2010 (MMX) will be a
common year starting on Fridayof the Gregorian calendar.
Pronouncing 2010 and subsequent years
Year pronunciation"There is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century should be pronounced in English. Although the majority of English-speakers say "two thousand (and) X" for any specific year post– 1999, it is often suggested that the continuation of this type of pronunciation for the entire 21st century would be inappropriate or unnatural, given the alternative "twenty X" option.
Academics suggest that since former years such as
1805and 1905were commonly pronounced as "eighteen oh" or "nineteen oh" five, the year 2005should naturally have been pronounced as "twenty oh-five". [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article376957.ece Experts clash over millennium bugbear] — UK Times] Many experts agree that majority usage of "two thousand (and) X" is a result of influences from the Y2Khype, as well as the way " 2001" was pronounced in the influential 1968film, "".
Many people, including
linguisticand academicexperts, predict that the "twenty X" pronunciation method will eventually prevail, but a time frame as to when this change will occur often differs. The year 2010is suggested by many [http://maxspeak.org/mt/archives/002457.html] [ [http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0026Sg The Naughty Noughties, or something ] ] , while 2011and 2013are popular as well. The latest time frames for change are usually placed at 2020or 2100.
According to a recent press release,
David Crystal, author of the "Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language", has predicted that the change of pronunciation to "twenty X" will occur in 2011, as "twenty eleven", explaining that the way people pronounce years depends on rhythm, rather than logic. Crystal claims that the rhythm or "flow" of "two thousand (and) ten", beats out that of "twenty ten", but the flow of "twenty eleven" beats out "two thousand (and) eleven". Alternatively, Ian Brookes, editor-in-chief of "Chambers Dictionary", suggests the change will occur in 2013. And finally, the UK Times has suggested 2020as a final time frame for the change, saying "If people can have “twenty-twenty” vision, then surely they should also live in the year “twenty twenty”.The team which organized the successful bid to host the Olympic Gamesof 2012 in London, styled the year they will hold the games as "twenty twelve".
In addition, some notable organizations are already switching to the "twenty" system. The favored description for the
2010 Winter Olympicsin Vancouver, Canada is the "twenty ten" Winter Olympic Games, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is stated as the "twenty ten" FIFA World Cup, South Africa & the 2010 Commonwealth Games, India prefers the description of this Event as the "twenty-ten" Delhi Commonwealth Games, India.
Some suggestwho that after the "twenty X" pronunciation for current and future 21st century years has taken hold, future references to early 21st century years will change accordingly from the previous "two thousand (and) X" method; thus, they say, future generations will refer to the date of the
9/11 attacksin the United States as September 11, "twenty oh-one", just as 1911 was referred to as "nineteen hundred and eleven"Fact|date=July 2008 at the time, but is now called "nineteen eleven".
Others believe the "two thousand" pronunciation will imply only the decade of 2000-2009.
Predicted and scheduled events
January 1- Croatiais set to join the European Union.
January 1- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to establish and introduce monetary union.
January 1- Spaintakes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Unionfrom Sweden.
January 1- Lithuaniais set to adopt the euro.
January 10- Deadline for the America's Space Prizefor private manned orbital spaceflight.
January 15- Annular solar eclipse(The longest lasting annular eclipse of the 21st century).
February 7- Super Bowl XLIVwill be played at Dolphin Stadium.
February 11- On STS-131, the Space Shuttle Atlantiswill use the MPLM Raffaello to deliver science racks to the laboratories of the International Space Station. [ [http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions] ]
February 12–28 - 2010 Winter Olympicswill take place in Vancouverand Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
April 1- The Census in United States will be held.
April 8- On STS-132, the Space Shuttle Discoverywill carry an integrated cargo carrier, and deliver a Russian Mini Research Module to the Zarya module of the International Space Station. [ [http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions] ]
* May - The 55th
Eurovision Song Contestwill be held.
* May - The 7th European Festival of Youth Choirs (EJCF) will be held in
May 1– October 30- 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
May 8- 48th Costa Ricapresidential election will be held to replace the President Óscar Arias Sánchez(ineligible for re-election).
May 10- Philippine presidential election will be held to replace the incumbent President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo(ineligible for re-election).
May 31- On STS-133, the Space Shuttle Endeavourwill deliver critical spare components including antennas and tanks assemblies to the International Space Station. [ [http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions] ]
June 3- This is the latest date the next UK general election can be held.
June 6- Conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus, Jupiter 28' south. First conjunction of triple conjunction Jupiter/Uranus.
June 11- Start of the 2010 FIFA World Cupin South Africa.
June 14–20 - The United States Golf Open 2010 is scheduled at Pebble Beach Golf Links. [http://www.usopen.com/future/ retrieved 14 June 2007]
June 30- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyowill end her nine-year term as President of the Philippinesas the 15th Congress of the Philippines begins.
* July - Japanese
House of CouncillorsElection.
July 1- Belgiumtakes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Unionfrom Spain.
July 11- Total solar eclipse(visible only in the South Pacific (esp. Easter Island) and southern South America).
July 11- Final Match of the 2010 FIFA World Cupscheduled to play at Soccer Citystadium in Johannesburg.
July 11- Opening of the XII WCTR (World Conference on Transportation Research), held by Instituto Superior Técnicoin Lisbon.
July 13- Support will be cancelled for Microsoft Windows 2000, which was put on extended support in 2005.
July 13- The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Gamewill be held at Angel Stadiumin Anaheim, California.
* August - Possible month for
SNP-promised referendum about Scotlandbecoming independent of the UK.
August 14–26 - The 2010 Summer Youth Olympicswill be celebrated in Singapore.
August 16- The 2010 FIBA World Championshipwill be held in Turkey.
