Wednesday 11 May 2011
It was Wednesday, 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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- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
- Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
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- 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Army tanks shell the suburb of Bab Amro in the city of Homs, killing at least five people. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Opposition forces in Misrata claim to have seized the city's airport from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. (Al Jazeera)
- NATO launches four more air strikes on Tripoli. (BBC)
- Two grenades are thrown into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Karachi, Pakistan no injures are reported. (Al Arabiya)
- Four Zambian peacekeepers are shot and injured after their convoy comes under attack by suspected armed tribal groups in the disputed border area between Sudan and Southern Sudan. (''Post Zambia'')
- Venezuela starts rationing electricity in the wake of nationwide blackouts earlier in the week. (BBC)
- Trial runs begin for the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway in the People's Republic of China, ahead of the railway's official opening on 20 June 2011. (AFP via ''The West Australian'')
- The Bank of England says it expects inflation to reach 5% this year, due to higher fuel bills that could rise by up to 15%, and revises down its growth projection for the UK economy. (BBC)
- 2011 Lorca earthquake: At least ten people are killed and dozens injured in the Spanish city of Lorca following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. (BBC)
- Tokyo Electric Power Company will accept involvement from the Government of Japan and will not cap compensation payments resulting from the Fukushima I nuclear accidents. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, receives an award for ampquotexceptional courage in pursuit of human rightsampquot from the Sydney Peace Foundation. (ABC News Australia)
- An international study reports that, on average, 48 women and girls are raped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo every hour. (''New York Times'')
- The trial of United States citizens Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer in Tehran, Iran, on espionage charges is again delayed. (CNN)
- The Supreme Court of India dismisses a government petition for seven people convicted for their role in the Bhopal disaster in 1984 to receive tougher sentences. (''Times of India'')
- Former member of the Virginia House of Delegates Phillip A. Hamilton is convicted of bribery and extortion. (''Richmond Times-Despatch'')
- A judge grants John Hinckley, Jr., the man who tried to assassinate then-President of the United States Ronald Reagan in 1981, additional visits to his family from the Washington, DC psychiatric hospital where he is confined. (AP via MSNBC)
- Two people are arrested in New York City for allegedly planning a terrorist attack. (''New York Times'')
- John Clark Wilson is arrested in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a high-profile Hearts v Celtic tie in the SPL the 26-year-old Hearts fan invaded the pitch and attempted to attack Celtic manager Neil Lennon. He is charged with breach of the peace and assault. (''BBC'')
- President Manny Mori and Vice President Alik Alik are re-elected to a second term in the Federated States of Micronesia. (''Saipan Tribune'')
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