Monday 30 May 2011
It was Monday, 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.
On TV people were watching Último a Sair.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer or Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Reinhilde
- Peru ? National Potato Day .
- United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
- Saint Ferdinand III
- Saint Gabinus
- Saint Jeanne d'Arc
- Trinidad and Tobago ? Indian Arrival Day(National Holiday).
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- An explosion at an army barrack in northern Nigeria kills 12 people. (Reuters)
- Documents discovered in a Russian archive suggest that Adolf Hitler ordered Rudolf Hess to go to the United Kingdom to negotiate with Winston Churchill over a World War II peace deal in 1941. (''The Scotsman'')
- War in Afghanistan (2001–present):
- United States Marine Corps General John Toolan issues a statement apologising for the deaths of nine Afghan civilians in a NATO bombing raid on behalf of himself, General David Petraeus and Lieutenant General David Rodriguez. (Sky News Australia)
- Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attack a NATO base in Herat. (Reuters via MSNBC)
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian uprising:
- 11 people are killed and scores injured in a military crackdown on protests. (Al Arabiya)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising:
- Four Yemeni army soldiers are killed and dozens injured in an ambush while travelling to the al Qaeda held city of Zinjibar. (Reuters)
- Yemeni security forces kill at least 20 people in the city of Taiz. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Al Jazeera captures ampquotwestern troops on the groundampquot in Libya, the first time this has been confirmed. (''The Guardian'')
- 2011 Spanish protests:
- Thousands of anti-government demonstrators vote to continue a mass sit-in against economic cuts in Madrid, following last Friday's targeting of civilians in Barcelona by police with batons and rubber bullets. (iAfrica)
- Germany's ruling coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power by 2022. (BBC)
- The Development Bank of Japan announces plans to establish a 50 billion yen fund to assist auto parts manufacturers hurt by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (''Daily Yomiuri'')
- The Associated Press claims that an unreleased U.S. Agency for International Development report claims that the death toll from the 2010 Haiti earthquake was much less than claimed by the Government of Haiti. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- At least 26 people die following a bus crash near Guwahati, the capital of India's Assam state. (AP via ''San Francisco Chronicle'')
- Eun Jin-soo, a former aide to the President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak, is arrested on bribery charges. (Yonhap)
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