Thursday 8 July 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books.
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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- The first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.
- A series of bombings over the three-day Shia pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Musa Kadhim in Iraq kill at least 70 and wound 300.
- A fugitive rebel captain in the Philippines, Nicanor Faeldon, accused of participation in the Oakwood mutiny, turns himself in after three years. (''Philippine Inquirer'')
- A bomb rips through the engine and coach of a passenger train in Assam, India, killing one person. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The Palestinian Authority calls on U.S. President Barack Obama to end tax breaks on American donations to Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (BBC)
- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalls his envoy and closes an office in Sri Lanka due to protests over a war crimes panel. (''Times of India'')
- Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas ends a 134 day hunger strike after the Cuban government is to release 52 political prisoners. (AP)
- CNN's veteran Middle East editor Octavia Nasr writes on Twitter that she ampquotrespectedampquot the recently deceased Lebanese Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. The comment is deleted from Twitter and Nasr is promptly sacked by CNN. (''The Australian'')
- Amnesty International calls on Israel to completely lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip after Israel removes the restrictions on all consumer goods. (Bernama)
- David Lloyd Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo, is announced as Canada's next Governor General. He will succeed Michaëlle Jean in September. (CBC News)
- United States Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele again resist calls for him to step down after he asserted that the War in Afghanistan was a ampquotwar of Obama's choosingampquot. (MSNBC)
- US federal judge Joseph Louis Tauro, in two separate cases, rules that a federal ban against gay marriage is unconstitutional, as it interferes with a state's right to define marriage. (MSNBC)
- Brazilian footballer Bruno Fernandes de Souza surrenders to police in connection with the disappearance of his former mistress. (BBC News)
- Russian Spy Ring in the United States
- The spies are sentenced to time served, and deported from the United States in exchange for 4 people imprisoned for alleged contact with Western intelligence bodies. (MSNBC).
- BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant
- Johannes Mehserle is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the killing of Oscar Grant in 2009. (MSNBC)
- At least 50 people are arrested in Oakland, California, after protests against the involuntary manslaughter verdict turn violent. (MSNBC)
- Greece heads for a general strike after legislators raise the retirement age from 60 to 65. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The IMF raises global economic growth forecast for this year from 4.2% to 4.6%. (''Business Week'')
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