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2010 (MMX) is a common year that started on a Friday and is the current year. In the Gregorian calendar, it is the 2010th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 1st of the 2010s decade.

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

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Pronouncing 2010 and subsequent years

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 "twenty ten" or "two thousand (and) ten".[1]

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January

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The National Palace, one of many buildings heavily damaged in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Predicted and scheduled events

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Unknown dates

Deaths

January

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Awards

Nobel Prizes

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Major holidays

2010 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2010
MMX
Ab urbe condita 2763
Armenian calendar 1459
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԹ
Bahá'í calendar 166 – 167
Bengali calendar 1417
Berber calendar 2960
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 57705771
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2065 – 2066
 - 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
Thai solar calendar 2553
Unix time 1262304000 – 1293839999

In fiction

Film

Literature

Music

  • The Pearl Jam song "Do the Evolution" references the world in 2010: "I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher. 2010, watch it go to fire."
  • The Bad Religion song "Ten in 2010" appears on their album The Gray Race.
  • The The Mint Chicks song "2010" is the b-side to the vinyl single "Walking Off a Cliff Again" and also appears on their album Screens.
  • The 2008 Enya song "My! My! Time Flies!" concludes with the lyrics, "Could be we step out again/Could be tomorrow but then/Could be two thousand and ten."

Television

Video games

  • In the SimCity franchise the Scenarios Vol. I: Great Disasters, in SimCity 2000, there is a nuclear meltdown in Boston and Silicon Valley which is set in 2010.
  • Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight is a futuristic spinoff of the original Street Fighter released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990.
  • Dino Crisis 2, the sequel to the 1999 game, released in 2000.
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (1998): The last level, titled Reptar 2010, is set in 2010.

References

  1. ^ Siegel, Robert (2009-11-16). "How Do You Say 2010?". All Things Considered (National Public Radio). http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120470656. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  2. ^ Marwat, Ghulam Mursalin (2 January 2010). "Bomber rams car into volleyball venue". The Nation. http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/02-Jan-2010/Bomber-rams-car-into-volleyball-venue. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dubai opens world's tallest building". Dubai: USA Today. January 2, 2010. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/01/dubai-opens-world-tallest-building/1. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Official Opening of Iconic Burj Dubai Announced". Gulfnews. 4 November 2009. http://gulfnews.com/business/property/uae/official-opening-of-iconic-burj-dubai-announced-1.523471. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "World's tallest building opens in Dubai". BBC News. 2010-01-04. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8439618.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Togo withdraw from Africa Cup of Nations". BBC Sport. 2010-01-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/8449611.stm. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Haiti president describes `unimaginable' catastrophe; thousands feared dead". Miami Herald. 13 January 2010. http://www.miamiherald.com/582/story/1422279.html. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hundreds of thousands may have died in Haiti quake, PM says". CNN. 13 January 2010. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Thousands feared dead in Haiti quake; many trapped - Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100113/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_haiti_earthquake. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Giacometti Sculpture 'L'Homme qui marche I' Fetches $104.3 Million". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/03/giacometti-sculpture-lhom_n_448243.html. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Giacometti Sculpture Becomes Most Expensive Work Ever to Sell at Auction". artinfo.com. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/33818/giacometti-sculpture-becomes-most-expensive-work-ever-to-sell-at-auction-updated/. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Alberto Giacometti statue breaks auction record with £65m sale". Mark Brown/Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/feb/03/giacometti-statue-breaks-auction-record. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  13. ^ Todd Pitman, "Armed soldiers storm Niger presidential palace", Associated Press, 18 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Military coup ousts Niger president", BBC News, 18 February 2010.
  15. ^ Gobierno entregó lista de 497 fallecidos en el terremoto
  16. ^ http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-5422309/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXd2aXNpb24uY28udWcv
  17. ^ "Worldwide launch schedule". Spaceflight Now. March 11, 2010. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5oFgOmHlF. Retrieved March 15, 2010. "Delayed from Nov. 29, Feb. 9, March 3, March 8 and March 22. [March 11]" 
  18. ^ Peru to launch a nanosatellite in 2010
  19. ^ Peru to launch its first nanosatellite into space by 2010
  20. ^ El primer nanosatélite peruano llegará al espacio (in spanish)
  21. ^ El Perú lanzará su primer satélite al espacio a mediados del 2010 (in spanish)
  22. ^ Dates and venues of future sessions
  23. ^ COP 16

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