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Subject: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 12/31/19 at 6:05 pm

Yes folks, as 2020 starts, the phrase "10 years ago" now goes back to 2010!

January 1st 2010:

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launch a Free Trade Area.

North Korea calls for the end of hostilities with the United States and a nuclear free Korean Peninsula, to restart talks; in its annual New Year editorial.

Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Slim95 on 01/01/20 at 3:05 am

On January 1, 2010, I was in a hotel in the mountains with my parents and family friends for New Years Day.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: shadowcookie on 01/01/20 at 6:54 am

10 years ago we were in the middle of a very cold winter in the UK. We had our first white Christmas for years in December 2009 and January 2010 was the coldest January for 31 years. I was 14 at the time snd it was the most snow I had ever seen (until the following December, that is).

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 5:56 pm

January 11th 2010 - Retired US baseball star Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals admits to using steroids during his career, including when he broke the sport's home run record in 1998.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 5:50 am

January 12th 2010 – An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing over 100,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Sman12 on 01/12/20 at 8:08 am


January 12th 2010 – An earthquake in Haiti occurs, killing over 100,000 people and destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince.

10 years already? RIP to all of the lost souls.  :\'(

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 9:00 am

January 14th 2010 – Yemen declares an open war against the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 1:40 pm

January 21st 2010 - It was announced that Conan O'Brien would be leaving NBC's "Tonight Show."

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 01/24/20 at 6:46 pm

January 24th 2010: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, en route to Addis Ababa, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut, Lebanon, killing all 90 people on board. :\'(

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 01/27/20 at 6:08 pm

January 27th 2010, American author J.D. Salinger passed away at the age of 91. (He was born on New Year's Day 1919.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/08/20 at 12:12 pm

February 8th 2010: A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 4:50 am

February 13th 2010 - Over 15,000 American, British and Afghan troops launch the biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 2:26 am

February 18th 2010 – WikiLeaks publishes the first of hundreds of thousands of classified documents disclosed by the soldier now known as Chelsea Manning.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 02/20/20 at 10:27 am

February 20th 2010: In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.

Elsewhere, the Vancouver Winter Olympics were going on.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 5:08 pm

February 25th 2010 - Apple announced that it had surpassed 10 billion song downloads from the iTunes Store. The 10 billionth song was "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 7:00 am

February 27th 2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 4:25 pm

February 27th 2010, U2 raked in more money than any other music act in the US in 2009 making $109m (£71m) from touring, record sales and other royalties, almost twice as much as the second best, Bruce Springsteen who took home $58m (£38m), followed by Madonna with $47m (£31m) and AC/DC with $44m (£29m). Coldplay were the most successful British group, at number eight, with takings of $27m (£18m).

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 03/09/20 at 5:41 pm

March 9th 2010: The first legal U.S. same-sex marriages south of the Mason-Dixon line took place in the District of Columbia.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 5:23 pm

March 10th 2010, Pink Floyd won a court battle with EMI that prevented the record company from selling single downloads and ringtones on the Internet from the group's albums. Pink Floyd's back catalogue was second only in sales to The Beatles.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 6:22 pm

March 12th 2010, Over 130 people were arrested and eight people were hospitalised as fans tried to gatecrash a Metallica show in Colombia. 1,500 police and four tanks were brought in to manage the crowds as property was vandalized and destroyed, as thousands of ticketless fans rioted during Metallica's first Colombian concert in eleven years.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 10:24 am

March 13th 2010 - (to March 22) The 10th Winter Paralympic Games take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Over 500 athletes from 44 countries participate in five events.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 5:12 pm

March 14th 2010, Phil Blake of UK indie band Redtrack returned to his career as the bassist with the band after he underwent a pioneering operation to reattach his hand after it was hacked to the bone in a machete attack. Blake thought he would never play guitar again after a teenage robber hacked through his arm when he refused to hand over a mobile phone.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 7:16 pm

March 15th 2010, Sony Music announced the biggest recording deal in history with the estate of Michael Jackson worth more than $200m (£133m). The deal involved 10 album projects over seven year's including one of previously unreleased material. Sony had sold about 31 million copies of Jackson's albums worldwide since his death on 25 June, 2009.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 2:42 pm

March 18th 2010 - The first episode of "Justified" aired on FX.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 5:06 pm

