Thursday 8 December 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 December 2011 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
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- An oil pipeline near the Syrian city of Homs is blown up. (''The Telegraph'')
- Fighting breaks out in the Somali capital Mogadishu between militants and government troops. (UPI)
- An investigation by the Associated Press and German media uncovers a secret prison suspected of having been operated by the Central Intelligence Agency in Bucharest, Romania. (''Indian Express'')
- The European Central Bank reduces interest rates to 1%. (BBC)
- Hundreds of workers continue a strike in southern China for a fifth day amid a labour dispute. (''Straits Times'')
- Former CEO of MF Global, Jon Corzine, testifies to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that he doesn't know what happened to the hundreds of millions of dollars of customers' money, supposedly in segregated accounts, that appears to be missing. (Reuters)
- A storm causes damage, flooding and power cuts across the north of the British Isles, particularly Scotland with winds up to 165nbspmph (264nbspkm/h). (BBC)
- Philippines officials claim that the People's Republic of China has executed a Filipino man for drug trafficking despite a plea for clemency from the President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III on humanitarian grounds. (''Washington Post'')
- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of sponsoring the opposition in the country, following protests over the outcome of the recent elections. (RIA Novosti)
- Iranian state television shows footage of a United States Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel drone that its forces claim to have shot down. (AP)
- The Government of Japan apologizes to Canada over the treatment of Canadian POWs during World War II. (AP)
- British serial killer Robert Black is sentenced to a minimum of 25 years imprisonment for the 1981 murder of Northern Ireland schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy. (BBC)
- Two people are killed at Virginia Tech, formerly the site of the largest mass shooting in US history. (Wires via ''Herald Sun'')
- Security is increased in the Congolese capital Kinshasa prior to the announcement of results from presidential and parliamentary elections. (Al Jazeera)
- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe calls for elections in 2012 to replace the power-sharing government in place since 2008. (AFP via Google News)
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