Monday 23 May 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
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- The death toll from a Pakistani Taliban attack on a Pakistan Navy station in Karachi rises as the attack continues, with several explosions reported. (AFP via SBS World News)
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Yemeni uprising:
- The Gulf Cooperation Council suspends mediation efforts in Yemen after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to sign a transition agreement for the third time. (Sky News)
- At least 14 people are killed and 38 others are injured in Sana'a. (Xinhua)
- A gunbattle kills a further six in Sana'a. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Syrian uprising:
- Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moualem, speaking on television, attacks the European Union for imposing travel bans and asset freezes on officials. (Al Jazeera)
- Veteran British journalist Robert Fisk questions whether the sanctions will affect the Syrian government's crackdown on dissent, as such sanctions have failed to work before. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- French officials confirm France and UK are to deploy attack helicopters as part of a boost to NATO's attacks on Muammar Gaddafi. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution:
- Egyptian pro-democracy groups call for a new round of protests on May 27 due to dissatisfaction at progress in implementing reform. (Bloomberg)
- A Cairo court sentences an Egyptian police officer to death in absentia for killing protesters demonstrating during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. (CNN)
- One Australian Army soldier is killed and five others wounded following two bomb explosions in Afghanistan the total number of Australian soldiers killed in the Afghan conflict now stands at 24. (''The Australian'')
- The Church of Scotland votes to allow gay men and lesbians to become ministers. (''The Guardian'')
- The Maritime Union of Australia commences industrial action at cargo terminals at Melbourne, Sydney and Fremantle, affecting half of Australia's maritime trade. (AAP via NineMSN)
- Iceland volcanic explosion:
- Iceland's main airport remains closed following the worst eruption of the Grímsvötn volcano since 1873, with the ash cloud starting to spread towards Europe. (Reuters)
- Airlines cancel flights to and from Scotland as the ash reaches northern Britain. (BBC)
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