Wednesday 13 July 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Walking in Circles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cat and the Coup or de Blob 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
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- 13 July 2011 Mumbai bombings:
- Several explosions shake Mumbai, India, killing 20 and injuring over 100 persons. (''The Guardian'')
- The blasts hit the Zaveri Bazaar, Dadar and Opera House areas of the central business district. (IBN)
- Arab Spring:
- 2011 Syrian uprising: Fire damages a pipeline in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, according to regime officials and state media. (SANA)
- 2011 Egyptian revolution: Several hundred police officers are dismissed in concessions to protesters. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war: The President of the United States Barack Obama expresses support for Russia acting as a mediator in the uprising. (White House)
- Anti-Gaddafi forces reclaim Qawalish from Gaddafi forces hours after they took it. (Al Jazeera)
- In response to rocket fire into Israel, a Palestinian woman is injured in an airstrike on Gaza. (BBC)
- The house in Tutshill near Chepstow where J. K. Rowling grew up is for sale. (''The Guardian'')
- Moody's threatens to cut the debt rating of the United States. (BBC)
- Sixteen people are killed when Noar Linhas Aéreas Flight 4896 crashes in Recife, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. (BBC)
- Five people are killed in an explosion at an industrial estate in Boston, Lincolnshire. (''The Guardian'')
- South Sudan is admitted to the United Nations, the first new member since 2006. (''BBC News'')
- Sir Christopher Rose is to investigate reports that surveillance tapes recorded by UK police spy Mark Kennedy were suppressed by prosecutors. (''The Guardian'')
- The High Court of Malaysia sets dates for the trial of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges from August 8 to 26. (''The Star'')
- Sexual abuse scandal in Cloyne diocese:
- Ireland prepares for the release of a 400-page report into the sexual abuse of children by priests. (''Irish Examiner'')
- Bishop John Magee, a former private secretary of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II, is found to have deliberately misled an inquiry into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. (''The Belfast Telegraph'')
- The Vatican is strongly criticised in the report. (''The Guardian'')
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