Tuesday 5 July 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Give Me Everything by Pitbull.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, directed by David Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent 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 July 2011 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
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- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian uprising:
- Demonstrators against the regime in Hama are met with tanks and troops that surround the city. (Al Jazeera)
- Amnesty International calls for a United Nations investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Syria. (BBC)
- At least six people are killed and at least 20 others are arrested as regime forces attack Hama. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Government spokesperson Moussa Ibrahim states that two boatloads of arms intended for use by anti-Gaddafi forces have been seized near Janzour outside Tripoli. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 11 people killed near Misrata. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: 3 ministers from the regime of Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power by a popular revolution, are acquitted in court of the misuse of public money. (Al Jazeera)
- A F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force based in Naha Air Base on Okinawa crashed on a training exercise on the East China Sea, leading to Japan grounding all F-15 while investigating the cause. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Northern Province of Sri Lanka, severely affected by the civil war, is opened to foreigners and journalists who hold passports. (BBC)
- Israeli forces kill two Palestinian militants and wound one more in the Gaza Strip. (BBC)
- Freedom Flotilla II:
- The ''Dignite al Karama'', the French vessel, manages to set sail for Gaza without being obstructed. Those on board include Olivier Besancenot and MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen. (Al Jazeera)
- Greek port authorities prevent the Swedish vessel ampquotJulianoampquot from joining the flotilla at the Port of Athens. (Ynet News)
- Ghulam Nabi Azad, health minister of India, describes homosexual sex as ampquotunnaturalampquot and homosexuality as a ampquotdiseaseampquot which is ampquotspreading fastampquot throughout the country. (''The Irish Times'')
- Venezuela celebrates 200 years of independence from Spain featuring street parties and a military parade. (BBC)
- Sting cancels a performance in Astana, Kazakhstan, in support of striking oil and gas workers and calls for ampquotthe spotlight of the international media to be shone on their situation in the hope of bringing about positive changeampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- Sony Music Ireland investigates a possible hacking incident after the early morning appearance of stories relating to R. Kelly, ''The X Factor'' and the hoax deaths of members of The Script on its website. (RTÉ)
- Christine Lagarde officially starts as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (BBC)
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