Thursday 14 October 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.
Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 14 October
- Eight ISAF NATO soldiers are killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan, including four in roadside bombings. (AP)
- Six people, including an Iraqi Interior Ministry official and four members of a leading political bloc, die in multiple explosions throughout Baghdad apparently targeting members of former prime Minister Ayad Allawi's al-Iraqiya political coalition four were killed in a roadside bomb and three others were wounded. (CNN)
- The shortlist for the United States National Book Award is announced. (AAP and ABC Australia Online)
- The number of mortgage foreclosures in the United States in September 2010 exceeds 100,000 for the first time. (Reuters)
- Floods kill an elderly man in Turkey's Bursa. (Hurriyet)
- American actor and UN peace messenger, George Clooney, calls for the freezing of assets held by Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, as a good way of putting pressure on the Sudanese government (The Washington Post)
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Lebanon is becoming a ampquotsatelliteampquot of Iran after it hosts a controversial visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who again ampquotpredictsampquot Israel's destruction at a Hezbollah rally in southern Lebanon. (Arutz Sheva)
- A new border gate opens on the divided island of Cyprus, providing a seventh crossing point between the Turkish-controlled TRNC and the southern part of the country. (TRT)
- Turkish lawyers file a complaint against Israel over the Gaza flotilla raid in the International Criminal Court. (Ynetnews)
- At least seven Afghan border guards are detained by Iran after crossing their mutual border. (Fars News Agency)
- The Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan calls on China to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. (Japan Today)
- Canada's PM Stephen Harper and Lan Lijun, China's Ambassador to Canada, take part in a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of Sino-Canadian relations. (SINA)
- President of the Islamic Sharia Council in the United Kingdom, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, stirs controversy in Britain by claiming that it is impossible for men to rape their wives and that husbands who commit such acts should not be prosecuted. (The Independent)
- Rights groups in Indonesia welcome the striking down of a Suharto-era law banning books that were deemed to be ampquotoffensiveampquot or a ampquotthreat to public orderampquot. (BBC)
- Greek riot police clash with protesting workers outside the Acropolis in Athens using tear gas to clear the demonstrators from the entrance. (BBC)
- Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire is arrested on charges of forming a terrorist organisation. (BBC)
- Colonel Abdoulaye Badie, the second in command in Niger's military government, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy, is arrested. (Bloomberg)
- Somali President Sharif Ahmed appoints Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government. (Al Jazeera)
- 18-year old Anton Abele becomes Sweden's youngest ever MP he is a member of the ruling Moderate Party. (The Local)
- Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi announces that she will boycott next month's general election. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
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