Thursday 1 April 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Edward Lockhart: American child of noted conductor Keith Lockhart and his second wife attorney Emiley Zalesky.
- The Indian government initiates The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act to provide free and compulsory education to all children aged between 6 and 14 years, making education a fundamental right for millions of children. (Press TV)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- After Palestinians fire a Qassam rocket that explodes in an open area of the city of Ashkelon, Israeli planes launch air strikes on several targets in the Gaza Strip, in locations which include Gaza City, Khan Yunis and Rafah. (Ynetnews)
- Palestinians and Lebanese protest the arrest of Abbas Zaki, former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative in Lebanon. Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir asks that he be released immediately. (''The Daily Star Lebanon'')
- Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, speaking at Holy Thursday mass in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, criticizes Catholics who believe the church should move on from recent child abuse scandals in Ireland. (RTÉ)
- Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols says he ampquotunderstands arguments for condomsampquot, in apparent conflict with Roman Catholic Church teaching on contraception. (Reuters)
- Southern Sudan's Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) announces its decision to withdraw its presidential candidate, Yasir Arman, from elections. Most other opposition parties join them. (''The Star'')
- Almost 25,000 homes remain powerless after part of Northern Ireland's electricity network is knocked out. (RTÉ)
- Guinea-Bissau's chief of staff and Prime Minister Carlos Domingos Gomes Júnior are ampquotseizedampquot as national radio broadcasts are replaced by military music. (CNN)
- India launches its new 2011 biometric census, the largest census in the world. (''Bangkok Post'')
- President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev pays an unexpected visit to Dagestan, the day after the deaths of 12 people occur there in a double suicide attack. (France24)
- Missing four-year-old Paulette Gebara Farah, whose disappearance from her home in Huixquilucan, Edomex, achieved major publicity in Mexico, is found dead under a mattress in her bedroom. (''The Melbourne Age'')
- Dozens of prisoners escape/are wounded after an explosion occurs at a prison in Daleh. (Reuters)
- A landmark ruling at the Court of Appeal allows science writer Simon Singh to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action taken by the British Chiropractic Association over a 2008 article in ''The Guardian'' newspaper. (''The Times'')
- Justice Victoria Sharp blocks a rail work stoppage by signallers over pay cuts and working conditions, which would have been Britain's first national rail strike in 16 years. (Reuters)
- The Nigerian government asks that criminal charges against Nuhu Ribadu be withdrawn. (BBC)
- 12 people are wounded in a seven-vehicle pile-up on the M6 motorway near Rugby in Warwickshire, England. (BBC)
- South Warwickshire Tourism Ltd (Shakespeare Country), which promoted Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth, ceases to trade. (BBC)
- Machu Picchu reopens with the help of actress Susan Sarandon. (''The Guardian'')
- Academy Award winning actor Anna Paquin's unexpected public acknowledgement of her bisexuality in a video causes the anti-discrimination Give a Damn campaign website she is promoting to crash. (''The Vancouver Sun'')
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