Sunday 24 April 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry.
Fast Five, directed by Justin Lin, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
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- Sathya Sai Baba: Indian guru, spiritual figure (Born 1926).
- More than 500 people are killed in Nigeria. (Al Jazeera)
- Military clashes kill 57 people in Sudan. (Al Jazeera)
- NATO fires on Iranian fishermen, wounding them and killing some civilians. (Press TV)
- At least 4 people are wounded at the entrance of a Catholic church after Easter Mass in Baghdad. (BBC)
- A group of 15 Israeli Jewish worshipers entered the Palestinian city of Nablus to pray in the Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb, without coordinating their visit with the IDF as required by law. After finishing praying, as the Jewish worshipers were leaving Nablus, their cars came under fire from a Palestinian Authority police jeep. Five Israelis were injured in the attack and the nephew of Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat was killed. (Ynet)
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian protests: Police and soldiers open fire from rooftops in Jabla, killing and injuring nearby people no protest was taking place at the time. An independent investigation is urged into Friday's massacre of close to 100 people as well as Saturday's killings of mourners at the funerals. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Moroccan protests: Thousands of people participate in massive peaceful demonstrations against the government on streets across Morocco, calling for an end to corruption and torture. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war: Deaths continue to climb in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, while Spanish photojournalist Manu Brabo telephones his parents from the military prison in which he is being held in Tripoli. (BBC)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: Hosni Mubarak, ousted from the presidency by popular revolution in February, is to be moved to a military hospital in Cairo amid pressure to have him stand trial over corruption and the killing of protesters. (Al Jazeera)
- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Sulawesi in Indonesia. (NPR)
- Flooding on the Red River of the North forces the evacuation of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation community in Manitoba. (Winnipeg Sun)
- Vanuatu Prime Minister Sato Kilman is ousted in a vote of no confidence. Serge Vohor becomes the new Prime Minister of Vanuatu.
- In the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne of Liberal Democrats threatens legal action over ampquotuntruthsampquot told by Conservatives opposed to the Alternative Vote system as the country prepares to vote on the issue. (BBC)
- Scottish football:
- UK police express relief after an Old Firm match between Celtic and Rangers plays out without descending into expected violence related to parcel bombs sent amid increasing sectarian tensions. (''The Guardian'')
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