Friday 18 March 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chandragupta Maurya.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Mirror III: Final Fear or X-Men: Destiny.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Edward (d.978)
- Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
- Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
- Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
- United States - National Biodiesel Day
- Saint Anselm
- Saint Salvator
- Saint Narcissus
- Mexico - Expropiaci=n Petreolera
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- Response to Datta Khel airstrike:
- Tribal leaders in Pakistan issue a statement vowing action against the United States after yesterday's botched U.S. drone attack which killed more than 40 civilians, mainly elders and police at an open-air meeting, the deadliest such attack by the United States on Pakistan since 2006. (BBC)
- Arab Spring
- At least 41 people are killed in Yemen as security forces open fire on anti-government demonstrators. (RTÉ)
- Hundreds of people in Jordan take to the streets for the eleventh consecutive week, calling for reforms. (CP)
- 2011 Bahraini protests:
- The Pearl Monument, located in the Pearl Roundabout, which had become a focal point of the Bahraini protests, is torn down by the government of Bahrain. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Thousands of protesters defy martial law in Bahrain and continue pro-democracy demonstrations. (''Hurriyet'')
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Plain-clothes police break up a demonstration of at least 200 people in the Syrian capital Damascus after Friday prayers (Trend News Agency)
- Police use guns to kill between at least two and four people for protesting against the corruption of the Bashar al-Assad regime and lack of freedom in the southern city of Daraa. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- The Libyan government announces a ceasefire, amid foreign military preparations after a no-fly zone was imposed yesterday. (Al Jazeera)
- Libya then immediately violates its own ceasefire, shelling Misrata and killing 25 civilians. (Reuters)
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
- Disputed Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo calls on civilians to join in the fighting to ampquotneutraliseampquot supporters of Alassane Ouattara. (Reuters)
- The United Nations says the shelling of a market by security forces that killed 25 people may constitute a crime against humanity. (BBC)
- Clashes between the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement and rebel forces led by George Athor kill 70 people in South Sudan. (BBC)
- The ''Sankei Shimbun'' newspaper reports that the Government of Japan plans to issue more than 10 trillion yen in emergency government bonds to help pay for the recovery effort from the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami. (Reuters)
- The G7 sells the Japanese yen in order to reduce its value in the first joint operation on currency markets since 2000. (BBC)
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