Saturday 22 October 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Someone Like You by Adele.
In Time, directed by Andrew Niccol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two by Rick Riordan was one of the best selling books.
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- North Korea agrees, for the first time in 6 years, to let the United States search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War. (BBC)
- A pedestrian suspension bridge collapse in Bijanbari, near Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, kills at least 34 people and injures over 100. (All India Radio)
- National Transitional Council chairman Mahmoud Jibril announces that Libyan elections will occur ampquotwithin monthsampquot. (CNN)
- Morocco, Togo, Guatemala and Pakistan are elected to the United Nations Security Council, with a fifth seat still undecided. (CNN)
- Saudi heir Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud dies, leaving questions as to the succession in the kingdom. Hard-line conservative Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz becomes likely successor. (CNN)
- Voters in the US state of Louisiana go to the polls for a gubernatorial election with incumbent Governor Bobby Jindal expected to be elected in the first round. (AP via Fox News)
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