Monday 28 February 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
L'argent, directed by Marcel L'Herbier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Tick Tock by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Saint Romanus (died 463)
- Arab Spring:
- Al Jazeera reports that many African migrant workers in Libya have been victims of violence due to suspicions that they are mercenaries for Muammar Gaddafi's regime. (Al Jazeera)
- France sends two planeloads of aid to opponents of the Libyan regime in Benghazi. (Reuters)
- Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi surround the town of Zawiya as part of a general counterattack. (''New York Times'')
- David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announces that he is working on a no-fly zone over Libya. (USA Today)
- The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces that the United States will be sending assistance teams to Libya's borders with Algeria and Egypt.
- Muammar Gaddafi tells the BBC that all of his people love him and refuses to acknowledge that there are protests in Tripoli. (BBC)
- The United States freezes $30 billion in Libyan assets. (''Washington Post'')
- The Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, western Sudan, asks the United Nations to rescue its leader in Libya, after accusations he was supporting mercenary activities in the country. (Reuters)
- Opposition forces rescue seven rebels 'buried alive' under concrete in a government compound in Benghazi, while close to 100,000 migrant workers flee Libya. (Daily Mail)
- 2011 Omani protests:
- 2011 Bahraini protests:
- Bahraini protesters block access to the Parliament of Bahrain. (''Times of India'')
- Ethiopia and Kenya may attack the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group in Somalia, following its threat to target Kenya. (Reuters)
- A bomb explodes in Yangon, Burma, injuring eight people. (''Straits Times'')
- Frank Buckles, the last surviving veteran of World War I in the United States, passes away in Charles Town, West Virginia, aged 110. (AP via Fox News)
- Television advertising in the United Kingdom
- The ban on product placement in television programmes is lifted, allowing advertisers to pay for their goods to be seen on British TV. The first product to be displayed in this regard is a Nescafe coffee machine, which appeared on ''This Morning''. (''Daily Telegraph'')
- A year long trial also begins allowing commercial television channels to show up to 12 minutes of adverts per hour during films and dramas, bringing them into line with soap operas where this is already permitted. (''Daily Telegraph'')
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