Monday 31 January 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars.
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 31 January 2011 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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- 2011 Egyptian protests:
- The overnight atmosphere among the crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square is tense with gunfire reported. (Al Jazeera)
- President Hosni Mubarak orders his new prime minister Ahmed Shafiq to preserve subsidies, control inflation and provide more jobs as he battles an intense popular revolt against his 30-year rule. The announcement is read out on state television but has little effect as protesters vow to continue demonstrating until the Mubarak regime falls. (AFP via ''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- International press institutes, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Doha Centre for Media Freedom and Reporters Without Borders, condemn attempts by the Mubarak regime to quell the freedom of the press as protests continue. (Al Jazeera)
- The Government of Australia sends a QANTAS jet to evacuate Australians trapped in Egypt while the United States Government charters jets to evacuate its citizens. (AP)
- Al-Jazeera claims that six of its journalists are in police custody. (AP via Google News)
- The Egyptian Army states that it will not use force against protesters. (Reuters)
- 2011 Sudan protests: A student dies after being attacked by security forces amid anti-government demonstrations in the country. (Reuters)
- Nigerian police say they have foiled a bomb attack at a church in the city of Bauchi, days after deadly clashes between Christian and Muslim youths. (Reuters)
- A suicide bomber kills DSP Rashid Khan, a senior local police official in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, and at least three others. (Geo TV)
- Police in Bangladesh fire tear gas at 20,000 demonstrators protesting against government plans to build an airport south of the capital Dhaka. A policeman is killed in the incident. (BBC)
- At least 17 people are killed and scores more injured in a shootout between opposing government security forces in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Xinhua)
- Pharmaceutical companies Genzyme and Sanofi-Aventis are reported to have reached an ampquotagreement in principleampquot on a deal in which Sanofi, a French company, will acquire Cambridge-based Genzyme for an undetermined amount of money. (CNBC)
- 2 people are killed and 29,000 are evacuated following floods in Johor, southern Malaysia. (''Straits Times'')
- The Japanese government urges residents living near the Shinmoedake volcano in Kyūshū to evacuate as eruptions become worse. (AP via ''Winnipeg Free Press'')
- Anna Bligh, the Premier of the Australian state of Queensland warns tens of thousands of people to prepare for evacuation ahead of Cyclone Yasi expected to hit later in the week. (''the Australian'')
- The European Union and United States impose new sanctions against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and close associates. (AFP via Google News)
- Oman says it has uncovered a spy network from the United Arab Emirates operating in the country. (Al Jazeera)
- British Defence Secretary Liam Fox says that Iran could have a nuclear weapon by next year and that the assesment of Meir Dagan, outgoing director of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, that Iran would not be able to produce a nuclear bomb before 2015 could be overly optimistic Iran rejects Fox's remarks. (UKPA)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Pitbull - Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
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