Monday 1 February 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dear John by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Jackson Packer: Australian newsmaker, the second-born of the three children of billionaire tycoon James Packer and his then wife model and singer Erica Baxter.
- US President Barack Obama announces a US$3.8 trillion budget plan for 2011, forecasting the US deficit would rise to a record US$1.56 trillion this year.
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Cyprus to begin talks aimed at reuniting the country. (UN News Centre)
- Nigerian militant group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta denies it attacked oil pipelines in the south of the country, after Shell closes three oil flow stations. (BBC)
- Envoys of the Dalai Lama return from Beijing after the ninth round of negotiations. (RIA Novosti)
- A female suicide bomber kills 41 people and injures a further 106 in an attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Nine people are killed in a bus rampage in Tianjin, northern China. (''Taiwan News'')
- 52nd Grammy Awards:
- Pop singer Beyoncé Knowles wins the most awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards, winning six of her ten nominations including Song of the Year for ampquotSingle Ladies (Put a Ring on It)ampquot, and becoming the first woman to win six awards in the same night. (''Chicago Tribune'')
- Rock band AC/DC win their first ever Grammy Award. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Seven performers, including Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin and Loretta Lynn, are awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards. (''All About Jazz'')
- Chinese state media voices its disapproval after the Obama administration unveils its first arms package for Taiwan, a move that prompted China to threaten sanctions on the firms involved. (BBC)
- Anti-government protests take place in cities across Russia, with 100 protesters detained at rallies in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. (Sify)
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