Monday 24 May 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to OMG by Usher.
Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 May 2010 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 24 May
- Paul Gray: American bassist (Slipknot) (Born 1972).
- Anneliese Rothenberger: Anneliese Rothenberger (19 June 1924 – 24 May 2010) was a German operatic soprano who had an active international performance career which spanned from 1943 to 1983.
- Virendra Bhatia: Indian politician (Born 1947).
- Ray Alan: English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Born 1930).
- Tapen Chatterjee: Bengali actor from India (Born 1937).
- Trinidad and Tobago holds a general election, resulting in the victory of the United National Congress, and Kamla Persad-Bissessar becoming its first female Prime Minister. (Xinhua)
- The death toll as a result of severe flooding in Poland reaches 15 as Interior Minister Jerzy Miller says ampquotThe situation is worse than expectedampquot. (RTÉ)
- Hamas announces that it will boycott Palestinian municipal elections, saying said that the elections were being held under the supervision of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s “unconstitutional government” and would lack fairness and credibility. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- President of Israel Shimon Peres denies a claims that there was an alleged nuclear pact between Israel and South Africa. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Australia expels an Israeli diplomat after a probe reveals Israel was behind the forging of four Australian passports linked to the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai. (BBC)
- Operation Herrick:
- Colonel Bob Seddon resigns as principal ammunition technical officer of the Royal Logistic Corps citing concerns about ampquotthe pressures on his team operating in Afghanistanampquot. (''Hindustan Times'')
- Sinking of the ROKS ''Cheonan'':
- The South Korean military announces that it will resume the suspended practice of psychological warfare against North Korean guards on the Demilitarized zone, and that it would hold anti-submarine military exercises with the United States. (Al Jazeera)
- South Korea announces that it will refer North Korea to the United Nations Security Council. (BBC)
- Two police officers are killed and six others are wounded by gunmen during unrest in Jamaica's capital, Kingston. (Sky News)
- Partial results show Western-backed leader Meles Zenawi's party is going to win the national Ethiopian election, although there are allegations it was rigged. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- A panel of judges rules that Kenya's Islamic courts favour Islam and that this is unconstitutional as Kenya is a secular country. (BBC)
- Niger proposes reforms that would see only those with a university degree be allowed to run in presidential elections and parliamentary candidates be under the age of seventy and have some form of secondary education. Opposition groups say this discriminates against the 80 per cent of the population that is illiterate. (BBC)
- President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is met with protests during a speech in Khorramshahr. (Voice of America)
- The International Monetary Fund says ampquotfar-reachingampquot reforms are vital for Spain's economy. (BBC)
- Plane Stupid protesters break into Manchester Airport and lock arms around an aircraft. Flights are suspended. (Sky News)
- At least three people die and four others are critically injured in a school bus crash in Keswick, Cumbria in the Lake District of North West England in the United Kingdom.
- Twentieth Century Fox's hit TV show ''24'' went completely off the air.
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