Tuesday 15 March 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- International Day Against Police Brutality
- Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
- Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
- For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
- Constitution Day in Belarus
- National holiday in Hungary celebrating the 1848 Revolution. (See also Public holidays in Hungary)
- World Consumer Rights Day 
- In Japan, Hounen Matsuri
- Saint Clemens Maria Hofbauer (died 1820)
- Saint Lucretia
- Saint Luise of Marillac
- In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March.
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- Arab Spring: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain declares a three-month state of emergency as troops from the Gulf Co-operation Council are sent to quell the civil unrest.ref name=quotBBCBahr15Marquot
- Arab Spring:
- The King of Bahrain Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa declares a three month state of emergency following the 2011 Bahraini protests. (Al Jazeera)
- G8 leaders fail to agree on military intervention in Libya following the 2011 Libyan civil war, and pass the issue onto the United Nations Security Council. (Al Arabiya)
- The Libyan opposition arrests four men as suspects in the murder of an Al Jazeera journalist and claim that Muammar Gaddafi's regime is sending undercover squads to assassinate people. (''The Independent'')
- Hundreds of people stage a rare protest in the Syrian capital Damascus calling for greater freedoms and the release of political prisoners. (AFP via Google News)
- Yemeni tribesmen hold an anti-government protest after an attack on a oil pipeline in the east of the country. (Sify India)
- Jobless protestors riot in the headquarters of Morocco's Office Chérifien des Phosphates in the city of Khouribga. (Reuters via Alertnet)
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis: Gunmen shoot four people dead at a roadblock run by supporters of disputed Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo. (Reuters)
- A small bomb explodes in the offices of a moderate Islamic group in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, injuring four people. (''Jakarta Globe'')
- The Israeli Navy intercepts the cargo ship ''Victoria'' which was carrying a long list of advanced weapons that were smuggled from Iran and were allegedly bound for the militant organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. (''Ynetnews'')
- Nasdaq OMX Group is preparing a bid for NYSE Euronext. Such a bid would, at the least, complicate the planned merger between NYSE and Deutsche Boerse. Reuters reported the planned counter-bid citing ampquota source familiar with the situation.ampquot (Reuters)
- 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami:
- Dozens of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex (also called ''Fukushima I'') have stayed behind to end the radiation leaks, known as the ''Fukushima 50'', risking fatal radiation exposure. (Guardian)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano reports that as of 10.22 a.m. local time, radiation levels of 30 millisieverts per hour were measured between the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors, while at the No. 3 reactor 400 millisieverts per hour were detected, a harmful level to humans. (Bloomberg)
- Prime Minister Kan warns people living within a 30 kilometre radius of the plant to stay indoors and a 30-km no-fly zone is established around the plant. (IAEA)
- The United States Geological Survey revises the strength of the earthquake to 9.0. (USGS)
- The National Police Agency advises that the official death toll from the quake is 2,414 dead with 3,118 injured. (AFP via News Limited)
- A magnitude 6.2 aftershock hits Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture southwest of Tokyo. (''Adelaide Now'')
- The passing of the United States generation that fought in World War I is marked by the funeral of '''Frank Buckles''', who died on 27 February 2011, aged 110, and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. (''The Daily Mail'')
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