Monday 4 July 2011, US Independence Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Give Me Everything by Pitbull.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, directed by David Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vic & Bob's Afternoon Delights.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bloodline Champions or Child of Eden.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Moroccan protests: Democracy campaigners dismiss as ampquotunbelievableampquot government figures showing that 98 per cent of voters backed Morocco's constitutional referendum amid allegations of multiple voting, with people marching through Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier chanting ampquotThe interior minister is a liarampquot. (BBC)
- 2011 Syrian uprising: Government troops arrive in Hama in buses to raid houses and arrest civilians following the mass popular anti-government protests there on Friday. Tanks laying siege to the city move north to other villages. (BBC)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising: Thousands of people rally against authority in Sana'a, marching towards the residence of Vice-President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi since Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for 33 years, remains in Saudi Arabia receiving treatment for his wounds. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends the group's presence in Libya during a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Sochi, claiming that its mission is in ampquotstrict conformityampquot with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. (BBC)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: Clashes break out at a courthouse as 7 police officers, suspected of killing protesters in Suez during the popular revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power, are released on bail by a judge in Cairo. (AP via ''The Washington Post'')
- Tunisian revolution: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia as his regime was ousted from power in a popular revolution, is convicted ''in absentia'' on charges of possessing illegal drugs and weapons and sentenced to 15 years in jail at a court in Tunis. (AP via ''New York Times'')
- Saboteurs bomb an Egyptian pipeline at Nagah in the Sinai Peninsula delivering gas to Israel and Jordan. (Al Jazeera)
- A corporal in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps goes on a killing spree while on duty at a guard post on South Korea's Ganghwa Island, killing 3 people and injuring 2 others. (BBC)
- Freedom Flotilla II: The Greek Coast Guard pursues with water cannons then boards the ship carrying activists from Belgium, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey after an unsuccessful attempt to leave Crete harbour. (Al Jazeera)
- Australian Army soldier, Sergeant Todd Langley, is killed in fighting in Afghanistan, bringing Australian casualties in the war to 28. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Religious conservatives in Pakistan condemn as ampquotcultural terrorismampquot the recent support shown for LGBT rights in Islamabad. (BBC)
- J. K. Rowling leaves her agent Christopher Little after 15 years. (''The Guardian'')
- Sony Corp. says that it will fully restore all the PlayStation Network videogame services in Japan, which will complete worldwide restoration of those services, disrupted in April. (Reuters)
- Several African countries experience their worst drought in 60 years, with millions of people affected. (BBC)
- Israel announces that it will transfer the bodies of 84 Palestinian militants to the Palestinian Authority, apparently as a diplomatic gesture to the Palestinians ahead of Ramadan. (Ynetnews)
- A statue of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan is unveiled at a ceremony outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square, Central London, opposite a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Those invited include Margaret Thatcher and Condoleezza Rice, while a piece of the Berlin Wall also features. (BBC)
- Trial of Ratko Mladić in The Hague:
- Former Bosnian Serb Colonel General Ratko Mladić is scheduled to enter a plea on charges of genocide in the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war at a United Nations war crimes court. (Reuters via France 24)
- Ratko Mladić is removed from his hearing after he is ruled to have spoken out of turn while asking that he have his own lawyer instead of one appointed by the court, then quarrelling with the judge to be allowed speak. (BBC)
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