Friday 20 January 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Bachelorette, directed by Leslye Headland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
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- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: At least 10 people are killed in violence after Friday prayers. (CNN)
- AMISOM troops raid Islamist hideouts in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AFP via Google News)
- Several people are killed in a series of bomb explosions in the city of Kano, Nigeria. (''Vanguard'')
- The United Nations says 120,000 people in South Sudan required aid amid tribal fighting. (Reuters)
- Fighting between Tuareg rebels and government troops in Mali kills 47 people. (IOL)
- An Indonesian man is charged with blasphemy after saying that God does not exist on his Facebook page. (BBC)
- Writer Salman Rushdie withdraws from the Jaipur Literature Festival in India due to new concerns about his possible assassination. (BBC)
- Chile's Supreme Court convicts two retired generals of illegal weapons sales to Croatia in 1991 in violation of a United Nations arms embargo. (''Newsday'')
- China warns Iran against developing nuclear weapons. (UPI)
- Marking five years since the assassination of Hrant Dink, Turks protest. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- 2011–2012 Yemeni uprising: The Yemeni government modifies a new bill that would have granted legal immunity to aides of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (Ahram Online)
- Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar dies after going on hunger strike. (''Straits Times'')
- Madagascar's former President Marc Ravalomanana says he will return to the country after three years in exile. (Al Jazeera)
- Romanian protests: Thousands of people demonstrate demanding the resignation of president Traian Băsescu and the Boc II Cabinet. (BBC)
- Around 2,000 women in Malawi stage a protest against attacks on women wearing trousers, who were stripped in the streets by unemployed youths and street vendors. (''The Telegraph'')
- SOPA and PIPA are postponed indefinitely as a result of the recent protests. (CNN)
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