Tuesday 1 June 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
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- The US Mint releases the 2010 Yellowstone National Park quarter dollar coin to circulation.
- The Nanjing Metro opens its Line 2, extending its route length from 22km to 85km, and the number of stations from 16 to 57. (Railway Gazette)
- Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and his wife Tipper announce their separation. (USA Today)
- At least 5 people are killed in an attack on the Lahore hospital in Pakistan where many of the injured in Friday's attack on members of the Ahmadis sect, as well as one of the captured militants, are undergoing treatment. (CNN)
- Al-Qaeda's top leader in Afghanistan, and Osama bin Laden's third in command, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, is reported killed. (CNN)
- Poland publishes the transcript of flight data recorders from the fatal 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash which killed 96 officials and intellectuals on 10 April. (Aljazeera)
- Tropical Storm Agatha:
- Torrential rains open a large sinkhole which swallows an intersection and part of a city block in Guatemala City. (BBC)
- America's Obama administration warns that BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could continue until August. (''The Australian'')
- Aftermath of the Gaza flotilla raid:
- Survivors of the Israeli assault on the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla return to Greece and Turkey, providing the first eyewitness accounts of the attack. (BBC)
- Israel's ambassador to Denmark, Arthur Avnon, announces that the Israeli military had received rumours of a report which asserted a link between the flotilla and Al-Qaida. (News24)
- Coalition parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly clash over the Israeli commando attack on the aid convoy. (''The Belfast Telegraph'')
- Reports are released regarding the nationalities of those captured after the flotilla raid. (''The Age'')
- Reports are also released expressing concern for captured international journalists, including those from Aljazeera and Astro Awani, while media organisations are asked to act for the release of all journalists in Israeli custody and to request their freedom to practice their profession without pressure and harassment. (NDTV)
- Egypt announces that it will temporarily open its border with Gaza for aid. (AP via Fox News)
- Turkey calls for sanctions against Israel. The United States, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, acts to mitigate the language of the Security Council's draft statement which condemned Israel's action ampquotin the strongest termsampquot, opting instead for one that requests an ampquotimpartialampquot investigation of the deaths and condemns the ampquotactsampquot that led to it. (''The Times'')
- Twenty Israeli trucks deliver cargo from the captured ships to the Gaza Strip via Kerem Shalom crossing. (YouTube)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- ''The Jerusalem Post'' reports that Israeli soldiers have engaged and killed what they describe as three ampquotterroristsampquot who had fired Kassam Rockets into Israeli lands. No injuries were reported from the rocket attacks. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
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