Friday 22 April 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Knox Followill .
In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Fast Five, directed by Justin Lin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Undercover.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armageddon Riders or Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Knox Followill: American child born to noted family,Knox is the son of Kings of Leon musicians, Matthew Followill and Johanna Bennett.
- Moin Akhter: Pakistani actor (Born 1950).
- Cambodia and Thailand exchange fire across their mutual border with casualties on both sides. (BBC)
- 3 people are killed and 3 others are wounded as a result of a blast in a factory in the Gaza Strip. (PNN)
- Arab Spring
- 2011 Syrian protests: At least 88 people are killed as a result of police firing at massive ampquotGreat Fridayampquot anti-government protests across the country, the deadliest day of protest there yet. (Press TV)
- 2011 Libyan civil war: The head of America's military says the war is moving towards stalemate, even after its air strikes destroy 30-40 per cent of Libya's ground forces. American senator John McCain visits Benghazi. (BBC)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: The detention of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is extended by a further 15 days. (Al Jazeera)
- Amid a protest against the construction of a new Tesco superstore in the Stokes Croft area of the English city of Bristol, 9 people are arrested and 8 police officers are injured. (BBC)
- A farmer in Los Pozos, Veracruz, Mexico opens fire outside a local church after its Good Friday sermon, killing a woman and two children. '' (WLOS)''
- Good Friday celebrations occur internationally. (BBC)
- 24 Filipinos are nailed to crosses in to San Fernando, near Manila, though celebrations are cancelled in Syria due to ongoing incidents there. (''Daily Mail'')
- Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first pontiff to take part in a televised question-and-answer session, a pre-recorded programme for Italian television. (''The Guardian'')
- Anne Robinson leaves ''The Weakest Link'', prompting the BBC to end the quiz show. (''The Guardian'')
- Dozens of people are feared dead in a landslide in the southern Philippines. (BBC)
- The United Nations says children in drought-infected Somalia are suffering some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. (BBC)
- Japan's government announces a 4 trillion yen emergency budget to deal with the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country last month. (BBC)
- New research reveals Apple and Google are running their iPhone and Android software to build gigantic databases from owners' movements as governments move to investigate. (''The New York Times'')
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