Tuesday 15 May 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov, directed by Lev Kuleshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 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 May 2012 ?
- 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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- Syrian uprising: At least 20 civilians are killed in the Syrian province of Idlib after security forces open fire on a funeral procession. (BBC)
- At least 44 people are killed amid a Yemeni government offensive to retake Zinjibar and Jaar from Islamist militants. Among the casualties are three soldiers and at least 11 civilians. (Trust.org via AP)
- Mexican author Carlos Fuentes, one of the leading authors of the Latin American literary boom, dies in Mexico aged 83. (BBC)
- The combined economy of the 17 eurozone nations narrowly avoids a recession, largely due to relatively high economic growth in Germany. However, overall growth in the eurozone was zero in the first quarter of 2012. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- A customer of American multinational retail corporation Wal-Mart is bitten by a rattlesnake on the premises of the Clarkston, Washington store. (BBC)
- A man sets himself on fire outside the Oslo courthouse where mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for the 2011 Norway attacks. (''The Guardian'')
- Indian child actress Taruni Sachdev and her mother are revealed to be among the dead in yesterday's plane crash in northern Nepal, which killed 15 people. (BBC)
- Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate on the 64th anniversary of their ''Nakba'' (), in remembrance of their exodus from the former Mandate of Palestine after Israel's declaration of independence in 1948. Demonstrators and Israeli policemen are lightly injured in several clashes. (''The Times of Israel'')
- A free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia takes effect. (BBC)
- Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, and her husband Charlie Brooks are charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the alleged destruction of evidence associated with the News International phone hacking scandal. (''The Guardian'')
- Majid Jamali Fashi, convicted of killing Iranian quantum field theorist and elementary-particle physicist Masoud Alimohammadi, is executed. (Press TV)
- A mother kills her four children and then herself in Port St. John, Florida. (CNN)
- François Hollande is sworn in as the 24th President of France. Hollande appoints Jean-Marc Ayrault as his Prime Minister. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Crisis-wracked Greece is forced to hold new general elections, after efforts by major political parties to form a coalition government end in failure. (''The Guardian'')
- The United States announces a national plan to develop an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease by 2025. (BBC)
- Botswana's senior football players end a training strike, despite not having received their bonus entitlements from this year's Africa Cup of Nations. (BBC)
- Manchester City apologises to Manchester United following Carlos Tévez's open-top bus display of a placard with the words ampquotRIP Fergieampquot on it. (''The Guardian'')
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