Tuesday 22 March 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Blessed Genta of Maaseik
- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
- Saint Octavian
- Saint Lea of Rome
- Saint Reinhilde of Ghent
- Mateo Colicchio: American child of noted parents, his dad is celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and his mother is Lori Silverbush.
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Two US airmen safely eject prior to their F-15E crashing near Benghazi, Libya, due to mechanical failure. (''The Gulf Today'')
- Al Jazeera reports Hussein al-Warfali, a head of a pro-Gaddafi brigade, has been killed in fighting near Tripoli. (BBC)
- Muammar Gaddafi appears at his Bab al-Azizia compound and tells his followers ampquotwe will be victorious in the end.ampquot (BBC)
- The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai names the seven areas of Afghanistan that will pass into Afghan control from July: Kabul, Panjshir Province, Bamiyan Province, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Mihtarlam and Lashkar Gah. (BBC)
- The headquarters of Egypt's Ministry of Interior burns to the ground as police officers protest outside about low wages. (AP via ABC News America)
- The United Nations calls for an investigation into a crackdown on demonstrators in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
- Journalists in Yemen condemn the restrictions on their media coverage of the 2011 Yemeni protests. (Al Arabiya)
- Eight Palestinians are killed and dozens more injured from Israeli mortar and tank attacks on Gaza City. (Irish Times)
- A US judge blocks an agreement between Google and publishers about efforts to digitize books online at Google Books. (BBC)
- Sony announces that five more Japanese manufacturing plants will stop working or reduce hours as a result of supply problems caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (Reuters)
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China rejects accusations by Google that it is blocking access to Gmail in China. (Reuters)
- Germany's Federal Court of Justice rules that Deutsche Bank must compensate a customer, Ille Papier Service, for selling it an interest rate swap product without adequate disclosures. (NYT DealBook)
- The Mozilla Foundation releases Firefox 4. (SMH)
- 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami:
- Tokyo Electric Power Co. resumes its policy of rolling electricity blackouts following ongoing problems caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (Kyodo News)
- The Japanese government says that Tokyo Electric Power will have to compensate farmers for losses caused by the Fukushima I nuclear accidents. (BBC)
- Radiation levels 20km from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant measured at 1600 times normal levels. (''Herald Sun'')
- After a series of four aftershocks above magnitude 6 east of Honshu, a magnitude 5.7 aftershock of the 2011 Japan earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture near Iwaki, without immediate reports of damage or casualties. (USGS)
- The US Food and Drug Administration bans all milk, fruit and vegetables imports from areas of Japan near the Fukushima plant. (Comcast)
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