Sunday 3 January 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Magic, directed by Robert Davi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Vida McConaughey: American noted family, the daughter and second child of actor Matthew McConaughey and model/designer Camila Alves.
- The United States and the United Kingdom close their embassies in Yemen due to the ongoing security threat by Al Qaeda.
- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake leaves 20,000 homeless and causes US$1.5 million in damage in eastern Tajikistan. (RIA Novosti)
- The death toll as a result of recent mudslides which have hit Brazil rises to more than 85, including at least 29 in a hotel collapse, and two nuclear power stations are intended to be shut down as a precaution. (BBC)
- The Eritrean military claims at least 10 Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 2 captured when Ethiopia launched an armed incursion into Eritrea. The Ethiopian military claims 25 Eritrean soldiers were killed while attacking Ethiopian positions. (AFP)
- At least 47 people are killed during heavy fighting in the Somali town of Dhuusa Mareeb. (''Gulf Times'')
- A fire destroys one of Africa's most popular markets in Kumasi, Ghana. (UPI)
- Remains of the first plane taken to Antarctica in 1912 are discovered by Australian researchers. (AFP)
- More than 1,000 people are evacuated after days of flooding in New South Wales, Australia. (BBC)
- The Supreme Court of Peru upholds a 25 year prison sentence for former President Alberto Fujimori, convicted of mass human rights violations. (RTT News)
- Mexican police arrest alleged drug lord Carlos Beltrán Leyva in Culiacán, Sinaloa. (CNN)
- Japan doubles a state-sponsored credit line to troubled airline Japan Airlines to Y200bn (US$2.2bn). (AFP)
- Hundreds of people attempt to control a large diesel leak into a major tributary of the Yellow River, the Wei River, in Shaanxi, China. (''China Daily'')
- Two trains collide near the city of Bilecik in northwestern Turkey, killing one and injuring at least four others. (CNN)
- Several British Muslim writers speak out about ''Prime Suspect'' writer Lynda La Plante's complaint against the BBC regarding how much more difficult it is to have her scripts commissioned than it would be for a ampquotlittle Muslim boyampquot. (''Scotland on Sunday'')
- The Colombian volcano Galeras erupts, forcing the evacuation of 8,000 people. (TVNZ)
- Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo erupts, threatening rare wildlife in the Virunga National Park. (BBC)
- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announces that full body scanners will be introduced at UK airports following the failed attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. (BBC)
- Lowly League One team Leeds United defeated Manchester United, 1-0 at Old Trafford, thanks to a great goal by Jermaine Beckford, scored at the Stretford End to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the Third Round. (The Guardian)
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