Friday 4 June 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
The A-Team, directed by Joe Carnahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
- Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
- United States - Pentecost in 2006
- Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
- Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
- Tonga - National Day.
- International Innocent Child Abuse Victim Day.
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- John Wooden: Basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships).
- California firm SpaceX launches the Falcon 9 rocket on its maiden test flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket successfully achieves Earth orbit.
- Gaza flotilla raid:
- Anti-Israel protests take place outside the Israeli embassy in Dublin, Ireland, and outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (''Malaysia Star'')
- Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives a televised speech in which he states that he does not view Hamas as a terrorist organization, but as ampquotresistance fighters who are struggling to defend their landampquot. Thousands of people rally at a memorial service in Istanbul for one of those killed in the raid. (BBC)
- Another Irish ship, the 1,200-ton MV ''Rachel Corrie, is headed to Gaza, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel will not allow it to dock in Gaza. (AP)
- The pro-government militia group of Ahlu Sunnah Waljama (ASW) in Somalia claims to have killed at least 91 Islamist fighters and wounded 170 others in Thursday's fierce clashes. (China.org)
- Cumbria shootings:
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron visits Cumbria. (CBC)
- The BBC issues an apology after receiving dozens of complaints over the content of its Radio 4 play ''Six Impossible Things'', which featured the antics of a gunman. (Digital Spy)
- ITV postpones a third consecutive episode of its ongoing ''Coronation Street'' storyline, ampquotSiege Weekampquot, due to the Cumbria shootings, while Sunday's omnibus is replaced by the film ''Pollyanna''. (Digital Spy)
- McDonalds recalls 12 million promotional glasses for the movie ''Shrek Forever After'' due to the presence of cadmium in the painted design. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- 163 people die from lead poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria: confirmed cases being treated number 355. (Reuters)
- The death toll rises to 109 following a fire in the centre of Dhaka, Bangladesh. At least 50 injured victims struggle for life at the state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital. (''The Times of India'')
- Seven Italian officials are investigated for manslaughter relating to the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake. (''The Independent'')
- Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon requests an independent investigation in into the death of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and promises to help in any way he can. (''People's Daily Online'')
- ''BMJ'' finds scientists behind World Health Organization advice on stockpiling of pandemic flu drugs had financial ties with companies which stood to profit. (BBC)
- Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, is extradited from Chile to Peru to face charges in the killing of a Peruvian woman. (America Online)
- A Joint Base Lewis-McChord United States Army soldier is charged with three counts of premeditated murder in connection with the deaths of three Afghan civilians. (KIRO TV)
- French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux is convicted of racism. (''Financial Times'')
- Belgian police arrest a man suspected of yesterday's fatal shooting of a magistrate and a clerk at a Brussels court. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
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