Thursday 6 May 2010
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 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.
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- New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
- Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
- Micah of Radonezh
- New Martyr Elias Ardunis
- Righteous Job the Long-suffering (OT)
- Barbarus the soldier, with Bacchus, Callimachus and Dionysios
- Barbaros the Robber in Thessaly
- Blessed Prudentia
- Saint Benedicta of Rome
- Saint Dominic Savio, patron saint of studying youth
- Saint Lucius
- Saint John in the Oil
- Saint Justus
- Sinaites of Serbia
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- Robin Roberts: American television broadcaster.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its biggest ever intraday point drop: 998.5 points. During the market's fall some shares briefly fell to nearly zero. By the end of the trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 347.80 points, or 3.20 percent, to 10,520.32. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 3.24 percent, to 1,128.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 3.44 percent, to 2,319.64.
- The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
- The ruling Mauritian Labour Party under Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam wins re-election after the opposition Mauritian Militant Movement concedes the 2010 general election. (Times of India)
- Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates become the first countries to have non-Latin ccTLDs. (BBC)
- A powerful tornado hits Chongqing municipality in south-western China, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 160 people in Dianjiang and Liangping counties. (Xinhua)
- Former chief executive of collapsed Kaupthing Bank, Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson, is arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, Iceland's first high-profile arrest since the 2008 financial collapse. (BBC)
- Burma's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy led by Aung San Suu Kyi, disbands after it refuses to register under new election laws. (AFP)
- The Irish Aviation Authority announces new flight restrictions at several airports, including Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock, from midnight because of the (Iceland) volcano. (RTÉ)
- Hundreds of people in Afghanistan demonstrate against alleged mistreatment and executions of Afghan refugees in Iran. (BBC)
- Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara, in a rare display of solidarity, call for an end to international sanctions on Zimbabwe and instead request investment. (BBC)
- United Kingdom general election:
- Voters in the United Kingdom head to the polls to elect Members of Parliament. (BBC)
- Sit-ins result from thousands of voters being disenfranchised in the United Kingdom general election, 2010 as commentators and historians say Britain is ampquotshamed in the eyes of the worldampquot. (''Businessweek'')
- Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independence Party, is injured in a light aircraft crash in Northamptonshire. (TVNZ)
- Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving member of a group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is sentenced to death. (BBC)
- United States Baptist minister George Rekers, a campaigner who opposes homosexuality, responds to allegations of a holiday in London/Madrid with a male prostitute he met at Rentboy.com. (BBC)
- Pope Benedict XVI accepts the resignation of Joseph Duffy, a bishop mentioned in the reports into child sexual abuse by clergy. (''The Irish Times'')
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges nearly 1,000 points for a record intraday loss before recovering about 70% of its losses. (The Wall Street Journal)
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il allegedly meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. (BBC)
- Russian military sailors release the tanker MV ''Moscow University'' from Somali pirates. (RIA Novosti)
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