Wednesday 5 May 2010
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 Nothin' On You by B.o.B..
Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
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- Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.
- 2010 Greek riots
- One hundred thousand Greeks participate in a general strike in Greece to protest against ampquotausterity measuresampquot set up by the recent Papandreou's gouverment. (Al Jazeera)
- Three people die of asphyxiation due to fires set by protesters. (BBC)
- The Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgment declares the use of narco tests, brain mapping tests and lie detector tests by investigative agencies unconstitutional. (HindustanTimes)
- Landsides killed 15 Chinese workers in the Tengchong County, Yunnan Province. (People)
- Somali pirates seize the Russian oil tanker with 23 people on board, 500 miles off the Somali coast. (BBC)
- An Egyptian-led proposal for a nuclear arms free Middle East receives support from the United States, Russia, Britain, France, and China. Israel is the only Middle Eastern nation believed to possess nuclear weapons. (Reuters)
- Around 23 people are killed when a bus overturns while traveling to Cape Town, South Africa. (''Daily Nation'')
- The European Parliament calls on Canada to ensure visa-free travel for all EU citizens in a wide-ranging resolution, while expressing hope that the EU-Canada summit will speed up negotiations on a comprehensive trade agreement. (MSNBC)
- A prominent journalist in Somalia, Sheikh Nur Abkey, is kidnapped and then killed in Mogadishu. (BBC)
- Two men are killed and another one is wounded when unidentified gunmen open fire at a Lexus in the capital of Russia’s Caucasian republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala. (ITAR)
- Twenty-one-term U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, a Wisconsin Democrat and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announces he will not run for re-election in November. (AP at Yahoo)
- Democracy Now! producers file a lawsuit against multiple law enforcement agencies for allegedly unjustifiably encroaching on their First Amendment rights at the 2008 Republican National Convention. (StarTribune)
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