Thursday 17 May 2012
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov, directed by Lev Kuleshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 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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- 2012 East DR Congo conflict: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s military has been shelling positions it believes are held by rebels who have been fighting the army for weeks in the country's east. (AJE)
- Clashes between military troops and inmates at a prison in Caracas, Venezuela continue. (''El Universal'')
- Pop singer Donna Summer dies of lung cancer at the age of 63. (CNN)
- Unidentified North Koreans seize three Chinese boats with 29 crew and demand payment for their release. (BBC)
- Daniel B. Shapiro, United States ambassador to Israel, says that the United States ampquotis readyampquot to attack Iran to prevent the development of nuclear weapons within Iran. (CBS News)
- The trial of former Bosnian Serb Army Colonel General Ratko Mladić is deferred indefinitely due to errors by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to the defence. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- The leader of the Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, offers to resign after being accused of monopolizing power. (Al Jazeera)
- A group of Chinese Communist Party veterans call for the removal of security chief Zhou Yongkang. (Al Jazeera)
- The U.S. Senate confirmed two of the President's nominees to the Federal Reserve, bringing board membership up to the statutory complement of seven. This is the first time all seven seats have been filled in six years. (Reuters)
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