From top left, clockwise: the magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake was one of the strongest recorded in history; the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland disrupts air travel in Europe; the 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and subsequent oil spill becomes the worst marine oil spill in history; the 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa and won by Spain; people entering the White House in Bishkek on 7 April during the Kyrgyz Revolution; the remains of Tu-154 after a crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczyński; a child is treated for injuries following the Haitian earthquake which killed an estimated 100,000-250,000 people.
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2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

The year saw a multitude of natural and environmental disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the 2010 Chile earthquake. The swine flu pandemic which began the previous year dissipated in this year. In addition, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gained four new members; Chile, Slovenia, Israel, and Estonia. 2010 also saw advancements in technology such as the release of the iPad, the public launch of Instagram, and the first successful trapping of antimatter.

2010 was designated as:

Pronunciation

There is a debate among experts and the general public on how to pronounce specific years of the 21st century in English. The year 2010 is pronounced either "twenty-ten" or "two thousand [and] ten".[2] 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-_".

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Births and deaths

Main pages: Category:2010 births and Deaths in 2010

Nobel Prizes

New English words and terms

See also

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