Friday 14 May 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Burned by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast 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 14 May 2010 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 14 May
- Goh Keng Swee: former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (Born 1918).
- Rare Coin Wholesalers of California sells a USA 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar coin graded SP-66 PCGS to Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation of California for US$7.85 million. The price is a new world record for a single US coin.
- The NASA space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to deliver a Russian module and spare parts to the International Space Station.
- 25 people die and 120 others are injured in a suicide attack while attending a football match in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar. (Xinhuanet)
- Death toll rises to at least 8 and up to 121 injured as anti-government protests escalate in Thailand during a day of violence sparked by yesterday’s shooting of a key figure, Khattiya Sawasdipol, of the Red Shirt protesters. (WCNC)
- At least one person is killed and 42 injured as live ammunition is fired during clashes between interim government supporters and backers of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev in southern Kyrgyzstan. (Xinhua)
- Iran announces that it hanged 5 prisoners convicted of the so-called crime of ampquotenmity against Godampquot, at least 4 of whom were members of Iran's Kurdish minority. (VOA)
- The sole survivor of the Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crash in Libya is informed of the death of his family members. (''The Guardian'')
- The body of a Palestinian teenager said to have been shot dead by Jewish settlers is found. He is the first to die since Israel and the Palestinian National Authority began indirect peace talks on Saturday. In a retaliation shooting, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claims responsibility for firing on a car of Jewish civilians in the West Bank. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Pakistan arrests a suspect with connections to a Pakistani group who said he acted as an accomplice to the man accused of trying to bomb Times Square in New York. (''The Washington Post'')
- The chairman of the Nigerian People's Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Eze Ogbulafor, resigns days after facing fraud charges in court. (BBC)
- Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón is suspended ahead of his trial. (''The Times of India'')
- Tens of thousands of people protest in Tirana against last years election, demanding a recount. (BBC)
- Hundreds of people demonstrate and police shoot dead one person after a NATO-led raid murders civilians in Jalalabad Afghanistan. (Al Jazeera)
- The ban given following the Togo national football team attack ahead of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola is lifted with immediate effect as confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at a meeting in Cairo. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda sign an agreement to seek more water from the Nile, a move opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Kenya issues a support statement. (''The Miami Herald'')
- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC) sign a €18 billion (£16 billion) deal. (BBC)
- Sweden expels Syrian diplomat over suspected kidnapping plot. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- British Labour MP Stephen Timms, a former treasury minister, is stabbed in the abdomen by a woman in east London. (BBC)
- New Zealand and South Africa's rugby unions make ampquotlandmark apologiesampquot for excluding Maori and black players from their teams during the apartheid era. (BBC)
- Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off for its final planned flight in the space shuttle program after a quarter century of service. (''The New York Times'')
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