Thursday 15 July 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, 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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Which were the important events of 15 July 2010 ?
- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
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- James E Akins: American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (Born 1926).
- More than 20 people are killed and 100 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in southeastern Iran. (''Arab News'')
- 40,000 people flee their homes and whole villages are burned to the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (BBC)
- At least six people are killed and seventeen others receive wounds after a car bomb explodes in Tikrit in Iraq. (Aljazeera)
- Jwani Mwaikusa, a senior Tanzanian defence lawyer at the United Nations-backed tribunal for Rwanda, is fatally shot outside his home in Dar es Salaam. His nephew and neighbour are also killed. (BBC)
- President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, speaking in Germany, says Russian investigators have identified the killer of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova and an ampquotinternational searchampquot is underway. (iafrica)
- A man claiming to be the killer of three British soldiers in Helmand contacts the BBC to say he was angered at what he described as the murder of civilians, including children, by British troops. (BBC)
- Gunman Raoul Moat, who spent last week as a fugitive before being fatally cornered by UK police, repeatedly requested assistance from social workers and psychiatrists months before he committed murder but was ignored. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Shahram Amiri:
- Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was abducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, returns to Tehran. (Sky News)
- Amiri says he was put under extreme mental and physical torture by the Americans and rejected bribe offers. (Aljazeera)
- An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says Amiri is not a nuclear scientist but a university researcher. (Press TV)
- 10 Russian agents of influence deported from the United States face three weeks of testing to eradicate potential double agents. (''The Age'')
- North Korean officials attend a rare meeting with members of the American-led United Nations Command. (Samaylive)
- The Vatican issues a decree making the ampquotattempted ordination of womenampquot a grave crime in ecclesiastical law equivalent to child sexual abuse. (''The Guardian'')
- A Gambian judge sentences eight men to death for their role in an alleged coup plot. (Reuters Africa)
- A report by Amnesty International says that North Korea's healthcare system is in a state of ampquotcrisisampquot. (Amnesty International)
- Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage. (Aljazeera)
- Two major US TV networks, CBS and NBC, censor the ampquotKill the Ground Zero Mosqueampquot advertisement by conservative group National Republican Trust which calls plans to erect a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero a ampquotmonstrosityampquot. (Reuters)
- Former Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney admits he has received a small heart pump to combat ampquotincreasing congestive heart failureampquot. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- The United States Senate passes the financial reform package, aimed at curbing misconduct on Wall Street, with a 60-39 vote. (Aljazeera)
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