Sunday 29 May 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
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- NATO killing of civilians in Afghanistan:
- NATO kills 14 civilians, 12 children and 2 women, with an airstrike on homes in Helmand Province. (Al Jazeera)
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai issues a ampquotlast warningampquot to the United States and NATO after yet another raid kills 14 more civilians. (BBC)
- U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin, the largest military contractor in the world, is targeted by a ampquotsignificant and tenaciousampquot cyber attack. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising:
- Three French foreign aid workers disappear in Yemen's Hadramout province. (TV New Zealand)
- Reports from the coastal town of Zinjibar claim that al-Qaeda gunmen have captured the town. (''The Telegraph'')
- 2011 Syrian uprising:
- The regime's forces attack the towns of Rastan and Talbisa, located north of Damascus, storming houses and using tanks and helicopters to cut the towns off from the outside world. (BBC)
- Students and pro-democracy demonstrators are attacked by the government, killing at least two. (Al Jazeera)
- A bomb blast in the Nigerian city of Bauchi kills 12 people and injures 25. (Reuters via MSNBC)
- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa issue a joint statement criticising Europe's 66-year stranglehold on the leadership of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), calling it ampquotobsoleteampquot and requesting that developing nations be given a chance. (Al Jazeera)
- US hip-hop singer Sean Kingston is rushed to hospital after crashing his jet-ski into a Miami Beach bridge. (''Miami Herald'')
- 3 Greenpeace activists successfully evade a Danish warship to scale an oil rig off the coast of Greenland, attempting to begin deepwater drilling in the arctic. (''Irish Independent'')
- Dennis Daugaard, the Governor of the US state of South Dakota, warns residents living south of the state capital of Pierre to prepare evacuation plans ahead of likely flooding of the Missouri River. (AP via MSNBC)
- Storms in the US state of Michigan lead to the loss of power to 100,000 houses. (''Detroit Free Press'')
- Ferenc Mádl, the President of Hungary (2000-2005), dies in Budapest. (Index.hu)
- Sergei Bagapsh, the President of the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia, dies from complications of lung surgery in Moscow. (BBC)
- Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as President of Nigeria at a ceremony attended by foreign heads of state in Abuja. (Reuters)
- Malta legalises divorce, becoming the last European Union country to do so. (BBC)
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