Tuesday 31 May 2011
It was Tuesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 May 2011 ?
- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
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- War in Afghanistan:
- Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, reacts to the deaths of 9 civilians in a NATO air strike by telling the organization that attacks on insurgents in Afghan homes is ampquotnot allowedampquot. (Reuters)
- Two Afghan police officers are injured as their car hits a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan. (CNN)
- 2011 Xilinhot incident:
- Dozens of people are arrested in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China, as ethnic protests spread. (Arirang News)
- The Chinese foreign ministry claims foreigners are responsible for the unrest. (BBC)
- Chinese state media say the government should meet the ampquotreasonableampquot demands of ethnic Mongols. (''Straits Times'')
- Arab Spring:
- Yemeni uprising:
- A truce between the Yemeni government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and opposing tribal groups breaks down increasing the chance of a civil war. (Reuters)
- More than 50 people are killed and hundreds of others are injured by the latest regime forces attacks on civilians in Ta'izz. (CNN)
- Italy temporarily closes its embassy and withdraws its staff, citing threats against Western embassies in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Talks between South African President Jacob Zuma and Muammar Gaddafi end without immediate results, as more than 100 Libyan soldiers, including five generals, two colonels, and one major defect from Gaddafi's forces. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- NATO launches fresh air strikes hours after the talks conclude. (CNN)
- NATO air raids have killed more than 700 civilians and wounded more than 4,000 others across Libya since March, according to reports. (BBC)
- Syrian uprising:
- Residents of the town of Homs fight back against government troops with rifles and Rocket-propelled grenades for the first time, in a clash that kills at least four civilians. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issues an amnesty for all ampquotpolitical crimesampquot amid continuing protests. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Spanish protests:
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