Monday 30 August 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem.
The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
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- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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- Alain Corneau: French film director and writer, he made his debut into the world of film as an assistant to director Costa-Gavras.
- Four Israeli settlers, including a pregnant woman, are shot dead in a shooting outside Kiryat Arba, when a gunman opens fire on their car. Hamas claims responsibility for the murder. (Haaretz)
- A gunman opens fire in Devínska Nová Ves, a borough of the Slovak capital Bratislava, killing 8 people and injuring 14 others. (Aljazeera)
- Marco Antonio Leal García, the Mayor of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico, is shot dead while operating his car his 4-year-old daughter is wounded. (BBC)
- The presidential palace in Somalia is shelled. (Aljazeera)
- 6 civilians are killed and 19 others are injured in a shelling incident in Mogadishu. (''The Guardian'')
- 4 African Union peacekeepers from Uganda are killed during a mortar strike in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AFP via France24)
- 4 people are killed and 3 others are injured due to a rocket launcher explosion in Pursat Province, northwestern Cambodia. (Xinhua)
- Two Russian pilots are abducted in Sudan's western Darfur region. (BBC)
- Gunmen kidnap a politician in southern Nigeria, days after a supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan was also kidnapped. (Xinhua)
- It is announced that Isabella Rossellini is to chair the judging panel at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. (AFP via ''The Independent'')
- Concern is expressed for more than 500 indigenous women who have gone missing in Canada on the International Day of the Disappeared. (Aljazeera)
- Alain ampquotSpidermanampquot Robert climbs another building barehanded, this time in Sydney he is later arrested. (France24)
- 2010 Pakistan floods
- The historic city of Thatta is preserved by troops and volunteers fighting severe floodwaters in Pakistan it had been thought of as being at great risk. (''Daily Times'')
- More than 175,000 people flee, as the city virtually empties. (Aljazeera)
- Chile mining accident
- The 33 miners involved in the accident make telephone contact with their families for the first time in 3 weeks. (BBC)
- Rescuers are to begin drilling to rescue the trapped miners. (Al Jazeera)
- 2010 Atlantic hurricane season
- Category 4 Hurricane Earl takes aim at the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico with winds of up to 135 miles per hour (215 km/h) prompting hurricane warnings. (BBC)
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