Tuesday 22 May 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
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- Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to public.
- Yahoo! sells its Alibaba Group stake for US$7.1 billion. (Reuters)
- The Securities Division of the government of Massachusetts subpoenas financial services firm Morgan Stanley (MS), in connection with an MS analyst's talks with institutional investors prior to the Facebook initial public offering. (Reuters)
- At least 14 people die and 30 are injured after the Hampi Express collides with a goods train in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. (AAP via News Limited)
- A military court in Lebanon releases anti-Syrian government activist Shadi al-Moulawi after his arrest sparked violent clashes that killed eight people. (Al Jazeera)
- The trial begins in Mauritius of two hotel workers accused of murdering Irish woman Michaela McAreavey while she honeymooned on the island in 2011. (RTÉ)
- The Burmese government appeals for ampquotunderstandingampquot after rare protests in Mandalay and Yangon over power shortages. (VOA)
- Voters in the US states of Arkansas and Kentucky go to the polls, with Mitt Romney winning the Republican primaries, and President Barack Obama winning but performing relatively poorly against token opposition in the Democratic primaries. (ABC News)
- British naval officer Commander Sarah West is appointed commander of the Royal Navy frigate , becoming the first female officer to take command of a major British warship. (''The Scotsman'')
- After months of delays, American company SpaceX successfully launches its unmanned Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, beginning a test mission to the International Space Station (ISS). (BBC)
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