Monday 24 January 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Awakened by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ruin the Internet Comedy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tetris: Axis or Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 2011 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
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- At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
- 37 people are killed and more than 180 others wounded in a bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia.ref name=quotFerris-Rotmanquot
- New interviews are released containing statements from former Israeli soldiers who claim they were told to ampquotcleanse the neighbourhoods, the buildings, the areaampquot and that the offensive should be disproportionate, with tank operators being told to shell any car that comes near them during the War on Gaza. The Telegraph)
- Rebels in the Philippines kill five policemen in the first attack since an agreement to restart peace talks. (''Philippine Star'')
- Zimbabwean ministers condemn the invasion of tourist lodges by supporters of Robert Mugabe who say they were implementing government policy. (BBC)
- A series of bombings in Baghdad and Karbala kill at least 33 people less than a week after similar attacks claimed the lives of 133 others. (CNN)
- Twenty people are injured in China's Sichuan province following clashes with police over a proposed chemical plant, protesters and officials say. In a separate protest, riot police dispersed a group of parents who lost their children in the devastating 2008 earthquake after they tried to meet with the mayor of Deyang city to discuss compensation claims. (Radio Free Asia)
- Hamas bans the sale of two books that it says ampquotcontradictampquot Islam after receiving complaints from locals. (Associated Press)
- The U.S. International Trade Commission rules against Kodak's contention that Apple's iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry violate Kodak's intellectual property rights. (Bloomberg)
- Internationally recognised President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara calls for a halt to cocoa and coffee exports to cut off funding for incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo. (AFP)
- An Australian internal review finds that the fatal Christmas Island boat disaster was responded to appropriately. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Chinese state media reports that Shandong province is facing its worst drought in a century. (Reuters)
- Heavy snow and freezing rain fall in Southwestern China, causing roof collapses and damages to crops. (''The Standard'')
- The United Nations calls for the international community to increase support to Somalia as the country approaches the twentieth anniversary since the start of its civil war. (Xinhua)
- Peru recognises Palestine ampquotas a free and sovereign stateampquot. (The Guardian)
- NBC News reports that United States investigators have been unable to link Bradley Manning to Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. (NBC News)
- Iran hangs two members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran convicted of involvement in the post-election riots after the presidential election in June 2009 and of visiting a training base in Iraq, in the latest series of executions that has seen an unprecedented 64 people executed in 24 days. (Ynet)
- South Korean media report that two North Koreans have been executed in front of 500 spectators for handling propaganda leaflets floated across the border from South Korea, apparently as part of a campaign by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il to tighten ideological control as he grooms his youngest son as eventual successor. (RFA)
- Egypt's general prosecutor bans media reporting of the investigation into a deadly New Year's Day church bombing, saying any revelations could hinder the work of investigators, a day after Egypt's government accused a Palestinian militant group, the Army of Islam, of carrying out the bombing with the help of a local accomplice. (Reuters Africa)
- Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing two men from West Papua are jailed human rights groups criticize the sentences of 10 months in jail for ampquotdisobeying ordersampquot handed out to the low-ranking soldiers, saying the military was reluctant to abide by human rights principles. (''Jakarta Post'')
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
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