Wednesday 20 July 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Friends with Benefits, directed by Will Gluck, 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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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
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- 2011 Syrian uprising: Troops surround the Harasta suburb of the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
- Riots erupt in Malawi in protest against the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika. (BBC)
- Iranian Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari claims that Revolutionary Guard forces shot down a U.S. spy drone over the Fordo located uranium enrichment facility. (AP via Google)
- Up to 80 people, including soldiers, are arrested in Guinea after a failed assassination attempt on President Alpha Condé on 19 July. (Reuters)
- British artist Lucian Freud dies at his home in London following a brief illness. (''New York Times'')
- 2011 Horn of Africa famine: The United Nations declares a famine in southern Somalia. (Al Jazeera)
- Typhoon Ma-on hits Japan, landing in Tokushima Prefecture at least 47 people are injured and 1 person is left missing before the typhoon is downgraded to a tropical storm. (US NO)
- Hurricane Dora strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane as it travels towards Mexico. (NHC)
- A 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurs near the Uzbekistan city of Fergana killing 13 people in Uzbekistan and one person in Tajikistan. (AP via ''The New York Times'')
- A South Korean official accuses North Korea of breaking international sanctions by importing luxury goods for senior officials. (Yonhap)
- Malaysia bans the import of horses from Australia following an outbreak of Hendra virus. (AAP via ''The West Australian'')
- Australian Federal Police officers fire tear gas to subdue a riot by asylum seekers at the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. (''Herald-Sun'')
- Serbia arrests Goran Hadžić, a Croatian Serb wartime leader, indicted for alleged crimes against humanity during the Croatian War of Independence. (Reuters via ABC Online)
- The Supreme Court of the US state of Georgia has agreed to the execution of Cobb County killer Andrew Grant DeYoung to be videotaped. (''Atlanta Journal-Constitution'')
- News International phone hacking scandal:
- The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron faces questions in parliament over his decision to hire Andy Coulson, a former editor of the ''News of the World'' at the time of the phone hacking affair. (Reuters)
- A report by the Home Affairs Select Committee of the United Kingdom House of Commons accuses the Metropolitan Police of a ampquotcatalogue of errorsampquot in relation to the affair. (BBC)
- In Australia, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says that News Limited ndash the Australian arm of News Corporation ndash will face ampquothard questionsampquot in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. (BBC)
- Chinese basketball player Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets National Basketball Association team announces his retirement in Shanghai. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- In golf, the LPGA announces that the Evian Masters, a tournament held in France that is a major championship on the Ladies European Tour, will become the LPGA's fifth major in 2013. (AP via ESPN)
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