Saturday 2 July 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Horrible Bosses, directed by Seth Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
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- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- According to ''The Daily Telegraph'', the Sudanese army invades Libya, taking control of the southeastern town of Al-Kufra. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Libyan rebel leaders welcome an African Union offer to open talks with the Government in Tripoli without the direct involvement of Muammar Gaddafi. (BBC)
- 2011 Syrian uprising: The President of Syria Bashar al-Assad sacks Ahmad Khaled Abdel Aziz, the governor of the city of Hama, after mass anti-government demonstrations occurred there yesterday. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Moroccan protests: Demonstrations are called for following a constitutional referendum on greater freedoms held yesterday. (Reuters)
- Somali and African Union forces make gains against al-Shabaab rebels in Mogadishu. (Al Jazeera)
- 11 members of one family are killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan while traveling to Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco marries Charlene Wittstock, the Olympic swimmer, again, this time in a religious ceremony attended by 3,500 guests, including royalty and celebrities. (BBC)
- European sovereign debt crisis: Eurozone finance ministers agree to give a further €12 billion over the next two weeks to Greece as it fights bankruptcy. (Al Jazeera)
- Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority grounds all Tiger Airways flights in the country until July 9 due to a range of safety concerns. (AAP via ''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- 3 coal miners are killed and 40 others are trapped in separate incidents in the People's Republic of China. (China Daily)
- Mexican authorities have confirmed 11 deaths from Tropical Storm Arlene. (AP via USA Today)
- ExxonMobil workers attempt to contain an oil spill on the Yellowstone River in the US state of Montana. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- 228 people are arrested during a large demonstration in Hong Kong amid frustration with government policies and rising property prices. (Reuters)
- China jails a Tibetan writer for editing a banned magazine regarding unrest in 2008. (BBC)
- Former President of Brazil and current Senator Itamar Franco dies of complications from leukemia seven days of mourning are declared by current president Dilma Rousseff. (BBC)
- Campaigning closes ahead of Thailand's general election tomorrow. (Al Jazeera)
- Freedom Flotilla II: Greek port authorities arrest the captain of the US-flagged vessel ''The Audacity of Hope'', the latest incident to befall the flotilla following two counts of alleged sabotage and the towing back to port of this ship yesterday. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Serbia and Kosovo sign the first accords between the two nations since Kosovo's declaration of independence three years ago. (Al Jazeera)
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