Sunday 19 August 2012
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil, 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.
On TV people were watching Go Public: A Documentary Film Project.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Binary Domain or Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
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- Mexican Drug War:
- A photo journalist is ambushed and killed by unknown assailants while driving a vehicle in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. (''Milenio'')
- Two photographers are tortured and killed execution-style in the state of Michoacán. Their bodies were found inside the trunk of a car with a bullet through their heads. (''Proceso'')
- Syrian civil war: At least 19 people are killed across Syria in ongoing violence on Eid-ul-Fitr holiday. President Assad makes a public appearance, praying in Damascus. Lakhdar Brahimi accepts to become the new UN envoy. (''Washington Times'')
- Two explosions strike near government buildings in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least two people. These are the first bomb attacks since the end of the Libyan civil war. (BBC)
- War on Terror:
- Afghanistan: A bomb kills three NATO soldiers in east Afghanistan. An explosion in a cemetery in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, in Afghanistan kills two people. A NATO soldier is killed by an Afghan police officer. Three New Zealand soldiers are killed in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan when the convoy in which they were traveling was hit by an improvised explosive device. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- Pakistan: A U.S. drone missile attack kills at least seven presumed militants in two vehicles in the Mana area of North Waziristan in Pakistan. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- Yemen: A suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills the commander of a local pro-army militia and injures six people in the town of Mudiyah in the Abyan province of Yemen. (AFP via France 24)
- North Caucasus insurgency:
- Seven policemen are killed and at least eight wounded in a suicide bombing attack in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia. (Reuters)
- At least eight people are wounded in shooting and bombing in a mosque in the town of Khasavyurt, Dagestan. (BBC)
- Sonia Gandhi says stern action should happen against those responsible for the violence in Assam and the social media messages that drove 30,000 migrant workers out of their homes in South India. (IBN Live)
- British-born film director Tony Scott dies after leaping 200ft from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. (BBC)
- 32 people, among which Sudanese government officials, including Ghazi al-Sadiq, the head of the ministry of guidance and endowments, and two state ministers, are killed in a plane crash in Talodi. (SUNA)
- Four people are killed in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake near the city of Palu, Sulawesi in Indonesia. (CNN)
- A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hits off the West coast of Washington state. (Reuters)
- Scotland's Roman Catholic leader Cardinal Keith O'Brien suspends direct communication with the Scottish government on same-sex marriage. (BBC)
- Radioactive contamination causes hereditary genetic mutations in life forms. This has been proven on butterfly generations. At stated times, the effect on humans remains unclear. (''Philadephia Inquirer'')
- Senkaku Islands dispute:
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