Friday 23 September 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5.
50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
- French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
- Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
- Also see September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli
- Astrology: Usually the first day of sun sign Libra in the tropical zodiac.
- Traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and Eastern Orthodox churches ? because of the birthday of August, not because of the equinox.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 23 September
- 2011 Yemeni uprising: The President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, returns from Saudi Arabia after a three-month absence, amid an increase in political unrest and violence in Yemen. (Al-Jazeera)
- Thousands of mourners gather in Kabul for the funeral of former President of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was killed by a suicide bomber earlier in the week. (BBC)
- Global stock markets fall for a second day amid fears of a deepening economic crisis. (Sky News)
- Thousands of Toyota workers in Australia go on strike over a pay dispute. (ABC News Australia)
- Fitch Ratings predicts that financial returns on commercial property in the United States will stabilize, though slowly, in the months ahead. (Reuters)
- Floods in the Filipino province of Maguindanao affect 16,000 families. (Inquirer)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict
- During the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, makes a bid for UN recognition in a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, which would exist in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and have East Jerusalem as its capital. (Sky News)
- The quartet of Middle East negotiators - the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations - call on both Israel and Palestine to resume negotiations. (BBC)
- South Korean prosecutors raid the offices of seven savings banks whose operations were suspended last week, with the president of one bank committing suicide. (Yonhap)
- Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata is declared the winner of the Zambian presidential election. (BBC)
- The United States House of Representatives passes a resolution providing funding for the Government through to November 18, but the Senate vows to reject it, making a government shutdown from October 1 possible. (''Washington Post'')
- NASA's 1991-era Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is expected to fall from orbit sometime this evening Greenwich Mean Time. (BBC)
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