Wednesday 30 March 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Born This Way by Lady GaGa.
Insidious, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint John Climacus (died 649)
- Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
- Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
- Land Day.
- Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day - Public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.
- National Doctors' Day - observed in the USA.
- Saint Quirinus (d. 117)
- Saint Veronus
- Blessed Amadeus IX of Savoy
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- India beats Pakistan by 29 runs in the Semi Finals of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in Mohali.
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian protests
- Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, addresses the nation amid unrest. (AFP via Google News)
- Syrian Army troops open fire on protesters in front of the mayor's office in Latakia. (''USA Today'')
- 2011 Libyan civil war
- After rebels retreat outside Ra's Lanuf, the coalition has begun launching air-strikes at Gaddafi's forces again. (Al Jazeera)
- The British government confirms that the Libyan Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, has resigned and defected to Britain. (BBC)
- Reuters reports that the President of the United States Barack Obama has signed an order authorising covert help for the rebels. (Reuters)
- 2011 Bahraini protests
- Prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif is arrested as the 2011 Bahraini protests continue. (Global Voices Online)
- UN Human Rights Watch announces that Bahrain authorities are harassing and isolating hospital patients wounded in anti-government protests. (UN Human Rights Watch)
- 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
- Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara enter Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast. (AP via ''Houston Chronicle'')
- 45,000 Inca artefacts taken by Yale University from Machu Pichu almost a century ago, and described by the president as ampquotthe dignity and pride of Peruampquot, arrive in Lima after a long campaign by Peruvians to have them returned. (BBC)
- The finalists for the Man Booker International Prize are announced, including Wang Anyi, Juan Goytisolo, James Kelman, John le Carré, Amin Maalouf, David Malouf, Dacia Maraini, Rohinton Mistry, Philip Pullman, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Su Tong and Anne Tyler. (Man Booker Prize)
- The oldest copy of ''Codex Holmiensis'', dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark after 300 years in Sweden. (Danish)
- The orca Tilikum resumes performing shows at Seaworld Orlando 13 months after being involved in the death of trainer Dawn Blancheau. (ABC News America)
- The former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to acting in an animated television series. (AP via MSNBC)
- British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband announces that he is engaged to his partner Justine Thornton. (''The Telegraph'')
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