Saturday 26 May 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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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- War in Afghanistan:
- CNN estimates that the death toll of NATO forces reaches 3,000. (''The Telegraph'')
- The Parliament of Afghanistan approves a strategic pact with the United States which should see US troops present in Afghanistan until 2014. (Reuters)
- Two rebel groups in northern Mali, Ansar Dine and the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad join forces to form an independent Islamic state in the territory they occupy. (''Miami Herald'')
- There are widespread reports of at least 92 people being killed in the village of Houla in Syria Homs Governorate. (Agencies via ''The Canberra Times'')
- At least six people are dead and another six missing after a landslide at an illegal gold mine in the Bogor district in Indonesia's West Java area. (AAP via News Limited)
- China releases an annual report on human rights, criticizing the United States' human rights record, citing the arrest of Occupy Wall Street protesters and Internet restrictions. (CNN)
- A gunman in the town of Hyvinkää near the Finnish capital Helsinki kills 2 people and injures 7 in a shooting before being arrested. (AP via Google News)
- The brother of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is reported as missing, and is then found a day later. (Reuters)
- The Vatican confirms that the butler to Pope Benedict XVI has been arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- The ampquotMiami cannibal attackampquot on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Florida.
- Voters in Lesotho go to the polls for a general election with a close result expected. (Reuters)
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