Thursday 22 July 2010
It was Thursday, 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 22 July 2010 ?
- Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
- Pi Approximation Day
- St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
- St. Mineve
- St. Joseph of Palestine (Count Joseph)
- St. Dabius/Davius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Mary Magdalene
- Ratcatcher's Day. See:The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
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- 15,000 villagers are to be displaced in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of British mining company Randgold Resources's search for gold. (BBC)
- Fighting in north and south Yemen leaves 24 dead. (News24)
- Two Ugandans and one Peruvian are killed and 15 others are injured in a bomb in Baghdad, Iraq. (BBC)
- The Israeli military tells the United Nations it will restrict its use of artillery shells containing white phosphorus. (BBC)
- A Palestinian militant is killed and seven other people wounded when Israeli troops open fire in northern Gaza. (BBC)
- 1984 Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu announces he is to withdraw from public life. (Reuters Africa)
- Writers such as Martin Amis, V. S. Naipaul, Orhan Pamuk, Philip Roth and Salman Rushdie begin selling ebooks via Amazon.com in a dispute over digital royalties. (''The Guardian'')
- The UN's John Ging says more than 7,000 Palestinian children have successfully attempted a Guinness World Record by simultaneously dribbling basketballs. (''People's Daily'')
- Catalan tenor José Carreras announces he is to perform at La Scala for the first time in 14 years. (BBC)
- Damon Albarn-fronted Gorillaz announce their first world tour and will visit at least four continents. (''Brisbane Times'')
- ''Coronation Street'' cat Frisky's ashes sell at auction for nearly six times the expected price in Gloucestershire, England. (BBC)
- The International Monetary Fund cancels Haiti's $268 million debt and approves a new three-year loan worth $60 million the IMF expects Haiti to start paying back interest in late 2011. (Aljazeera)
- A proposal to develop nuclear energy is discussed at an energy policy meeting held by Asean in Da Lat, Vietnam. (BBC)
- Volunteers use their hands to clean an oil spill in the Yellow Sea after pipelines burst off Dalian in Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, spilling 1,500 tonnes of oil and covering an area close to 1,000 kmampsupamp2amp/supamp and about 90 km of coast. (AFP)
- Tornado strikes Battle Creek, Michigan
- The International Court of Justice rules that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence was not illegal, in a move that could set a precedent for unrecognised countries. (''The Guardian'')
- Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon stalls on his earlier proposal for an international investigation into the Gaza flotilla raid. (''Asia Times Online'')
- A spokesperson for North Korea suggests new United States sanctions against it are ampquotin violationampquot of a United Nations statement which did not apportion blame for the sinking of a South Korean warship. (Aljazeera)
- Belarus and Georgia form political alliance against Russia. (''The Guardian'')
- Chad suggests the International Criminal Court is biased against African leaders. (BBC)
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