Tuesday 18 September 2012
It was Tuesday, 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.
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- Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
- RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
- In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Theodora Williams: First child of British singer Robbie Williams and wife, Ayda.
- Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's faction, claims to be responsible for a suicide bomber who strikes near Kabul Airport in Afghanistan killing twelve people. (Reuters)
- Mexican Drug War: 132 inmates escape from a prison in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, directly across the U.S-Mexico border with Eagle Pass, Texas, by digging a tunnel underground. The authorities have yet to determine which drug gang was responsible for the jailbreak. (AP via Fox News)
- At least ten soldiers are killed and more than 70 are injured in a rocket attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- A fire at a gas facility in Mexico's state-owned oil company, Pemex, claims 26 lives in the border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. (AFP)
- U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims Palestinians are committed to the destruction of Israel. (BBC)
- Senkaku Islands dispute
- People in over 180 cities of China attend protests sparked by Japan's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands and the 81st anniversary of the Mukden Incident. (''Global Times'')
- Japanese companies shut down or scale back production in China for the duration of the protests. (AFP via ''The Australian'')
- Ten Chinese surveillance ships sailed into the contiguous zone off the Senkaku Islands, following a similar incursion by a fishery monitoring ship earlier in the day. (''Yomiuri Shimbun'')
- Bahrain's public prosecution charges seven police officers with torturing Shia medics to obtain confessions during the ongoing Bahraini uprising. (Al Jazeera)
- Two mass graves are discovered in the Tana Delta region of Kenya. (BBC)
- Two police officers are killed in Greater Manchester. (''The Guardian'')
- Burma releases 500 prisoners, including at least 58 political prisoners and foreigners, in an amnesty. (BBC)
- The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that would end an 8-day strike. (CNN)
- Following the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants at the University of Gothenburg two women may now be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried. (BBC)
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