Sunday 25 July 2010
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry.
The Presence, directed by Tom Provost, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Thea
- Roman festivals - Furinalia
- Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
- Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
- Tunisia - Republic Day (1957)
- Virgin Islands - Hurricane Supplication Day
- Inca - festival in honor of Ilyap'a
- Ebernoe Horn Fair, Sussex, England
- St. Valentine
- St. Paul
- St. Nissen
- St. Cucufas/Cougat
- St. Christopher
- Costa Rica - Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province
- Galiza - National Day (Dia da Patria Galega).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Saint James the Great, the patron saint of Spain.
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- Redford White: Filipino comedian (Born 1955).
- Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
- 1 person is killed and at least 10 are injured after a bombing at a bus stop in Bangkok following a parliamentary by-election. (''Bangkok Post'')
- The Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb announces it has killed a French hostage in Mali after a failed rescue attempt by French and Mauritanian troops. (Aljazeera)
- There are reports that an airstrike on a village in Helmand Province has killed 45 civilians, including children, who were sheltering from violence. (BBC)
- Love Parade stampede:
- Survivors blame officials for yesterday's death stampede at the Love Parade in Duisburg. (''Der Spiegel'')
- The death toll rises to 19. (Reuters)
- The event's founder axes the annual festival. (Sky News)
- It is revealed that BP chief executive Tony Hayward is negotiating his terms of exit after being negatively criticised by politicians in the United States over his handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (''The Guardian'')
- Iraq Inquiry witness Carne Ross alleges the British government is covering up ampquotembarrassing testimonyampquot about its decision to invade Iraq in 2003. (Channel 4)
- Burmese military ruler General Than Shwe begins a five-day visit to India. (''The Times of India'')
- African Union summit:
- At the African Union summit in Kampala, attended by 53 countries, its president, the President of Malawi Bingu wa Mutharika, states International Criminal Court indictments against the Sudanese president undermine African peace and security and calls for the issue to be solved in a different way. (Aljazeera)
- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says the fight against Somali militant group al-Shabaab must be stepped up. (''Daily Nation'')
- Former President of Cuba Fidel Castro visits a mausoleum in Artemisa, his first reported appearance outside Havana since leaving office in 2006. (BBC)
- Fernando Alonso wins the German Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa at Hockenheim. (BBC Sport)
- The FIVB World League 2010 ends with Brazil becoming the first country to win the competition nine times.
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