Saturday 7 July 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, directed by Steve Martino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Darker by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
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- The Lebanese army in Wadi Khaled is placed on alert after rockets from Syria kill two people in its territory. (Lebanese News Agency)
- Jaime García Márquez tells his students that his brother Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian writer and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, suffers from dementia that has ended his writing career. (''The Guardian'')
- The 2012 World Karl Popper Debate Championships are held in León, Mexico from 2 to 6 July. The results, announced on the WKPDC official website on 7 July, declare Pakistan the winner of the championship and Zainab Hameed best speaker and debater.
- More than 140 people are killed after torrential rains leading to heavy floods sweep through parts of the south Russian Krasnodar region. (BBC)
- A bus crash in northeastern Ukraine kills at least 14 Russian pilgrims. (BBC)
- Up to 13 million in West Africa are at risk in a food crisis caused by a prolonged drought. (''The Journal'')
- The United States declares Afghanistan one of its major non-NATO allies, a designation that permits it to buy advanced U.S. weaponry. (''The New York Times'')
- Cuban leader Raúl Castro makes his first visit to Beijing since succeeding Fidel Castro in 2008 trade deals are signed between China and Cuba. (Al Jazeera)
- A 22-year-old woman is arrested in east London in connection with an ongoing counter-terrorism operation. (BBC)
- The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office re-categorizes Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning as ampquotundeterminedampquot on her death certificate, replacing the previous finding of an ampquotaccidentampquot. (CBS)
- Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz, daughter of Prince Talal, claims political asylum in the UK over fears for her safety in Saudi Arabia. (''The Telegraph'')
- Hong Kong police seize 649 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of US$98 million, in an anti-drug operation that began in April. (CNN)
- Voters in Libya go to the polls for a General National Congress election with those elected responsible for appointing a Prime Minister, cabinet and establishing a new constitution. (Reuters)
- Voters in East Timor go to the polls for a parliamentary election. (ABC News)
- American politician Barney Frank marries his long-time partner James Ready, becoming the first member of the United States House of Representatives to enter into a same-sex marriage. (Reuters via MSNBC)
- 2012 Wimbledon Championships in England:
- Serena Williams of the United States beats Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the final of the Women's Singles. (BBC)
- Britain's Jonathan Marray and Denmark's Frederik Nielsen win Wimbledon's men's double final by three sets to two. Marray becomes the first Briton to win such a match since 1936. (BBC)
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