Saturday 25 September 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Teenage Dream by Katy Perry.
Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
- Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
- French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 25 September
- Mahmoud Abbas speaks at United Nations General Assembly to request that Israel is to cease its policy of building settlements in the West Bank.
- Gun battle between security forces and Taliban fighters leave four militants including their commander dead in Wardak province 40 km west of Afghanistan capital Kabul. (Xinhua)
- Two Russian police and seven militants are killed in firefights in the southern republic of Dagestan while thirty people are injured in a suicide bombing. (RIA Novosti via RT)
- The Israeli Navy kills a Palestinian fisherman off Gaza. (Sky News)
- One of three Palestinians wounded by Israeli tank fire on 14 September dies in the Gaza Strip. (AFP via Google News)
- Those sexually abused as children by Catholic priests in Italy gather in public for the first time in Verona to campaign for the act to be made a crime against humanity and to organise an international demonstration outside the Vatican next month. (''The Jakarta Post'')
- 1986 Nobel Laureate for Literature Wole Soyinka, the first African to receive the award, launches a political party ahead of Nigeria's upcoming presidential election. (''Daily Nation'')
- The United Nations estimates on a preliminary basis that at least 2,000 tents were damaged or destroyed in the storm that struck Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. (Al Jazeera)
- The People's Republic of China demands an apology from Japan after a recently detained fishing boat captain returns. Japan's Foreign Ministry rejects the call. (AP via SignOnSanDiego)
- A U.S. federal court judge denies convicted murderer and rapist Albert Green's request for a stay of execution, clearing the way for California's first execution in five years. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight 782 departing from Toronto, Canada, for Karachi, Pakistan, carrying 273 passengers lands at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, due to a bomb threat. A man is taken into custody by the Swedish National Task Force and then released. (Big Pond News)
- The U.S. government urges a judge to dismiss a lawsuit which challenges an American targeted killing program which is currently hunting an American citizen who has no charges brought against him. (Reuters)
- Campaigning begins in Myanmar ahead of November elections. (AP via ''The Jakarta Post'')
- In the United Kingdom, the Labour Party elects Ed Miliband over his older brother David in the tightest leadership election in history, with Ed coming out on top in only the 4th round of voting. (Al Jazeera)
- The Soyuz TMA-18 capsule carrying three members of the International Space Station lands safely in Kazakhstan. (Xinhua)
- The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) states that the population of some animals in the country's national parks and game reserves has doubled since 1999. (News24)
- The Australian Football League Grand Final between Collingwood and St Kilda ends in a draw, resulting in a rematch to be played next weekend. (''Herald-Sun'')
- Michael Fennell, the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, says that the Games will go ahead but that there ampquotwas extensive work to be doneampquot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, ahead of its opening on 3 October. (Al Jazeera)
- The Texas Rangers clinch the American League West division in Major League Baseball. (''Silicon Valley Mercury News'')
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