Saturday 23 January 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Frozen, directed by Adam Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
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- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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- Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake:
- The Haitian government declares earthquake rescue operations over. (BBC)
- The government announces a first precise death toll of 111,481. To date, it is the second-deadliest earthquake of the 21st century (after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake). (CNN)
- Joe Biden's visit to Iraq:
- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden holds talks with Iraqi political leaders ahead of the March parliamentary election. (BBC)
- Biden says the U.S. government will appeal in the Blackwater Baghdad shootings case. (BBC)
- Thousands of protesters demonstrate in Venezuela for and against the polices of President Hugo Chávez amid a currency revaluation and energy shortages in the country. (Al Jazeera)
- Eight people are killed and 13 missing after flash floods and landslides hit Sulawesi, Indonesia. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- Between 100 and 150 bodies are found stuffed in wells in the village of Kuru following religious clashes in Jos, Nigeria. (AFP)
- A passenger train in Iran derails, killing at least eight people and wounding at least fifteen others. (The Canadian Press)
- Japanese prosecutors question Representative Ichirō Ozawa over an alleged party funding scandal. (''Manilla Bulletin'')
- The American Civil Liberties Union condemns a U.S. Justice Department report that suggested 47 Guantánamo Bay detainees should be held indefinitely without trial. (BBC)
- A new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey says Venezuela may hold double the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. (BBC)
- Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra leaves Cambodia on the eve of anti-government protests in Thailand. (''The Phnom Penn Post'')
- A strong weather system leaves damage in the U.S. states of California and Arizona after producing flooding rains, strong winds, and a rare outbreak of tornadoes in the region. (ABC News)
- Canadians take to the streets to protest the prorogation of the 40th Canadian Parliament. (Globe and Mail)
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