Tuesday 7 June 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams, 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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- Luciana, virgin, martyr [WTS (Bruges)]
- Blessed Maria Theresia of Soubiran (died 1889)
- Saint Procopius [PCP (Paris), as Proces]
- Saint Wulstan, bishop of Worcester, confessor (Translation day)
- Malta - Sette giugno - Riot in Malta that began the road to self government and then independence.
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2007)
- Colman, bishop of Dromore [BLS]
- Saint Godoald, bishop, confessor
- Norway - Union Dissolution Day, observing the 1905 decision to dissolve the Union between Sweden and Norway.
- Saint Maximinus, bishop of Aix, confessor
- Roman Empire - first day of the Vestalia (penus vestae) in honor of Vesta.
- Saint Robert, abbot of Chichester
- Blessed Robert, abbot of Newminster, Northumberland
- saint Servatius, bishop, confessor or martyr (Translation day)
- Blessed Paul, bishop of Constantinople, martyr
- Blessed Meriadec, bishop (of Vannes
- Blessed Godeschalc, prince of the Vandals, martyr
- Saint Fortunatus, bishop, confessor
- Blessed Anna of St. Bartholomaeus (died 1626)
- Blessed Willibald
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- Syrian uprising:
- The Syrian ambassador to France resigns in protest at the violence in a statement on French television a denial claiming to be from the diplomat later airs on Syrian state TV. (CNN)
- Residents of the town Jisr al-Shughour flee ahead of a suspected army assault, with some crossing the border into Turkey. (Al Jazeera)
- A Syrian-American blogger who calls herself ampquotGay Girl in Damascusampquot and who has become a prominent opposition voice has allegedly been abducted by Syrian security agents. (USA Today)
- British Foreign Secretary William Hague says that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is losing legitimacy and should reform or resign, and that Britain was trying to win support for a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning repression in Syria and exploring the potential for further European Union sanctions on Syria if the violence continues. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Yemeni uprising:
- Fighting resumes in the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula held city of Zinjibar with at least 15 people dead. (Reuters)
- Rebel gunmen are reported to have taken control of the city of Ta'izz. (CNN)
- Royal Marines are on standby off the coast of Yemen to evacuate British citizens as violent protests continue. (Sky News)
- Libyan uprising:
- Tripoli is hit by successive NATO air strikes, including a rare daytime strike. (''The Daily Mail'')
- The United Nations warns of an ampquotaid crisisampquot in the country. (Reuters)
- Three explosions and gunfire are heard in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri after suspected Islamist sect Boko Haram attack police stations. (Reuters)
- Jewish settlers are accused of attacking a mosque in the West Bank, setting alight carpets and daubing Hebrew graffiti on its walls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemns the act. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- 14 people die and 53 are missing after floods affecting Guizhou province in southwest China that have also damaged thousands of homes. (CNN)
- European Union Agriculture Ministers meet in Luxembourg to discuss the continuing 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak that has so far killed 23 and for which no cause has yet been found a 150 million euro compensation fund is proposed, but no Europe-wide bans on produce. (CNN)
- Rainstorms in southern Haiti trigger floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 23 deaths with the capital Port-au-Prince worst affected. (BBC News)
- Tropical Storm Adrian forms in the eastern Pacific Ocean becoming the first tropical storm of the 2011 Pacific hurricane season. (AP via Google News)
- Minor earthquake (4.2) in St. Louis, Missouri area within New Madrid Seismic Zone, one of the few intraplate zones. (Reuters)
- NATO and Russia conduct first-ever joint military exercises, codenamed 'Vigilant Skies 2011', to improve cooperation to protect passenger flights between NATO member states and Russia and to prevent hijackings such as the September 11 attacks. (NPR)
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