August 19–27 - The 26th International Congress of Mathematicianswill be held in Hyderabad, India.
September 19- Sweden general election, 2010: Swedenholds elections for the Riksdag.
September 22- Conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus, Jupiter 53' south. Second conjunction of triple conjunction Jupiter/Uranus.
October 1- Censuswill be held in Russia.
October 1- Censuswill be held in Japan.
October 3- Brazilian presidential and parliamentary elections.
October 3–14 - The 2010 Commonwealth Gameswill be held in Delhi, India.
October 29to November 7- The 2010 World Rowing Championshipswill be held at Lake Karapiro, Hamilton, New Zealand.
November 2- Elections for the United States Congress.
November 12- 2010 Asian Gameswill be held in Guangzhou, China.
* 1300 year anniversary of transfer capital to
Heijō-kyō, with anniversary festival at Nara, Japan.
* A general election will be held in Australia.
Australiawill have phased out the incandescent light bulb.
Australia, Austria, Germany, Maltaand Spainwill cease analog televisionbroadcasts.
Central Florida Commuter Railwill begin operation, with full completion expected by 2013.
* General Motors will produce a commercially viable model of its
hydrogen-fueled drive-by-wire concept car, the Hy-wire. [Cite news | title = GM'S Race To The Future | last = King | first = Ralph | publisher = Business 2.0 | date = October 1, 2003| url = http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2003/10/01/349458/index.htm | accessdate = 2007-05-22]
Israelwill complete its Security Barrier and will use it as the basis for the definitive border between Israeland a Palestinian state, according to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as reported March 10 2006by the Wall Street Journaland many other newspapers and other news media. All Israeli settlements not protected by the barrier will have been evacuated.
Istanbul, the largest city of Turkeyand Europe, is going to be the European Capital of Culture.
PLANET-C orbiterto Venus.
* (July-September) -
NASA Mars Science Laboratoryrover expected landing to Mars; launch is scheduled for September 2009.
* Launch of the
KEOsatellite time capsule, if it was not launched in 2009.
MS Queen Elizabeth, a ship ordered by Cunard LineOctober 2007will be finished. It will act as sister ship to MS Queen Victoria.
* New Jets Stadium will open in
New Pittsburgh Arenawill open.
* Proposed launch of the
General Motors Chevrolet Voltelectric car.
International Space Stationwill be completed.
Space Shuttle programwill be retired by NASAand replaced by Project Constellation. This project will include new space vehicles called Ares Iand Ares V launch vehicles, as well as the Orion capable of traveling to the Space Station, to the Moon, and eventually to Mars. (Sources: "National Geographic", October 2007; "Scientific American", October 2007).
* The UK's analog TV Signal will be switched off in this year in favor of digital TV with
HTVWest and STVbeing the areas to switchover. [ [http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/en/when.html When is the Digital TV Switchover? The different regions and dates ] ]
World Lacrosse Championshipwill take place in Manchester, England.
Major religious holidays
February 1- Imbolc, a Cross-quarter day(Celebrated on February 2in some places)
March 20- Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara
April 4- Easter
May 1- Beltane, a Cross-quarter day
August 1- Lammas, a Cross-quarter day
September 23- Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon
November 1- Samhain, a Cross-quarter dayand Neopagan new year
November 16- Eid al-Adha, a religious festival in Islam
December 25- Christmas
2010 in fiction and popular culture
Computer and video games
* "", also known as "Ace Combat: Squadron Leader" (2004): War breaks out between Yuktobania and Osea in September, ending on
New Year's Eve.
* Set in 2010: "Uplink" (2001)
* Set in 2010: "" (2006)
* Set in 2010 (mostly): "" (2008), the first level of the game is set in 2005
* Set in 2010: "
Psychic Force" (1996)
* Set in 2010: "
Street Fighter 2010" (1990)
* Set in 2010: "
Mega Man III"
* Set in 2010: "
Dino Crisis 2" (2000)
* Set in 2010: "" (2008)
* Set in 2010: "" (
1982) by Arthur C. Clarke.
* Set in 2010: "
In The Presence of Mine Enemies" ( 2003) by Harry Turtledove.
* Set in 2010: "
The Mayflower Project" ( 2001) by K.A. Applegate.
* Set in 2010: In the "
Death Note" manga, January 28, 2010 is the death of Light Yagami, the main character. The manga ends in this year.
Pearl Jam's song " Do the Evolution" references the world in this year: "I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher. 2010, watch it go to fire."
Bad Religionhave a song titled "Ten in 2010" about this year on their album, " The Gray Race".
The Mint Chickshave a song titled "2010", which is their first song recorded as a 3 piece after the departure of bassist Mike in 2007. It is the b-side to the Walking Off A Cliff Again 7" vinyl, and will only feature on that format.
* "Eureka" ("Once in a Lifetime," 2006): Stark is given the opportunity to investigate "the Artifact." After it is tested, time is warped to 2010 and the town is a very different place.
Code Geass": The Holy Britannian Empire begins the Invasion of Japan.
Macross": The surface of the Earth is decimated in 2010 by the Zentradiin a final attack by the Zentradi, that also ends in the defeat of the Zentradi fleet due the operation "Minmay Attack" done as a counterattack by the humans.
seaQuest DSV": In this show, the Florida Marlinswin the World Seriesin 2010. Lucas Wolenczakwears a Marlins jersey with this notation during the show.
The Simpsons" : 2010 is the predicted death for Seymour Skinner. It is also the year that Lisa's Weddingtakes place.
* In an episode of "
Rugrats", a movie that the kids were watching takes place in 2010.
* Set in 2010:
Knight Rider 2010" (1994 movie)
The Simpsons" (" Lisa's Wedding," 1995)
Stargate SG-1" ("2010," 2001)
** "The Transformers" (1986–1987 season)
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