Friday 18 May 2012
It was Friday, 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.
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, 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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- Mexican Drug War:
- Masked gunmen kidnap and kill Marcos Antonio Avila Garcia, a journalist who often wrote about organized crime. His corpse was found inside a plastic bag in the Mexican city of Empalme. (Associated Press)
- Three roadside bombs explode at an outdoor pet market in Baghdad, Iraq, killing five people. (CNN)
- German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau dies at the age of 86. (BBC)
- The social network Facebook holds an initial public offering and closes nearly flat at $38.23 a share. (''The New York Times'')
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and SP 500 close at their lowest levels of 2012. (CNBC)
- The Group of Eight meets in the United States at Camp David with the Greek debt crisis and associated Eurozone problems on the agenda. (''The Washington Post'')
- Sybrand van Haersma Buma is elected as the new party leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and becomes the ''lijsttrekker'' (top candidate) for the Dutch general election of 2012. (''DutchNews'')
- The Olympic Flame arrives in the United Kingdom on board a flight from Athens, Greece, ready for the torch relay ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in July. (BBC)
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