Friday 14 September 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Whistle by Flo Rida.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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- 2012 Anti-Islam film protests:
- Protesters angered by an anti-Islamic film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad attack the German and British embassies in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. In Khartoum, Tunis and Cairo, at least seven people die. An Egyptian fruit seller dies by rubber bullets. (''Egypt Independent'')
- Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon, set fire to a KFC and a Hardees restaurant, sparking clashes with local security forces. One protester is killed and 25 people wounded, including 18 police officers. (AP via ''The Globe and Mail'')
- Fifty U.S. Marines are deployed to the American embassy in Yemen as a ampquotprecautionary measureampquot after clashes in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. (Reuters)
- In the Sinai, an international observer base near El Gorah is shot at. Two observers are injured. (Reuters)
- The bodies of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Officer Sean Smith, and former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, killed in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are returned to the United States, for their eventual funerals, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland in a solemn military ceremony attended by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (CNN)
- At least two American Marines and 16 Taliban fighters are killed in a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion airbase in Afghanistan's Helmand province, says a spokesman at nearby Camp Leatherneck. (BBC)
- The campus buildings of the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University are evacuated due to bomb threats. (''USA Today'')
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin legal action after the magazine ''Closer'' published topless pictures of the Duchess taken during a holiday to France last week, and which their spokesman describes as “a grotesque and totally unjustifiable” invasion of privacy. (''The Telegraph'')
- After 222 episodes, Doug Walker announces that the popular webseries ''The Nostalgia Critic'' has officially ended weekly production. (That Guy With The Glasses)
- SP Dow Jones Indices announces that UnitedHealth Group will replace Kraft Foods among the stock issuers that constitute the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (CNBC)
- At least 21 passengers on board an Indonesian ferry that sank last night on the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan are missing and presumed dead. (''Jakarta Globe'')
- Six Chinese Marine Surveillance ships are reported near the disputed Senkaku Islands by the Japanese Coast Guard. China says ampquottwo surveillance ship fleetsampquot are in the waters ampquotaroundampquot the islands for ampquotpatrols and law enforcementampquot. (RIA Novosti)
- In response, Japan mobilizes a task force in the government's crisis management office. (Kyodo)
- The Pope visits Lebanon. (Fox News)
- At the IAEA, the United States accuses Syria that its ampquotown destabilizing actions are no justification for its refusalampquot regarding Syria's NPT obligations. (Reuters)
- HTV-3 detaches from the ISS for a burial in the Pacific Ocean. ATV 3 thrusts the ISS' orbit two kilometers up. TMA-04M will land on 17 September. ATV-003, named ''Edoardo Amaldi'', is planned to disconnect on September 25th and burn up itself and a load of trash in the atmosphere over the same ocean. (ESA)
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