Thursday 8 April 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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- US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty in the Czech capital, Prague. The treaty commits the countries to each reduce the number of deployed strategic warheads to 1,550, 30 percent lower than the previous ceiling.
- 2010 Kyrgyzstan riots:
- 100 people die in anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan, according to opposition activist Toktoim Umetalieva. (Arab News)
- The Kyrgyzstan government is ousted as the result of the popular revolt. (News.com.au)
- Opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months. (''The New York Times'')
- President Kurmanbek Bakiyev escapes Bishkek, purportedly to a southern region of the country through Osh. He refuses to resign, but admits he's lost control of the Kyrgyz military. (BBC)
- Sri Lankans vote in the country's 2010 parliamentary election. (''The Guardian'')
- Pakistan adopts the 18th amendment to the Constitution, stripping President Asif Ali Zardari of key powers. (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
- 5 people are killed and 11 others are injured in separate attacks in Diyala and Nineveh. (''People's Daily Online'')
- United States President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign a new arms reduction treaty that will cut both countries' arsenals by a third. (TIME)
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will send deputy prime-minister to a summit on nuclear weapons in the United States over concerns that Egypt and Turkey might shift the focus away from preventing militants from obtaining nuclear weapons by insisting that Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). (Reuters)
- A Palestinian teen reported to have been killed returns home safely. (Ottawa Citizen)
- Professor Lee R. Berger announces the discovery of a new hominid species, ''Australopithecus sediba'', believed to be an ancestor of either ''Homo habilis'' or ''Homo erectus''. (''Time'')
- The Bangladeshi army distributes drinking water among more than 12 million people in Dhaka as fears grow over the city's water crisis. (''Arab News'')
- More than 50 doctors in Edo State, Nigeria go on strike after a colleague is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. (BBC)
- 29 paramilitary troops are convicted of mutiny and imprisoned for up to seven years at a Bangladeshi tribunal. (''Arab News'')
- The death toll in the storm which caused severe damage to Brazil's Rio de Janeiro metro area reaches 200. (Xinhua)
- Separation surgery is declared successful in London on the conjoined twins from Cork, Ireland, born on 2 December. (CNN)
- Scientists say Glacier National Park has lost two more of its glaciers to global warming. (Xinhua)
- 14 people die of dengue fever in Dominican Republic. 2,000 cases of dengue fever have been registered. A total of 52 died of the disease last year. (Xinhua)
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