Friday 15 April 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent 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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- Vittorio Arrigoni: Italian peace activist (Born 1975).
- 2011 Cirebon bombing : a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in an Indonesian Police compound in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.
- 2011 Libyan civil war: Human rights groups accuse pro-Gaddafi troops of using cluster bombs in Misrata. (Reuters)
- 2011 Syrian protests: Police use tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of protesters in the capital Damascus. (BBC)
- 2011 Jordanian protests: Islamists clash with monarchists in the town of Zarqa. (Al Jazeera)
- 2010-2011 Algerian protests: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika addresses the nation and pledges reforms amid weeks of protests. (Al Jazeera)
- Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, who took power in a coup 24 years ago, reportedly flees a mutiny of his military bodyguards. (Al Jazeera)
- Australian artist Ben Quilty wins the Archibald Prize for his portrait of artist Margaret Olley. (AAP via ABC News)
- The Chinese economy grew by 9.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 while inflation was 5.4%, the highest level in nearly three years. (Reuters)
- Two South Korean internet search engines accuse Google of antitrust violations. (Bernama)
- Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades Ireland's rating to Baa3, one step above junk bond status. (Dow Jones via ''Wall Street Journal'')
- Nasdaq, in pursuit of its bid for control of NYSE Euronext, would be willing to sell one key NYSE Euronext property, the American Stock Exchange, in order to resolve antitrust issues, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. (Reuters)
- The Tokyo Electric Power Company will pay a provisional 1 million yen to each household living within the exclusion zone near the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. (Kyodo)
- Two people in Oklahoma and seven in Arkansas are killed by a strong tornado outbreak. (BBC)
- Wildfires in Texas, United States destroy dozens of homes and kill a firefighter. (AP)
- Former Australian water polo player Keli Lane is jailed for 18 years for murdering her baby daughter Tegan Lane in 1996. (AFP via Channel News Asia)
- Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption arrests 11 Deutsche Bank staff, including two senior officials, for alleged involvement in a fraudulent trading case. (AFP via France24)
- Croatian military leaders Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač were convicted of war crimes (BBC)
- The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan announces indictments of the owners of the three largest online poker sites accepting U.S. players—PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker—on charges of bank fraud, gambling offenses, and money laundering. (ESPN)
- Karl Rodney, the organiser of controversial trips to the Caribbean by United States House of Representatives member Charles Rangel, is charged with lying to investigators about them. (''New York Post'')
- US actor Nicolas Cage is arrested in New Orleans for alleged domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. (UPI)
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