Sunday 30 January 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 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 30 January 2011 ?
- Zuzu Peterson: American child of noted pastry chef and reality show contestant, Tania Peterson and Phil Peterson.
- John Barry: Irish soldier Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1901).
- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- Demonstrations against the government, in which more than 150 people have been killed and over 4,000 injured, continue. (RIA Novosti)
- Egypt's information minister cancels licenses and accreditation of staff working for the Al Jazeera international news network. The network's Cairo bureau office is to be shut down by the Egyptian government. An Al Jazeera spokesman describes the move as ampquotan act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalistsampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- More than 10 people are killed in fresh clashes. (Sify)
- President Hosni Mubarak meets the military, holding talks with Vice President Omar Suleiman, Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami al-Anan and other senior commanders. (Reuters via ''The Irish Times'')
- Several prison breaks occur, including the escape of 5,000 from a jail in Faiyum Governorate, many including 34 members of the Muslim Brotherhood from Wadi El Natrun, where eight people were killed in riots, and at least eight Hamas militants from Abu Zaabal Prison in Cairo, two of them escaping to Gaza, and two policemen and twelve escaped inmates were killed there many more escaped from Tora Prison in Cairo, close to where 'dozens' of people were killed. Soldiers have been deployed outside of
- Mohamed ElBaradei urges the United States to call for the resignation of President Mubarak. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- International response to the 2011 Egyptian protests:
- King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia expresses his disapproval of current events in Egypt, to which President of the United States Barack Obama responds that he ampquotunderstandsampquot Abdullah's concerns. (''Arab News'')
- Protesters gather peacefully outside the Egyptian Embassy in Lebanon in support of the current uprising against the Mubarak regime, chanting, ampquotDown with Mubarak!ampquot and ampquotEgypt is an Arab, not a U.S. state!ampquot (''Daily Star'')
- Israel privately worries and is ampquotanxiously monitoringampquot events in Egypt according to the country's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (''The Times of India'')
- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines sets aside a P25-million standby fund for Filipinos in Egypt, though the official line is that Filipinos there are safe. Non-government labor organization Migrante-Middle East calls for the immediate evacuation of Filipino workers in Egypt. (''The Philippine Star'')
- Protests from the Egyptian diaspora and supporters occur worldwide. (Ynetnews)
- 2010–2011 Tunisian uprising: Rachid Ghannounchi, leader of the once banned Ennahda party, flies back to the country from London after 22 years in exile following the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (BBC)
- Thousands of people march in Derry, Northern Ireland, in memory of those killed by British troops in the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre of civil rights protesters and local bystanders. It is intended to be the final such march after the British government admitted last year that its troops had been responsible for carrying out the Bogside massacre. (BBC)
- A fire in an arms depot of the Anonymous Venezuelan Campaign of Military Industries (CAVIM) in Maracy city of Aragua state killed at least one person and forced authorities to evacuate about 10,000 people. (Xinhua)
- Screen Actors Guild Awards
- The cast of ''The King's Speech'' wins the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards. (''Entertainment Weekly'')
- Alpha Natural Resources buys out Massey Energy for $7.1billion, making Alpha the second largest U.S. coal mining company by market value. (Reuters)
- 1 person is killed and at least 40 others are injured due to an explosion and a fire in Maracay, Aragua. (The Voice of Russia)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
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