Tuesday 19 October 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.
Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
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- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 19 October
- Tom Bosley: American actor of stage, screen and television, perhaps most noted for his role in the long-running television series, "Happy Days" (first showing in 1974).
- Russian troops withdraw from the Georgian border town of Perevi and are replaced by a Georgian Army unit. Perevi is located just outside South Ossetia, and had been occupied since the 2008 war. (Zee News)
- The Kachin Independence Army, a Burmese ethnic militia, is in a tense stand-off with the Burmese military following the arrest of three of its members. (BBC)
- Six people are killed and seventeen wounded following an attack on the Parliament of the Russian republic of Chechnya. (BBC)
- CIA director Leon Panetta reveals Jordanian double agent Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi was not properly vetted before his suicide attack on the CIA's Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan. (BBC)
- Simon Cowell signs a deal with ITV which will see ''The X Factor'' and ''Britain's Got Talent'' return for the next three years. (Peace FM)
- Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority announce plans to publish the Dead Sea Scrolls online. (AP via NPR)
- China reveals plans to develop a ampquotsuper-speedampquot train with a speed of up to 500 km per hour from the 431 km per hour speed. (China Daily)
- Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, announces the opening of the 7th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua)
- French unrest
- French strikes against pension reform as the Government of France taps emergency reserves to meet a fuel shortage with more than four thousand petrol stations running out of fuel. (BBC)
- Half the flights at Paris-Orly Airport and thirty per cent of flights at Charles de Gaulle airport are expected to be cancelled. (CNN)
- The Crystal Cathedral Ministries, the California megachurch founded by televangelist Robert Schuller and best known for its weekly ''The Hour of Power'' television program, files for bankruptcy court protection. (AP)
- The death toll from Typhoon Megi in the Philippines rises to three as heavy rain falls on the island of Luzon for a second consecutive day. (AFP via Yahoo)
- A British court finds Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud guilty of murdering his servant in a hotel. (BBC)
- The International Criminal Court (ICC) agrees to pursue the criminal trial of former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba. (BBC)
- The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that she understands the trial of two hikers will start on November 6. (CNN)
- The Kenyan Higher Education Minister William Ruto is suspended by President Mwai Kibaki after a court ruled he must stand trial for corruption allegations. (Reuters)
- Human Rights Watch accuses the Ethiopian government of withholding foreign aid from opposition supporters. (Reuters)
- Salou Djibo, the de facto leader of Niger sacks his intelligence chief Seyni Chekaraou following the arrest of several members of the ruling Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy junta on suspicion of planning a coup d'etat. (BBC)
- The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron announces a cut to British Armed Forces of 17,000 or ten per cent over five years. (CNN)
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