Friday 13 January 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO.
The Raid: Redemption, directed by Gareth Huw Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 13 January
- 2011-2012 Syrian uprising: Security forces kill at least 13 protesters, including three children, amid ongoing protests in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
- European sovereign debt crisis:
- The Standard Poor's credit rating agency lowers its long-term credit ratings on the eurozone countries of Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, and Spain by two notches each and Austria, France, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia by one notch each. (Standard Poor's)
- Lions Gate Entertainment, the largest independent studio in the United States, purchases Summit Entertainment for US$412.5 million. (Reuters)
- Kiribati President Anote Tong is re-elected to a third (and final) term in the 2012 presidential election. (Radio Australia News)
- Reforms in Burma: Burma announces a mass pardon for political prisoners, including student leader Min Ko Naing. (BBC)
- The cruise ship ''Costa Concordia'' runs aground at the Isola del Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea with 11 deaths and 14 other casualties confirmed. (CNN)
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