Thursday 15 April 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
The Story of the Fox, directed by Irene Starewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Petrus Gonzalez
- In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
- Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
- Arirang Festival is held in North Korea to commemorate Kim Il-sung's birth.
- Saint Hunna.
- Saint Basilissa
- Blessed Waltman of Antwerp
- Ancient Latvia ? Tipsa Diena was observed.
- Roman Empire ? the Fordicia was celebrated in honor of Terra.
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- Jack Herer: American author and cannabis activist (Born 1939).
- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US President Barack Obama announces details of his new policy for the US space agency NASA. New spacecraft with new rocket booster systems are to be built so that by 2025 manned missions can extend beyond the Moon, and to Mars and back by the mid-2030s. New funding would amount to US$6 billion over the next five years.
- Heather Knight was inaugurated as President of Pacific Union College, becoming the first African-American women to lead an Adventist College in North America.
- Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.
- 2010 Yushu earthquake:
- President Hu Jintao, attending a BRIC summit in Brasilia, announces postponement of his state visits to Peru and Venezuela. (Xinhua)
- Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and postpones his trip to southeast Asia. (ABC)
- The death toll rises to 617. (Bernama)
- Sudanese newspapers report the death of 9 members of the National Congress during general elections in the country the Sudan People's Liberation Army denies the incident. (Al Jazeera)
- Polls close after five days of voting. (France24)
- Due to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Belgian, British, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish airspaces are affected by the eruption. (''The Irish Times'')
- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is a prime suspect in a large corruption scandal, law enforcement sources have told the BBC. (BBC)
- The leaders of the United Kingdom's three main political parties take part in the first of three televised debates ahead of the 2010 General Election. (''The Guardian'')
- The maiden flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk.II, India's first launch with an indigenous cryogenic upper stage, ends in failure, resulting in the loss of the GSAT-4 satellite. (''The Hindu'')
- Three explosions occur in the former Burmese capital of Yangon during the city's Water Festival, killing at least 9 people and injuring 178. (Radio Australia News)
- Gunfire disrupts a rally in support of former President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev in the southern city of Osh. (Al Jazeera)
- At least three security officers are killed after riots in north Jakarta, Indonesia, over plans to bulldoze a cemetery containing a memorial to a revered Muslim scholar. (''Jakarta Post'')
- The 2010 IBSA summit comes to a close in Brasilia.
- Oxfam International says the number of sexual assaults in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has increased ampquotdramaticallyampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- Israel's Communications Ministry imposes a blanket ban on the iPad and will confiscate them from anyone carrying them into the country. (''PC World'')
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