Information for the Year 2010
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- Jan. 12: 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastates Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is the region's worst earthquake in 200 years.
- Feb. 12: The 2010 Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Feb. 27: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Chile.
- May 5: A Picasso painting sells for a record-breaking $106.5 million at a Christie's auction.
- July 11: After four weeks and 64 games, the 32 countries who entered the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa were whittled down to just two; the final game, between Spain and the Netherlands, went into overtime after a scoreless game. Spain finally scored in the 129th minute, winning the game and the World Cup title.
- July 25: Alberto Contador wins the Tour de France, his third title in the world's most prestigious cycling race, and his second in a row.
- Population: 6,800,000,000
- Nobel Peace Prize: Liu Xiaobo (China) for "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China"
- Jan. 3: The Transportation Security Administration announces stricter screening requirements for passengers traveling by air to the U.S. from 14 countries.
- May 10: President Obama selects Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his nominee for the Supreme Court Justice position that will be vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens this summer.
- President: Barack Obama
- Vice President: Joe Biden
- Population: 310 million
- Life expectancy: 78.2 years
- US GDP (2010 dollars): $14,601.0 billion
- Federal spending: $3,552.0 Billion
- Federal debt: $13,050 billion
- Median Household Income(current dollars):$50,046
- Consumer Price Index: 218.1
- Unemployment: 9.0%
- Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.44
- Super Bowl The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, (SCORE 31-17)
- World Series of Baseball The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers, 3 games to 1
- National Basketball Association Championship LLos Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
- National Hockey League Stanley Cup The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
- Women Wimbledon Tennis Women: SSerena Williams defeated Vera Zvonareva, 6-3, 6-2
- Men Wimbledon Tennis Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
- Kentucky Derby Horse Race Champion Super Saver
- National College Athletic Association Basketball Championship Duke Blue Devils defeated Butler Bulldogs, (SCORE 61-59)
- National College Athletic Association Football Champions Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Texas Longhorns, (SCORE 37-21)
- World Cup Soccer Spain defeats the Netherlands, 1-0, in the final
- The ABC soap All My Children celebrates 40 years on the air.
- The 2010 Winter Olympics begin airing from Vancouver, British Columbia on NBC and its family of networks.
- The NFL Draft, starting in prime time for the first time ever, sets a record for number of viewers (8.3 million total between NFL Network and ESPN, 7.29 million on the latter network alone)
- Larry King announces he will end his long-running CNN program Larry King Live in the fall.
- American President Barack Obama pays a visit to The View, making him the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.
- Academy Award, Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
- Grammy Award - Record of the Year Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
- Emmy Award - Best Television Comedy Modern Family (ABC)
- Miss America: Caressa Cameron (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
- Aug. 2: U.S. scientists estimate that the BP oil spill, which occurred after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, has leaked 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf Coast, making it the world's largest oil spill of its kind.
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