Thursday 11 November 2010, Veteran's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to We R Who We R by Ke$ha.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, directed by David Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Confession by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Edwardian Farm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2XL TrophyLite Rally or Pac-Man Party.
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- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
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- November 12 ampndash The G-20 summit is held in Seoul, South Korea. Korea becomes the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 leaders summit.
- Somali pirates seize a Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker almost from the Horn of Africa. (EU NAVFOR)
- Sudanese government forces clash with Arab fighters in the country's Darfur region, according to the U.N. and rebel sources the Sudanese army denies any fighting took place (Reuters Africa)
- An ongoing clean-up operation conducted by the Afghan and NATO-led forces kills four Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Logar Province, 60 km south of capital city Kabul. (People Daily)
- At least 18 people are killed and 100 are injured by a Pakistan Taliban car bomb at Karachi's Criminal Investigation Department, a rare attack on government security forces there. The building collapsed, trapping people beneath the rubble. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- International media are giving the impression that all of Mexico is awash with drug violence while ignoring other matters concerning the country, according to Mexico's ambassador to the United States at the American think tank Council on Foreign Relations. (BBC)
- At least 11 deaths result from violence in Dagestan, North Caucasus. (Al Jazeera)
- An Israeli settler attacked a Palestinian family, injuring two children and one old woman, the attack happened in the Tuqu village of Bethlehem. (Al Jazeera)
- Following the detonation of explosive devices near the Gaza border, Israel Air Force helicopters targeted an area near the city of Khan Yunis, causing damage to houses and injuring a number militants suspected of involvement in the attack. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Medical records searched through by University of Manchester professor Stephen Parker suggest the playwright Bertolt Brecht may have died after contracting undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child. (BBC)
- Record rains cause flooding in Sri Lanka leaving 36,000 families in the western provinces homeless and leaving the Parliament of Sri Lanka in Colombo under four feet of water. (CNN)
- Cholera in Haiti has now caused at least 724 deaths. (Al Jazeera)
- A Panama registered cargo ship sinks off Japan's southern islands. Only 5 out a total 25 crew have been accounted for, with 1 body found. (AFP via Google)
- Severe gales batter large parts of England, Northern Ireland and Wales with some bridges being closed. (BBC)
- Stormy conditions also spread across Ireland. (''The Irish Times'')
- The crippled Carnival Cruise liner ''Carnival Splendor'' is towed to port in San Diego, California. (''The New York Times'')
- The Delegation of Statistics Canada on Environment Statistics Project visited NBS. (stats.gov.cn)
- The Palestinian Authority arrests Walid Husayin for heresy, a charge carrying a potential life prison sentence, after he claims to be God and insults the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook and his blog. (Canadian Press via Google News)
- A Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, is sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in Lahore, Pakistan. (''National Post'')
- The High Court of Australia finds that Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers denies procedural fairness. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
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