Wednesday 1 June 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carey Sextuplets .
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Último a Sair.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angry Birds Rio or Pac-Man Battle Royale.
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Which were the important events of 1 June 2011 ?
- 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.
- Carey Sextuplets: American sextuplets born at 27.
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian uprising:
- The torture and eventual killing of a 13-year-old child held in custody causes further outcry among the people of Daraa. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising:
- At least 41 people are killed in fighting between Government of Yemen forces and tribal groups in the capital Sana'a. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- NATO extends its mission on Libya for an additional 90 days. (NATO)
- Sudan agrees to demilitarize its border with South Sudan. (Al Jazeera)
- Australia's economy shrinks 1.2 per cent in the first quarter due to various disasters. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
- An earthquake occurs in Blackpool, Lancashire: a company, Cuadrilla Resources, suspends gas drilling operations. (''The Guardian'')
- An explosion at an oil storage tank in Gibraltar closes the port and injures workers and cruise ship passengers. (Gibraltar Chronicle)
- Haitian officials stand by their own death and homeless toll figures as the U.S. government claims fewer people were affected by last year's earthquake than previously believed. (BBC)
- A United Nations nuclear safety team looking into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster claims that Japan underestimated the potential threat of tsunamis to nuclear power plants. (Reuters)
- The cleanup efforts begin in the U.S. city of Joplin, Missouri, after the recent 2011 Joplin tornado with the death toll confirmed at 134. (''News Leader'')
- German health officials report 365 new cases of the E. coli outbreak as it continues to spread throughout Europe. (Sky News)
- 2011 New England tornado outbreak
- One tornado hits the US city of Springfield, Massachusetts, with injuries reported and significant property damage. (NECN)
- The Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick declares a state of emergency following the impact of the tornadoes. (CNN)
- At least four deaths have occurred, with one person reported dead in a car that overturned in West Springfield as a result of the tornados. (CBS Local Boston)
- A United Nations report states that there are 2 million adolescents in the world living with HIV with 86 per cent of them living in sub-Saharan Africa. (Xinhua)
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