Monday 3 May 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Nothin' On You by B.o.B..
Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Apostle James the Lesser
- Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
- Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
- Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
- Saints Eventius and Alexander, Saint Theodulus (martyrs of 119)
- Saint Ansfrid (c. 1008)
- Saint Alexander I
- Saint Apostle Philip
- Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, aka the Invention of the True Cross.
- Discoflux (Discordianism).
- Constitution Day in Poland and Japan.
- World Press Freedom Day.
- Saint Juvenalis (d. 376)
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- Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and waging war against India. (NDTV)
- American air carriers United and Continental officially announce a merger that will create the world's largest airline. (Bloomberg)
- Darfur rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, breaks off peace talks with the Sudanese government, accusing it of a renewing the conflict with a military offensive that has included airstrikes and ground attacks over the past week. (''The Washington Post'')
- The death toll reaches 28 as flooding from weekend storms worsens in southern US towns and cities, including Nashville in Middle Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi. (CNN)
- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva proposes to hold elections on 14 November to end the political crisis in the country. (BBC)
- World Press Freedom Day:
- Journalists protesting against the prison death of Cameroon newspaper editor Bibi Ngota clash with police in Yaoundé as hundreds are prevented from staging a sit-in at the office of the prime minister. (BBC)
- Paris-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders names the leaders of North Korea (Kim Jong-il), Russia (Vladimir Putin) and Rwanda (Paul Kagame) as as some of the world's worst ampquotpredators of freedomampquot and lists offences against press freedom in 40 countries. (''New York Daily News'')
- The Irish Aviation Authority closes Donegal Airport, cancels at least two flights and announces the closure of all airspace in Ireland on Monday due to Icelandic volcanic ash, while British Airports, including some in Scotland, may also be affected due to continued eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. (RTÉ)
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exchange criticism of each other’s countries nuclear policies at the opening of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (''USA Today'')
- Australian mining stocks plummet after the government passes a new 40% profit tax on the industry. International mining companies warn that many new mining projects may be canceled. (Reuters)
- Norsk Hydro secures 100 years worth of bauxite supply in a US$4.9 billion deal. (Bloomberg)
- Hundreds of Egyptian workers protest outside Egypt's cabinet building to request a rise in their minimum wage. (Al Jazeera)
- A manual recount gets underway in Baghdad. (Al Jazeera)
- Neil Robertson becomes the first Australian to win the World Snooker Championship since 1952 and the first player from outside the UK and Ireland to win the world title since 1980. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrives in China on a rare foreign visit. (Al Jazeera)
- The European Commission proposes rules for imports of fishery products from Greenland into the EU. (EU Business)
- Uganda's highest ice cap in the Rwenzori mountain range splits. (BBC)
- Natavia Lowery, PA to former Ramones manager Linda S. Stein, is given a 25 year to life jail sentence for beating Stein to death on 30 October 2007. (''The Washington Post'')
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