Thursday 5 May 2011
It was Thursday, 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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- 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).
- Bear Jarecki: American child of noted family, his mom is actress Alicia Silverstone and his dad is Christopher Jarecki.
- 2011 Libyan civil war
- Members of the multi-state coalition conducting the military campaign in Libya hold talks in Rome, Italy, and agree to set up a new fund to aid Libyan rebels, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promising to use frozen assets of Muammar Gaddafi's regime. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Mortar rounds fired from Libya land near the Tunisian border town of Dehiba. (Reuters Alertnet)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Dozens of tanks have been sent to the Syrian city of Homs as the Government continues to crack down on protesters. (Sky News)
- About 100 tanks and troop transports converge on the town of Al-Rastan, after anti-regime protesters toppled a statue of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad and pledged to press ahead with their ampquotrevolutionampquot despite sweeping arrests by Bashar al-Assad's regime. (''The Australian'')
- Syrian military forces begin withdrawing from the town of Daraa after a mission to ampquotrestore security and calm,ampquot according to Syrian state TV, after more than 500 people were killed during the clashes and thousands more detained. (CNN)
- A car bomb explodes in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, killing at least 21 police officers and injuring 65 in northern Iraq and in Baghdad, four people are killed in other attacks. (CNN)
- Vietnamese soldiers clash with thousands of Hmong Christians in Dien Bien Province demanding religious freedom and autonomy in the northwest of the country, in the worst ethnic unrest in Vietnam in years. The US-based Center for Public Policy Analysis claims that at least 28 protesters were killed and hundreds more were missing, while 3,000 protesters remained at the site, according to officials. (''Bangkok Post'')
- A US drone attack kills two suspected al-Qaeda members in Shabwa province, Yemen. (The Telegraph)
- American playwright and theatre director Arthur Laurents dies at the age of 93. (''New York Times'')
- Foreign investment into Latin America grows by around 40%, with China named as the fastest growing investor in the region. (''People's Daily'')
- Workers enter one of the buildings at Japan's Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant for the first time since an explosion in the days following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (CNN)
- The body of Dorjee Khandu, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is found near the crash site of the helicopter that crashed in the Himalayan foothills on April 30. (CNN)
- Rising flood waters from the Mississippi River force evacuations around Memphis, Tennessee, as near-record flooding along the river occurs from Canada and the Dakotas down to the Gulf of Mexico. (Reuters)
- The Sudanese cabinet approves a bill to add two new states to Darfur's existing three, in what rebels have condemned as plan to strengthen the central government’s control over the region. (AFP)
- The South Korean National Assembly ratifies a free trade agreement with the European Union. (BBC)
- During a visit to the United Kingdom, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei is the biggest threat to world peace now that Osama bin Laden has been killed. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adli is sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on corruption charges. (Al Arabiya)
- Sándor Képíró goes on trial in Hungary for alleged war crimes during World War II while serving with the Hungarian Army in Serbia in 1942. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
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