Tuesday 2 August 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 2011 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
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- 2011 Libyan civil war: Seven rebels are killed and 50 injured in fighting in the town of Zlitan. (Reuters)
- Suicide bombers attack a guesthouse used by foreigners in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz with at least four security guards dead. (Reuters)
- 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Army forces shell the town of Hama for a second successive day. (BBC)
- Fifteen people are wounded in a bombing of a Syrian Catholic Church in Kirkuk, Iraq. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
- Egypt's military police and riot police end a three-week Tahrir Square sit-in. (''Al-Ahram'')
- Four Ethiopian peacekeepers are killed by a landmine in the Abyei region of Sudan. (Reuters)
- The United Nations warns that Uganda could be the next country to be affected by the famine in the Horn of Africa. (Reuters)
- Tropical Storm Emily moves towards Puerto Rico. (NOAA)
- The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls on China to release Liu Xiaobo and his wife. (BBC)
- Israel's Supreme Court orders the West Bank outpost of Migron, inhabited by 250 Jewish settlers, to be evacuated without delay. (Reuters)
- Four European nations (the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Portugal) circulate a draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the Government of Syria for its recent crackdown on protesters. (Bloomberg)
- South Korean prosecutors send a summons to Park Chul, President of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, over alleged embezzlement. (Yonhap)
- News International phone hacking scandal
- Former ''News of the World'' managing editor Stuart Kuttner is arrested and later bailed as part of the ongoing investigation into phone hacking. (BBC)
- Jonathan May-Bowles is jailed for six weeks for throwing a foam pie into the face of Rupert Murdoch at a House of Commons Select Committee hearing. (BBC)
- Around 10,000 Papuan people demonstrate in support of independence from Indonesia in the Papuan capital of Jayapura. (''Straits Times'')
- Peter O'Neill of Southern Highlands Province is elected Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea in a 70-24 vote, ousting acting Prime Minister Sam Abal who promises to contest the decision in court. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The United States Senate passes legislation to raise the debt ceiling in order to avert the 2011 US debt ceiling crisis and President Barack Obama signs it into law. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- French and Ugandan scientists discover a 20-million year-old skull of a tree-climbing ape in the Karamoja region of Uganda. (''Hindustan Times'')
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