Wednesday 3 November 2010
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Like A G6 by Far*East Movement.
The Next Three Days, directed by Paul Haggis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Edwardian Farm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Backbreaker or Karate Champ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Pirmin
- Japan - Culture Day (post 1946), Emperors Birthday (pre 1946)
- St. Winifred
- Also see November 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Vulganius
- St. Valentine & Hilary
- St. Valentinian
- St. Quaratus
- St. Martin de Porres
- St. Florus
- St. Domnus of Vienne
- St. Papulus
- St. Cristiolus
- Independence Day in Panama (1903, from Colombia), Dominica (1978, from Britain) and Federated States of Micronesia (1986, from France)
- St. Englatius
- R.C. Saints - November 3rd is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Acepsimas
- St. Germanus
- St. Guenhael
- St. Hermengaudis
- St. Hubert
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 03 November
- Jerry Bock: New Haven, Connecticut -- Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof).
- Jim Clench Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman: Turner Overdrive) (Born 1949).
- Viktor Chernomyrdin: Russian businessman and politician 30th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2010).
- Greece suspends air mail deliveries after a series of parcel bombs are sent to foreign embassies and leaders. (''People's Daily'')
- At least 17 co-ordinated explosions across a widespread area of Baghdad kill 113 people and wound more than 271. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- The South Korean Navy fires warning shots at a North Korean fishing boat at the Northern Limit Line maritime border. (''Korea Times'')
- A Singapore court convicts British author Alan Shadrake of insulting the judicial system in his book ''Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock''. (BBC)
- At least 25,000 students take to the streets of Dublin to protest against rising emigration, unemployment and an increase in university fees, in the largest such demonstration for a generation. (''University Observer'')
- The Government of Canada announces that it will block a $38.6bn hostile takeover bid by BHP Billiton for Potash Corporation. (BBC)
- The United States Federal Reserve announces its plan for further quantitative easing in a bid to ward off deflation. (CNN)
- The central bank of Iceland, i.e. the Sedlabanki, cuts its key interest rate to 5.50 percent, a somewhat deeper cut than had been expected. This is part of an ongoing policy of expanding the money supply in response to the crisis of 2008. (Reuters)
- Two people die and 50 are injured after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Central Serbia. (Forbes)
- A French court orders the extradition of Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to stand trial at the International Criminal Court. (''The East African'')
- The United Nations schedules a new round of talks on the Western Sahara. (BBC)
- NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is to visit Russia to discuss the European missile defence project with President Medvedev. (Xinhua)
- David Tamihere is granted parole after serving 20 years imprisonment for the 1989 murders of two Swedish backpackers in New Zealand. (''NZ Herald'')
- Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is to be hanged for murder today in Iran, according to the International Committee against Stoning. (''The Irish Times'')
- San Francisco passes a law banning McDonald's from giving free children's toys with unhealthy food. (Reuters)
- The United States Border Patrol finds a sophisticated tunnel between Tijuana in Mexico and Otay Mesa, California, used by drug smugglers. (Reuters)
- Constitutional referendum results in Niger show that 90% of voters approve a return to civilian rule from the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy military junta. (BBC)
- Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dissolves her cabinet. (Reuters)
- A package addressed to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi bursts into flames at Bologna Airport during a police inspection. (Xinhua)
- Former Russian Premier and founder of Gazprom Viktor Chernomyrdin dies at 72. (''The New York Times'')
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