Friday 3 February 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Set Fire To The Rain by Adele.
Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lyons Den.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arma II: DayZ Mod or Dustforce.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
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- Insurgency in the North Caucasus: The Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov orders his subordinates to halt attacks on the civilian population of Russia, while leaving military and security personnel as legitimate targets. (RFE/RL)
- Egyptian protests:
- Egyptian police shoot and kill two protesters in Suez, the first deaths to occur as protests spring up over the Port Said Stadium clashes. (AP via ''Atlanta Journal Constitution'')
- Nearly 400 people are injured in similar protests in Cairo. (BBC)
- Five people are killed and 1,700 injured in clashes resulting from the incident in Port Said. (Al-Jazeera)
- Seven Pakistan Army soldiers are killed and three others wounded following a Taliban attack in the Kurram Agency. (Dawn)
- The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights claims that more than 100 people have been killed in shelling in the city of Homs. (Reuters)
- Hungarian airline Malév ceases operation as its aircraft are grounded due to unpaid debts. (Reuters)
- Stocks rise sharply in the United States following positive jobs information with the Nasdaq Composite reaching its highest level since 2000 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearing levels last reached in 2008. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- In the United States, employers added over 240,000 jobs in the month of January and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%, the lowest percent in three years. (CNN)
- An official from Papua New Guinea's maritime safety authority estimates that 100 people were trapped aboard the ferry which sank off the northeast coast yesterday. (Reuters via Alertnet)
- Thousands of Australians are evacuated in northern New South Wales and Queensland due to rising floodwaters with parts of Queensland declared as a disaster area. (AAP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- At least three people die and 50 are injured after a passenger train derails in the Kamrup district in India's Assam state. (NDTV)
- Highways in the US state of Colorado are closed due to heavy snowfall including the I-70. (9 News)
- The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia increases the sentence of Kang Kek Iew, or Duch, to life for running the Tuol Sleng prison camp under the Khmer Rouge. (BBC)
- Major General Michael Linnington orders a court martial for US Private Bradley Manning responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks. (''Baltimore Sun'')
- US Federal prosecutors drop an investigation of cycling champion Lance Armstrong for alleged use of performance enhancing substances. (''USA Today'')
- Chris Huhne, the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, resigns after the Crown Prosecution Service announces it will bring charges against him and his wife over claims she accepted penalty points on her driving licence for speeding on his behalf. (BBC)
- The Football Association removes John Terry as captain of the England national football team over allegations of racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand during a match. (BBC Sport)
- The ''Daily Mail'' reports that the world record for the number of water skiers pulled by a single boat (145) has been broken. (''Daily Mail'')
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