Thursday 19 May 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- National Hug-Your-Cat Day
- NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
- Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
- Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
- Theophilus of Corte
- Peter Celestine
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Dunstan
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- Syria condemns the decision by the United States to impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad in response to ongoing anti-government protests. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Rebels in Libya launch a television channel to counter Muammar Gaddafi's state media. (Reuters)
- NATO claims to have sunk eight Libyan Navy warships in airstrikes on Tripoli's main port. (C News)
- Two Vietnamese sailors are shot and wounded in the disputed Spratly Islands. (''Straits Times'')
- A double bombing in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq kills 27 people and injures dozens. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is banned by the Cannes Film Festival for remarks, made in jest, that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler. Trier later apologises for his comments. (''The Guardian'')
- US journalist Katie Couric signs off as the host of the CBS Evening News. (E! Online)
- A special edition of the BBC's political debate programme ''Question Time'' is recorded at Wormwood Scrubbs Prison in London. (''The Guardian'')
- A civil service strike in Botswana closes many hospitals. (BBC)
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault charge:
- Strauss-Kahn has another bail hearing in the US city of New York, after being charged with rape, and is given home detention and a million dollars bail. (Fox New York)
- The Japanese economy officially goes into recession, in part due to the effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- John Malone's Liberty Media makes a USD $1 billion bid for bookseller Barnes Noble. (Reuters)
- The Eurasian Economic Community, led by Russia, offers Belarus a $3 billion bailout package. (''Financial Times'')
- 22 people are killed when Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428 crashes in southern Argentina. (CNN)
- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits western Turkey, about 230 km south of Istanbul, killing at least two people and leaving many injured. (The Associated Press)
- The United Nations World Food Programme calls for ampquoturgent assistanceampquot for the North Korean people due to a food crisis. (Channel News Asia)
- Barack Obama Middle East speech:
- President Obama gives a speech in support of the Arab Spring during which he states that the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must include Israel reverting its borders back to the pre-1967 borders. (BBC)
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