Wednesday 2 May 2012
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 2, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Stash House, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Satyamev Jayate.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadlight or Blast-A-Way.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 2 May 2012
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Which were the important events of 2 May 2012 ?
- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
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- A pastel version of ''The Scream'', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
- Arab Spring:
- At least 20 people are killed in Cairo as unidentified attackers unleash rocks, clubs, firebombs and shotguns on a protest near the Egyptian Ministry of Defence. Police and the military intervene after six hours. (BBC)
- The New York-based Human Rights Watch accuses Syrian forces of continuing their killing sprees in opposition areas even after peace talks began. (Al Jazeera)
- 2012 South Sudan–Sudan border conflict: The United Nations Security Council passes a resolution threatening sanctions if hostilities do not end within 48 hours. (Al Jazeera)
- At least six people are killed in a suicide bombing attack on a Kabul suburb popular with westerners. (Reuters)
- Mexican Drug War:
- A gunfight between the Mexican Army and suspected gunmen of a drug cartel left 12 dead in the western state of Sinaloa, the homestate of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most-wanted drug lord. (BBC)
- Imprisoned journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega is awarded the PEN America's ampquotFreedom to Writeampquot annual prize for publishing articles critical of Ethiopia's human rights record. (BBC)
- A court in the German city of Mannheim rules that Microsoft has infringed Motorola Mobility's patents and bans Xbox 360 gaming consoles and Windows 7 operating system from sale in Germany. (Reuters via Yahoo News)
- The News Corporation board expresses its ampquotfull confidenceampquot in Rupert Murdoch following a UK government media committee's conclusion yesterday that Murdoch is ampquotnot a fit personampquot to run a major international business. (BBC)
- Visit to China by Hillary Clinton:
- United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing for high-level talks with the government of China. She also contacts dissident Chen Guangcheng. (AP via MSNBC)
- Chen later leaves the U.S. embassy after a week spent there after fleeing house arrest in China, after alleged threats to his family. (Xinhua)
- Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang travels to Budapest and holds talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. (''China Daily'')
- The Japanese owner is found of a Harley-Davidson that drifted to Canada in a container that had been swept out to sea in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (BBC)
- Coroner Fiona Wilcox states that Secret Intelligence Service officer Gareth Williams was ampquoton the balance of probabilitiesampquot unlawfully killed and that it is unlikely he found his way all by himself into the padlocked red sports bag in which his body was found in the bath at his home. (BBC)
- A man, believed by the media (but not confirmed) to be J. T. Ready, a Neo-Nazi, and a member of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, is among five individuals in Gilbert, Arizona, found dead with gunshot wounds. It is unclear what role he may have played in the apparent shootings, and what precise type they were, but he is believed to have shot the others and then himself in a possible murder-suicide. (MSNBC)
- The Egyptian military expresses its willingness to hand over political power on May 24 if an outright winner emerges in the first round of the presidential elections. (RIA Novosti)
- Presidential candidates Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande go head-to-head in a televised debate in France. (BBC)
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Sport Games on 2 May 2012
Serie AItalian Football
- Catania - Bologna : 0 - 1
- Cesena - Udinese : 0 - 1
- Fiorentina - Novara : 2 - 2
- Genoa - Cagliari : 2 - 1
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Ath Bilbao - Real Madrid : 0 - 3
- Ath Madrid - Sociedad : 1 - 1
- Barcelona - Malaga : 4 - 1
- Mallorca - Vallecano : 1 - 0
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Ajaccio - Sochaux : 2 - 1
- Bordeaux - Rennes : 2 - 0
- Brest - Toulouse : 0 - 0
- Caen - Lorient : 1 - 0
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Aberdeen - Hibernian : 1 - 2
- Bolton - Tottenham : 1 - 4
- Chelsea - Newcastle : 0 - 2
- Inverness C - Dunfermline : 0 - 0
Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2012 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Climax - Usher
- Birthday Cake - Rihanna Featuring Chris Brown
- UP! - LoveRance Featuring IamSu & Skipper or 50 Cent
- Love On Top - Beyonce
- Another Round - Fat Joe Featuring Chris Brown
- The Motto - Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
- Drank In My Cup - Kirko Bangz
- Leave You Alone - Young Jeezy Featuring Ne-Yo
- Ayy Ladies - Travis Porter Featuring Tyga
- Strip - Chris Brown Featuring Kevin K-MAC McCall
Top #10 Latin songs
- La Senal - Juanes
- Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
- Intentalo - 3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto y America Sierra
- Bailando Por El Mundo - Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata
- Llamada de Mi Ex - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
- Dutty Love - Don Omar Featuring Natti Natasha
- Amor Confuso - Gerardo Ortiz
- Fuiste Tu - Ricardo Arjona Featuring Gaby Moreno
- Corre! - Jesse & Joy
- Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
Top #10 Rock songs
- Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
- Linkin Park - Burn It Down
- We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
- Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
- Bully - Shinedown
- These Days - Foo Fighters
- Live To Rise - Soundgarden
- Tongue Tied - Grouplove
- The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
- Midnight City - M83.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
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- United Technologies UTX: opens at $81.18
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $25.06
- 1 CHF = 6.8719 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.3611 CNY
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- 1 AUD = 6.484 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?