Sunday 1 April 2012
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are Young by Fun..
American Reunion, directed by Jon Hurwitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 2012 ?
- 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.
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- 2011-2012 Syrian uprising: Dozens are killed as the Syrian army bombards the city of Homs with artillery fire. (ABC News)
- Tuareg rebels seize the town of Gao and the largest military base in Mali amid the ongoing Tuareg Rebellion (AFP via Google News)
- Rebels claim to have surrounded Timbuktu. (BBC)
- The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards are held in the US city of Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Eli Young Band winning song of the year for ampquotCrazy Girlampquot and Taylor Swift winning Entertainer of the Year. (AP via''Houston Chronicle'')
- A state of emergency is declared in Fiji as nearly 7000 people are displaced and two people have been killed during floods with conditions set to worsen with heavy storms expected following Tropical Depression 17F. (AFP via ''Perth Now'')
- Voters in Burma go to the polls for by-elections for 45 seats, with Aung San Suu Kyi claiming victory in one election. (''The Telegraph'')
- The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt nominates chairman Khairat El-Shater as a candidate for the presidential elections in May 2012. (BBC)
- Former President of Mexico Miguel de la Madrid dies of complications of lung disease in Mexico City at the age of 77. (''Los Angeles Times'')
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