Tuesday 24 April 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits, directed by Peter Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 April 2012 ?
- 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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- Arab Spring:
- Bahraini uprising: After demanding the cancellation of the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix, the end of the crackdown on dissent, and the release of her father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja on hunger strike in prison for the past 76 days, Zainab al-Khawaja is arrested by regime forces. (BBC)
- Syrian uprising: Three people are injured in a car bombing in central Damascus, blamed by the regime-backed state television on an ampquotarmed terrorist groupampquot. The opposition say around sixty people were killed nationwide yesterday. (Al Jazeera)
- Fitch Ratings upgrades Ford Motor Co., returning its stock to investment grade status. (Reuters)
- The Pentagon is to set up the Defense Clandestine Service is intended to focus on the challenges posed to U.S. interests by countries such as Iran, North Korea and China. (''The Guardian'')
- Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu decides to make legal under Israeli law three settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, to ampquotformalise the statusampquot of Bruchin and Rechelim, in the north, and Sansana, near Hebron in the south. The Palestinian Authority criticises the decision. (Al Jazeera)
- South Sudan:
- Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan, visits the People's Republic of China seeking assistance to build an oil pipeline. (AP via ABC News)
- Kiir claims that the attacks by Sudan on his country amount to a declaration of war. (AP via KSL)
- Leon Panetta, the United States Secretary of Defense, warns North Korea against further provocations against South Korea. (AP via ''The Washington Post'')
- News International phone hacking scandal:
- Appearing before the Leveson Inquiry, James Murdoch tells the hearing that News International's corporate systems failed to pick up on legal issues posed by its news gathering techniques. (''The Irish Times'')
- British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband calls for Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt to resign after evidence at the hearing appears to show his support for News Corporation's bid to take control of BSkyB. (BBC)
- Imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning's defence insist his case was mishandled by American prosecutors and must now be thrown out. (Al Jazeera)
- Ireland's police watchdog rules that there are no grounds for any criminal case against any of five officers involved in the 31 March 2011 incident known as the “rape tape” controversy, resulting from the inadvertent video recording of a sergeant in a patrol car joking about the rape of two women. (''The Journal'')
- British police arrest five people in the English town of Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. (BBC)
- A 33-year-old Fairview Heights, Illinois man who had been ordered to stay away from an army recruiting office there is accused of the attempted firebombing of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. (STL Today)
- United States Republican presidential primaries, 2012:
- Voters in five US states go to the polls, with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney projected to win in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. (''The Guardian'')
- Pennsylvania 2012 primary elections
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 2012 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
- Fun. - We Are Young
- The Wanted - Glad You Came
- One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
- Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
- Flo Rida - Wild Ones
- Nicki Minaj - Starships
- Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
- Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
- Katy Perry - Part Of Me
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