Sunday 17 October 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.
Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sherlock.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to the Future: The Game or Bub le Ball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 October 2010 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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- At least 33 people are killed and 50 others are injured during violence in Karachi as a by-election approaches. (UPI)
- 15 people are killed in target killing in Quetta, Pakistan. (Xinhua)
- Yemen begins a ground and air campaign against al-Qaeda forces, killing at least 6 Western embassies in Yemen go on high security alert. (CNN)
- 70 films from 23 countries and territorries will be shown during the first Vietnam International Film Festival opening in Hanoi. (Vietnamnet)
- Rare German stamps featuring film star Audrey Hepburn smoking fetch €430,000 at a charity auction in Berlin. (BBC)
- Pope Benedict XVI canonises Mary MacKillop, the first Australian saint, in front of 50,000 people in Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican City. (''The Times of India'')
- Five other saints from other countries are also canonised: André Bessette of Canada, Stanisław Sołtys of Poland, Giulia Salzano and Camilla Battista da Varano of Italy, and Cándida María de Jesús of Spain. (AP)
- GM workers protest a drop in wages, from $58,000/year to $30,000/year, at a new car plant in Michigan that was funded by a $50 billion government bailout and is receiving $770 million in tax incentives. (Reuters)
- Workers in Hilton Hotels in the US cities of Chicago, San Francisco, and Honolulu continue a strike over what they claim are efforts to ampquotlock workers into cheap recession contracts.ampquot (LA Times)
- The Philippines prepares for Typhoon Megi, potentially the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year. (''Philippine Inquirer'')
- Five more bodies are found after a gas leak in a coal mine in China's Henan province, bringing the death toll to 26. (CNN)
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel had recently renewed contacts with a German mediator to negotiate the release of a captured Israeli soldier, Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, who is being held incommunicado by Hamas. (AFP)
- French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux states that Saudi Arabia has warned that Al-Qaeda is targeting Europe particularly France. (BBC)
- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is ready for talks with the six majors powers of the G5|5+1 group in November, but the Islamic Republic’s previous conditions for holding talks should be met. (IRNA)
- An international report finds its most noticeable example of racial profiling is that black people are 26 times more likely than white people to be searched by police in England and Wales U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson describes it as ampquotastonishingampquot. (''The Observer'')
- Angela Merkel claims that multicultural society has ampquotfailedampquot in a Potsdam speech before younger activist members of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. (BBC)
- It was reported that Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was to go on trial Monday for Chandra Levy's 2001 killing. (Fox News)
- Somali pirates hijack a South Korean owned Kenyan registered fishing boat with 43 crew aboard. (BBC)
- At least twelve people die when gunmen try to rob jewellery shops in Baghdad, Iraq and get into a gunfight with security, police and military. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
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