Wednesday 20 April 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 20 April
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Renowned photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros are killed and four others injured in Misrata. (CBC)
- France and Italy are to send military officers to Libya to train rebels. (IBN Live)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Protests continue in Syria despite the lifting of the state of emergency law. (Al Jazeera)
- Opposition figure Mahmud Issa is arrested after giving a television interview. (''Times of India'')
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- The United Nations Security Council fails to come up with an agreed public statement at its first meeting to discuss the crisis in Yemen as violence continues. (BBC)
- Second Ivorian Civil War
- Pro-Ouattara forces attempt to remove remaining militia loyal to deposed President Laurent Gbagbo. (AFP via Google News)
- Two prominent Chinese human rights lawyers Jiang Tianyong and Liu Xiaoyuan are released. (Al Jazeera)
- President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria wins the presidential election held on 16 April. (This Day Live)
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