Monday 9 May 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 09 May
- Wouter Weylandt: Belgian cyclist (Born 1984).
- 2011 Syrian uprising: Heavy shooting is heard in a western suburb of Damascus as the Syrian Army advances against anti-government protesters. (BBC)
- In the wake of the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights states that mass graves containing 68 bodies have been found in the Ivorian city of Abidjan. (UPI)
- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presides over the Victory Day Parade on Moscow's Red Square. (Wikimedia Photos)
- World War II veterans and the Russian consul general are attacked by members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist party ampquotSvobodaampquot in Lviv, Ukraine. (RT)
- Ali Gomaa, the Islamic Grand Mufti of Egypt, warns of the potential of civil war because of ampquotoutlaws who want to defy the authority of the stateampquot. (Al Arabiya and AFP)
- 2011 Libyan civil war: Five explosions rock Tripoli in Libya following the heaviest NATO bombing offensive in a week. (Sky News)
- China's yuan reaches a record level against the United States dollar. (Market Watch)
- Chubu Electric Power considers a call by the Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan to close down the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant due to its vulnerability to a large earthquake. (Reuters)
- Values in the United States housing market decline by 1.1% for March and 3% in the March quarter, the heaviest fall since late 2008, with values falling for 57 months in a row since the United States housing bubble burst in 2007. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Qantas flights face disruptions as 1600 aircraft maintenance engineers announce plans to go on strike. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Officials in the European Union acknowledge that Greece will need a second bailout program soon, and American ratings agency Standard Poor's downgrades Greek bonds to junk status. (Reuters)
- At least 36 people are killed after several boats capsize during a storm on Lake Togo in southeastern Togo. (Reuters)
- More than 20 quarry workers are buried by a landslide in Luojiang near the Chinese resort city of Guilin. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- Floods in Mississippi worsen, with the Army Corps of Engineers saying an area between Simmesport, Louisiana and Baton Rouge may be inundated under 20-30 feet of water. ''(CBS News)''
- A province-wide state of emergency is declared for Manitoba in the wake of hundred-year floods on the Assiniboine River and Red River of the North near Brandon. (''CJOB 68'')
- Death of Osama bin Laden
- Gilani also launches an investigation into how bin Laden was able to live in Abbottabad undetected for so long. (BBC)
- Indonesia drops some of the key terrorism charges against radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, meaning that it is unlikely that he will receive the death penalty. (AFP via Channel News Asia)
- A Twitter user tries to unmask some celebrities who have obtained super-injunctions to prevent publication of details of their private lives. (Twitter)
- Accused drug lord Walid Makled Garcia is extradited from Colombia to Venezuela. (CNN)
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