Sunday 18 April 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
The Story of the Fox, directed by Irene Starewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
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- The Dow Live Earth Run for Water started on April 18th. The host cities are: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto and Washington, D.C.. (Live Earth)
- The Tehran International Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, 2010 concludes.
- President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran wants ampquotpeace, progress and security for allampquot, asks ampquotsupporters and creatorsampquot of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to ampquotallow the regional nations and the Palestinians to settle thingsampquot themselves and calls on ampquotalien troopsampquot to leave the region. (Xinhua)
- United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says in a secret memo to the White House that the United States would be unable to cope with a nuclear threat from Iran. (''The Times'')
- Air travel disruption after the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull:
- Thousands of European flights do not occur for a fourth straight day. (BBC)
- The volcano disrupts the state funeral of Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland, and his wife Maria, killed in a plane crash with 94 others near Smolensk. (''The Times'')
- Dutch airline KLM announces it has carried out a test flight of 20 crew members and no passengers with ampquotno problemsampquot over closed down airspace. (CNN)
- British airspace extends it own closure to flights until at least 06:00 GMT on Monday. (Reuters)
- Israeli airlines estimate losses of millions of shekels in revenue. (''Globes'')
- Benedict and child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church:
- Pope Benedict XVI concludes his visit to Malta. Reports suggest he is trying to avoid discussing the recent child sex abuse scandal, on his first trip since the scandal broke. (BBC)
- However, he does meet with some of those who survived abuse and expresses ampquotshame and sorrowampquot for their suffering. (Al Jazeera)
- Independence Day in Zimbabwe:
- Zimbabwe marks 30 years of independence from British-backed minority white rule. (Al Jazeera)
- Residents celebrate with all-night parties, though civil rights group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) claim four of its members were denied bail after being accused of staging an illegal protest against power cuts and high electricity tariffs, an act they deny they did. (''Zimbabwe Telegraph'')
- President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, in a speech at Harare's stadium, promises to continue his land seizure policy and transfer of control of foreign firms to locals as part of a black empowerment drive. (''The Washington Post'')
- Mugabe also asks that politically and racially driven violence in the country cease to be, the first time he has ever done this. (Al Jazeera)
- President of China Hu Jintao visits survivors in the earthquake zone as the death toll climbs to more than 1,700 people. (BBC)
- The semi-finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament are moved from Bangalore to Mumbai following the discovery of further explosive devices after yesterday's bombing. (Al Jazeera)
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