Monday 23 August 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
Piranha, directed by Alexandre Aja, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
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- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 23 August
- Satoshi Kon: Japanese animator and screenwriter (d. 2010).
- The Palestinian Authority has warned that it will pull out of peace talks if Israel renews the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank. (BBC)
- Two members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force are killed by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. (AFP via Google News)
- At least 17 people, including a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Maulana Noor Mohammed Wazir, are killed in the bombing of a mosque in Pakistan's South Waziristan region. (''Economic Times of India'')
- The Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam is knocked down by a gust of heavy wind, breaking off about a meter above ground. (NOS)
- Australia's stock market and currency lose value because of the country's hung parliament. (BBC)
- Flooding in China and North Korea:
- 4 people die in floods in Dandong, China after flood waters cause the Yalu River to burst its banks. (AP via ''The Independent'')
- It is expected to take 120 days (4 months) to free the 33 miners trapped underground near Copiapó in the Atacama Desert after it is confirmed that they are all currently alive. (''The Guardian'')
- Cambodia and Thailand resume diplomatic relations after former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigns his post as economic advisor to the Cambodian government. (BBC)
- 2 tonnes of elephant ivory and five rhino horns disguised as avocados destined for Malaysia are seized in Nairobi, Kenya. (Reuters)
- China considers removing the death penalty for several economic crimes. (AFP)
- 25 prisoners, including Islamic militants, escape from a prison in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. (ITAR-TASS)
- A dismissed police inspector hijacks a coach belonging to Hong Thai Travel and its 25 Hong Kong tourists in Manila, the capital of the Philippines in order to demand his reinstatement. He is later shot dead by the police. At least 7 hostages are killed and 2 others severely injured. (''Philippine Inquirer'')
- Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rules against a decision by President Barack Obama allowing the expansion of embryonic stem cell research claiming it breaks US law. (Bloomberg)
- Golfer Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren finalise their divorce. (CBS Sports)
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