Monday 1 March 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Imma Be by The Black Eyed Peas.
Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dear John by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 01 March
- Kristian Digby: British television presenter and director (Born 1977).
- Sony blames recent malfunctions of older PS3 ampquotfatampquot models on an internal clock glitch. (BBC)
- An aeroplane carrying aid materials for the 2010 Chile earthquake crashes killing at least six people. (ABC)
- In response to the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Dubai's police chief states that travelers suspected of being Israeli will not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates even if they arrive with passports issued by other countries. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- President of France Nicolas Sarkozy gives €3 million to areas devastated by France's worst storm for over a decade, calling the storm a ampquotnational disasterampquot. (RTÉ)
- Current death tolls: France (50), Germany (5), Spain (3), Portugal (1), Belgium (1) (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Floodwaters in Les Cayes and surrounding areas responsible for the deaths of 8 Haitians recede. (Al Jazeera)
- Georgia and Russia re-open their only usable land border crossing, located on the Caucasus Mountains, for traffic and trade for the first time in four years. (Xinhua)
- Spain requests an explanation from Venezuela concerning allegations that it helped terrorist groups Euskadi Ta Askatasuna and FARC plot to kill Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and other Colombian personalities in Spanish soil. (Sky News)
- Goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilalé, shot in the Togo national football team attack prior to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, is to return to France after emergency surgery in Johannesburg. (Reuters South Africa)
- 63-year-old former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ejup Ganić is detained at London Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the UK to escape charges of war crimes. (''The New York Times'')
- The Palestinian cabinet moves its weekly meeting from Ramallah to Hebron in a symbolic protest at the decision by Israel to add Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem to its list of national heritage sites. (Voice of America)
- The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić resumes in The Hague. (RTÉ)
- 17 Nigerian police officers are arrested in connection with the deaths of Boko Haram members in 2009. (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
- Convicted member of ETA Iñaki de Juana Chaos is to be extradited from Northern Ireland to Spain where he is scheduled to face further charges. (BBC)
- Toyota president Akio Toyoda apologies to his Chinese customers in Earth's largest auto mart. (''Financial Times'')
- Two of three Sikhs kidnapped in Khyber Agency on the Afghan border in January are recovered by Pakistan's security forces. The decapitated corpse of the other was found last week. (Reuters India)
- Over 5,000 people, including a pregnant woman and TV weatherman Grant Denyer, strip naked and are photographed at the Sydney Opera House during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, double the number which had been expected. (Reuters)
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