Monday 7 March 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Alone by Lisa Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Albania ? Teacher's Day
- Catholicism ? Feast day of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, patron saint of married women
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- 2011 Libyan civil war
- NATO decides to increase surveillance flights over Libya to a 24/7 basis. (MSNBC)
- The Arab media reports that Muammar Gaddafi sent envoys to Benghazi to negotiate terms for his withdrawal from power but the terms are rejected. (Reuters)
- 2011 Yemeni protests
- Protesters in the central jail of the Yemeni capital Sana'a take part in anti-Saleh demonstrations, where warning shots are fired. (Al Jazeera)
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
- Rebel forces seize a third town in western Ivory Coast from government forces. (Reuters)
- Twenty-three oil workers are kidnapped in eastern Colombia with FARC rebels the most likely suspects. (Voice of America)
- Pablo Picasso's ''Nude, Green Leaves and Bust'', the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, goes on public exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London, England. (Reuters via Yahoo News)
- Warner Bros. Television sacks actor Charlie Sheen from the cast of television show ''Two and a Half Men''. (Sky News)
- The ''New York Times'' reports that French luxury group LVMH will take control of Italy's Bulgari in an all-share deal. (''New York Times'')
- Oil prices rise to their highest level in 29 months as fighting in Libya intensifies. (Bloomberg via ''Business Week'')
- Australia's Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet, says that the government's plans to impose a carbon tax, part of a phase-in of an emissions trading program, will impact less than 1,000 companies. (Reuters)
- Laurent Gbagbo, the President of Ivory Coast, nationalises the coffee and cocoa industries which are the Ivory Coast's two biggest crops. (CNN)
- AOL completes its purchase of the Huffington Post. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- New Zealand earthquake
- The state of emergency put in place after the 2011 Canterbury earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, is extended. (AAP via SBS News)
- A National Memorial Service to honour earthquake victims will be held on March 18. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
- China closes Tibet to foreign tourists, ahead of the third anniversary since unrest there in 2008. (MSN Malaysia)
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