Wednesday 6 July 2011
It was Wednesday, 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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- Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
- Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
- Lithuania - Statehood Day.
- Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
- Malawi - Republic Day (1966).
- Roman festivals: Ludi Apollinares, games in honour of Apollo (since 208 BC) began today.
- San Fermin a Spanish Catholic festival centered in Pamplona begins today.
- Music festival EXIT begins today in Serbian town of Novi Sad.
- Czech Republic - Jan Hus Day (1415).
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- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Rebels launch an offensive in the western Nafusa Mountains. (Reuters)
- al-Qwalish is taken by anti-Gaddafi forces, who make gains of 12 kilometres, after a battle lasting 6 hours. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Syrian uprising: A Syrian human rights organisation claims that Syrian Army troops have killed 22 people in the town of Hama since yesterday. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: A court in Suez upholds the release of police accused of killing 17 people during the popular revolution that ousted the regime of Hosni Mubarak from power family members attack police cars and the court building as a result. There is a call for 1 million people to demonstrate in Tahrir Square on Friday. (Al Jazeera)
- An explosion and gunfire are heard in the northern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, amid activity by Islamist group Boko Haram. (''Malaysia Star'')
- Iconic Indian filmmaker Mani Kaul dies in Delhi. (''The Telegraph'')
- The European Commission denounces international credit ratings agencies as ampquotquestionableampquot after Portugal is downgraded by Moody's, while Greece's foreign minister Stavros Lambrinidis calls their behaviour ampquotmadnessampquot. (BBC)
- Japan's Jiji Press reports that the country will conduct stress tests for all nuclear reactors in the country. (Reuters)
- Authorities report that a cargo plane has crashed in eastern Afghanistan with casualties feared. (AP via ''The Washington Post'')
- 7 people are killed during heavy floods in Sichuan Province in the People's Republic of China. (Xinhua)
- A Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter crashes on a training flight at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near the US city of San Diego with one person dead and five people injured. (Sign On San Diego)
- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals orders the Obama administration to cease its enforcement of the ban on gay men and women in the military (ampquotDon't ask, don't tellampquot). (''Daily Mail'')
- 5 Belarusian journalists are sentenced to administrative arrests ranging from 3 to 12 days for attending unsanctioned rallies in Minsk and other cities. (RIA Novosti)
- 7 people are jailed before a trial into suspicions of match-fixing in the Turkish League. (Al Jazeera)
- The perjury trial of retired star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens commences in the U.S. over allegedly false statements made to a United States Congress Committee over use of performance enhancing drugs. (Reuters via Yahoo)
- Nine Germans are convicted in absentia in Verona Italy for killing hundreds of civilians during World War II. (BBC)
- ''News of the World'' phone hacking affair:
- News International uncovers emails indicating that thousands of pounds were paid to Metropolitan Police officers by News International staff for information. (BBC)
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