Wednesday 23 May 2012
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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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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- A drone attack conducted by the United States kills five people in a tribal area in North Waziristan, Pakistan. (Xinhua)
- The Iranian Navy assists an American cargo ship that was attacked by pirates off United Arab Emirates. (SFGate)
- Georgia-native Phillip Phillips is crowned the eleventh ''American Idol''. Runner-up Jessica Sanchez is the first contestant of Asian ancestry to advance in the finals. (TopNews)
- The price of Crude oil falls to a 7-month low due to high supply and constructive talks regarding Iran's nuclear program. (CNN)
- Hewlett-Packard plans to cut 27,000 jobs, or 8% of their workforce. (CNN)
- Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani physician who helped the CIA to track down Osama bin Laden by collecting DNA samples from residents of bin Laden's compound, is sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment for treason. (CNN)
- Voters in Egypt go to the polls for a presidential election, 15 months after former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a revolution. (BBC)
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