Monday 20 December 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 20 December
- 7 people are killed in a roadside bomb and shooting incident in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)
- A bomb exploded at a downtown bus station in Kenya's capital as passengers boarded a bus, killing at least one person and wounding up to 39 others, police said. Suspicions centered on a Somali militant group. (News 13)
- The Republic of Korea Marine Corps holds live-fire drill exercises on Yeonpyeong Island. North Korea says it will not retaliate. (Xinhua)
- 13 Afghan soldiers were killed in two separate suicide attacks launched by Taliban in the capital city of Afghanistan. (TRT)
- Pope Benedict XVI discusses sexual abuse of children by priests while dining with cardinals and bishops at his traditional Christmas audience. (AFP via ''Philippine Daily Inquirer'')
- Social network chief Mark Zuckerberg is photographed meeting CEO of Chinese search engine Baidu Robin Li, in Beijing, China. (Inquirer via AFP)
- The European Central Bank worries about its ability to provide further financial assistance to eurozone members due to flawed legislation. (BBC)
- Heathrow Airport in London reopens after a weekend of heavy snowfall. (Al Jazeera)
- GM completes $2.1 billion purchase of stock held by U.S. Treasury . (Business Today)
- Estimates of the death toll resulting from the boat disaster off Christmas Island rise as high as 48. (ABC News Australia)
- At least 26 people are killed and several others are injured when a bus carrying tourists from Thailand overturns in Malaysia. (Thai News Agency)
- Three people were killed and 23 wounded in a bomb attack on a bus in central Nairobi, Kenya. (AFP via ''Sydney Daily Telegraph'')
- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Iran, near Bam with at least eleven people dead and hundreds injured. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev sets off for India for a two-day official visit to sign trade deals. (BBC)
- North Korea agrees with United States troubleshooter Bill Richardson to permit the return of United Nations nuclear inspectors. (AFP via ''The Australian'')
- Israel orders all of their foreign envoys to thwart Palestinian attempts to draft a UN resolution with the aims of recognition of Palestinian and to pressure Israel to stop settling its citizens within Palestine. (Haaretz)
- Russia warns the U.S. that a renegotiation of the Start treaty may lead to the pact's destruction. (BBC)
- Indonesia jails six people on terrorism charges for involvement with the ampquotAl-Qaeda in Acehampquot group. (''The Straits Times'')
- David Paterson, Governor of New York, is fined $62,125 for accepting free gifts from a registered lobbyist—the New York Yankees. (Reuters)
- Iranian director Jafar Panahi is sentenced to six years imprisonment for making a film ampquotagainst the regime.ampquot (Time)
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