Sunday 24 June 2012
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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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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- At least 16 Syrian soldiers are killed in clashes with rebels in Aleppo. (BBC)
- Seven Pakistani soldiers are beheaded and four others remain missing after being seized by Taliban militants close to the Afghan border. (BBC)
- Ousted President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo condemns the ampquotcoup against the citizenry and democracyampquot that ousted him from his office. (BBC)
- Ulster Bank opens branches on a Sunday for the first time as the payments crisis affecting the bank continues unabated. (BBC)
- Tropical Storm Debby continues to organize off the coast of Florida, lashing the state with high winds and heavy rains. The outer bands of the storm spawn two tornadoes, killing one person near Sarasota. (CNN)
- Rescue efforts end after a boat capsized near Christmas Island, with more than 90 people still missing. (Al Jazeera)
- Manitou Springs in the U.S. state of Colorado is evacuated due to a raging wildfire just three miles from the popular vacation town. (ABC)
- The roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada collapses killing at least one person and trapping several others in the debris. (CBC)
- Canadian-American game show personality Alex Trebek suffers a mild heart attack, but is expected to ampquotfully recoverampquot. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Pope Benedict XVI chooses Fox News reporter and Opus Dei member Greg Burke to take a strategic communication role in the Vatican's most important government department, the secretariat of state. (''The Guardian'')
- Antonis Samaras, the Prime Minister of Greece, is to miss a European Union summit as he recovers from an eye operation. (BBC)
- NATO is to meet on Tuesday, based on a request from Turkey to consult them on what to do with Syria which shot down a Turkish jet after it had entered Syrian airspace. (Al Jazeera)
- The United States admits that it infected Iranian computers with Spyware. (''Washington Post'')
- Imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning's civilian lawyer argues the U.S. government is deliberately attempting to prevent his client from receiving a fair trial. (''The Guardian'')
- Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run-off. (BBC)
- Tunisia extradites former Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmoudi. (BBC)
- Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, is found dead in the Galapagos Islands. (BBC)
- Miki Roqué, a defender of the Spanish football club Real Betis, dies of cancer at the age of 23. (ESPN)
- England lose by a penalty shoot-out, with former West Ham player Alessandro Diamanti converting from the spot at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev to take Italy through to the semi-final against Germany. (Al Jazeera)
- France midfielder Samir Nasri criticises the media after his team's quarter-final exit to Spain, saying ampquotyou are always looking for shit, you write nothing but shit in your papersampquot. His comments came after a ''L'Equipe'' journalist wrote an article that upset Nasri's mother. (Al Jazeera)
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