockey (b. 1920)
  • 19 February - Lionel Jeffries, 83, actor and director (b. 1926)

March

  • 3 March - Michael Foot, 96, politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 20 March - Harry Carpenter, 84, the 'voice of boxing' (b. 1925)

April

  • 4 April - Sir Alec Bedser, 91, England Test bowling great (b. 1918)
  • 6 April - Corin Redgrave, 70, actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • 7 April - Christopher Cazenove, 66, actor (b. 1943)
  • 8 April - Malcolm McLaren, 64, punk music and fashion impresario (b. 1946)
  • 10 April - Lech Kaczynski, 60, Polish president (b. 1949)
  • 18 April - Tom Fleming, 82, actor and commentator (b. 1927)
  • 21 April - Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, former IOC president (b. 1920)
  • 25 April - Alan Sillitoe, 82, author (b. 1928)

May

  • 2 May - Lynn Redgrave, 67, actress (b. 1943)

June

  • 16 June - Ronald Neame, 99, film producer and director (b. 1911)
  • 25 June - Alan Plater, 75, playwright and screenwriter (b. 1935)

July

  • 2 July - Dame Beryl Bainbridge, 77, author (b. 1932)
  • 24 July - Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, 61, snooker legend (b. 1949)

September

  • 3 - September - Sir Cyril Smith, 82, politician (b. 1928)

October

  • 4 October - Sir Norman Wisdom, 95, comic actor (b. 1915)
  • 11 October - Claire Rayner, 79, agony aunt and NHS campaigner (b. 1931)

November

  • 9 November - Robin Day, 96, designer (b. 1923)
  • 25 November - Bernard Matthews, 80, turkey tycoon (b. 1930)

December

  • 20 December - Brian Hanrahan, 61, journalist (b. 1949)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trains collide in northern Turkey", BBC News
  2. ^ "Deaths during Britain's big freeze", The Times
  3. ^ "Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic elected Croatia president", BBC News
  4. ^ "Floods in Albania", NATO
  5. ^ "Ethiopia Airlines jet 'black box' retrieved in Lebanon", BBC News
  6. ^ "Giacometti Sculpture 'L'Homme qui marche I' Fetches $104.3 Million, World Record", Huffington Post
  7. ^ "French pupils in fatal bus crash in Italy", BBC News
  8. ^ "Azerbaijan announces names of soldiers killed and wounded by Armenian fire", News.az
  9. ^ "Belgian train crash: Eighteen people dead in Halle", BBC News
  10. ^ "Storm batters Europe, at least 55 dead", CNN
  11. ^ "At least 50 dead in western Europe storms", BBC News
  12. ^ "Police battle to control EDL and UAF protest in Bolton", BBC News
  13. ^ (Norwegian) "Trodde vognene hang fast i skiftelok", Aftenposten.no
  14. ^ "Russia braces for terrorism's return as 38 die in subway bombings", The Washington Post
  15. ^ "Russian police release subway bomb suspects' photos", CNN
  16. ^ "Teenage girl dies in coach crash", BBC News
  17. ^ "At least three killed in Slovak train crash", Earth Times
  18. ^ "Polish president Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash", The Guardian
  19. ^ "Landslide derails train in Italy leaving nine dead", BBC News
  20. ^ "Ash cloud chaos: Airlines face huge task as ban ends", BBC News
  21. ^ (German) "Bundespräsidentenwahl 2010", Federal Ministry for the Interior
  22. ^ "Three dead as Greece protest turns violent", BBC News
  23. ^ "Greek bailout: Athens burns – and crisis strikes at heart of the EU", The Guardian
  24. ^ "Two pupils and man killed in Cumbria bus crash named", BBC News
  25. ^ "Cumbria shooting: police hunt gunman after 'several shot dead'", The Telegraph
  26. ^ "Cumbria shooting rampage suspect's 'body found'", BBC News
  27. ^ "Boulders 'caused Glasgow to Oban rail derailment'", BBC News
  28. ^ (French) "Var: Le bilan des inondations s'alourdit à 25 morts", Le Monde
  29. ^ (Spanish) "Confusión hasta última hora sobre el número de muertos en Castelldefels", El País
  30. ^ "Spanish train kills 12 on tracks near Barcelona", BBC News
  31. ^ "Eight-death crash 'worst on record'", Independent.ie
  32. ^ (Polish) "Wypadek kolejowy w Korzybiu. Rannych zostało 36 osób. Kibice oddają krew", GP24.pl
  33. ^ "Fourteen killed in northern Albania bus crash", BBC News
  34. ^ "Driver error to blame for Glacier Express crash", Euronews
  35. ^ "Stampede at German Love Parade festival kills 19", BBC News
  36. ^ (Italian) "Deraglia la Circumvesuviana, un morto", Repubblica.it
  37. ^ "Suffolk train and lorry level crossing smash injures 21", BBC News
  38. ^ "Lambrecht - Charedi Man Amongst Rescued In Germany's High Speed Train Crash", Vosizneias.com
  39. ^ "Fatal shooting at German hospital", BBC News
  40. ^ "Woman opens fire in German town, four killed", Reuters
  41. ^ "Thirteen killed in Polish tourist bus crash in Germany", Asiaone.com
  42. ^ "Train derails on Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40", Yahoo! News
  43. ^ "Hungary declares a state of emergency after sludge disaster", The Guardian
  44. ^ "Ukraine train and bus collision kills 42", BBC News
  45. ^ "French police frustrated by new strike blockades", BBC News
  46. ^ "25,000 protest against fees increase", The Irish Times
  47. ^ "Croatian ex-PM Ivo Sanader arrested in Austria", BBC News

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