Wednesday 22 June 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, directed by Michael Bay, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 2011 Bahraini uprising: The Bahraini government sentences 10 pro-democracy activists to life in prison for their role in the uprising. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Denmark officially recognizes the National Transitional Council of Libya as the ampquotsole legitimate representative of the Libyan peopleampquot in the current transition period. (Berlingske)
- Philippine Army soldiers capture five suspected members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in a raid on Basilan Island. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
- A photographer is shot during violence in east Belfast in Northern Ireland. (BBC)
- The President of the United States Barack Obama announces that 33,000 US troops will be withdrawn from the War in Afghanistan by the northern summer of 2012. (CNN)
- U.S. country music singer Glen Campbell is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. (BBC)
- Art experts conclude that a Vincent van Gogh painting previously believed to be a self-portrait is in fact a portrait of van Gogh's brother, Theo. (BBC)
- Indigenous Australian Kim Scott wins the Miles Franklin Literary Award for his book ''That Deadman Dance''. (ABC News Australia)
- 2010–2011 Greek protests: Nationwide protests continue as Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou attempts to pass new cuts in public spending. (BBC)
- Rolls-Royce and Qantas announce an out-of-court settlement of their dispute over an Airbus engine explosion over Indonesia in November 2010. (Reuters)
- Flights resume in southeast Australia as the volcanic ash cloud from the 2011 Puyehue-Cordón Caulle eruption clears although flights to Tasmania and New Zealand are still affected. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Officials from the People's Republic of China warn that the 2011 China floods will have a negative impact on food prices. (Yonhap News)
- The death toll from RusAir Flight 9605 in Petrozavodsk, Russia, rises to 45. (RIA Novosti)
- A tornado touches down in the US city of Louisville, Kentucky near the University of Louisville Belknap campus, damaging some buildings at the Churchill Downs horse racing track. (''The Courier-Journal'')
- Indonesia bans its domestic servants from working in Saudi Arabia following the execution of a maid who was beheaded with a sword. (BBC)
- South Korea announces that it will build a new resettlement centre for refugees from North Korea. (AFP via Channel News Asia)
- President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir threatens to cut off pipelines carrying Southern Sudanese petroleum (oil) on July 1 unless a deal is done. (BBC)
- Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is freed on bail. Under the terms of his bail agreement, he is not permitted to disclose the reason for his arrest and detention. (''China Daily'')
- Ireland is sued for compensation over a measles vaccination that caused serious brain injury. (RTÉ)
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