Monday 17 September 2012
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
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- Syrian Civil War: Human rights investigators from the United Nations expand a secret list of people in Syria suspected of committing war crimes. Diplomat Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro urges the U.N. Security Council to bring the situation to the International Criminal Court. (Reuters)
- 2012 diplomatic missions attacks fallout:
- The United States ambassador to the United Nations says there was no plot in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi. (AP via ''Newsday'')
- A thousand Afghans hold a violent protest in Kabul about the short film ''Innocence of Muslims''. (BBC)
- Protesters in Indonesia clash violently with police protecting the US embassy in Jakarta. (AP via ''Mainichi Shimbun'')
- Ugandan police release theatre producer David Cecil on bail after charging him in connection with the staging of ''The River and the Mountain'', a play which references homosexuality. His court date is 18 October, with a two year jail sentence possible. (''The Guardian'')
- Writer Sir Salman Rushdie expresses doubt that his 1988 novel ''The Satanic Verses'' would be published today because of a climate of ampquotfear and nervousnessampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- Hundreds of protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's financial district on the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. (''Huffington Post'')
- Rip Curl, the last major Australian surf wear producer with its ampquotownampquot capital, considers an offer for sale to private buyers. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Senkaku Islands dispute:
- Japanese electronics company Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in the People's Republic of China until Tuesday as a result of the Senkaku Islands dispute. (CNN)
- ArcelorMittal announces the likely loss of two thousand cold process jobs in Liège, Belgium, after the failure of talks with unions. Unions say the steel maker wants to force an agreement before even starting talks. Wallonia wants to see the long-term plan. (Reuters)
- Typhoon Sanba makes landfall in South Korea near the port of Yeosu causing the cancellation of flights and other transport services one person is reported dead. (Yonhap)
- At least 13 people, including ten Indians, are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. (IBN)
- Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom submitted by one of his alleged rape victims. The condom had been a key piece of evidence in Sweden's case against Assange. (IANS via ''Deccan Herald'')
- United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan. (AP via Google News)
- French police announce that they are exploring the possibility that Sylvain Mollier, and not the al-Hilli family, may have been the intended target in the Annecy murders. (''The Telegraph'')
- PC Simon Harwood, cleared over the death of Ian Tomlinson during the 2009 G-20 summit protests in London, is dismissed from the Metropolitan Police after a hearing finds him guilty of gross misconduct. (BBC)
- The Louisiana State University (LSU) main campus at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is evacuated after a bomb threat. It is not clear at this time whether it is related to the two previous similar incidents the previous Friday at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in Austin, Texas, and North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, North Dakota. (NBC News)
- Justice Antonin Scalia charges that Judge Richard Posner's characterization of the guns rights decision, DC v. Heller, is ampquotbluntly, a lie.ampquot (Reuters TV)
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