Saturday 5 February 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars.
Just Go with It, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 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 5 February 2011 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
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- Brian Jacques: English author, author of the Redwall series (Born 1939).
- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- Anti-Mubarak forces continue their nationwide protests for a twelfth day, remaining in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Sky News)
- The media reports that President Mubarak's son Gamal resigns as head of the National Democratic Party bureau. Secretary Safwat el-Sharif and the six-member Steering Committee of the General Secretariat also resign. (Sky News)
- Protesters form a human chain in Tahrir Square to prevent tanks from entering the area. (Al Jazeera)
- International response to the 2011 Egyptian protests:
- President of Israel Shimon Peres, speaking at a European Friends of Israel (EFI) conference in Jerusalem, defends Mubarak, calling him a ampquotpeacemakerampquot whose ampquotcontribution to peace would never be forgottenampquot. (Ynetnews)
- U.S. TV coverage of the uprising in Egypt is criticised for being both pessimistic and superficial and for its focus on what events mean for the U.S. and its regional allies. (Al Jazeera)
- France halts sales of arms and riot equipment to Egypt. (France 24)
- Cambodian–Thai border stand-off: A Thai soldier is shot dead and four wounded in clashes with Cambodian troops in a disputed border area. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 20 people are killed in a shootout among the military in Malakal, Southern Sudan. (Al Jazeera)
- Pope Benedict XVI ordains five new bishops, including a Chinese prelate from Hong Kong despite attempts by China's official church to ordain bishops without his approval. (AP via Google News)
- Comedian Steve Coogan criticises the presenters of BBC television series ''Top Gear'' in relation to their recent insulting of Mexicans. He also criticies the BBC's ampquotpitifulampquot and ampquotmealy-mouthedampquot apology after it offended Mexicans. (''The Guardian'')
- ''Inception'' and ''The Social Network'' win top prizes at the Writers Guild of America awards. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- Six firefighters die and two are injured fighting a fire in China's Zhejiang Province. (China)
- UK prime minister David Cameron uses an important speech at a security conference in Munich to say ampquotstate multiculturalismampquot has failed, adding that the UK needs a stronger national identity and promising to promote Western values. (''The Guardian'')
- ''The Daily Telegraph'' publishes WikiLeaks cables stating that the United States provided Russia with the United Kingdom's serial numbers of every Trident missile, which are manufactured and maintained in the U.S. and supplied to Britain, in return for the Russians signing the ''New START'' treaty. (''The Telegraph'')
- Former President of the United States George W. Bush cancels a planned appearance in Switzerland Human Rights Watch link the cancellation to growing pressure for Bush to be arrested over his approval of waterboarding torture, saying Bush is ampquotavoiding handcuffsampquot. (Reuters)
- The largest anti-government demonstration in years occurs in Belgrade, with thousands of disenchanted Serbs travelling to the parliament building from across the country to call for early elections there. An opposition party leader at the event compares it to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. (Reuters)
- Thousands of Italians attend a rally to demand the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over a sex scandal. (Sky News)
- The ICC bans Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir for five years for match-fixing. (Al Jazeera)
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Pitbull - Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
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