Tuesday 25 January 2011
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Awakened by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Leyla and Mecnun.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Army Attack or Dead Space 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 January 2011 ?
- 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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- Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
- At least 10 people are killed near a Shia Muslim procession in Lahore, while two other people are killed in an attack in Karachi. (''The Hindu'')
- At least three people are killed in a clash between the Sudanese army and rebels in Darfur. (Reuters)
- Four people are killed and 18 injured after a bus bombing in the Philippine capital Manila. (UPI)
- Callixte Mbarushimana, the rebel leader accused of committing war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is extradited from France to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. (Radio Netherlands)
- Somali pirates hijack a German cargo ship. (Bloomberg)
- Gunmen open fire on a crowd at a soccer game in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, killing seven people. (CNN)
- Insurgents kill nine civilians and injure two others in a bombing in southern Thailand. (CNN)
- The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards are announced, with ''The King's Speech'' receiving twelve nominations. (BBC)
- Jo Shapcott wins the 2010 Costa Book Awards for her book of poetry ''Of Mutability'', the second consecutive year that poetry has won the prize. (''The Irish Times'')
- The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) abandons plans to ceate a new mark-to-market rule for the value of the loans that banks carry on their books. (Bloomberg)
- The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a panel appointed by the United States Congress to study the causes of the 2007-08 financial crisis, refers certain cases of potentially criminal action to the Justice Department. The names of the suspected individuals have not been disclosed. (Reuters)
- Statistics indicate that Britain's economy contracted by 0.5% during the final quarter of 2010. (BBC)
- Around 2,000 ampquotyellow shirtampquot protesters in Thailand demonstrate over the government's handling of a border dispute with Cambodia. (Thai News Agency)
- U.S. envoy Jeffrey Feltman expresses his hope that the ampquotexampleampquot of the ongoing Tunisian uprising can bring reform to other parts of region, despite U.S. backing for the deposed Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime. (Al Jazeera)
- The head of the African Union travels to Ivory Coast to visit Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara who both claim to be the country's president. (AFP via Google News)
- The United States describes the Israeli commission of inquiry into the May 2010 Gaza flotilla raid as ampquotan independent report, credible and impartial and transparentampquot, but says the “primary forum” for examining the event was the international committee operating under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- A U.S. judge sentences Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to have a civilian trial in America, to life imprisonment for conspiracy to destroy government buildings. He was found ampquotnot guiltyampquot of 285 other charges filed against him, including 200 counts of murder and dozens of other charges. (BBC)
- Former British Conservative Party peer Lord Taylor of Warwick is convicted of making £11,277 in false parliamentary expenses claims. (BBC)
- Albania's main opposition leader Edi Rama calls for more protests and calls on the international community to mediate in the country's political crisis. (Al Jazeera)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
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