Thursday 24 March 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Detention, directed by Joseph Kahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
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- Arab Spring
- Protest in Jordan sees 500 March in Jordan's capital Amman demanding the removal of prime minister Marouf al-Bakhit and other reforms. (AP)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Witnesses and rights activists say Syrian government security forces killed at least 15 anti-government protesters in Daraa, bringing the death toll for the week to 21. (BBC)
- The Syrian government pledges a series of reforms in response to the unrest, including lifting the state of emergency law and allowing other political parties. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Representatives of Muammar Gaddafi and his opponents in the Libyan rebel movement have been invited to attend a Friday African Union meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (''Globe and Mail'')
- Coalition air strikes on targets in Tripoli, Libya, continue for a sixth day in an effort to destabilize Gaddafi's government. (''The Australian'')
- French jet destroys a Libyan plane that breached the no-fly zone. (BBC)
- The Israeli air force launches early morning airstrikes on smuggling tunnels along Gaza-Egypt border as well as a Hamas training camp in Gaza following Palestinian militants' rocket attacks against Beersheba and Ashkelon, Israel. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- South Korea issues a report into the sinking of the ROKS ''Cheonan criticising the readiness of the Navy. (BBC)
- Two British soldiers from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards are killed fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (BBC)
- The European Commission is hit by a cyberattack. (Europolitics)
- Army forces in Colombia kill 10 FARC rebels in western Chocó department. (Press TV)
- The United States Census Bureau confirms that New York City is the largest city in the US with 8,175,133 residents at the time of the 2010 United States Census on April 1. (CNN Money)
- A U.S. federal district court in Delaware rules in favor of Cephalon, a phamaceutical company, in a patent infringement lawsuit it had brought against a manufacturer of generic drugs. (Reuters)
- The Africa Carbon Exchange, Africa's first carbon exchange which will trade in carbon credits a form of carbon pricing, opens in Kenya. (UPI)
- Two large earthquakes are recorded in northeastern Burma near the borders with Laos and Thailand, killing at least two people. (AFP via Yahoo News)
- Thousands of people are stranded by flash flooding in Tasmania, amid record falls of rain. Roads are closed, blackouts occur and people are flown away in helicopters. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incidents
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