2010 Newspaper Headlines
The year 2010 is best remembered for the global news of Prince William of England and Catherine Middleton’s engagement which was announced at Clarence House, London in November. Earlier in the year, the Christopher Nolan film Inception featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt made the 2010 newspaper headlines, and a premiere took place in London during the month of July. A shocking event that would certainly be featured in a 2010 newspaper would be the Medal of Honor being awarded to US Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, the first living recipient to receive the medal since the Vietnam War.
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January 14, 2010
President Obama commits $100 million dollars to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake, while also calling on former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to help Haiti.
January 25, 2010
President Obama hosts the Los Angeles Lakers at the White House for winning the 2009 NBA Finals.
January 27, 2010
President Barack Obama in his first State of the Union Address emphasizes the nation’s economy, job creation, putting an end to the don’t ask, don’t tell policy in the military, and restated his commitment for healthcare reform in the nation.
January 31, 2010
Roger Federer beats Andy Murray during the 98th Men’s Australian Open (6-3, 6-4, 7-6).
February 8, 2010
The 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America is celebrated.
February 12, 2010
The single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” was released and debuted on 12 February 2010 during an opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
February 23rd 2010
The United States Army officially announces that it will end its ban of women in submarines.
February 25, 2010
An employee at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida is killed by a killer whale during a live performance.
March 7, 2010
The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow results in Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges winning best actor and actress awards during the 82nd Academy Awards.
March 19, 2010
NASA announces that 2010 will probably be the warmest year on record due to global warming, which they based on an analysis of temperature record data from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
March 23, 2010
President Barack Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, which aims to insure 95% of Americans.
April 2, 2010
NBA Guard, Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million.
April 4, 2010
The 7.2 Mw Baja California earthquake occurred on Easter Sunday with a moment magnitude a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong).
April 15, 2010
President Obama delivers a major speech on the future of NASA’s human spaceflight program. In the speech, he predicts a U.S. crewed orbital Mars mission by the mid-2030s and commits to increasing NASA funding.
April 23, 2010
The broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in decades is introduced when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. It has spurred controversy and gained national and international attention.
July 8, 2010
Inception by Director, Christopher Nolan premieres in London, UK, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
August 31, 2010
President Obama declares an end to combat operations in Iraq.
September 19, 2010
Director Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech wins the People’s Choice Award at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival.
September 11, 2010
US Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. This is the first time the medal is awarded to a living recipient since the Vietnam War.
November 1, 2010
The San Francisco Giants win their first World Series title in 56 years when they defeat the Texas Rangers.
November 16, 2010
The engagement of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton is announced at Clarence House, London.
December 8, 2010
SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft with the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon.
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