March 16th 2010, ABBA were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Genesis and The Hollies. Abba's Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad accepted their trophies, in New York.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 4:19 am

March 23rd 2010 - U.S. President Barack Obama signs a landmark US$938 billion health-care reform bill in a White House ceremony. Opposition Republicans vowed to repeal the legislation, and 13 states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the constitutionality of the legislation. The law is said to make coverage possible for more than 30 million uninsured Americans and end discrimination by insurance companies against people with existing medical conditions.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 03/23/20 at 5:24 pm

Beat me to it. A landmark achievement in American history.  :)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 5:28 am


Beat me to it. A landmark achievement in American history.  :)
No problem, I was just being informative.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 8:57 am

March 26th 2010 – The South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan is torpedoed, killing 46 sailors. After an international investigation, the President of the United Nations Security Council blames North Korea.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/20 at 10:07 am

March 26th 2010 - US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agree to a new nuclear arms reduction treaty. The treaty limits both sides to 1,550 warheads, a cut of 25 percent for the Americans and 30 percent for the Russians. Once the treaty is ratified, each side would have seven years to carry out the reductions.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/20 at 11:18 am

March 28th 2010 - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. signed a deal to buy Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo car unit.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 8:10 am

March 29th 2010 - In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree tower became the tallest structure in Japan when it reached 1,109 feet.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/20 at 4:27 am

April 1st 2010 - The U.S. Congress cut Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 6:45 am

April 3rd 2010 – Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 1:02 am

April 8th 2010 - US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty in the Czech capital, Prague. The treaty commits the countries to each reduce the number of deployed strategic warheads to 1,550, 30 percent lower than the previous ceiling.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 5:00 am

April 15th 2010 - At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US President Barack Obama announces details of his new policy for the US space agency NASA. New spacecraft with new rocket booster systems are to be built so that by 2025 manned missions can extend beyond the Moon, and to Mars and back by the mid-2030s. New funding would amount to US$6 billion over the next five years.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 5:59 am

April 16th 2010 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges Goldman Sachs Group with fraud over its marketing of a subprime mortgage product. Goldman Sachs shares drop 12.8 percent, closing down $23.57 at $160.70 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/20 at 4:56 am

April 20th 2010 - The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Sman12 on 04/20/20 at 9:18 am


April 20th 2010 - The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline.


I remember that event back then. It was such a tragedy for both humans and marine life.  :\'(

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 5:26 am

April 21st 2010 – The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 7:43 am

April 22nd 2010 - The Boeing X-37 began its first orbital mission. It successfully returned to Earth on December 3, 2010.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 4:40 pm

April 22nd 2010 - The Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast sinks into the Gulf of Mexico two days after an explosion tore through it.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 5:38 am

April 23rd 2010 - The X-37B unmanned military prototype space plane is launched atop an Atlas V rocket into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 9m long reusable space plane is about one-quarter the size of the space shuttle.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 5:55 am

April 24th 2010 - The U.S. Coast Guard discovers that an estimated 1000 barrels per day of oil is leaking from the damaged well underneath the rig that exploded off Louisiana's shore on April 20th.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 1:26 am

May 5th 2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek government-debt crisis.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/20 at 3:08 am

May 6th 2010 – In just 36 minutes DOW Jones plunged nearly a 1000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 7:40 am

May 7th 2010 – Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 8:07 am

May 7th 2010 – Chile becomes the 31st member of the OECD.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 2:55 am

May 14th 2010 - Rare Coin Wholesalers of California sells a USA 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar coin graded SP-66 PCGS to Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation of California for US$7.85 million. The price is a new world record for a single US coin.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 8:01 am

May 14th 2010 - The NASA space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to deliver a Russian module and spare parts to the International Space Station.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Sman12 on 05/14/20 at 10:09 am


May 14th 2010 - The NASA space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to deliver a Russian module and spare parts to the International Space Station.


