Monday 17 May 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Not Afraid by Eminem.
Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Burned by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast was one of the best selling books.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
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- Walasse Ting: Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010).
- The design for the New Bus for London is revealed. (BBC)
- The refusal of Israel to permit entry of internationally renowned American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to the West Bank on May 16, sparks intense debate in the country. (''New York Times'')
- Naxalite insurgents blow up a bus in India filled with police and para-militaries, 50 are feared killed. (NDTV)
- A Pamir Airways plane with 43 people on board crashes in Afghanistan between the cities of Kabul and Kunduz. (Xinhua)
- Six people are attacked with a meat cleaver before the assailant commits suicide at a market in Foshan, China. (CNN)
- Brazil, Iran and Turkey agree on a nuclear fuel swap aimed at easing concerns from the West that Iran might building a bomb. (BBC)
- 2010 Thai political protests:
- Hospital officials confirm the death of Thai general, Khattiya Sawasdipol, after he was shot on Thursday as he backed protesters in Bangkok. (Al Jazeera)
- Thousands of red shirt protesters continue to defy a government deadline to disperse. (CBC)
- Dublin Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Britain's two busiest airports all close due to the latest round of Icelandic volcanic disruption. (BBC)
- The Instituto Butantan in São Paulo, Brazil, which had one of the world's largest snake collections, is destroyed by fire. (MercoPress)
- The national day of Norway
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