Sunday 9 January 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
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- US Mint Director Edmund Moy resigns.
- 15 ampndash Southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence. The Sudanese electorate votes in favour of independence, paving the way for the creation of the new state in July. ''Sudan referendum: what's being voted on and what will happen?'' The Telegraph. 8 January 2011
- The mother of a woman who died in her home during a demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in Bil'in says she died from inhaling massive quantities of tear gas the Israeli army says she did not die of tear gas inhalation. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Aftermath of the 2011 Tucson shooting:
- Officials investigating the shooting, who were seeking a second person of interest, have cleared the other person of involvement in the shooting. (CNN)
- Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, known for frequently disagreeing with the United States, condemns the shooting as ampquotatrociousampquot, ampquotabsurdampquot and ampquotunjustifiableampquot. (AP via Fox News)
- American politician Sarah Palin is criticised for targeting the shot Gabrielle Giffords electoral district with crosshairs on her website along with 19 other rivals before the attack. (''The Guardian'')
- Teachers and cultural figures criticise as ampquotfoolhardyampquot the British government's abolition of a scheme intended to improve teaching of the arts in schools. (''The Observer'')
- Viewers of UK soap opera ''EastEnders'' complain in record numbers about a ampquothurtfulampquot, ampquotunrealisticampquot and ampquotexploitativeampquot cot death storyline as the BBC sets out to meet the grieving mothers it has upset. (''The Observer'')
- A Border Collie is reported to have learned 1022 words, and acts consequently to human citation of those words. (Discovery.com)
- The Algerian government cuts food prices amid unrest, and vows to punish those responsible for rioting in recent days. (Al Jazeera)
- 2010–2011 Tunisian protests: Unrest in Tunisia over youth unemployment continues, with several deaths reported. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 14 people are killed and at least 25 others are injured in a bus crash near Concepción Tutuapa in Guatemala's San Marcos department. (''Latin American Herald Tribune'')
- Israeli demolition of the historic Shepherd Hotel:
- Hillary Rodham Clinton calls Israel's demolition of the hotel a ampquotdisturbing developmentampquot which undermines peace efforts. (Xinhua)
- Hillary Rodham Clinton of the United States speaks out against Iran in Abu Dhabi during a five-day trip to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar. She requests that the world increase its pressure on Iran, a country she considers ampquota serious concernampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- Demonstrators gather outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest against an attack on Iranian exiles in Iraq, an attack reportedly ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (BBC)
- United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flies to China for a four-day trip after expressing American worries that the Chinese ampquotclearly have potential to put some of our military capabilities at riskampquot, adding that America has ampquotto pay attention to themampquot and ampquotrespond appropriately with our own programmesampquot. (BBC)
- An investigation by ''The Guardian'' newspaper reveals details of how Metropolitan police officer Mark Kennedy infiltrated dozens of protest groups in 22 countries using the pseudonym Mark Stone. (''The Guardian'')
- Prosecutors in the U.K. drop the case against members of a group who were planning to forcefully shut down the coal based Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station temporarily, after the undercover officer, an alleged provocateur in the group, offers to give evidence in support of the activists. (BBC)
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