Monday 25 January 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Frozen, directed by Adam Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching SciGirls.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arrow of Laputa or Crafting Mama.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
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- Live Nation and Ticketmaster complete their merger, following an agreement with the United States Department of Justice to divest some interests. (Reuters)
- Police in the Venezuelan capital Caracas disperse an opposition student protest over the closure of several television stations. Meanwhile, Vice President Ramón Carrizales resigns. (''El Universal'')
- Houthi fighters in northern Yemen offer to leave Saudi Arabia after three months of fighting on the border. (Press TV)
- Representatives of the Dalai Lama head to Beijing for the first discussions with Chinese authorities in 15 months. (''The Guardian'')
- Voters in Saint Kitts and Nevis go to the polls in the 2010 general election. (''Washington Post'')
- New traces of melamine in milk products are discovered in China, more than a year after thousands of children became ill from a previous incident. (BBC)
- The European Union agrees to send a team to train up to 2,000 Somali troops to help fight insurgents in the country, as intense gun battles take place in the capital Mogadishu. (UPI)
- Environment ministers from the G4 bloc (IBSA Dialogue Forum China) meet in New Delhi, India, to agree a common position ahead of future climate change talks, such as the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (ampquotCOP-16ampquot) at Cancún, Mexico, to be held from 29 November 2010 to 10 December 2010 (''The Daily Star'')
- Dutch football club HFC Haarlem, national champion in 1946, is declared bankrupt, becoming the first Dutch professional club to be disestablished since FC Wageningen and VCV Zeeland in 1992. (Telegraaf)
- Three car bomb explosions in central Baghdad kill 36 people. (BBC)
- Burma's Home Minister General Maung Oo says Aung San Suu Kyi will be released by November this year. (Al Jazeera)
- The United States will reportedly ampquotreconsiderampquot Algeria's placement on its terror watch list, which requires Algerian citizens to undergo extra security screening. (Xinhua)
- A Qantas terminal at an airport in Perth, Western Australia, is evacuated after police locate a ampquotsuspicious itemampquot. (''The Age'')
- An inquest into the deaths of five Afghan asylum seekers opens in Australia. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- A record-breaking half a million Australians take extra time off work ampquotsickampquot as Australia Day approaches. (''The Age'')
- A senior Chinese Internet official says his country is now the largest victim of cyber attacks in the world. (''China Daily'')
- Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet at Downing Street to discuss the devolution deadlock in Northern Ireland. (''The Irish Times'')
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the opening of an exhibition of Auschwitz concentration camp blueprints in Yad Vashem. (''The Washington Post'')
- Gordon Park, convicted murderer in the Lady in the Lake trial, is found hanged in his prison cell in Garth prison, Lancashire, England, in an apparent suicide. (BBC)
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