Thursday 27 January 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Awakened by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 January 2011 ?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
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- An 18-year old Palestinian, Fadi Kaddous, is shot to death during a clash with Israeli settlers in the West Bank. (''Haaretz'')
- A small explosion occurs in the basement of a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, close to where the World Economic Forum is taking place. No one is injured and a boiler is blamed. (Channel News Asia)
- Iran's state-run news channel Press TV's account is frozen by National Westminster Bank in the UK no reason was given. (Zee News)
- Internet retailer Overstock.com has amended its complaint in a long-standing lawsuit against Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch to demand treble damages under New Jersey's racketeering statute. Merrill Lynch is a subsidiary of Bank of America. (Press Release)
- Giant media conglomerate News Corp. says it will launch a digital newspaper as content of Apple's iPad, on 2 February. This is a later launch date than many had expected. (Reuters)
- Ten construction workers die after falling from the 28th floor of a skyscraper being built in Manila, the Philippine capital. (''The Straits Times'')
- The Australian government proposes a new ampquotflood taxampquot to raise funds for reconstruction work following severe flooding in the east of the country. (Al Jazeera)
- Murder of David Kato:
- Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato, who was named in tabloid paper ''Rolling Stone'' last year, is found murdered. (''The Irish Times'')
- ''Rolling Stone'' says it has ampquotno regrets about the storyampquot and claims to be ampquotjust exposing people who were doing wrongampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- Hundreds of thousands of government workers protest against the killing of Yashwant Sonawane, an official in Maharashtra, a murder which is said to have shocked people across India. (BBC)
- Macau tycoon Stanley Ho is to sue relatives accused of trying to steal his vast casino empire. (Reuters)
- A court in Botswana rules that indigenous Bushmen can drill wells for water in the Kalahari Desert. (Gabz FM Botswana)
- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- Unrest in Egypt enters its third day. (Al Jazeera)
- More than 1,000 people are arrested. (Xinhua)
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- Tens of thousands of people protest in the Yemeni capital Sana'a calling for an end to the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (BBC)
- 2010–2011 Tunisian uprising:
- Lebanese prime minister Najib Mikati begins consultations on forming a new government. (AFP via Google News)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
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