Thursday 16 February 2012
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson.
John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Alessandra Stoner: Swiss-born Australian daughter of Australian professional motorcycle racer, Casey Stoner.
- A United States drone attack kills five militants in the Pakistani town of Spalga in north Waziristan. (''Dawn'')
- The Syrian Army attacks the Free Syrian Army positions in the town of Deraa. (Reuters via Alertnet)
- The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram attacks a prison in Kogi State freeing 119 inmates. (BBC)
- Two time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid dies suddenly at age 43 of an acute asthma attack. (''Christian Science Monitor'')
- The Australian airline Qantas announces plans to cut 500 jobs. (AAP via ''The Australian'')
- Budget airline Air Australia is placed in administration leaving passengers stranded. (News Limited)
- Senior prison officials are suspended and an investigation is opened into the cause of a deadly prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras, in which over 350 inmates died. (Al Jazeera)
- Thirty-two people die after a head on collision between two buses in Nigeria's Bauchi State. (AP via CBS)
- Four World Trade Center's construction crane snaps while lifting a steel. (Washington Post)
- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly votes in favour of an Arab sponsored resolution condemning human rights violations by the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad. (Voice of America)
- Former President of Olympus Corporation Tsuyoshi Kikukawa is arrested in relation to the Olympus scandal along with two other former senior executives. (CNN)
- The highest court in Ecuador upholds a criminal libel verdict favoring the President Rafael Correa including prison sentences for three executives and a columnist for the opposition newspaper ''El Universo''. (AP via ABC News America)
- South Korean silicon chip maker Hynix Semiconductor claims that a US court has rejected an antitrust claim against it by Rambus Inc. (Reuters via ''The Guardian'')
- Chris Huhne, former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, appears in court to face charges of perverting the course of justice together with his ex-wife, regarding a traffic violation. (BBC)
- German prosecutors ask the Bundestag to lift the immunity from prosecution of President Christian Wulff over corruption claims. (''Seattle Times'')
- Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member Gary Carter dies at age 57 after a long battle with brain cancer. (''Newsday'')
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