Sunday 15 August 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Piranha, directed by Alexandre Aja, 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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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
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- Inspections of Israel's nuclear programme are urged by some concerned countries in a letter sent to Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. (Aljazeera)
- iCasualties.org estimates that International Security Assistance Force casualties in the War in Afghanistan have now exceeded 2,000. (Al Jazeera)
- A teenager is shot dead and another is wounded by a further shot during a gay pride parade attended by around 70,000 people in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. (AP via MSNBC)
- Jamaican authorities impose a new curfew on Kingston. (Aljazeera)
- A policeman hurls a shoe towards the Chief Minister for Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, during the Indian Independence Day function in Srinagar amid protests against Indian rule 15 policemen are later suspended. (Aljazeera)
- A United States missile attack on a militant compound in the village of Essori near Miranshah in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan kills 13 people. (AFP via Google News)
- No people are killed in two blasts targeting Televisa in Monterrey and Matamoros. (BBC)
- Thousands are evacuated from the French pilgrimage site of Lourdes due to a bomb threat it later reopens. (BBC)
- Children's TV presenter Holly Walsh breaks bones and dislocates a shoulder whilst leaping from a pier during a festival in Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK the festival is briefly halted. (''Daily Mail'')
- Hungarian American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is reported to be in an ampquotextremely serious conditionampquot after further surgery yesterday and has requested the Last Rites. (CNN)
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon visits Pakistan to inspect the relief effort for the 2010 Pakistan floods. (Aljazeera)
- 2010 Russian wildfires:
- A ban on grain exports begins in an effort to reduce increases in the price of bread. (Aljazeera)
- Roma evictions and deportations from an illegal campsites by French authorities:
- Politicians, some from within President Nicolas Sarkozy's own party, object to the treatment of the Roma as ampquotreminiscent of roundups during the warampquot. (Deutsche Welle)
- Australia and Malaysia remember the 1945 Sandakan Death Marches on their 65th anniversary. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Sri Lanka unveils a new seaport in southern Hambantota which received a large amount of financial assistance from China. (Reuters India)
- Charges against 5 men from Iraq, who had been accused of murdering 6 British police officers in 2003, are dropped. (BBC)
- 4 Shia Muslim activists are arrested in Bahrain. (BBC)
- Accused Craiglist killer Philip Markoff is found dead in prison in the U.S. state of Massachusetts after apparently committing suicide. (BBC)
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