Monday 14 May 2012
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov, directed by Lev Kuleshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 14 May 2012 ?
- 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
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- Syrian uprising: At least 30 people die in a battle between Syrian government forces and rebel fighters in the town of Rastan. Reportedly, 23 of the dead are government soldiers. (''Daily Telegraph'')
- An Air India pilots' strike enters its seventh day, with the airline cancelling 13 international flights. (BBC)
- An Agni Air flight carrying 21 people crashes while trying to land at Jomsom Airport in mountainous northern Nepal. 15 people are reported dead. (AP via ''Huffington Post'')
- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes the PeruvianndashChilean border, causing power cuts but no serious immediate damage. No casualties have been reported. (AFP via Google)
- The President of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, commences the first official visit by a South Korean leader to Myanmar since 1983, when North Korean commandos attempted to assassinate the then-President, Chun Doo-hwan, in a bomb attack. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- Over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons end their mass hunger strike after reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities in an Egyptian-mediated deal. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- News Corporation scandal:
- Tony Blair's former Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell, tells the Leveson Inquiry that there was no ampquotexpress dealampquot between Blair and News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch in the run-up to the 1997 UK general election. (BBC)
- Entertainment manager Louis Walsh seeks access to documents which allegedly show that Murdoch's tabloid ''The Sun'' paid €700 to a man who made, in a high profile case, what turned out to be a false sexual assault accusation against Walsh. The senior counsel for Walsh tells Ireland's High Court: ampquot''The Sun'' directed the operation to take out Louis Walsh as a public person.ampquot (''Irish Independent'')
- A fourth successive attempt by major Greek political parties to form a coalition government ends in failure. Another attempt is scheduled for May 15 if a coalition cannot be agreed, emergency elections must be held in June. (BBC)
- American Republican politician Ron Paul states he will be ending his active presidential campaign bid. However, he will still try to secure delegates before the Republican National Convention in August. (CNN)
- Scientists at California's Stanford University invent a working bionic eye powered only by focused light. Though currently a prototype, the device could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from eye diseases such as macular degeneration and retinal pigmentosa. (BBC)
- Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Manchester in celebration of Manchester City's victory in the Premier League season finale ndash the team's first Premier League win since 1968. (BBC)
- Málaga CF player Ruud van Nistelrooy announces his retirement from professional football. (BBC)
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