Monday 29 March 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna.
Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, 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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- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
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- 15 people, including 2 journalists, are arrested by Israel during a police attack on a protest near Bethlehem. (''The Muslim News'')
- Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, announces it will boycott the upcoming general elections in Burma. (AP)
- Suicide bombers detonate two bombs at Moscow Metro stations Lubyanka and Park Kultury, killing at least 36 with the death toll expected to rise. (RIAN)
- The stern of the South Korean warship which exploded on Friday with 46 crewmen still missing is located and the military is expected to attempt a dive. (Yonhap)
- Maule, Chile, is rattled by a 6.1 magnitude aftershock on Monday 08.43 a.m. AEDT (5:43 p.m. Sunday local time). (Xinhua)
- A Rio Tinto Group executive is jailed for 10 years in China. (RTÉ)
- FARC releases into the jungle a soldier it kidnapped just under a year ago. (BBC)
- Ireland's rail line between Galway and Limerick reopens for the first time in 34 years. (RTÉ)
- More than 300 southern right whales, mostly young calves, have been discovered dead off Argentina's Patagonian coast in the last five years. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- In architecture, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, cofounders of the firm SANAA, win the 2010 Pritzker Prize. (BBC News)
- Nine members of the Hutaree militia are arrested in the United States on allegations of a plot to kill policemen then to attack the funerals, in preparation for a war against all levels of American government. (CNN)
- A patent on two human genes is struck down by a judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. (Newsweek)
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