Friday 12 March 2010
It was Friday, 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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- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
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- Miguel Delibes: Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010).
- The 2010 Indian Premier League starts under ampquotheavy securityampquot in DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai. (''The Guardian'')
- Madagascar's disaster officials say at least 14 people have died and 32,000 have been affected by Tropical Storm Hubert. (AJC)
- Nine suicide bombing attacks on the Pakistani military kill more than 350 people in Lahore. (ABC News)
- Middle East:
- Israel fires its first missiles into Gaza this month injuring several civilians, following a rocket attack on a kibbutz in southern Israel which causes damage but no injuries. (Ynetnews)
- Israeli courts charge two Israeli soldiers for allegedly using a 9-year-old Palestinian as a human shield (considered a war crime) in Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza in January 2009 after the United Nations intervenes. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- The Palestinian worshipers prevented from attending Al-Aqsa Mosque are fired on by police tear gas and bullets after they pray in the streets of the old city of East Jerusalem. (Xinhua)
- Pope Benedict XVI is ampquotdistraughtampquot by news alleged of child sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses in Germany, according to Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, as the church also faces paedophilia scandals in Ireland, Austria, and the Netherlands, while Pope Benedict defends clerical celibacy, calling it a symbol of ampquotfull devotionampquot and of ampquotgiving oneself to God and to others.ampquot (CNN)
- Karl Rove appears on British television to promote waterboarding and speaks of his pride that ampquotwe used techniques that broke the will of these terroristsampquot, saying these techniques were ampquotappropriateampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) alleges the Egyptian interior ministry manipulated the legal system to target blogger Wael Abbas who posted videos of police corruption and abuse online and has been jailed for six months for ampquotproviding a telecommunications service to the public without permissionampquot. (BBC)
- Irish authorities release three of the seven Muslims they detained over an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Vilks says he has not been put off the idea of visiting Ireland by the threat. (''Irish Independent'')
- Mayor Abdurisaq Mohamed Nor instructs residents to leave the war zones of Mogadishu after at least 50 of them are killed in three days of violence. (BBC)
- Security is increased in Bangkok, Thailand, ahead of anti-government protesters by the ampquotred shirtsampquot over the coming days. (BBC)
- The United Nations Special Rapporteur to Burma Tomas Quintana calls for investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against Burmese civilians. (DailyIndia.com)
- Darfur peace talks are threatened by new violence as Sudanese army steps up military operations against a major Darfur rebel faction. (Voice of America)
- Russia signs a nuclear reactor deal with India which will see it build 16 nuclear reactors in India. (BBC)
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen departs for the United States ahead of his Saint Patrick's Day engagements with President Barack Obama. (''The Irish Times'')
- Eleven rare Siberian tigersmdashof which only an estimated 300 remain in the wildmdashdie of malnutrition after living in little cages and eating chicken bones at the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in Liaoning. (''The Times'')
- American photographer Jill Sonsteby from Jacksonville, Florida captures a zebra putting its head inside the mouth of a hippopotamus and surviving at Zürich Zoologischer Garten. (BBC)
- Margaret Thatcher, in a rare moment of publicity since her withdrawal from public life, puts her weight and ampquotheavy heartampquot behind a campaign by Combat Stress for the mental health of ex-servicemen in Afghanistan and Iraq. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
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