Sunday 21 March 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz.
How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Dean DeBlois, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
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- Wolfgang Wagner: German director and manager (d. 2010).
- French President Sarkozy's UMP party is heavily defeated in regional elections. (BBC)
- Tens of thousands of people gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States to support President Barack Obama in his bid to overhaul the country's immigration laws. (CNN)
- A new earthquake in Haiti kills two in Cap-Haïtien. (Ynet)
- Middle East:
- Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon enters Gaza with the message ampquotwe (the United Nations) stand with you (Palestine)ampquot, criticises Israel's actions and speaks of his distress at the ampquotunacceptable, unsustainable conditionsampquot endured by Palestinians and the lack of reconstruction of damaged buildings. (UN)
- A friendly football match to take place in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in al-Ram, near Jerusalem between the Egyptian Olympic football team and the Palestine national football team is postponed due to an issue with the Egyptian team obtaining Israeli visas. (''The Observer'')
- Muslims in Pakistan protest against the claimed ampquotdemolitionampquot of their sacred sites by Israel. (''The Palestine Telegraph'')
- Four Palestinians, including two youths, are killed by Israeli forces in two separate incidents in Nablus Israeli and Palestinian sources disagree on the circumstances of the shooting. (''Ha'aretz'')
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to bow to international pressure, saying ampquotAs far as we are concerned, building in Jerusalem is like building in Tel Avivampquot. (BBC)
- At least ten people die and seven are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Geresh, Helmand Province. (''The Washington Post'')
- A roadside bomb kills two others in Khost Province. (Reuters)
- Child sex abuse in the Catholic Church:
- It is alleged that the Pope (then a German archbishop) ignored advice from a psychiatrist in 1979 stating Father Peter ampquotHulliampquot Hullermann was ampquotuntreatableampquot and ampquotmust never be allowed to work with children againampquot. (''The Sunday Times'')
- The Pope is asked why he hasn't apologised to those affected by sex abuse in Australia after yesterday's publication of his 13-page apology to Irish Catholics. (ABC News)
- Musician and prominent abuse campaigner Sinéad O'Connor dismisses the Pope's letter as a ampquota study in the art of lyingampquot. (''Sunday Independent'')
- The Pope's letter is read to Massgoers and Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Cardinal Seán Brady is applauded following the revelation of his representation of the Church when two teenagers abused by Father Brendan Smyth were forced to sign an oath of silence. (''The Irish Times'')
- A man confronts Bishop of Kerry Dr Bill Murphy on the pulpit in the middle of the Gospel at St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney before the Pope's letter can be read and is seized by members of the congregation, while protesters walkout during Mass at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. (''The Irish Times'')
- Soham murderer Ian Huntley is hospitalised after his throat is slashed in his County Durham prison. (''Irish Independent'')
- A volcano erupts at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. (RTÉ)
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