Thursday 17 June 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Diary of a Lost Girl, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- K S Rajah: Singaporean jurist (Born 1930).
- The United States issues a travel warning for Toronto due to an upcoming G20 summit. (The Star)
- Heavy rains claim 46 lives in Maharashtra, India. (Hindustan Times)
- At least 46 people are killed, 50 others disappear and millions are affected following heavy five-day rains in China's southern regions. (''The Hindu'')
- 46 people die when heavy rains trigger landslides in western Myanmar, in Rakhine state in an area bordering Bangladesh. (CNN)
- Dutch novelist Gerbrand Bakker wins the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel ''The Twin''. (''The Irish Times'')
- 16 people are killed and around 70 others are trapped after a blast at the San Fernando mine in Amagá, Antioquia, in Colombia. (China Dialy)
- 3 people died after supports collapsed on them at a coal mine in east China's Anhui Province, a spokesman with the Anhui Huainan Mining Group in Bagongshan District of Huainan City. (People Dialy)
- As many as 1,800 homes are estimated to have been destroyed on Biak Island, West Papua, Indonesia, as a result of the 7.0 magnitude 2010 Papua earthquake. (AsiaNews.it)
- Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster:
- BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward testifies before the U.S. Congress, apologizing for the spill but avoiding answering most questions and stating that he was unaware of the risks at the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in April causing the oil spill. (Miami Herald)
- BP could be forced to file for bankruptcy protection in preparation for civil and criminal fines exceeding $US 40 billion. (''The Australian'')
- 2010 Kyrgyzstan crisis and 2010 South Kyrgyzstan riots:
- Around 2,000 people mass in Osh Airport.
- China flies 960 nationals home from Kyrgyzstan evacuation continues. (Kabar)
- Kyrgyzstan unrest death toll rises to 192. 913 people were hospitalized. (ITAR)
- Kyrgyz Central Election Commission accredits Kazakh CEC Chair and his assistant to observe constitutional referendum.
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- Israel's decision to ease the Gaza blockade is welcomed by the United Nations and the United States Gaza's Hamas rulers say this is propaganda by Israel. (''The Hindu'')
- FIFA World Cup:
- Turkish warplanes carry out a series of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish targets in Iraq and Turkish soldiers withdraw from Iraqi territory after sending troops in pursuit of Kurdish rebels in the latest fighting between Turkey and Kurdish rebels. (CNN)
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