Tuesday 5 January 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
The Book of Eli, directed by The Hughes Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
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- Murray Saltzman: Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (Born 1929).
- As many as 1,000 people in the Solomon Islands are reportedly homeless following the two major earthquakes and tsunami which struck the country earlier this week. (Time Magazine)
- At least seven people are killed and 20 missing after a bridge collapse in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. (IOL)
- The Yemeni government launches campaigns in three provinces to battle Al-Qaeda fighters. (''Times of India'')
- Slovakia admits responsibility for a major bomb alert on Dorset Street in Dublin, Ireland, after planting explosives on a civilian as a test. (BBC)
- Iran bans its citizens from contact with 60 international organisations and media outlets over claims they conspired against the country. (''The Times'')
- The President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announces a referendum during a live televised speech. (Iceland Review)
- Facebook blocks a social network suicide website. (IOL)
- Andal Ampatuan, Jr., charged with 41 counts of murder in the Maguindanao massacre in November, pleads not guilty at the beginning of his trial in the Philippines. (AFP)
- Opposition parties in Nigeria raise their concerns over ampquotmissingampquot President Umaru Yar'Adua who has been at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for six weeks. (Afrique en ligne)
- The World Food Programme suspends its operations in southern Somalia due to rising instability in the region. (Xinhua)
- The US State Department announces that they are revamping how foreign delegations are handled, in response to a Secret Service report that a third man had crashed the state dinner for the Prime Minister of India. (Associated Press)
- The suicide bomber from Jordan, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan, is reported to be an al-Qaeda triple agent. (''The Guardian'')
- The United States reopens its embassy in Yemen after strikes on al-Qaeda. (BBC)
- The United Kingdom is once again deluged by heavy snowfall as the country endures its worst cold snap since 1979. (BBC)
- A Learjet cargo plane on approach to Chicago Executive Airport crashes into the Des Plaines River in Wheeling, Illinois. (''Chicago Tribune'')
- Warren Buffett who through Berkshire Hathaway controls a significant block of the shares of Kraft came out in opposition to Kraft's proposal to float 370 million shares in order to fund its bid for the UK based confectioner Cadbury. (''Washington Post'')
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