Tuesday 3 May 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 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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- 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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- Reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden:
- US officials caution that bin Laden’s death does not remove the threat of terrorist attacks and say that the battle against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups will continue. (VOA News)
- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the UN wants more details regarding the death of bin Laden and that all counter-terrorism operations must respect international law, even though bin Laden had committed crimes against humanity and ampquotthe most appalling acts of terrorism.”. (Huffington Post)
- 2011 Libyan civil war
- Thousands of people are at risk of death from thirst and starvation in Yafran due to Muammar Gaddafi's forces besieging the city, shutting off water and blocking food supplies. (Libya TV)
- Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi bombard the rebel-held town of Zintan with Grad rockets. (Alertnet)
- Saudi Arabian protests
- Human Rights Watch has asked the government of Saudi Arabia to release a rights activist who was arrested for participating in peaceful demonstrations, saying a recent wave of arrests is jeopardizing any chance of reform. (Bloomberg News)
- Syrian protests
- Syrian forces and gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad moved into the center of the city of Baniyas, which had been under the control of pro-democracy demonstrators in recent weeks. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- More than 1,000 people have been detained across Syria since Saturday in security crackdowns in to keep people off the streets and aimed at suppressing the uprising against President al-Assad, according to human rights activists. AP)
- UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says that Britain is working with European allies to impose targeted sanctions on Syrian leaders, including asset freezes and travel bans, in response to the ongoing government suppression of pro-democracy protesters. (''The Telegraph'')
- At least nineteen people die in northern Kenya in clashes with raiders from Ethiopia. (Reuters via Yahoo News)
- A car bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, kills at least 16 people in a cafe with young men watching a football match. (AP)
- Up to ten Afghan police officers are killed in a NATO air strike on a highway in Ghazni Province. (AFP via ''The News'')
- Dozens of people are killed in fighting between the National Armed Forces of Côte d'Ivoire and forces loyal to former President of the Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan. (''Al Jazeera'')
- The Reserve Bank of India increases interest rates by 50 basis points to 7.25 per cent. (Reuters)
- José Sócrates, the Prime Minister of Portugal, announces a bail out deal with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. (BBC)
- A tornado hits Albany, a northern suburb of the New Zealand city of Auckland, causing at least one death, injuries and property damage. (New Zealand Stuff)
- Searchers find the second flight recorder from Air France Flight 447 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. (Reuters)
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