Tuesday 28 December 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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- Billy Taylor: American pianist and composer (d. 2010).
- A series of suspected U.S. missile strikes causes at least 15 deaths in North Waziristan, Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
- Somali pirates release a German ship with 22 crew, eight months after it was seized near Oman. (AFP)
- The death toll from recent violence between Christians and Muslims in Jos, Nigeria, rises to 80. Islamist group Boko Haram claims responsibility for the deadly Christmas Eve bombings in the city. (Al Jazeera)
- A late Bronze Age grave of a Celtic princess has been unearthed in Heuneburg, Germany. Grave goods of Celtic jewellery made of gold, bronze, coal and amber have been discovered. (''Der Spiegel'' (de))
- Israeli archaeologists reportedly discover human remains from 400,000 years ago, challenging the theory that humans originated in Africa. (Press TV)
- Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish become parents after a surrogate mother from California gives birth to a son on Christmas Day. The boy is named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. (BBC)
- 2010 Tunisian protests: Protests in Tunisia over unemployment and poor living conditions are criticized by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali during a national television broadcast he warns of ampquotfirmampquot punishment. (''The Guardian'')
- Turkish construction workers employed in Israel protest in front of the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv over fears they may lose their jobs. (''Today's Zaman'')
- Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are without water as melting snow and ice from the recent freezing weather conditions reveals burst pipes. Northern Ireland Water says it is alternating supplies from reservoirs in order to help alleviate the crisis in which some have been without supplies since before Christmas. (BBC)
- 5 male teenagers from Little Haiti, Miami, in the U.S. state of Florida are killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in a motel room after fumes from a car kept idling overnight vent up a staircase into their room. (Associated Press via Google News)
- A Russian Antonov military cargo plane crashes between Tula and Oryol, Russia, killing all 11 on board. (AP via Google)
- A fire in a New Orleans warehouse kills eight people and two dogs, most of them homeless artists and musicians. (''NOLA.com'')
- The leaders of Benin, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone arrive in Côte d'Ivoire to urge Laurent Gbagbo to resign as President. (euronews)
- Spain and Russia each expel two diplomats on suspicion of spying in a tit-for-tat row. (BBC)
- A Chinese investigative reporter known for reporting on sensitive issues dies after being attacked by six men. (''Philippine Inquirer'')
- Nepal amends legislation allowing children with disabilities to be adopted abroad. (''The Straits Times'')
- Kuwaiti Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah is grilled by MPs over clashes between riot police and protesters at an opposition rally earlier this month. (Al Jazeera)
- 33 leading forensic scientists have expressed concerns about the UK Government's plans to close the Forensic Science Service, saying that the justice system will take a ampquotbackward stepampquot as a consequence. (BBC)
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