2010

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Can you name the major events that occurred in the year 2010?

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January 4thThe tallest ever man-made structure, the Burj Khalifa, is officially opened in this city located in the United Arab Erimates
January 12thA 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs, centered in this island nation
January 21stThis movie became the highest grossing film ever
January 31stThis singer breaks the record for most grammy wins in one night by winning in six categories
February 12thThis NFL team defeats the Indianapolis Colts to win Super Bowl XLIV, the first super bowl victory in the franchise's history
February 12thThe opening ceremonies were held for the winter olympics that took place in this Canadian city
February 27thAnother major earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami in this ocean
March 15thThis woman becomes the first person in the survey's history to have their first 6 singles hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart
April 10thA plane carrying political figures including the president of this country crashes in Russia, killing 96 people
April 13thYet another earthquake kills 2,000 people in this Asian country
April 14thAnother natural disaster occurs when volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajokull, located in this nation, blocks air travel throughout much of Europe
April 20thOne of this company's oil drills explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing in 11 and resulting in one of the worst oil spills in history
April 27thThis country's stock markets crashes as their sovereign credit rating is downgraded to 'junk'
May 19thProtests in this city in Thailand end in 91 people's deaths
May 28thThis actor, known for his catchphrase 'What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?' on the TV show 'Diff'rent Strokes', passes away at age 42
Jun 1stThis songs becomes Arcade Fire's first single to be released since 2007
June 11thThe 2010 FIFA World Cup begins in this country
July 1stThis country takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Spain
July 25thThis website discloses classified reports about the USA's involvement in the war in Afghanistan
July 29thA monsoon creates flooding throughout this country
August 10thThe World Health Organization declares the pandemic for this virus, also known as 'Swine Flu,' is over
October 13thThis many Chilean miners are rescued after being trapped in a mine shaft for 69 days
October 25th-26thAn earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions devastate citizens in this country
November 11-12The G-20 summit is held in this South Korean city
November 16thThe Beatles' catalog is added to this online music store after many legal disputes
November 28thThis actor who starred in 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun' dies at age 84
December 18thZac and Josh Farro announce that they are leaving this band

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