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2010 Newspaper Headlines

The year 2010 is best remembered for the global news of Prince William 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 man-made environmental disaster in February of the year 2010, which involved copious amounts of oil being poured into the river Lambro in Northern Italy. If you are interested in any of these events, or any events that are listed in our table below, then a newspaper published on the day that the news spread across the nation is by far the best way to learn. For any more information and detail on the newspaper contents, our archivist team are experts in this area and are happy to help you in your search, just contact

January 31st 2010Roger Federer beats Andy Murray during the 98th Men’s Australian Open (6-3, 6-4, 7-6).
February 23rd 2010Causing an environmental disaster, unidentified criminals pour 2.5 litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy.
March 7th 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.
April 2nd 2010NBA Guard, Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million.
April 10th 2010President Lech Kaczynski and 96 other people on board Polish Air Force Tu-154M are killed as the plane crashes near Smolensk, Russia.
May 11th 2010First Lady and Politician, Imelda Marcos wins the election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing Ilocos Norte province.
May 22nd 2010After a 200 year search for his tomb, the remains of Astronomer and Mathematician, Nicolaus Copernicus are reburied in Frombork Cathedral in Poland.
May 31st 20109 activist are killed, with several activists injured during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara as 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze during the Gaza Flotilla Raid: Ireali Shayetet.
July 8th 2010“Inception” by Director, Christopher Nolan premieres in London, UK, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
September 19th 2010Director, Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” wins the People’s Choice Award at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival.
November 16th 2010The engagement of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton is announced at Clarence House, London.
December 8th 2010SpaceX 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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