Thursday 13 January 2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January 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 2011
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Wild Within.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ant Raid or Blackwater.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
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- Protests in Tunisia:
- At least six people are killed in further clashes: three in Menzel Bourguiba, one in Bizerte and one in Tataouine. (Al Jazeera)
- President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali gives a televised address during which he attempts to appease protesters by vowing not to seek re-election in 2014. He also promises an end to live firing of ampquotreal bulletsampquot: three more people are killed in the Tunis suburb of Aouina less than an hour later. (''The Guardian'')
- Forces loyal to incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attack and burn United Nations vehicles. (Al Jazeera)
- A British cruise ship avoids a possible Somali pirate attack off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. (CNN)
- Israeli–Lebanese conflict:
- Israel places troops stationed in northern Israel on high alert following the collapse of the Lebanese government. (''Haaretz'')
- Executives of the troubled U.S. book retailer Borders meet with publishers to appeal for financing. (TheStreet.com)
- United States banks foreclose on a record one million mortgages in 2010. (ABC News Australia)
- China is reported to have the highest wind power capacity after adding 16GW in 2010, bringing its total to 41.8GW, with the U.S. in second with 40.2GW installed. (Reuters)
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revokes a permit for a proposed coal mine in West Virginia which would have been one of America's largest citing ampquotdestructive and unsustainable mining practices that jeopardize the health of Appalachian communities and clean waterampquot. (Reuters)
- Major credit rating agencies Standard Poor’s and Moody’s warn the U.S. that its increasing national debt may lead to a lowering of the nation's credit rating. (''New York Times'')
- Floods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
- The death toll continues to rise, with over 500 confirmed casualties. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- President Dilma Rousseff announces a R$ 780 million ($466.2 million) emergency relief budget for the areas affected. (''The Telegraph'')
- Floods in Queensland, Australia:
- Flood waters peak in Brisbane, Australia, missing historic levels but still threatening thousands of homes. (Dow Jones via ''Wall Street Journal'')
- The death toll reaches at least 15 and is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. (ABC News)
- More than one million people are affected by flooding in Sri Lanka, with 21 dead and 270,000 made homeless. (''The Hindu'')
- 10 people are killed in a hotel fire in Hunan, China. (''Shanghai Daily'')
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