Tuesday 15 November 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Immortals, directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson 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 November 2011 ?
- Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
- USA - America Recycles Day
- Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
- Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
- Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
- R.C. Saints - Albert the Great
- Palestine - Independence Day (declared 1988)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent; also see November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 15 November
- A suspected drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan province kills six militants. (BBC)
- Syrian uprising:
- After a meeting with Russian officials in Moscow, the opposition Syrian National Council calls for UN peacekeepers to be introduced into Syria. (CNN)
- Pressure is applied to the Syrian government from many sides as Turkey threatens to cut electricity to its southern neighbor, while the European Union increases sanctions on the regime. (CNN)
- The Jordanian embassy in Damascus is attacked after Jordan’s King Abdullah II criticizes the violent crackdown on protesters and calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. (''The Washington Post'')
- Following months of violent protests against his 33-year rule, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will leave office ampquotwithin 90 daysampquot of an agreement regarding elections with the regional Gulf Cooperation Council. (CNN)
- Following several acts of self-immolation by Tibetans in Tibet, exiled Tibetans in India urge the Chinese government to end its repressive policies restricting the religious freedom of Tibetans. (''The Tibet Post'')
- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei pays 8.45 million yuan in taxes after receiving a large number of donations from supporters who believe the debt was politically motivated because of his criticism of the Chinese government. (CNN)
- Police in the English city of Birmingham arrest four men in the Sparkhill district in a major anti-terrorism operation. (BBC)
- The first Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum opens in Doha. (Trend News Agency)
- Nauru swears in its third President in less than a week, as President Freddie Pitcher, in office for just six days, is ousted in a 9-8 vote of no confidence. Sprent Dabwido is sworn in as the new president. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The New York Police Department clears Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park. (''New York Times'')
- Negotiators from the United States Senate and House of Representatives reach a partial budget agreement. (''Federal Times'')
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