Thursday 26 May 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Último a Sair.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Call of Juarez: The Cartel or Conduit 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
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- Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladić, wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is arrested in Serbia.
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Thousands of civilians are reportedly at risk of dying from starvation in the Libyan city of Yafran, as Muammar Gaddafi's forces have blockaded the city for over 7 weeks, and what food the people have left is quickly running out. (Dailymail)
- NATO launches a fourth night of air strikes on Tripoli. (Al-Jazeera)
- 2011 Syrian protests:
- Security forces reportedly fire on a night-time demonstration in the city of Deraa. (Reuters)
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- Large explosions are reported in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in the midst of ongoing protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh opposition forces claim that the violence threatens to escalate into a civil war. (Reuters)
- The United States Department of State warns Americans not to travel to Yemen, and recommends that US citizens already in the country leave due to ampquotterrorist activities and civil unrestampquot. (CNN)
- Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of Southern Sudan, calls on the government of Sudan to withdraw its forces from the province of Abyei. (Al Jazeera)
- Authorities in Vietnam find a mass grave of North Vietnamese soldiers killed during the Vietnam War 40 years ago. (''Straits Times'')
- Rebels in the ethnically Somali Ogaden region of Ethiopia say they have seized a town from government troops and freed two United Nations workers. (Reuters)
- Two people are killed in an anti-government demonstration in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. (''Financial Times'')
- A series of bombings take place against two government buildings in the city of Fuzhou, Jiangxi, China at least two people are killed. (BBC)
- John Banville wins the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize. (CBS News)
- The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority reports that Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse have agreed to pay multi-million fines for subprime mortgage securities they sold in the lead up to the global financial crisis of 2008. (''New York Times'')
- A small plane carrying 10 people crashes into a suburban area of New Delhi, India, killing all on board. (Xinhua)
- Severe storms in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, kill at least three people and leave 193,000 people without power. (''Atlanta Georgia-Constitution'')
- The United States announces the removal of a number of troops from Pakistan, following a request from the Pakistani government. (BBC)
- Leaders of the Group of Eight countries meet in Deauville, France, for the 37th G8 summit. (AFP via Google News)
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