Tuesday 10 August 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 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 10 August 2010 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
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- Adam Stansfield: Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C.
- A 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T float plane crashes near a remote fishing village in Alaska, killing former U.S. Republican senator Ted Stevens at age 86 and four others.
- The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns.
- A United States military judge at Guantánamo Bay rules that confessions allegedly forced via torture from Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen they accuse of terrorism after his 2002 capture at the age of 15, count as evidence in his trial. (''The Independent'')
- Defense Minister of Israel Ehud Barak testifies before Israel's Turkel Commission investigating the country's role in May's Gaza flotilla raid, chaired by Israeli judge Jacob Turkel. His prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday testified that he had left Barak to ampquotco-ordinateampquot the raid and response ampquotin all of its aspectsampquot while he visited North America. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The United States and Vietnam celebrate the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations by conducting what the United States describes as a ampquotseries of naval engagement activitiesampquot in the South China Sea, risking a disagreement with China. (''China Daily'')
- War in Afghanistan
- The United Nations releases a report highlighting the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan. (BBC)
- Two people are killed in a suicide attack on a guesthouse used by foreign security company in Kabul. (Voice of America)
- A much-publicised project backed by Spain's government sells just 16 of the 2,000 electric cars it had intended so far in 2010. (''BusinessWeek'')
- The Niger River bursts its banks forcing 5,000 people to lose their homes and crops. (BBC)
- A 7.6 magnitude earthquake and small tsunami hits the Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu. (INO)
- The United States defends its decision to appoint as Venezuelan ambassador Larry Palmer, who has expressed negative views of the country in the past, including insinuating that it has ties with Colombian rebels. (Aljazeera)
- The Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan apologises to South Korea for colonising the Korean peninsula for three decades in the early 1900s and promises to return cultural relics in the near future. (AP)
- The Israel Defense Forces arrest three wanted Palestinians during an operation in Tulkarm and Nablus in the West Bank. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation rules same-sex marriages in Mexico City have to be recognised across Mexico. (BBC)
- Saudi Arabia permits the use of Blackberry devices for now, having previously considering banning them as they were unable to intercept and decrypt communications on that platform. (BBC)
- Guatemala issues arrest warrants for 18 former senior officials and policemen who killed 7 prisoners in 2006. (BBC)
- Morocco is to close 1,250 mosques deemed to be unsafe following the collapse of a minaret at the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque in February. (AFP)
- A policy proposal by Google and Verizon regarding the way internet service is regulated comes under criticism from groups promoting net neutrality. (''New York Times'')
- The President of the United States Barack Obama signs a $26 billion bill to help struggling states to meet budgets. (Reuters)
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