Tuesday 21 December 2010
It was Tuesday, 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.
On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood or Battle Dex.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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- Enzo Bearzot: Italian football player and manager (Born 1927).
- The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place. Lunar eclipse, winter solstice to coincide
- The Palestinian militant group ampquotArmy of Islamampquot fires rockets from Gaza into southern Israel in response to the killing of three of its members by Israel last month, with one rocket landing close to a kindergarten near Ashkelon, injuring a 14-year-old girl Israeli jets respond with air strikes in the Gaza Strip, injuring at least two Palestinian militants, Palestinian sources say. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- North Korea silences its guns to prevent confrontation with South Korea as the South's ampquotrecklessampquot and ampquotampquotchildish play with fireampquot military drills continue. North Korea also invites International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors into the country. (Al Jazeera)
- Pope Benedict XVI comments on condoms and pedophilia:
- Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips and Rugby Union player Mike Tindall. (BBC)
- Toyota agrees to pay the US government $32.4 million over its handling of car recalls in 2010 where over 10 million cars were recalled worldwide, over 14 separate recalls. (BBC)
- BSKYB takeover
- The European Commission approves News Corporation's bid to take full control of British satellite broadcaster BSkyB. However, the deal will be reviewed by Ofcom before a final decision is made. (BBC)
- UK Business Secretary Vince Cable is stripped of his powers to rule on the proposal after telling undercover journalists from the ''Daily Telegraph'' that he intended to block the deal and had ampquotdeclared warampquot on Rupert Murdoch. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt will now have that responsibility. (BBC)
- At least 39 people are killed and hundreds injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Iran. (''Times of India'')
- The Turkish government warns US President Barack Obama that a congressional vote on a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide during World War I will severely damage Turkey – United States relations. (''The Washington Post'')
- The Australian government pays damages to Indian doctor Muhamed Haneef whom the country wrongly charged and deported over an unsuccessful 2007 bomb plot in the United Kingdom. (BBC)
- India and Russia sign a range of treaties including on development of a fifth-generation stealth fighter and provision of nuclear reactors from Russia to India. (RIA Novosti)
- The Thai Cabinet agrees to lift a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok and three surrounding provinces. (Thai News Agency)
- The Venezuelan parliament approves a law tightening rules on internet content. (BBC)
- In the United Kingdom Stephen Griffiths (Aka ampquotThe Crossbow Cannibalampquot) is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of three women in Bradford, West Yorkshire. (BBC)
- Tuvalu Prime Minister Maatia Toafa is ousted in a vote of no confidence, necessitating nominations for a new Prime Minister. (RNZI)
- Milo Đukanović resigns as Prime Minister of Montenegro. (BBC.com)
- 2010 United States Census
- The United States Census Bureau releases the first data from the 2010 Census, revealing the United States to have a population of 308,745,538 on April 1, 2010. (CNN.com)
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