Monday 13 December 2010
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marion Turner .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Diner Dash 5: BOOM! or Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Marion Turner: American child of noted parents, he is the third child and third son born to singer Josh Turner and his wife Jennifer.
- A Liberian owned cargo vessel with 24 Filipino crew is seized by Somali pirates 550 nautical miles from the coast of India. (Xinhua)
- A 2,400 year old pot of soup is unearthed in China near the ancient capital Xi'an. (''People's Daily'')
- Brunei and Malaysia sign a deal to jointly explore and produce oil and gas off the coast of northern Borneo. (''Malaysia Star'')
- Major British supermarkets and online stores stop taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of a backlog of deliveries caused by the recent adverse weather conditions. (BBC)
- A South Korean deep sea trawler sinks in the Southern Ocean two thousand kilometres south of New Zealand with at least five people dead and seventeen missing. (CNN)
- Heavy rains and flooding in Colombia cause up to $5.2 billion in damages. (Reuters Alertnet)
- Woman's arson kills 9 in gambling grievances in east China's Zhejiang Province. (Kunming via Xinhua)
- New Israeli bill would prevent a terror suspect from meeting a specific lawyer for 6 months instead of 21 days as is the case today. The maximum period of time in which a terror suspect can be denied access to a specific lawyer will be one year. (Arutz Sheva)
- A sword-wielding teenager takes up to half a dozen children and a teacher hostage at a nursery in Besançon, eastern France. He is later arrested. (BBC)
- Kuwait closes the offices of Al Jazeera, following coverage of a crackdown at an opposition rally. (''Straits Times'')
- Mark Weston, the first person to face a second murder trial in the United Kingdom following the discovery of new forensic evidence is convicted of killing a woman in 1995. (BBC)
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Judge Henry E. Hudson rules against Barack Obama's health care reform requirement to purchase health insurance. (BBC)
- An American Catholic nun pleds not guilty to charges of embezzling $850,000 from Iona College. (CBS)
- Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat asks the European Union to recognize “two states (Israel and Palestine) along the 1967 bordersampquot. (Bloomberg)
- Europe reaffirms its readiness to recognise a Palestinian state at an ampquotappropriateampquot time, stopping short of outright recognition despite mounting pressure to break the Middle East impasse. (AFP)
- Minni Minnawi, the only Darfur faction leader to sign the Darfur Peace Agreement with the Sudanese government, declares its failure and leaves his post. (Al Jazeera)
- The Philippine parliament blocks a government effort to provide free condoms to poor people, amid a debate over funding for family planning. (''Straits Times'')
- Protests by garment workers in Bangladesh over low wages spread to other areas of the country. (AFP)
- OpenLeaks, a splinter group rivaling WikiLeaks, launches its website. (CNN)
- Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court unanimously rules the reappointment of Sir Paulias Matane as Governor-General of Papua New Guinea unconstitutional due to the lack of a secret ballot. Matane steps down from his position and Jeffrey Nape becomes acting Governor-General. (Radio Australia)
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