Tuesday 24 July 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The Bourne Legacy, directed by Tony Gilroy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
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- Hong Kong and China's Guangdong Province is hit by Category 4 Typhoon Vicente, resulting in scores of people injured, cancellation of flights and closure of businesses. (AAP via ''Herald Sun'')
- Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in a forest in Russia's Sverdlovsk region. (''USA Today'')
- A man with a gun crawls beneath a dock and enters the grounds of the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus. The man later commits suicide. (MSNBC)
- Britain's Crown Prosecution Service confirms that eight people, including Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, will face charges relating to the News International phone hacking scandal. (BBC)
- The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, dies and is replaced by Vice-President John Dramani Mahama. (Reuters)
- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appoints the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hisham Qandil, to the position of Prime Minister and asks him to form the new government. (BBC)
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