Friday 25 March 2011
It was Friday, 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.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, 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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- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Hero Quinn: English child of noted family, her mother is classical pianist and television personality Myleene Klass and her father is Graham Quinn.
- Arab Spring
- Libyan rebels arrest Omar Ahmed Sodani, the man believed responsible for the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984. (''The Guardian'')
- Supporters of the Jordanian government clash with anti-government protesters in Amman, resulting in 1 death and over 100 injuries. (Al Jazeera)
- Protests continue in cities across Syria demanding greater freedoms gunfire is also heard in Deraa. (Angola Press)
- Pro-Syrian government demonstrators surround the Al-Jazeera offices in Damascus and threaten to burn it to the ground. (Al Jazeera)
- Rival demonstrations take place in Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh offers to hand over power to a ampquotsafe pair of handsampquot. (AFP via Google News)
- Clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces erupt in Bahrain despite a government ban on gatherings. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
- Up to one million people flee Abidjan in southern Côte d'Ivoire amid violence. (IOL)
- West African leaders urge the United Nations to authorise force to remove incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to leave office, from power. (BBC World Service)
- A bomb blast in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa injures two people. (Reuters)
- A bomb in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan results in nineteen people being injured. (One Pakistan)
- Archaeologist Michael R. Waters and associates report in ''Science'' that discoveries at the Debra L Friedkin site north of Austin, Texas, may indicate that the Clovis culture was not the first to settle the Americas. (''Irish Times'')
- More than 600 workers at a Chinese-owned mine in Zambia strike over pay. (Reuters)
- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear an appeal from Kodak to a an initial unfavorable decision by an administrative judge on Kodak's claim that Research in Motion and Apple have infringed its patents, in connection with wireless devices equipped with digital cameras. (Reuters)
- More than 100 people are poisoned by lead from a battery plant built in a residential area in Zhejiang, China. (''People's Daily'')
- Japan's National Police Agency states that the official death toll from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami has passed 10,000 with 17,053 missing. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Japanese officials raise concerns that the core of unit 3 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant may be damaged. (''New York Times'')
- The death toll from the 2011 Burma earthquake near the Thailand border reaches at least 75 with the potential for ampquotmany more casualtiesampquot as dozens of buildings are destroyed. (Xinhua)
- The Government of Iran rejects a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into alleged human rights abuses. (AFP via France24)
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