Facts and Events That Happened in This Year

Dec 22

The “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy was repealed.

Dec 8

SpaceX became the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft.

Dec 6

A first edition of 'The Birds of America' by John James Audubon was auctioned at Sotheby's, London, England, for £7,321,250 – which took the record for any book at auction.

Nov 29

British singer-songwriter Adele released her hit single 'Rolling in the Deep.'

Nov 19

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, based on J.K. Rowling's 2007 fantasy novel, was released worldwide.

Oct 25

Taylor Swift's third studio album 'Speak Now' was released. It won Billboard's 2011 Album of the Year.

Oct 13

All 33 miners trapped after a mining accident in Chile were rescued after being stuck underground for 69 days.

Oct 6

Instagram was launched and gained 25,000 users on its first day.

Sep 29

Actor and actress Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller got engaged.

Sep 24

The American biographical drama movie 'The Social Network' was released at the New York Film Festival.

Sep 12

Lady Gaga wore a full outfit made of meat for the MTV Video Music Awards.

Sep 6

The historical drama 'The King's Speech' premiered at Telluride Festival in the United States.

Aug 14

Singapore opened the world's first Summer Youth Olympics Games.

Aug 4

Californian Judge Vaughn Walker overturned the same-sex marriage ban.

Jul 25

Wikileaks published classified information about the war in Afghanistan.

Jul 23

British boyband One Direction was formed during X-Factor UK.

Jul 8

'Inception,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premiered in London, England.

Jun 24

The longest tennis match in history took place.

Jun 24

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiered in Los Angeles.

Jun 18

Eminem released his 7th studio album ''Recovery.”

Jun 11

South Africa played host to the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.

Jun 4

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched on its maiden flight.

May 29

2010 In the Super Rugby Final at Orlando Stadium, the Bulls defended their title with a 25-17 win over the Stormers in an all-South African final.

May 23

The final episode of LOST aired.

May 4

Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of 'Seinfeld,' received the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mar 24

Craig David was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis (TB) by the World Health Organization.

Feb 18

WikiLeaks published the first US diplomatic cable leak provided by Chelsea Manning.

Feb 17

Casey Neistat uploaded his first-ever YouTube video.

Jan 30

Justin Bieber reached one million followers on Twitter.

Jan 27

Steve Jobs announced the Apple iPad, the company's most advanced piece of technology at the time.

Jan 12

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti claimed 160,000 lives.

Jan 11

Judge Simon Cowell left American Idol but continued working with FOX on X Factor US.

Jan 4

The world's largest building at the time opened in Dubai.