Friday 8 June 2012
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Inseparable, directed by Dayyan Eng, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gravity Falls.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ben 10: Omniverse or 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generation.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
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- Arab Spring:
- Syrian uprising:
- United Nations monitors reach the site of the massacre in Mazraat al-Qubeir, where up to 78 people are reported to have been killed. (''Daily Star Lebanon'')
- One person is shot dead and three others wounded by gunfire in clashes in a pro-Syrian government neighbourhood of Tripoli, Lebanon. (France 24)
- Bahraini uprising: Bahraini authorities tear gas and sound bomb a pro-democracy rally, among the largest such rallies there in recent weeks. Meanwhile, a defence lawyer confirms that a court hearing is scheduled for next week in the case of a jailed 11-year-old boy accused of protesting against the regime. (Press TV)
- 7 United Nations peacekeepers from Niger are killed in an ambush in Ivory Coast. (Al Jazeera)
- Mexican Drug War: At least 14 mutilated corpses are abandoned inside a vehicle in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, about 250 miles from the Texas border. The bodies are accompanied by a banner taking credit for the killings. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- A bomb targeting a bus carrying Government of Pakistan employees kills 32 people. (AP via Newser)
- Amnesty International issues a report claiming that Israel is guilty of torture and human rights violations, but the report is criticised as biased because of the alleged involvement of an anti-Israel activist in its writing. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
- The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, North London, vows to recognise Amy Winehouse's contribution to music by erecting a statue to her. (''The Guardian'')
- Booker Prize winning writer of historical fiction Barry Unsworth dies in Italy. (''The New York Times'')
- The Commonwealth Writers prizes are handed out at Hay: Shehan Karunatilaka from Sri Lanka wins the £10,000 Commonwealth Book Prize for his debut novel ''Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew'', while Emma Martin from New Zealand wins the £5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for ampquotTwo Girls in a Boatampquot. (BBC)
- Chesapeake Energy shareholders, at their annual meeting, reject two incumbent directors in a vote widely regarded as a repudiation of CEO Aubrey McClendon. (BusinessWeek)
- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ends talks with Iran, with IAEA chief inspector Herman Nackaerts claiming ampquotThere has been no progressampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- Malawi cancels its hosting of the African Union summit after disagreements over the attendance of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court. (Capital FM Kenya)
- A military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland rejects dropping charges against imprisoned U.S. serviceman Bradley Manning and says his trial would likely be delayed by two months until November. (Voice of America)
- Chuck Blazer, the FIFA official who blew the whistle on corruption within the governing body last year, faces accusations by Jack Warner of secretly funding the rent on a luxury New York apartment using funds from the football federation he ran. (BBC)
- Jamaican ampquotdrug lordampquot Christopher ampquotDudusampquot Coke is sentenced to 23 years in a U.S. prison. (BBC)
- The Parliament of Albania fails without a vote in the third round to elect the President of the Republic of Albania. (Top Channel)
- UK Home Secretary Theresa May announces plans to introduce new laws to jail parents who force their children into arranged marriages. (BBC)
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