Sunday 15 May 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
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- 2011 Bahraini uprising:
- Saudi armored vehicles roll into the city of Sitra as fresh video footage of atrocities committed by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces surface. (Press TV)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution:
- Muslim mobs attack Christian protesters calling for the Egyptian government to take action to reduce religious tensions in Cairo 65 people are injured. (BBC)
- Suzanne Mubarak, wife of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is expected to undergo open-heart surgery following a heart attack after being questioned in a corruption investigation. (CNN)
- An explosion occurs near the tomb of a prominent Muslim Sheikh. (Reuters)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- A truck plows through traffic and pedestrians in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, killing one person and injuring 16 in what is believed to be a terrorist attack, as Palestinians mark Nakba Day. (''San Francisco Chronicle'')
- More than 1,000 Palestinians march on the Erez border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel at least 60 Palestinians are injured after troops open fire to stop them from crossing. (''The Australian'')
- Egyptian police fire teargas at protesters trying to storm the Israeli embassy. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 15 people are reportedly killed in the Nakba demonstrations. (CBS News)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdul Ilah Khatib, arrives in Tripoli to try to negotiate a cease-fire between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and rebel fighters. (CNN)
- 2011 Moroccan protests:
- Police use truncheons to break up an opposition protest in the capital Rabat, injuring several people. (AFP via Google News)
- Syrian uprising:
- Syrian forces shell villages near the Lebanese border, and heavy gunfire is heard in Talkalakh, with reports of 8 people having died, in the latest phase of a crackdown by Syrian forces on protesters demonstrating against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanon tries to seal the border after hundreds flee from Syrian troops and a wounded Syrian woman dies of her injuries after entering Lebanon. (CNN)
- Women protesters are targeted as thousands of protesters take to the streets in cities across the country for a ampquotFriday of Free Womenampquot protest, in solidarity with those killed or imprisoned in the eight-week uprising. (''The Australian'')
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- Gunmen open fire on two soldiers in southern Yemen, killing one. (AP via Google News)
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