Wednesday 29 August 2012
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Darker by E L James was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big City.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bubble Safari or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 2012 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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- Syrian civil war:
- Russia calls for a joint United Nations-Arab League inquiry on terrorist mass slaughters of civilians. (Ria Novosti)
- The Free Syrian Army claims to have surrounded Tiftinaz military airport in the city of Aleppo. (''Al-Arabiya'')
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, arriving in Iran for the Non-Aligned Movement summit, says Iran ampquotcan play an important role in the peaceful settlement of (the) Syrian crisisampquot. (Xinhua)
- War in Afghanistan:
- Three Australian Army soldiers are killed and another two injured in a shooting by someone wearing an Afghan Army uniform in Oruzgan province. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- Another two Australian special forces are killed in a helicopter crash in Helmund province, making it the worst day for Australians in combat since the Vietnam War. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Anonymous officials say the Taliban has attacked a Pakistan Army post in South Waziristan killing nine soldiers. Pakistani Taliban say they killed twelve. (BBC)
- Georgian forces free 10 hostages held by militants from Russia's North Caucasian republic of Dagestan. Three Georgian police officers and 11 militants die in a clash. (RIA Novosti)
- With Operation Eagle, its biggest since 1979, the Egyptian Army says it used tanks and helicopters to kill 11 suspected terrorists and arrest 23 others in the Sinai, following the attack that killed 16 border guards. (''Ahram'')
- The UK's Serious Fraud Office launches an investigation into payments between Barclays and Qatar Holding LLC after Barclays sought investment from the latter during the financial crisis in 2008. (''The Guardian'')
- Hurricane Isaac arrives in the US city of New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the city. Damage is limited. (Reuters)
- Japan and North Korea hold their first talks in four years in Beijing. (BBC)
- President Hu officially receives Egypt's president Morsi, who is in China for in-depth discussion and cooperation talks. (Xinhua)
- A judge orders the arrest of Tomás Yarrington, a former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, for allegedly fomenting drug trafficking. (The Monitor)
- The Indian Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Pakistani Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the perpetrator of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (BBC)
- A special Gujarat state court charges 32 people with murder, including Maya Kodnani, later a minister in the Narendra Modi government, for their parts in the riots that led to the killing of 95 people in the Patia neighborhood of Naroda, India. (''Firstpost'')
- The banana spider venom is found by Brazilian researchers in some cases to relieve erectile dysfunctions in less than 20 minutes. (''Medical Daily'')
- The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympics is held in London. (BBC)
- The USADA claims it has stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. The UCI again claims it has jurisdiction and asks for evidence. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
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