Monday 22 August 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry.
The Cremator, directed by Juraj Herz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 2011 Libyan civil war, 2011 Battle of Tripoli:
- Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Chairman of the National Transitional Council, announces that Muammar Gaddafi's regime has collapsed. (TABNAK)
- The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague call for Saif al-Islam to stand trial for his role in the civil war. (TABNAK)
- In an audio message, Gaddafi urges the people of Tripoli to ampquotpurge the capitalampquot even as fighters sweep through the city and take control of the symbolic Green Square, which is subsequently renamed Martyrs' Square. (TABNAK)
- Large anti-Gaddafi protests take place, with some coming under fire from snipers perched on rooftops. (Yahoo! News)
- France announces plans to host a summit on Libya as early as next week. (Reuters)
- South Africa is reported to be involved in negotiations with Muammar Gaddafi's camp to offer him a place of refuge, though the government denies reports a plane has been sent for him. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Iran's Foreign Ministry calls for the release of Musa al-Sadr, who they claim has been held in Libya since 1978. (IRNA)
- Palestinian militants on the Gaza Strip fire rockets and mortars into Israel despite a truce. (Reuters)
- Pakistan announces it will send more troops to Bahrain in support of the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. (''The Nation'')
- The Australian Army reports that another Australian soldier has been killed by an improvised explosive device lost in fighting in Afghanistan. (''The Australian'')
- The UN says 600 people have been killed in clashes in South Sudan. (New York Times}
- Jerry Leiber, the American lyricist of the Leiber and Stoller duo that wrote many of the most popular songs in the early years of rock and roll, dies at the age of 78 in Los Angeles. (''New York Times'')
- Nick Ashford, American RB singer-songwriter and one half of the husband-and-wife songwriting duo Ashford Simpson, dies from throat cancer aged 69. (''The Telegraph'')
- Australia's BlueScope Steel announces the loss of a thousand jobs with 800 jobs lost in Port Kembla and 200 jobs in Western Port. (AAP via ''Sydney Morning Herald)
- The price of crude oil falls on world markets due to the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi and bleak global economic outlook. (Reuters)
- Hurricane Irene:
- Twenty people including British billionaire Richard Branson and actress Kate Winslet have to be rescued after Hurricane Irene destroys Branson's mansion on Necker Island in the Caribbean Sea. (''Winnipeg Free Press'')
- Hurricane Irene reaches hurricane strength over Puerto Rico, becoming the first of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. (Reuters)
- Prosecutors in New York City ask for charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be dropped. (ABC Online)
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