Saturday 21 April 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are Young by Fun..
The Pirates! Band of Misfits, directed by Peter Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 April 2012 ?
- Rome - city birthday.
- Saint Wolbodo
- Saint Konrad von Parzham
- Saint Anastasius I
- Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Texas-San Jacinto Day
- Grounation Day in Rastafari movement.
- Sunni Islam - Mawlid, Prophet Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Roman Empire - the Parilia was held in honor of Pales.
- Bah�'f Faith - First day of the festival of Ridv�n.
- Tiradentes - Brazil.
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- Arab Spring:
- Bahraini uprising:
- Demonstrators against the regime flood a main highway in a march stretching for miles as Bahrain's rulers struggle to contain opposition anger ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Police fire tear gas at demonstrators outside the capital Manama ahead of the Grand Prix. (RTE)
- Salah Abbas Habib is beaten to death by police supporting the Bahraini regime. (BBC)
- FIA president Jean Todt dismisses concerns about the reputation of Formula 1 following week-long damaging headlines and calls for a boycott over its support of the regime. (''Daily Mail'')
- Syrian uprising: The United Nations Security Council votes to send 300 more observers to Syria. (''The Guardian'')
- Three people are killed during a flare of fresh fighting in the Libyan desert town of Kufra overnight. (France 24)
- Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, west of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, injuring at least 117, with 56 serious injuries. (Channel Asia News)
- Japan agrees to write off more than US$3.7 billion of debt owed by Burma and to resume development aid. (BBC)
- The U.S. Secret Service dismisses three more employees over the prostitution scandal involving U.S. agents at last weekend's 6th Summit of the Americas in Colombia. (Al Jazeera)
- Rangers in Kenya shoot dead five poachers in a clash in the Great Rift Valley. (IOL)
- The Rutte cabinet, the current cabinet of the Netherlands, collapses after coalition partner Party for Freedom suspends its support. (NOS)
- Four new species of freshwater crab ndashbright purple in colourndash are found in the Philippines. (''Bangkok Post'')
- In Major League Baseball, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitches a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners. It is the 21st perfect game in MLB history and the third in team history. (MLB.com)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 2012 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Fun. - We Are Young
- Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
- The Wanted - Glad You Came
- One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
- Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
- Nicki Minaj - Starships
- Flo Rida - Wild Ones
- Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
- Katy Perry - Part Of Me
- Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
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