Tuesday 6 April 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, 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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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 06 April
- Wilma Mankiller: Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (Born 1945).
- Corin Redgrave: British actor, political activist and noted family, the son of actor Sir Michael Redgrave (born 3/20/1908, Bristol) and his wife, actress Rachel Kempson (born 5/28/1910, Dartmouth), a distinguished theatrical family.
- Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
- Details of North Korea's own Red Star operating system emerge. (IOL)
- Announcement of first animals that spent their entire lives without oxygen were discovered in depths of Mediterranean Sea. They belong to three new species from phylum Loricifera. (Nature)
- About 103 people are killed in flooding and mudslides in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. Of the total, thirty-three people died in the city of Rio de Janeiro, while 33 were killed in the neighbouring city of Niterói, 12 people dead in São Gonçalo, and one in Petrópolis. (O Estado de S. Paulo)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- Palestinians fire another Qassam rocket at southern Israel, causing no harm, despite Gaza groups agreement to stop rockets attacks. (The Jerusalem Post)
- Teenager from the Gaza Strip who was alleged to have been killed by IDF soldiers last week, released from an Egyptian prison, after infiltrating the Egyptian border through an underground tunnel and saying that he and several Palestinian teenagers who were with him were tortured by Egyptian soldiers while in prison. (The Jerusalem Post)
- The Israeli military criticises its own soldiers for killing four young Palestinian demonstrators near Nablus in the West Bank in March, with the Commander describing the killings as ampquotan unnecessary operational occurrence with dire consequencesampquot. (''Arab News'')
- Egypt allows a rare opening of the Rafah border to permit the first-known Palestinian conjoined twins, their family and a medical team to travel to the National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for separation surgery 10 days after their birth. Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is to pay for the surgery. (''Ha'aretz'')
- 23-year-old Israeli Arab Rawi Fuad Sultani is imprisoned for nearly six years for passing on sensitive information about Israeli Army Chief Gabi Ashkenaz. (''Ha'aretz'')
- Turkish police arrest at least 14 military officers, including four generals, accused of a 2003 coup plot. (Reuters)
- Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking about 100,000 Armenian illegal immigrants currently living in Turkey, says ampquotI may have to tell these 100,000 to go back to their country because they are not my citizens. I don't have to keep them in my countryampquot. (''Ethiopian Review'')
- At least eight explosions rock Baghdad and kill at least 35 people and wound over 140 others. (Al Jazeera)
- Hundreds of protesters seize a government office in Bishkek to request the resignition of Kurmanbek Bakiyev after battling flashbangs and lachrymators. A local governor is taken hostage by protesters. Hundreds surround police HQ. Almazbek Atambayev is seized by police. There are riots in Talas. (BBC)
- South African police build a barricade from razor wire to curtail people scuffles outside Ventersdorp Magistrate's court where two farm workers, aged 15 and 28, are charged with Saturday's murder of white supremacist leader Eugène Terre'Blanche. (IOL)
- Campaigning ahead of Sri Lanka's parliamentary election comes to an end. (Al Jazeera)
- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls a general election for 6 May. (RTÉ)
- Lord Saville is asked to hold back until after the UK general election the publication of the Bloody Sunday (1972) report into the killing of 14 unarmed civil rights protesters by British Army paratroopers in Bogside, Derry. (BBC)
- Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurates a new Cabinet. (BBC)
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