Thursday 23 June 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Inside Nature's Giants.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air Conflicts: Secret Wars or CardMon Hero.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 June 2011 ?
- 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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- 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian forces mass along the Turkish border near where thousands of refugees are camped. (BBC)
- 2010–2011 Senegal protests: Thousands of people gather outside parliament in Dakar to protest changes to the constitution and are dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets by riot police. (BBC)
- France announces plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in a similar timeframe to that announced for United States forces by President Barack Obama yesterday. (AAP via ''The Courier-Mail'')
- After Hamas rejects a call from the International Red Cross for access to Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held incommunicado since he was captured nearly five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will reduce Palestinian prisoners' privileges in response. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Dozens of gay and lesbian couples tie knots under the new same-sex union laws in Brazil in a world record attempt for mass gay weddings. (BBC)
- J. K. Rowling's new project Pottermore is to be officially launched, with details of its identity to be revealed for the first time in an announcement by the writer at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. (BBC)
- US actor Peter Falk, best known for his role as Columbo, dies at the age of 83. (''USA Today'')
- Fuel prices including petroleum (oil) prices drop sharply as 28 industrialized nations (International Energy Agency members), including the United States, agree to release 60 million barrels of crude oil from their strategic oil reserves. (CNN Money)
- Australia's National Broadband Network and telecommunications company Telstra reach an A$11 billion dollar deal to allow the network to use Telstra's existing network and infrastructure. (ABC News Australia)
- Greek labour unions declare a 48-hour general strike next week to protest new austerity measures set to be voted on by the Greek parliament. (CNN)
- The U.S. Supreme Court rules on freedom of speech grounds against a state's effort to block pharmaceutical companies from selling information about the prescription records of particular doctors. (AP)
- An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude occurs off the coast of Japan's Iwate prefecture. (Reuters)
- The fourth tropical storm of the 2011 Pacific typhoon season, Tropical Storm Haima (Egay), makes landfall in southern Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China. (Xinhua)
- 2011 Missouri River floods:
- U.S. nuclear regulators say two nuclear power plants at the Fort Calhoun plant, about 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, have protected critical equipment from the rising waters of the Missouri River even though flooding has already reached the grounds of one of them. (CNN)
- 12,000 residents are evacuated from Minot, North Dakota, as officials warn that river crest will come sooner and be higher than expected. (CNN)
- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake offshore from the US northern state of Alaska leads to a tsunami warning being issued but it is later cancelled. (NOAA)
- The Japanese national broadcasting company NHK captures images of the Chinese Navy navigating the high seas between the islands of Japan's Okinawa prefecture. (NHK)
- The President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono condemns the beheading of an Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia and condemns the Saudi Government of breaking the ampquotnorms and mannersampquot of international relations. (''Straits Times'')
- Computer firm Apple removes an application from its App Store that called for a ampquotThird Intifadaampquot against Israel. (BBC)
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