Thursday 11 March 2010
It was Thursday, 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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Which were the important events of 11 March 2010 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
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- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules against a challenge (filed in 2007) to the motto "In God We Trust" appearing on US coins.
- Economist and businessman Sebastian Pinera is sworn in as President of Chile, while three earthquakes, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.9 and all centered next to Pichilemu, capital of Cardenal Caro Province, hit central Chile during the ceremony.
- The Kyzyl-Agash dam in Kazakhstan bursts, killing at least 35.( ''AFP'')
- Two children are prevented by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver from enrolling in a Catholic school in Boulder, Colorado, United States because their parents are lesbians. (''The Straits Times'')
- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) intervenes when Mississippi bans same-sex relationships and cancels its prom (leavers' dinner) due to the desire of a female student to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo, while one of her teachers tells her ampquotshe had to remember where she wasampquot. (CNN)
- Israeli authorities plan thousands more homes in settlements in East Jerusalem since Palestinian leaders terminated talks earlier this week due to this issue. (''The Guardian'')
- Israel apologises for the timing of the announcement during a visit by the Vice President of the United States, calling it a ampquotgrave errorampquot, a ampquotmistakeampquot and a ampquotfailureampquot and promising it would not happen again. (Gulfnews)
- British freelance journalist Paul Martin, the first Western journalist to be arrested by Hamas, is released but deported after no evidence is found to convict him of a crime in court. (CBC)
- More than 30,000 Greek workers stage their third general strike against the government. (RTÉ)
- Hundreds of angry women dressed in black march though the streets of Abuja and Jos following the recent massacre in Nigeria. (BBC)
- More than 20 civilians die during the second day of conflict between Somali government troops and opposition forces in Mogadishu. (Al Jazeera)
- The Gambia arrests people, including former fisheries minister Antouman Saho, without telling them why. (BBC)
- Former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ejup Ganić is released on bail on ampquotstringentampquot conditions by the British High Court. (Al Jazeera)
- Afghanistan: Five civilians, including four children, die in an explosion, while two construction contractors, including one from South Africa, are shot dead. (Reuters)
- Turkey recalls its ambassador to Sweden and cancels the Turkey - Sweden summit planned for March 17 after the Riksdag votes in favour of calling the Armenian Genocide a genocide. (Reuters)
- Sahil Saeed is ampquotfoundampquot in Pakistan. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Ivory Coast and Chelsea F.C. striker Didier Drogba is named African Footballer of the Year. (BBC)
- The Duke of Edinburgh, on a trip to Exeter, Devon with Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, asks a female sea cadet if she works at a strip club before concluding that it is ampquotprobably too cold for that anywayampquot. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Pink Floyd win their court battle with EMI, paving the way for individual tracks of their music to be removed from online music services. (''The Guardian'')
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