Atlantis was also the last ever flight in the Space Shuttle program a year later.  :\'(

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 4:18 pm

May 14th 2010 - NBC confirmed it had cancelled "Law and Order." The show began airing on September 6, 1990.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 1:57 am

May 15th 2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 5:44 am

May 19th 2010 – The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 12:17 pm

May 19th 2010, 'Stairway To Heaven' was named the UK's favourite rock song in a survey by listeners to radio station Absolute Classic Rock. Led Zeppelin had two other tracks in the top 10; ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was voted at No. 4 and ‘Rock 'n' Roll’, from the group’s fourth album, was at No. 7.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 1:20 am

May 20th 2010 - Five paintings worth 100 million Euro were stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/20 at 1:26 pm

May 20th 2010 - Scientists announced that they had created a functional synthetic genome.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 1:35 am

May 26th 2010 - NASA's Atlantis space shuttle lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after completing its 32nd and likely final mission, delivering a Russian module and spare equipment to the International Space Station.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 1:41 am

May 27th 2010 - Universal Studios reopened its backlot. The area had been destroyed by a fire two years before.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 05/31/20 at 11:26 am

May 31st 2010: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Esmerling Vasquez committed a balk in the bottom of the ninth against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, allowing Casey Blake to score the winning run. The mishap was known as a "balk-off".

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 10:17 am

June 2nd 2010 - Ken Griffey Junior of the Seattle Mariners retires from Major League Baseball at age 40. Griffey ranks fifth on the career home run list with 630, won an MVP award and was a Gold Glover.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/02/20 at 11:40 am


June 2nd 2010 - Ken Griffey Junior of the Seattle Mariners retires from Major League Baseball at age 40. Griffey ranks fifth on the career home run list with 630, won an MVP award and was a Gold Glover.

The same day, also in Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out away from a perfect game, but umpire James Joyce mistakenly called the 27th batter safe at first base. (If "instant replay" had been implemented back then, the call would have most likely been overturned and Galarraga would have been awarded a perfect game.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 2:49 am

June 4th 2010 – Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 12:39 pm

June 8th 2010 - The pilot episode of "Pretty Little Liars" aired on ABC Family.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 1:38 am

June 10th 2010 – Ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks result in the deaths of hundreds.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/20 at 7:11 am

June 11th 2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/11/20 at 3:26 pm


June 11th 2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D.

And on that very same day, I had quite a fun time at my work. ;D This was when a few coworkers of mine were fooling around with a cardboard cutout of Goofy: http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=31276.msg2436195#msg2436195

(The picture is no longer inside the message, but I have just add an attached version of it.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/13/20 at 11:37 am

June 13th 2010: A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/16/20 at 1:20 pm

June 16th 2010: The Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan came into force, banning the sale and production of tobacco in the country.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/17/20 at 5:04 pm

June 17th 2010, during the Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster:
BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward testifies before the U.S. Congress, apologizing for the spill but avoiding answering most questions and stating that he was unaware of the risks at the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in April causing the oil spill.
BP could be forced to file for bankruptcy protection in preparation for civil and criminal fines exceeding $US 40 billion.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/20 at 6:22 am

June 22nd 2010 - The hockey sweater worn by Paul Henderson during the 1972 Summit Series Team Canada win over the Societ Union sells at auction for US$1,275,000, the most ever paid for a hockey sweater.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/20 at 4:10 pm

June 23rd 2010, 62-year-old Gregg Allman underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Allman had begun a series of treatments for Hepatitis C, but chronic damage of his liver led doctors to recommend a transplant. In a statement to the press, Allman said "I changed my ways years ago, but we can't turn back time. Every day is a gift."

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/20 at 9:35 am

June 24th 2010 - Apple released the iPhone 4.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/24/20 at 5:00 pm

Also on June 24th 2010, the L.A. Dodgers salvaged a game in their "Freeway Series" with the L.A. Angels. This was the day of teams' sixth and final game of the year. Dodgers won the game 10-6 to avert a season series sweep at the hands of the Angels. However, the Dodgers started a very weak pitcher, Charlie Haeger (who couldn't pitch his way out of a paper bag, lol), since they didn't have many decent starters. Haeger was lifted during the 5th inning, but the Dodgers managed to eke out a victory, as stated above.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 06/27/20 at 1:02 pm

June 27th 2010, the Dodgers were in line to win a game against the Yankees, but the bullpen screwed it up in the late innings, denying Clayton Kershaw a win that he deserved. >:(

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 12:56 am

June 29th 2010 - The S&P 500 stock market index drops to its lowest level in eight months, 1050.47. The Dow Jones industrial average loses 268.22 points, or 2.65 percent, to 9,870.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index drops 85.47 points, or 3.85 percent, to 2,135.18.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 8:13 am

June 29th 2010 - Larry King announced he would be ending his CNN program "Larry King Live" in the fall.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/20 at 5:38 pm

July 9th 2010 - Russia and the US stage an exchange of spies in Vienna, Austria; the US transfers ten spies, and Russia releases four spies, the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 07/14/20 at 10:41 am

I meant to post this yesterday, but I never got around to it...

