Thursday 2 June 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
- Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
- Xenia name day in Slovakia.
- The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
- Almost 100 civilians are killed in the disputed Abyei region between North and South Sudan since northern troops seized the area on 21 May. (Reuters)
- 2011 Syrian uprising: At least 13 people are killed in a continuing crackdown by security forces in Syria opposition leaders meeting in Turkey call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. (Al Jazeera)
- Twenty-five Pakistan Army soldiers die after an attack by Afghan militants on a border post in the Dir District. (Reuters)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising
- A freelance reporter claims that snipers are shooting at protesters in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Al Jazeera)
- The FBI investigate claims that hackers in China attacked the Google email accounts of officials in the United States and Asian countries, as well as Chinese pro-democracy activists. (''Calcutta Telegraph'')
- Julian Assange of Wikileaks wins the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. (journalism)
- The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are held in the US town of Oxon Hill, Maryland with Sukanya Roy of South Abington, Pennsylvania. (AP via ''San Jose Mercury News'')
- Following the PlayStation Network outage, the Sony website SonyPictures.com has been hacked, with unencrypted passwords and personal information of Sony customers within the website's database being discovered by the hackers. (BBC)
- Canada Post workers prepare to start a mail strike as last minute talks fail. (CBC)
- The 2011 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group ampquotC40ampquot summit concludes in São Paulo. (New York Times)
- Four people die after an explosion and fire at a Chevron oil refinery in Pembroke Dock, Wales. (Press Association via ''The Guardian'')
- 42 people are injured and 13,000 people evacuated from settlements in Russia's Udmurt Republic following an ammo depot fire. (RIA Novosti)
- Approximately 250 people fleeing from the 2011 Libyan uprising to Europe may have died as their ship sinks off the coast of Tunisia. (Al Jazeera)
- South Korea and the United States launch an investigation into allegations by former United States Army soldiers that chemicals including Agent Orange were dumped at Camp Carroll near the city of Daegu. (Yonhap News)
- WikiLeaks releases secret documents on Egypt's nuclear power plant. ''(Al-Masry Al-Youm)''
- Five people are killed and one person injured in a multiple shooting at Yuma County, Arizona. (''Yuma Sun'')
- Presidential elections in Latvia. Andris Bērziņš won the election.
- Japanese politics
- Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion in the Diet (AP via ''Seattle PI'')
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