Monday 29 November 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna.
Tangled, directed by Nathan Greno, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 November 2010 ?
- former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
- Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
- Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e �lirimit)
- Brendan of Birr or Brendan the Younger
- Saint Cuthbert Mayne, martyr
- Feast days of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Saturnin
- Denis of the Nativity and Redemptus of the Cross
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 29 November
- Stephen J Solarz: American politician (Born 1940).
- Alfred Masini: American television producer (Born 1930).
- Mario Monicelli: Italian film director and screenwriter who had a modest debut as a co-director of a series of minor comedies.
- Maurice Wilkes: English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010).
- Bella Akhmadulina: Russian poet and author (d. 2010).
- The European Union agree to an €85 billion rescue deal for Ireland from the European Financial Stability Facility, the International Monetary Fund and bilateral loans from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden.ref name=quotrescuedealquot
- December 10 ampndash The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in Cancún, Mexico. Also referred to as the 16th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), it served too as the 6th meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 6). COP 16
- Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari is killed and his wife injured, while another scientist is wounded during two attacks in Tehran. Iran says Western governments and Israel may have carried out the killing. (Al Jazeera)
- Four Islamist militants are killed in a raid by security forces in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (24.kg News Agency)
- Somali pirates hijack a Malaysian cargo vessel with 23 crew members 900 miles off the coast of Somalia. (Reuters)
- Pablo Picasso's electrician says he has 271 previously unknown works given to him as gifts by the artist. (BBC)
- Irish financial crisis:
- Fine Gael speaks out against the high interest rate imposed by the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank and their insistence that the country pay €17 billion out of its own national pension fund. (''The Guardian'')
- Major European stock markets record falls while the Euro suffers its biggest drop in 2 months against the US dollar. (Al Jazeera)
- The Central Bank says Anglo Irish Bank's brand name is to ampquotdisappearampquot within weeks. (RTÉ)
- Workers at the London Underground go on strike for 24 hours, causing widespread peak-hour disruption in the capital of the United Kingdom. (Guardian)
- Ash from Mount Bromo in Indonesia forces the closure of a nearby airport. (''Times of India'')
- Diplomatic cable leaks by Wikileaks reveal that China regarded North Korea as a ampquotspoilt childampquot and the view of Korean reunification under South Korean leadership is ampquotgaining groundampquot. (''The Guardian'')
- Israel's ampquoteasedampquot blockade of the Gaza strip continues to cripple the Gazan economy. (BBC)
- The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya's David Kuria criticises Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga after he announces the imminent arrest of the country's homosexuals. (BBC)
- A United States court sentences a Somali to 30 years in jail for piracy after an unsuccessful attack on a United States Navy flotilla. (BBC)
- 23 students and a teacher are released after being taken hostage for five hours by an armed 15-year-old student, who then shot and injured himself, at Marinette High School in the town of Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. (Reuters)
- 12 of the 18 candidates in Haiti's presidential election call for a cancelled vote, describing it as fraudulent and favouring the ruling party, as the UN expresses ampquotdeep concernampquot and thousands of people march in Port-au-Prince . (Al Jazeera)
- The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition bloc, claims fraud in the parliamentary elections and says it has won no seats. (Al Jazeera)
- The Constitutional Court of Thailand dismisses a case brought against the ruling Democrat Party by the election commission, saying the commission did not follow legal procedures. (Xinhua)
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