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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2007 2008 200920102011 2012 2013

2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday in the Gregorian calendar. It was also the 1st year of the 2010s.

The United Nations designated 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity and International Year of Youth.

Pronunciation

There are many debates over how the years are spoken. The year 2010 can be spoken as "twenty-ten" or "two thousand (and) ten".

Events

January

Haitian national palace earthquake
The National Palace, one of many buildings heavily damaged in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Casa Pelluhue tras terremoto 2010
Damage from the earthquake in Chile.

February

March

April

May

Thai Type 85 APCs during 2010 Thai political protests
Tank in preparation to assault Red Shirt barricade on May 19.

June

July

Damaged bridge from flooding in Pakistan, 2010
Damaged bridge in Pakistan floods
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View from above of toxic sludge damage in Hungary.

August

September

October

November

December

2010 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2010
MMX
Ab urbe condita 2763
Armenian calendar 1459
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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 己丑年十一月十七日
(4646/4706-11-17)
— to —
庚寅年十一月廿六日
(4647/4707-11-26)
Coptic calendar 1726–1727
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
Iranian calendar 1388–1389
Islamic calendar 1431–1432
Japanese calendar Heisei 22
(平成22年)
Korean calendar 4343
Minguo calendar ROC 99
民國99年
Thai solar calendar 2553
Unix time 1262304000–1293839999

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

Major holidays

In fiction

Movies

  • 2010 (1984)
  • Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)
  • Absolon (2003)
  • Banlieue 13 (2004)
  • District 9 (2009)

Literature

  • Stand on Zanzibar (1968) by John Brunner
  • 2010: Odyssey Two (1982) by Arthur C. Clarke.
  • Tracy Hickman, The Immortals (1996)
  • The Mayflower Project (2001) by K.A. Applegate.
  • In the Presence of Mine Enemies (2003) by Harry Turtledove.

Television

  • Knight Rider 2010 (1994 TV movie)
  • Maico 2010 (1998)
  • The Simpsons episode "Lisa's Wedding", from the 6th season, takes place in 2010.
  • A Stargate SG-1 episode called "2010" took place in that year. (2001)
  • Code Geass The event of Britannia's invasion of Japan happens on August 10, 2010.
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