Tuesday 25 May 2010
It was Tuesday, 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.
Killers, directed by Robert Luketic, 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.
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- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 25 May
- Michael H Jordan: American businessman and Chief Executive Officer (Born 1936).
- Siphiwo Ntshebe: South African opera singer (Born 1975).
- Alan Hickinbotham: Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (Born 1925).
- Alexander Belostenny: Ukrainian basketball player (Born 1959).
- Gabriel Vargas: Mexican cartoonist (Born 1915).
- Silvius Magnago: Italian politician (Born 1914)
- Curfew imposed in central Nepal after clash. Central Nepal district Dolakha’s government issued curfew order on Sunday following clashes between the police and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)-aligned Young Communist League (YCL) activists. (alice.boseviews)
- The death toll from the fighting in Kingston, Jamaica's capital, jumps to 27. (BBC)
- May 2010 Central European floods:
- Warsaw residents prepare to flee floodwaters as the Vistula river overflows. (''The Hindu'')
- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announces 2 billion złoty from budget reserves to be given to those affected. (Voice of America)
- Polish Minister of the Interior, Jerzy Miller, says beavers caused the floods local authorities up hunting quotas for the animals. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- A Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations plane with humanitarian aid for Poland begins its flight to Warsaw. (RIA Novosti)
- The Oder's water levels rise in eastern Germany as flood warnings are issued in Ratzdorf and Eisenhüttenstadt. (Sky News)
- An international operation against a major drug trafficking gang deals ampquota major blowampquot as 26 people are arrested in Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom, including a capo di tutti capi. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launches TV Brasil Internacional, an international television station currently broadcasting to African nations. (MercoPress)
- Increased tensions over the sinking of the South Korean warship ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772): South Korea begins broadcasting propaganda over its border with North Korea. North Korea severs all ties and communications with the South and expels Southern workers from a jointly-run factory above the border. (BBC)
- A court in Thailand issues an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on charges of terrorism, following a report by the Thai Department of Special Investigations, which concluded that he had financed Red Shirt protesters and had helped them smuggle in weapons and fighters from Cambodia, during the 2010 political crisis. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 17 people die after a tourist bus crashes in Antalya. (''Today's Zaman'')
- A white teacher in Dahlonega, Georgia is suspended after permitting non-black students to bring bed sheets and cone-shaped party hats to school to dress in the traditional costume of right-wing white supremacist nationalist organisation Ku Klux Klan for a film project. She refuses to apologise after the issue is raised by African-American students when one of them was asked to take part in a re-enactment of a lynching. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Iran releases film director Jafar Panahi after more than two months in custody, including a hunger strike, following an international campaign led by the actress Juliette Binoche. (''The Guardian'')
- The Malaysian tanker MT Bunga Kelana 3 and a bulk carrier collide in the Singapore Strait, resulting in an estimated 2,000 tonnes of oil spilled. (''Straits Times'')
- The Supreme Court of Pakistan dismisses a government appeal to detain Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, a Muslim cleric suspected by India to have masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (AP)
- Italy's cabinet approves an austerity budget to cut its deficit by €24 billion in 2011 and 2012. (''The Miami Herald'')
- Sicilians react with outrage to an advert for a clothing shop in Palermo featuring Adolf Hitler dressed in pink and a heart instead of a swastika. (BBC)
- A study indicates that the Pac-Man game Google put on its home page Friday led to the loss of almost five million man-hours (or 550 years) of work time. (''Daily Mail'')
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