July 13th 2010, the National League won the MLB All-Star Game for the first time since 1996.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 07/25/20 at 11:23 am

July 25th 2010 - WikiLeaks published 75,000 classified documents about the War in Afghanistan in one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/20 at 5:45 am

July 29th 2010 – An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 5:51 am

September 7th 2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Tory on 09/07/20 at 7:05 pm

September 7th, 2010 - Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep for PSP releases.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Kingdom_Hearts_Birth_by_Sleep_Boxart.jpg/220px-Kingdom_Hearts_Birth_by_Sleep_Boxart.jpg

I f---ing loved this game  :D

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 09/09/20 at 4:39 pm

September 9th 2010: A natural-gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, exploded and "shot a fireball more than 1,000 feet (300 m) in the air", killing eight people. :o

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/20 at 3:58 am

October 6th 2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/06/20 at 12:42 pm


October 6th 2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

Also on that day, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history. He allowed only one Reds batter to reach base, and that was on a walk.

(It was the first postseason no-hitter in 54 years. The only other one was Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/10/20 at 12:53 pm

10 years ago today, the date was 10/10/10!

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/10/20 at 1:01 pm


10 years ago today, the date was 10/10/10!

...and what happened on that day?

In sports, the Philadelphia Phillies finished off a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Division Series.
Australian soprano and actress Joan Sutherland passed away four weeks shy of turning 84.
American singer-songwriter and preacher Solomon Burke passed away at the age of 70.
The cable TV channel Discovery Kids flipped to The Hub. (It would flip to Discovery Family in 2014.)
Works of art created by 30 celebrated Iranian artists go on sale at Bonhams auction house in Dubai.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/14/20 at 11:43 pm

October 14th 2010, no MLB games were played. (Each of the League Division Series had finished up the previous day, and the American League Championship Series began the next day.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/27/20 at 2:50 pm

October 27th 2010, the World Series began at AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) in San Francisco. It was the first time that the National League had home field advantage since 2001, due to an All-Star Game rule that was implemented in 2003. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers (a team making its World Series debut) by a score of 11-7.

This was also the first time that a team that won the American League West division title reached the World Series since the Arizona Diamondbacks did so exactly 9 years earlier, in 2001. (The 2002 Giants and the 2007 Rockies were both wildcard winners.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 10/30/20 at 11:10 pm

October 30th 2010, Game Three of the World Series was played. The Rangers won it 4-2 (the team's first time winning a World Series game). The game had a special start time of 6pm Central Time (4pm Pacific Time).

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 11/01/20 at 11:49 am

November 1st 2010: In MLB, the Giants finally won a World Series for the first time as the San Francisco Giants. They defeated the Texas Rangers in Game Five to capture the title. Veteran shortstop Edgar Renteria was named series MVP. (Coincidentally, 13 years earlier he knocked in the series-winning single for the Miami Marlins to capture the 1997 World Series title. And in 2004 he was the final batter of the World Series again, this time for the St. Louis Cardinals as he grounded out to Boston pitcher Keith Foulke to end Game 4, giving Boston a sweep. But in 2010 with the Giants, he made key contributions that earned him the WS MVP honors.)

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: nally on 12/04/20 at 5:00 pm

December 4th 2010: Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw married his wife Ellen.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/20 at 3:01 pm

December 8th 2010 – With the second launch of the Falcon 9 and the first launch of the Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/20 at 3:38 pm

December 8th 2010 – The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km.

Subject: Re: The new '10 Years Ago' thread

Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 12/11/20 at 6:54 pm

December 11, 2010: Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/20 at 10:59 am

December 22nd 2010 -  The repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Written By: nally on 12/26/20 at 12:08 pm

December 26th 2010, American disco singer Teena Marie passed away at the age of 54. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 12/31/20 at 6:16 pm

December 31st 2010 - Tornadoes touch down in midwestern and southern United States, including Washington County, Arkansas; Greater St. Louis, Sunset Hills, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma, with a few tornadoes in the early hours. A total of 36 tornadoes touched down, resulting in the deaths of nine people and $113 million in damages. :o

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Written By: nally on 12/31/20 at 6:16 pm

A little early here, but not necessarily in other areas...

