Friday 19 March 2010
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 Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz.
How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Dean DeBlois, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 March 2010 ?
- Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
- Saint Landoald
- Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
- Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
- Mojoday in Discordianism
- The swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano in California.
- The first day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
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- Former Iranian Vice-President Hossein Marashi is jailed after being accused of spreading propaganda. (MSNBC)
- NASA announces that ampquotIt is nearly certain that a new record 12-month global temperature will be set in 2010ampquot, in a new draft paper based on GISS temperature analysis. (''Climate Progress'')
- Dutch officials object to ampquotridiculousampquot and ampquotout of the realm of fictionampquot claims by retired American general John J. Sheehan, a former NATO commander, that the use of gay soldiers in 1995 meant Dutch forces were ampquotunder-strengthampquot and ampquotpoorly ledampquot when attempting to protect Bosnian civilians in Srebrenica. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- A hoax stating that at least 200 people have died in a mining accident in Bo, Sierra Leone, makes headlines around the world. (''Reuters'')
- At least 13 people die during clashes in Sudan. (Al Jazeera)
- President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh declares an end to his country's six-year war against the Houthis. (Al Jazeera)
- Catholic sex abuse cases:
- Pope Benedict XVI signs his letter to Irish Catholics, sent as his first official documented response to the issue of child sex abuse and due to be published by the Vatican on Saturday and read at Sunday Mass. (CNN)
- Catholic child sex abuse cases reach ampquottsunamiampquot levels in Germany. (CBC)
- An 82-year-old Brazilian Catholic priest from Arapiraca is defrocked after being filmed on camera engaging in sexual activity with a male teenage altar attendant. The activity was filmed by an alleged abuse survivor and broadcast on a news channel this week. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- China's State Commission of Disaster Relief says severe drought has affected 51 million Chinese and left more than 16 million people and 11 million livestock with drinking-water shortages. (Xinhua)
- Middle East:
- Complaints are raised against a Saudi Arabian writer for allegedly describing a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad as ampquotbarbaricampquot during a program presented by Nadeen Al-Badr on Al-Hurra Channel. (Arab News)
- Israel launches airstrikes against a smuggling tunnel and metal foundry in Gaza, in response to a rocket attack which killed a Thai worker in Israel. Palestinians in Hebron protest by throwing rocks at Israeli Security Forces, who respond by firing tear gas. (''The New York Times'')
- The Israeli Air Force bombs another target in Gaza during the night, though declines to mention where this is. (Xinhua)
- Thousands of people protest outside a United Nations building in Beirut against Israeli practices in Jerusalem. (''The Daily Star'')
- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says radio station the Voice of America (VOA) is promoting ampquotdestabilising propagandaampquot that is inciting genocide in his country. (TheStar.com.my)
- Egyptian mosques pray for President Hosni Mubarakmdashwho is ill and whose health is taboomdashas images of his recovery in Germany are broadcast on television screens, boosting stock markets. (BBC)
- Switzerland ceases to deport asylum seekers in response to the death of a Nigerian man at Zürich Airport as he was being forcefully deported. Nigeria condemns the occurrence. (''The New Zealand Herald'')
- South African police fire water cannon at 2,000 students protesting at the release of hip-hop performer Molemo ampquotJub Jubampquot Maarohanye, accused of killing four school pupils. (BBC)
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