Thursday 27 October 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Someone Like You by Adele.
J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two by Rick Riordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
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- After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion.ref name=BBCleaders
- Date selected by the UN as the symbolic date when global population reaches seven billion.
- UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member, following a vote in which 107 member states supported and 14 opposed.
- Aftermath of Libyan civil war:
- The United Nations Security Council confirms that the NATO-enforced no-fly zone over Libya will be terminated on October 31. (BBC)
- 18 people are killed and at least 36 wounded by twin bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (''Belfast Telegraph'')
- A bomb explodes in a food market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, injuring at least 11 people. (''Washington Post'')
- Trading on the Australian Stock Exchange is suspended for four hours due to a technical fault. (''Herald-Sun'')
- The Bank of Korea reports that the South Korean economy grew at the slowest rate in three quarters. (Yonhap)
- Eurozone rescue deal:
- European Union leaders agree to a deal to reduce Greece's debts and provide an additional 100 billion euros for a bailout fund. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- 2011 Thailand floods:
- Tens of thousands of people attempt to flee the Thai capital Bangkok as floodwaters rise. (News Limited)
- The Governor of Bangkok, Sukhumphand Baripatra, urges people in the flood-threatened Sai Mai District to evacuate. (''Bangkok Post'')
- The death toll from the 2011 Van earthquake in Turkey reaches 523, with rain and snow making conditions worse for people left homeless by the earthquake. (AP via ''Seattle Post-Intelligencer'')
- Twelve thousand people are evacuated from the German city of Halle, following the discovery of an unexploded World War II-era bomb. (Big pond News)
- Scottish serial murderer Robert Black is convicted of the 1981 murder of Northern Irish schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy. (BBC)
- Elections in Ireland:
- Voters go to the polls to elect a successor to Mary McAleese in a presidential election. (''The New York Times'')
- Voters also go to the polls in two constitutional referendums on the Twenty-ninth Amendment and Thirtieth Amendment, with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties saying the information provided to voters in advance was ampquottardy and inadequateampquot. (''The Irish Times'')
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