Thursday 24 June 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
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- John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
- One person died and another two were injured when a shell leftover from the Vietnam War exploded in the central province of Quang Ngai. (Thanhnien News)
- Death Toll in Brazilian Storms Rises to 46 in Brazil's Alagoas and Pernambuco states. (Xinhua)
- A parcel bomb delivered to the public order ministry in Athens, addressed to counter-terrorism minister Michalis Chrysohoidis, is opened by an aide, instantly killing him Chrysohoidis is unhurt. Prime Minister George Papandreou labels it a terrorist attack. (''The Guardian'')
- Belgian authorities raid their country's Catholic Church HQ during an investigation into child sexual abuse as rumours circulate about a cover-up. (''The Age'')
- Rescue workers continue the search for hundreds of people who have disappeared during floods in Brazil. (Aljazeera)
- At least twelve people are killed, and 17 more people are injured, in a train accident in Castelldefels, near Barcelona. (BBC News)
- A Knesset parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe, led by Yohanan Plesner, seeks to block a key vote intent on establishing an international probe into the Gaza flotilla raid. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Several people are killed during suicide attacks and bombings across Iraq. (Aljazeera)
- Public sector workers strike in their millions across France. (RTÉ)
- Organisers of a fresh aid flotilla to Gaza cancel the event due to what they describe as ampquotIsraeli threatsampquot, while the United States Department of State issues a statement calling aid flotillas to Gaza ampquotirresponsibleampquot. (Ynetnews)
- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon states as ampquotillegal and unhelpfulampquot the plan to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make way for a tourist park. (BBC)
- Hooded gunmen kill 4 commuters in Philippines. (CBS)
- Burundi's defence minister Germain Niyoyankana says he hopes opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has not gone into hiding as this is banned. Rwasa, an ex-rebel chief, signed a peace deal in 2009. A spokesman says he has only gone on holiday for 15 days. (BBC)
- During a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann calls on him to lift the Gaza Strip embargo. (''Austrian Independent'')
- Somaliland is set to go to the polls with its president facing a challenge to be reelected. (Aljazeera)
- Russia's natural gas export monopoly Gazprom announces that it will restart gas supply to Belarus in full following payment of the debt. (Reuters)
- Bridgeport, Connecticut in the United States is put under a state of emergency when hurricane force winds from a strong storm went through causing injuries and severe damage including the collapse of a multi-story building. (CTPost)
- Sri Lanka announces that a United Nations panel investigating human rights abuses will not be allowed to enter the country. (''Times of India'')
- China announces it has broken up what it describes as a terrorist ring in Xinjiang in the west of the country. (Al Jazeera)
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