Friday 8 April 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, 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.
On TV people were watching Monty Don's Italian Gardens.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy or The Binding of Isaac.
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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- At least 12 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, are killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza in response to numerous mortar and rocket attacks. (BBC)
- Prominent religious leader Maulvi Showkat Ahmed Shah is killed when explosives attached to a bicycle are detonated outside a mosque in Srinagar, Kashmir, thought to be the first attack of its kind in about two years. The capital's shops shut down and traffic is suspended. (BBC)
- At least 25 people are killed and at least 320 others are wounded at Camp Ashraf. (Al Jazeera)
- Arab Spring
- Today's Friday protests take place in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Yemen among other places. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- A newly released cable indicates the Saleh government encouraged Saudi Arabia to bomb a rival's headquarters by declaring it a rebel base. (''The Guardian'')
- 2011 Egyptian revolution:
- Thousands of people gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo for a ampquotDay of Trial and Cleansingampquot, calling for ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his regime to be prosecuted. (Al Jazeera)
- A crew member shoots two of his crew mates on board the nuclear submarine HMS ''Astute'' at Southampton in Hampshire, England, killing one and sending the other into a life-threatening condition police dismiss any link to terrorism. (Al Jazeera)
- The European Union aims to complete Portugal's bailout of approximately €80 billion in exchange for cuts before a new government is elected in June, with the previous government having fallen at the loss of a parliamentary vote on imposing similar austerity measures. (''The New York Times'')
- The United States Department of Justice defends its probing of WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts and dismisses as ampquotabsurdampquot any privacy and freedom of speech concerns. (CNET)
- Wayne Swan, the Treasurer of Australia, formally rejects an offer by the Singapore Exchange for the Australian Stock Exchange following advice from the Foreign Investment Review Board. (Bloomberg via ''Business Week'')
- Virtual economies in online games have become a billion dollar industry. (BBC)
- The Rupert Murdoch-owned News International admits liability in several cases brought against ''The News of the World'' newspaper for alleged phone hacking, and issues an ampquotunreserved apologyampquot. (BBC)
- Amgen, a U.S. based biotech firm, acquires Bergamo, a privately-held Brazilian medical supplier. (Reuters)
- The death toll from yesterday's aftershock from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami rises to three and 140 wounded. (CNN)
- Eight people are killed and 130 injured in a massive car pile-up caused by a sandstorm on the German autobahn A 19 near Rostock. The pile-up involves about 80 vehicles and causes at least 30 of them to catch fire, making it the worst accident in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (TheLocal)
- Three children die after drinking suspected nitrite- (as opposed to 2008's melamine-) tainted milk in China 35 others are hospitalized. (China.org.cn)
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