Friday 4 March 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
L'argent, directed by Marcel L'Herbier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Tick Tock by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Efrem
- Catholicism - Commemoration of Saint Lucius I, pope, martyr.
- Saint Peter of Pappacarbone.
- Saint Lucius I.
- Saint Pierre de Cluny.
- Feast day of Humbert III of Savoy.
- Saint Basil and his Companions.
- Saint Adrian of Nicomedia, bishop of Saint Andrew's, and his Companions.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Casimir, patron saint of Lithuania.
- United States - Inauguration Day (1789 - 1933)
- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada - Charter Day (1881)
- Vermont - Admission Day (1791).
- Pennsylvania - Charter Day (1681).
- Wales - Feast day of Rhiannon, Celtic Moon Goddess.
- Feast day of Saint Placide Viel.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 04 March
- Simon van der Meer: Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011).
- Krishna Prasad Bhattarai: Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (Born 1924).
- Charles Jarrott: British film and television director (Born 1927).
- Frank Chirkinian: American producer (Bornc.
- Ed Manning: American basketball player and coach (Born 1943).
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office is investigating claims that a man from the English city of Manchester has been killed in the 2011 Libyan civil war. (Sky News)
- Al Arabiya reports that the city of Brega has been bombed by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. (Reuters)
- The Gaddafi regime blocks foreign journalists in a Tripoli hotel to stop them from reporting on the conflict supposedly for their safety. (AGI)
- Shots are fired by government forces during an anti-government protest in Tripoli. (Reuters)
- Interpol issues an international alert for Gaddafi and 15 of his family members and close associates to help enforce the UN sanctions against his regime. (AP via Forbes)
- Heavy fighting occurs in the town of Zawiya with at least 30 people dead. (Reuters)
- Law enforcement in Tripoli uses tear gas to disperse protestors after Friday prayers. (BBC News)
- Anti-Gaddafi forces take control of the port town of Ra's Lanuf. (Reuters)
- A bomb explodes outside a mosque in Peshawar in the Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with casualties feared. (DPA via ''Trends'')
- North Yemen rebels claim that Government of Yemen forces have bombed a protest resulting in two people dead and seven injured. (Reuters)
- Protesters storm the State Security Intelligence building in Alexandria, Egypt after police officers had previously fired on the crowd. (BBC)
- Fifty-three African Union peacekeepers were killed in fighting in Somalia. (Yahoo)
- The Broadway production ''Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'' is cited for three serious occupational safety and health violations by the US OSHA. (''The New York Times'')
- The marketing chief at Research in Motion, the Canadian company best known for the BlackBerry smart phone, is leaving. This surprise announcement concerning Keith Pardy may have an impact on the launch of a new product, the PlayBook tablet. (Reuters)
- A report by the Government Accountability Office claims that the US Government could save $5.5 billion over the next 30 years by replacing dollar bills with coins. (MyFox8)
- An earthquake occurs offshore near the Philippines city of Surigao causing property damage. (AP via ''Atlanta Journal Constitution'')
- The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board believes that there may have been a fundamental safety design problems with the device that failed to stop the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and has asked for more time to test it. (AP via MSNBC)
- North Korea steps up a campaign to block out news of the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa to its population. (''The Straits Times'')
- The Blue House, the executive office and residence of the President of the Republic of Korea, and other Government of South Korea and South Korean financial corporations come under attack from a distributed denial-of-service. (Yonhap)
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