Saturday 4 June 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams, 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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Which were the important events of 4 June 2011 ?
- 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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- Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate.
- Arab Spring:
- NATO begins using attack helicopters for the first time in air operations over Libya. (NATO)
- The Syrian human rights group Sawasiah claims that at least 63 protestors were killed on Friday. (Reuters via Haaretz)
- Yemeni uprising:
- Several senior Yemeni officials injured in yesterday's attacks are taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment. (Reuters)
- President Ali Abdullah Saleh is also flown to Saudi Arabia for treatment after being wounded. (BBC)
- Russia evacuates its diplomats from the capital Sana'a. (UPI)
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges dialogue in Bahrain after protests. (UPI)
- At least seven people are killed in an exchange of fire between pro-government forces and mutineering soldiers in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. (BBC)
- North Sudan dismisses calls by the United Nations Security Council to leave the disputed Abyei region on the border with South Sudan. (Reuters)
- Tens of thousands of people gather in Hong Kong to remember the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. (''Times of India'')
- Two terrorist suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of two Indonesian police officers are killed in a raid in Poso, Central Sulawesi. (''Jakarta Post'')
- Senior Islamic militant Ilyas Kashmiri, the leader of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami, is killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan in Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
- Bangladesh receives a loan from the World Bank to strengthen regional co-operation on wildlife protection. (''Straits Times'')
- The Philippines accuses China of intimidating rival claimants to areas of the South China Sea, and violating its territorial waters. (AFP via Google News)
- Japan and the People's Republic of China agree to resume defense relationships suspended since a disagreement over the Senkaku Islands. (NHK World)
- The Cairo Criminal Court sentences former finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali to 30 years imprisonment ''in absentia'' for abuse of power. (Xinhua)
- Indian guru Swami Ramdev starts a hunger strike against corruption in the Government with thousands joining in but the camp is broken up. (''Hindustan Times'')
- Former United States Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies. (AP via MSNBC)
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