Tuesday 9 March 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Imma Be by The Black Eyed Peas.
She's Out of My League, directed by Jim Field Smith, 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 Frances of Rome.
- Belize - Baron Bliss Day.
- Saint Gregory of Nyssa
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 09 March
- Doris Haddock: American activist known as Granny D. This past freezing winter (1999), in spite of her 89 years and health concerns, she walked and skied across the USA for campaign finance reform.
- The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
- The United States Department of State issues an apology for Department spokesman P.J. Crowley's personal comments, which described Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi's comments on the minaret controversy in Switzerland as ampquotlots of words, not necessarily a lot of senseampquot. (BBC)
- Roman Catholic child sexual abuse investigation: The Dutch Catholic Church apologises and the country's religious leaders request an independent inquiry. A monastery head in Salzburg admits abuse of a boy more than four decades ago. The brother of Pope Benedict XVI admits physically disciplining students at a school in Germany before corporal punishment was banned in 1980. (BBC)
- Prince Ernst August of Hanover, husband of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, is fined €200,000 by a court in Hildesheim for assaulting a hotelier on Lamu Island in 2000. (ABC News)
- The first witnesses appear before the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (''Solomon Times'')
- A Uyghur man is sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for spying on a Uyghur community in Sweden and passing information to China. (BBC)
- Seven people are arrested in Ireland mdash five in Waterford and two in Cork mdash over an alleged plot to assassinate Swedish artist Lars Vilks. (CNN)
- 186 members of the 245-seat Rajya Sabha of the Sansad in India vote in favour of a bill giving one third of available seats in the national parliament and state legislatures to women. One member votes against, several parties boycott the vote and seven MPs are suspended after expressing their disagreement. (CNN)
- The Northern Ireland Assembly votes mdash 88 votes in favour to 17 Ulster Unionist Party against mdash in favour of the devolution of justice. (RTÉ)
- Israel grants permission to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton to visit Gaza after denying permission to other international politicians. (RTÉ)
- Israel approves the construction of 1,600 new houses, a central park and other facilities near the Orthodox Ramat Shlomo in East Jerusalem. (''The Irish Times'')
- The Christian Association of Nigeria says the Nigerian Army ignored warnings before the recent massacre of civilians near Jos. (Afrik.com)
- Following several decades of ampquotofficial denialampquot, Japan confirms it permitted nuclear-armed United States vessels to pass through its ports using its Cold War ampquotsecret treatiesampquot. (Japan Today)
- A national strike by taxi drivers causes disruption across Ireland, stopping work at the country's three main airports, closing Dublin's O'Connell Street completely and blocking other streets as the High Court orders protesters to leave their sit-in at Commission for Taxi Regulation headquarters. (Ireland Online)
- Burma's military junta announces the first law relating to the 2010 general election, concerning the election commission. (Al Jazeera)
- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrives in Canberra for his ampquotsymbolicampquot three-day visit to Australia. (''The Age'')
- First President of Rwanda Dominique Mbonyumutwa's son objects to the removal of his father's corpse from the Democracy Stadium in Gitarama, saying it defies a court ruling. (BBC)
- Sir Nicholas Winton and Denis Avey are presented with the new British Hero of the Holocaust medal by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. ''(Daily Telegraph)''
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