Wednesday 21 July 2010
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 California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Erotikon, directed by Mauritz Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 21 July 2010 ?
- St. Zoticus
- St. Victor of Marseilles
- St. Barhadbesciabus
- St. Arbogastus
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
- Singapore: Racial Harmony Day
- Guam: Liberation Day (1944)
- Bolivia: Martyrs' Day
- Belgium: National holiday (1831 - inauguration of LTopold I, first king of the Belgians)
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- Luis Corvalan: Chilean communist leader (Born 1916).
- The United States announces new sanctions against North Korea aimed to prevent North Korea selling arms and from procuring luxury goods, as well as to put out of business North Korean entities operating illicitly overseas.
- Turkey – Kurdistan Workers' Party conflict:
- Suspected PKK militants blow up an oil pipeline carrying oil from Iran. (''Times of India'')
- Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles fatally shoot Indian civil rights campaigner and environmentalist Amit Jethwa in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (BBC)
- At least 30 people are killed and 46 others are wounded, including women and children, as a car bomb explodes near a Shia mosque in Abu Sayeeda, Baqubah, Diyala in Iraq. (Aljazeera)
- At least 34 people are killed in clashes in northern Yemen between Houthi rebels and pro-government tribes. (BBC)
- Assailants launch an attack on a hydroelectric plant in Kabardino-Balkaria in southern Russia killing two guards and letting off bombs. (RIA Novosti)
- Four people are killed and many more are injured by police fire in Assam in India during a protest by thousands against government registration. (BBC)
- Three plainclothes Chinese police officers beat up, bruise and concuss a provincial official's wife by accident the police are punished, while the woman is hospitalised. (News24)
- Three policemen are killed by suspected left-wing extremists in Pabna, Bangladesh. (BBC)
- Two Palestinian militants of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine are killed and another six wounded by Israeli shelling as they approached the Gaza Strip-Israel border near Beit Hanoun. A ten year old girl is also wounded. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- A Stonewall study indicates that young people rarely see positive portrayals of lesbian and gay people on television, usually depicted as ampquotpromiscuous, predatory, or figures of funampquot, particularly on BBC One. (BBC)
- The London Review of Books issues a public apology after more than 70 leading British writers, academics and arts figures accuse it of publishing a racist blogpost comparing African migrants to baboons and black shopkeepers to rottweilers. (''The Guardian'')
- The Margaret Hewson Prize for new writing talent, judged by Beryl Bainbridge 10 days before her recent hospitalisation and eventual death, is awarded to Laura McClelland. (''The Guardian'')
- Austria's Leopold Museum agrees to pay $19 million to the estate of Jewish art dealer Egon Schiele's for ''Portrait of Wally'', stolen from her by Nazism in World War II. (''The Washington Post'')
- Actor George Clooney is to receive an award for humanitarian work. (''The Washington Post'')
- A Burger King advertising campaign is outlawed in the United Kingdom after complaints. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán says his government would only talk about their 2011 budget with the European Union, not the International Monetary Fund. (Reuters)
- The European Commission orders the closure of loss-making coal mines across the European Union over the next four years. (CNBC)
- Air traffic controllers in France go on strike in protest at a plan to unify European airspace. (Reuters India)
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