Thursday 17 March 2011, St. Patrick's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult was one of the best selling books.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
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- Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: The United Nations Security Council votes 10-0 to create a no-fly zone over Libya in response to allegations of government aggression against civilians.
- United States bombing of civilians in Pakistan:
- The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani condemns the U.S. drone attack on civilians in Pakistan, criticising events which saw elders ampquotcarelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life ... in complete violation of human rightsampquot. (BBC)
- Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Yerevan, Armenia, demanding the resignation of the government. (Armenia News)
- Hundreds of people protest in western China after the self-immolation of a Tibetan monk in Aba, Sichuan. (BBC)
- 2010–2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- The International Committee of the Red Cross withdraws from the rebel held city of Benghazi, Libya, fearing an attack from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. (BBC)
- The Libyan military says it will cease fighting on Sunday in order for the rebels to give themselves in. (Al Arabiya)
- 2011 Bahraini protests:
- The United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay condemns the ampquotshockingampquot use of force against protesters. (UN News Centre)
- Leaders of the opposition are arrested. (ABC Radio Australia)
- Bangladeshi expatriates report being forced to take part in pro-government demonstrations. (BBC)
- Yemen arrests human rights activist Tawakel Karman. (''The Guardian'')
- Dozens of people are killed in nationwide violence in Côte d'Ivoire, as fears of a civil war grow. (BBC)
- Saint Patrick's Day parades and events take place internationally. (CBS News)
- The U.S. government involves itself in a row over the 3200-year-old death mask of nineteenth dynasty noblewoman Ka-Nefer-Nefer, thought to have been stolen. (BBC)
- Gennady Yanin, the director of the Russian Bolshoi ballet troupe, resigns and is replaced by Yan Godovsky. Russian media wonders if erotic photos which appeared on the internet, allegedly of him, were part of a smear campaign. (BBC)
- It is announced that ''Doctor Dee'', a stage show based on the life of John Dee written by and starring Damon Albarn, is to have its premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July. (BBC)
- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is sued for nepotism over the $675 million purchase of his daughter, Elisabeth Murdoch's, Shine Limited and providing a seat for her on the board. (BBC)
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