Friday 31 August 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gaius Caligula .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Darker by E L James was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Live from Daryl's House.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition or Capcom Digital Collection.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 2012 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Gaius Caligula: Roman emperor from 37 AD to 41 AD.
- A shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey, kills at least three people. (BBC)
- British entertainer Max Bygraves, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dies in Hope Island, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 89. (BBC)
- The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reports that Sage Stallone died of natural causes. (BBC)
- A 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Philippine province of Eastern Samar kills at least one person. (CNN)
- Armenia suspends diplomatic relations with Hungary after Ramil Safarov's extradition to Azerbaijan. (BBC)
- Wang Xiaoning, a Chinese dissident who was detained in 2002 with information provided by Yahoo!, is released. (BBC)
- Apple loses a patent dispute against Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets in Tokyo, Japan. (Bloomberg)
- Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC, wins his legal action against fellow Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. (''The Guardian'')
- Harvard University investigates a widespread cheating allegation on a take-home test in one of its undergraduate classes last spring. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Parliamentary elections take place in Angola. (Al Jazeera)
- Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is declared the winner of the Mexican presidential elections. (Fox News)
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