Tuesday 7 February 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Set Fire To The Rain by Adele.
Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
- Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
- Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
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- 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
- Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, visits Damascus to hold discussions with the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad about the current violence. (Reuters)
- Lavrov claims to have achieved a commitment from Assad to end the violence. (AFP via ''The Australian'')
- The city of Homs remains under siege with heavy gunfire reported. (Sky News)
- France, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy recall their ambassadors for more consultations. (AFP via ''the Australian'')
- The Gulf Arab states withdraw their ambassadors. (BBC)
- Maldives police mutiny
- Maldives National Defence Force soldiers fire rubber bullets at police officers demonstrating in the capital Malé who are defying an order by President Mohamed Nasheed to crack down on protests. (AP via Google News)
- Nasheed later resigns on national television as the unrest spreads with the mutinying officers gaining control of state television. (BBC)
- The former Vice President of the Maldives Mohammed Waheed Hassan is sworn in vowing to uphold the ampquotrule of lawampquot. (BBC)
- A standoff between security forces and striking policemen occupying the state legislature continues in Salvador, Brazil. (Al Jazeera)
- Tuareg Rebellion (2011–present): 22,000 people flee fighting in Mali to neighbouring countries. (IOL)
- Greek government debt crisis: discussions among the three parties within the ruling coalition in Greece are postponed, at least in part because the paperwork wasn't ready. (Reuters)
- Rescuers in the Philippines search for survivors of the 2012 Negros Oriental earthquake with the death toll so far confirmed at 43. (AFP via ''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The death toll from a factory collapse in the Pakistani city of Lahore rises to 17 with 20 more people trapped in the rubble. (AAP via Yahoo7 News)
- Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the President of Argentina, states that Argentina will lodge a complaint with the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly about the alleged ampquotmilitarisationampquot of the area around the Falkland Islands by the United Kingdom. (BBC)
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturns California's Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in that state. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- U.S. Republican Party presidential primaries
- Republican Party voters in Colorado participate in caucuses with 36 delegates at stake - Santorum wins, with Mitt Romney placing second. (''Denver Post'')
- Republican voters in the state of Minnesota participate in caucuses with 40 delegates at stake - Rick Santorum is projected to win. (Fox News)
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