Friday 17 December 2010
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
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- US Mint Director Edmund Moy submits his resignation, effective January 9, to accept a job in the private sector.
- Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire.This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution. The success of the Tunisian protests sparked protests in several other Arab countries.
- Maoist rebels abduct seven villagers in the Purulia district of India's West Bengal state. (NDTV)
- American missile attacks kill 57 suspected militants in a region in northwest Pakistan. (CNN)
- Suncor and Total SA sign a deal to develop in the Alberta tar sands for bitumen extraction, while a procedure to clean up tailings ponds by multiple companies is approved by an energy watchdog. (''Calgary Herald'')
- The death toll from the Christmas Island wreck rises to 30 with many still missing. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Further disruption is caused by blizzards and widespread ice in many parts of the United Kingdom, with more wintry weather forecast for the weekend. (BBC)
- Cuba is hit by a cold wave, and some locations register 50-year record low temperatures. (''Radio Cadena Agramonte'')
- Bolivia recognizes the State of Palestine. (Ynetnews)
- The United Kingdom government announces plans to make prisoners serving less than four years eligible to vote. (BBC)
- The Cook Islands announces the country's first ever HIV infection. (ABC Radio Australia)
- China launches 7th Beidou navigation satellite. (Kunming via Xinhua)
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