January 1st 2011: Estonia adopts the Euro, becoming the 17th Eurozone country.

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Written By: nally on 01/03/21 at 12:06 pm

January 3rd 2011: The 111th United States Congress ended, and the 112th one began.

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Written By: nally on 01/04/21 at 10:41 pm

January 4th 2011, Scottish rock singer Gerry Rafferty passed away at the age of 63. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 01/08/21 at 11:51 pm

January 8th 2011 - Sitting US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is shot in the head along with 18 others in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but six others died, including John Roll, a federal judge.

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Written By: nally on 01/11/21 at 1:28 pm

Ten years ago today, the date was written in American shorthand as 1/11/11!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/21 at 1:30 pm


Ten years ago today, the date was written in American shorthand as 1/11/11!
...and for the UK it would read as 11/1/11.

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Written By: nally on 01/11/21 at 1:32 pm


...and for the UK it would read as 11/1/11.

Personally, I don't like that format. Day before month, when written numerically, confuses me (therefore I would tend to read that as November 1st). In fact, in many cases I have utilized the YYYY-MM-DD format, especially for naming document files.

Not to worry though, in 10 months we will see the 10th anniversary of 11/11/11!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/21 at 1:35 pm


Personally, I don't like that format. Day before month, when written numerically, confuses me (therefore I would tend to read that as November 1st). In fact, in many cases I have utilized the YYYY-MM-DD format, especially for naming document files.

Not to worry though, in 10 months we will see the 10th anniversary of 11/11/11!
I have grown up with using that format, so I am will used to it. But when travelling around the world it did confusing for me.

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Written By: nally on 01/11/21 at 1:38 pm


I have grown up with using that format, so I am will used to it. But when travelling around the world it did confusing for me.

I don't know why the format has to be different in parts of the world.

I mean, I'm all for writing day before the month when using the month name (spelled out or abbreviated), such as "11 Jan(uary) 2021". :)

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Written By: nally on 01/15/21 at 6:29 pm

January 15th 2011 - Rafael Ramírez, energy minister for Venezuela, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, played down concern that rising oil prices may choke off the world's still-tentative recovery, and said there is no need of an emergency meeting of OPEC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/21 at 2:24 am

January 27th 2011 – Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/21 at 2:09 pm

January 31st 2011: The price of oil rises above $100 for the first time since 2008 as traders worry about possible disruption to the Suez Canal as a result of events in Egypt.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/21 at 9:54 pm

Also on January 31st 2011: House of Representatives (Myanmar) is established. It is the lower house of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the bicameral legislature of Myanmar (Burma).

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Written By: nally on 02/01/21 at 5:22 pm

February 1st 2011, California radio station KVEN (Ventura, CA) changed formats, from music (specifically, oldies) to sports talk, becoming an affiliate of the ESPN Radio Network.

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Written By: nally on 02/06/21 at 1:58 pm

February 6th 2011 - Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas: NFC champion Green Bay Packers defeated AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31 to 25.

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Written By: nally on 02/07/21 at 3:11 pm


February 6th 2011 - Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas: NFC champion Green Bay Packers defeated AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31 to 25.

...and the next day, the Fox Broadcasting Company coverage of it was reported to have broken the record for most viewed television program in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/21 at 4:23 am

February 11th 2011 – Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 17 days of protests.

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Written By: nally on 02/14/21 at 5:23 pm

February 14th 2011: the Watson computer system competed on a special edition of the game show Jeopardy! against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

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Written By: nally on 02/17/21 at 1:23 pm

February 17th 2011: During the Arab Spring, Bahraini security forces killed four protesters in a pre-dawn raid at the Pearl Roundabout in Manama, while a "Day of Rage" took place in Libya with nationwide protests against Muammar Gaddafi's government.

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Written By: nally on 02/19/21 at 2:09 pm

February 19th 2011: Items from the Belitung shipwreck, the largest single collection of Tang-dynasty artefacts found in one location, were first exhibited in Singapore.

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