Wednesday 2 February 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars.
Just Go with It, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 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 February 2011 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Noah Csincsak: American child of television celebrities, Noah's parents are alumni of The Bachelor reality show.
- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- Egyptian protesters continue nationwide demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak for a ninth day. (''The Guardian'')
- Mohamed ElBaradei, an emerging leader of anti-regime protests, and other protesters say that Mubarak must leave Egypt by Friday at the latest to avoid further bloodshed and turmoil. (''The Australian'')
- The protestors increase their demands for the end of the Mubarak regime and are not impressed by Hosni Mubarak's promise to resign at the end of his current term. (Al Jazeera)
- Clashes occur in Cairo and Alexandria between supporters and opponents of President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak with one person dead and 700 injured. (Al Jazeera)
- Some supporters of the Mubarak regime ride horses and camels and attack anti-government protesters with whips. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
- Two Molotov cocktails are thrown into the grounds of the Egyptian Museum. (''The Guardian'')
- The United Nations (Navi Pillay) believes as many as 300 people have been killed in Egypt over the last nine days. (''Almasry Alyoum'')
- Amr Moussa, Arab League Secretary General and a former Egyptian foreign minister, says he would ampquotseriouslyampquot consider whether to seek the Egyptian presidency. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Egyptian Army calls on protesters to ampquothelp restore normal lifeampquot. (Reuters)
- Internet access is partially restored in Egypt after a five-day blackout. (Al Jazeera)
- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) compiles a list of members of the media who have come under attack in Egypt today. (Committee to Protect Journalists)
- President of the United States Barack Obama makes his first comments on Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak announced he would step down before the next elections Obama tells the people of Egypt ampquotWe hear your voiceampquot, and calls for an ampquotorderly transitionampquot of power that ampquotmust begin nowampquot. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon warns against attacks on demonstrators while visiting the English cities of Oxford and London. (''Bangkok Post'')
- 2011 Yemeni protests: President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh backtracks on his plan to rule Yemen for life and to then allow his son to inherit his rule during an emergency session of parliament ahead of tomorrow's ampquotday of rageampquot against his three-decade rule. (''The Times of India'')
- The army in Mauritania destroy a car packed with explosives outside the capital Nouakchott, killing three people suspected of being members of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (AFP via Google News)
- WikiLeaks reveals that the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation had launched an investigation of a previously unknown group of men believed to be involved in the September 11 attacks. (''Daily Telegraph'')
- At least two people are dead and ten injured following the explosion of a car bomb in a commercial area of the Pakistani town of Peshawar. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- American rock duo The White Stripes announce that they are breaking up. (AP via ABC News America)
- Cyclone Yasi:
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Pitbull - Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
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