Monday 19 September 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.
Killer Elite, directed by Gary McKendry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
- Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
- Chile - Armed Forces Day
- Church of England - Theodore of Tarsus
- Also see September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Januarius
- In ancient Greece, the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the procession to Eleusis began at the Kerameikos in Athens.
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- With 434 dead, the United Nations launches a $357 million appeal for victims of the 2011 Sindh floods in Pakistan.
- 2011 Mogadishu bombing: 100
- The death toll from the flooding of Cambodia's Mekong River and attendant flash floods reaches 207.
- Terrorism in Pakistan:
- A bomb explodes outside the home of a senior police officer in Karachi, Pakistan, killing at least eight people. (AFP via ''Dawn'')
- At least five people are killed and 21 injured after a bomb explodes in Peshawar. (''Daily Times'')
- Syrian activists and residents claim that the Syrian military have shot dead eight people, including six civilians, north of the city of Homs. (Reuters)
- The Montreal band Arcade Fire wins the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album for ''The Suburbs''. (Canadian Press via ''Winnipeg Free Press'')
- Standard Poor’s lowers Italy's credit rating from A+ to A, due to concerns about its high level of debt and the stability of its government. (Reuters via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission files a lawsuit alleging that unnamed persons engaged in illegal insider trading in the two days before French company Technip announced its plan to buy U.S. company Global Industries. (Reuters)
- At least 27 people are dead and dozens missing after heavy rains in the People's Republic of China. (AFP via Google News)
- Rescue efforts continue for the victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake, which has claimed at least 67 lives in India, Nepal and Tibet. (ABC News)
- An earthquake of approximately 5.8 magnitude, two lesser related quakes, and an accompanying series of landslides kill at least three people in a municipality 32 miles south of Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Huffington Post)
- A fire at a prison in Baghdad, Iraq kills 8 and injures a further 31. (''Washington Post'')
- Authorities in Iran arrest 19 people allegedly involved in a $2.6 billion bank fraud. (AP via ''The Republic'')
- Seven people are arrested in the United Kingdom city of Birmingham in relation to alleged involvement in an Islamic terrorist group. (''The Independent'')
- George Cadle Price, the first Prime Minister of Belize, dies at 92 following emergency surgery. (''Go Jamaica'')
- Sinn Féin nominate John O'Dowd to replace Martin McGuinness on a temporary basis as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. (BBC)
- The President of the United States, Barack Obama, outlines a plan to cut US deficits by $3 trillion over 10 years, with half of the reductions coming from tax increases. (''The Guardian'')
- In baseball, Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees sets a record in Major League Baseball for career saves. (AP via ''Taiwan News'')
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