Friday 23 December 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shaktimaan Animated.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion or Defenders of Ardania.
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- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
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- 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media report the deaths of at least 40 people in two car bombings in the capital Damascus. (BBC)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: Activists gather in the Egyptian capital Cairo, calling for the end of the post-Hosni Mubarak military regime. (Al Jazeera)
- Three Somali aid workers are killed in central Somalia. (AP via Google)
- China Three Gorges Corp. wins a bid for its 21% stake in EDP-Energias de Portugal SA with an offer of €2.69 billion ($3.51 billion), in the first of a series of sales of state-owned assets under Portugal's austerity program. This is the first time a mainland Chinese firm has acquired a significant stake in a southern European company. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- A series of large aftershocks from the 22 February earthquake ndash the largest registering magnitude 6.0 ndash strike the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. (''New Zealand Herald'')
- North Korea says it will accept all South Korean delegations wishing to pay respects to the late leader Kim Jong-il. (BBC)
- World leaders attend the funeral of former Czech President and dissident Václav Havel. (CNN)
- A Chinese court sentences dissident Chen Wei to nine years imprisonment for ampquotinciting subversion of state powerampquot, after he published essays online calling for multiparty democracy. (Radio Television Hong Kong)
- Police fire teargas in the southern Chinese town of Haimen, and state media air confessions from two detained activists amid a protest against a proposed new power plant. (Reuters)
- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi registers her National League for Democracy party, and visits Burma's parliament for the first time. (''Hindustan Times'')
- Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ban the swearing-in ceremony for opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi. (IOL)
- Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is treated in hospital for a blocked coronary artery. (CNN)
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