Wednesday 4 May 2011
It was Wednesday, 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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- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
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- 2011 Syrian uprising
- Syrian security forces arrest two people outside of the University of Damascus as student demonstrators rally for the release of political detainees and army convoys and tanks rolled into the capital city, setting up what eyewitnesses described as a base in the central square. (Sky News)
- More than 1,000 people are arrested in Syria amid ongoing protests (UPI)
- Eye-witness reports say dozens are killed in clashes as thousands of people across Syria rallied to show support for residents of the southern border city of Daraa who have been living under siege since government forces attacked earlier this week. (CNN)
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and urges him to immediately end the violent crackdown against anti-government protesters in Syria, as Syrian tanks and armored vehicles deployed around the town of Rastan, witnesses said, raising fears of another deadly attack on protesters challenging Assad's rule. (Channel 6 News)
- Syrian officials confirm the detention of an Al Jazeera reporter, Dorothy Parvaz, who has been missing since Friday. (CNN)
- 2011 Libyan civil war
- The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, reports that there are ampquotreasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue being committed in Libya, and says he will soon request arrest warrants against three individuals who are ampquotmost responsible for the crimes committed.ampquot (The Telegraph)
- Reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden:
- Russian security forces kill Doger Sevdet, an al-Qaeda emissary who fought alongside Chechen insurgents, in the northern Caucasus region of Russia. (CNN)
- One policeman is killed and another injured when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's convoy is attacked after a campaign rally in northern Turkey Erdoğan was not in the convoy at the time of the attack. (The Telegraph)
- Art exhibit of Chinese dissident, Ai Weiwei, jailed by the Chinese government last month for unspecified ampquoteconomic crimes,ampquot opens in New York City. (CNN)
- Bollywood actor, Shiney Ahuja, is released on bail in Mumbai a week after being jailed for allegedly raping his maid. (BBC)
- Daniel Barenboim, a conductor and pianist and ampquotsupporter of Palestinian rightsampquot, holds a ampquotPeace Concertampquot in the Gaza Strip. (Deutsche Welle)
- Richard Branson announces that the operations of airlines Virgin Blue, V Australia and Pacific Blue will be merged to form Virgin Australia. (''WA Today'')
- Intel announces it will begin shipping the new Ivy Bridge chips, using three-dimensional design to conserve battery power, later this year. (Reuters)
- At least 16 people are feared dead and 21 injured following a bus crash in Nepal. (Nepal Mountain News)
- The wreckage of a crashed helicopter containing Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is found with three bodies nearby. (Indian Express)
- 2011 Midwest floods:
- Despite the breach of a levee on the Mississippi River to ease flood pressure in southern Illinois, massive flooding continues from Minnesota to Louisiana and hundreds of square miles of mostly farmland in Missouri are under water. (CNN)
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