Thursday 29 April 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Nothin' On You by B.o.B..
Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
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- AS Douglas: British computer scientist, creator of the first graphical computer game (Born 1921).
- Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico
- The United States Coast Guard begins a controlled burn to remove oil spilled in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. (BBC News)
- As economic losses begin to mount, shrimp fishermen in Louisiana and Alabama file class action lawsuits against the oil company BP and owners of the drilling rig (Reuters)
- A U.S. government panel, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, names Saudi Arabia and China among 13 countries as the most serious violators of religious freedom. (USA Today)
- Millions of mostly Asian women who work in countries like Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates remain at risk of human trafficking, forced labor, confinement and sexual violence, the New York-based Human Rights Watch group reports. (''The Jakarta Globe'')
- India and Pakistan agree to reopen discussion on ampquotall issues of mutual concern.ampquot (''Times of India'')
- Twenty-eight children and three adults are stabbed at a nursery school in China. (''China Daily'')
- Belgium's parliament votes to ban the wearing of burqas and other face coverings in public. (''The Telegraph'')
- The United States tells Israel that it must remove 23 West Bank outposts, as previously promised. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- The third round of leaders' debates takes place in the United Kingdom. (''NY Times'')
- Human rights workers Beatriz Alberta Cariño Trujillo and Jyri Antero Jaakkola were killed by paramilitaries in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. (''The Washington Post'')
- Pakistani security forces announce that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is likely still alive, contrasting early reports that stated a January 2010 drone attack had killed him. (''LA Times'')
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