Wednesday 23 June 2010
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- J??i (L?go) - Latvia
- Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
- The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- National holiday - Luxembourg
- Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
- Victory Day - Estonia
- Father's Day - Poland
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- US General Stanley McChrystal is forced to resign as US commander of forces in Afghanistan, replaced by General David Petraeus.
- Anthrax kills 30 hippopotamuses in Uganda. (''The Straits Times'')
- 9 Iraqis are killed in bombings, including two leaders of U.S. government-backed Sunni militants. (''TIME'')
- An Indian colonel dies in Kashmir for the first time in three years. (Press TV)
- 25th anniversary of Air India Flight 182:
- Relatives of those killed in Air India Flight 182 gather with diplomats and politicians from Canada, India and Ireland in Cork to mark the 25th anniversary with a memorial service. (AFP)
- Stephen Harper of Canada apologises for his country's treatment of the dead. (''Taiwan News'')
- Southeast European Cooperation Process summit:
- Slovenia is approved as a new member of the organization in the opening session of the summit. (''People's Daily'')
- General Stanley A. McChrystal magazine remarks controversy:
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- The Association for Civil Rights writes to Israel's Attorney General after being alerted to the secrecy surrounding the jailing of a ampquotMister Xampquot in a maximum security jail in Ayalon. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Dockworkers launch a week-long boycott of cargo to and from Israel at all Swedish ports - handling 95% of foreign trade - in protest at Israel's raid on the Gaza-bound international flotilla which led to nine people being killed. (Ynetnews)
- A lawyer for 33 Greek citizens on board during the Gaza flotilla raid announces legal action against several Israeli politicians, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and army leader Gabi Ashkenazi. (''Haaretz'')
- Kenya permits prisoners to vote in a referendum on a new constitution in a landmark court ruling. (KBC)
- 27 people are questioned about a bomb attack which killed five people in Istanbul. (Reuters)
- 1 person is killed when a crane crashes at Chennai International Airport, Chennai, India. (India Times)
- The International Whaling Commission does not reach agreement on curbing whaling by Japan, Norway and Iceland in a meeting in Agadir, Morocco. (AP via ''San Jose Mercury News'')
- The Palace of Monaco announces the engagement of Albert II, Prince of Monaco to South African native and Olympian swimmer Charlene Wittstock. (AP)
- BP chief executive Tony Hayward hands over responsibility for cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to senior executive Bob Dudley ampquoteffective immediatelyampquot. (AFP via the ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
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