Tuesday 1 March 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
L'argent, directed by Marcel L'Herbier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Tick Tock by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge 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.
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- 2011 Iranian protests: Tear gas is fired on anti-government demonstrators during clashes in the capital Tehran. (AFP via Google News)
- 2011 Jordanian protests: Relatives of jailed Islamists in Jordan demand their release in a demonstration in the capital Amman. (Ynet)
- 2011 Libyan civil war
- Al-Jazeera reports that forces supporting Muammar Gaddafi have bombed targets in the Libyan city of Misrata. (Al-Jazeera)
- Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi attack the city of Nalut near the Tunisian border. (Reuters via ''Hindustan Times'')
- The United Nations says the situation on the Libyan/Tunisian border has reached ampquotcrisis pointampquot. (BBC)
- 2011 Omani protests: A fourth day of protests take place, with security forces firing into the air in an attempt to disperse protesters. (Al Arabiya)
- NATO forces kill 9 Afghan children while they collected firewood this is the third NATO attack on civilians in the last 2 weeks. (Democracy Now!)
- Archaeologists recover six cannons from the ships of Welsh privateer Henry Morgan off the coast of Panama. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- Christian Dior S.A. fires fashion designer John Galliano following a series of anti-semitic remarks. (''Minneapolis St-Paul Tribune)
- American actor Charlie Sheen loses custody of his two sons Bob and Max following claims by their mother Brooke Mueller that he made threats of domestic violence. (TMZ)
- Ally Financial, the company formerly known as General Motors Acceptance Corporation, announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the U.S. Treasury Department will be selling some of Ally's preferred securities. This is part of the unwinding of the Treasury's investment in the auto industry as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. (Bloomberg).
- 2011 Canterbury earthquake
- New Zealand holds a two-minute silence in respect for the victims of the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. (''New Zealand Herald''),
- The death toll from the earthquake has reached 154 with the final toll expected to be around 240. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- The President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. (AP via Forbes)
- Eleven people are sentenced to death and twenty to life sentences for their roles in the Godhra train burning in New Delhi, India. (''Times of India'')
- Seventeen bodies are found in clandestine graves in Mexico's Guerrero state. (AP via ''Buffalo News'')
- An internet campaign calls for protests demanding that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe step down, leading to an increased security presence. (Reuters)
- Sierra Leone's Supreme Court bans the country's main opposition party from meeting to choose its presidential candidate. (Reuters)
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