Wednesday 15 June 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 15, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Duggar .
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rolling In The Deep by Adele.
Albatross, directed by Niall MacCormick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Sixkill by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Division.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnival Island or Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 15 June 2011
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Which were the important events of 15 June 2011 ?
- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- 2011 Greek uprising:
- Greek unions initiate a general strike, with protesters vowing to surround the Hellenic Parliament as it prepares to discuss its plans for financial cuts. (euronews)
- Greek and Spanish flags fill parliament square alongside banners reading ampquotResistampquot and ''¡no pasarán!'' (they shall not pass), dating from the Spanish Civil War. (''DAWN'')
- The protesters call themselves the ampquotindignantsampquot in solidarity with their Spanish counterparts who camped against cuts in Madrid and Barcelona until the Spanish police forced them out. (BBC)
- Police descend in droves on the parliament building, blocking the protesters from forming a human ring around it, firing water cannon at the protesters and barricading their path. (Deutsche Welle)
- Police fire tear gas on Greek people protesting against cuts being implemented by their government in co-operation with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
- Police detain 10 protesters to prevent them disrupting lawmakers as they slip into parliament by car. (''Taiwan News'')
- Some Greek journalists' unions cancel their strike in order to provide coverage of the protests. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
- Bank of Ireland chairman Pat Molloy and chief executive Richie Boucher, gathered for a meeting at University College Dublin (UCD), are attacked with eggs amid calls to have them all ampquottaken out and bloody shotampquot. (BBC)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- Rebels make fresh gains against forces of Muammar Gaddafi in the east and west of the country. (Al Jazeera)
- A group of U.S. lawmakers files a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. military operations in Libya. (CNN)
- 2011 Yemeni uprising:
- The Associated Press claims that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is building an airbase in the Persian Gulf to target terrorists in the event of a terrorist element taking control of Yemen. (AP via ''Richmond Times-Dispatch'')
- Islamic militants seize parts of the southern city of Houta in Lahij province in a surprise dawn raid. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- Admiral Kim Sung-chan, the head of the Republic of Korea Navy, vows a stronger response to aggression from North Korea. (Yonhap News)
- Colum McCann wins the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest literary award, for his novel ''Let the Great World Spin''. (BBC)
- Mario Vargas Llosa, last year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, speaks out against authoritarian governments and calls on all citizens to participate in political life while addressing students at Shanghai International Studies University. (BBC)
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changes the rules regarding the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards, allowing anywhere from five to ten nominees, provided that each receives a minimum of 5% of the nominating votes. (Variety)
- Dexter Isaac, a convicted killer, claims responsibility for an attempted assassination of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994. (''New York Post'')
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
- Sure Thing - Miguel
- Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius
- My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
- She Ain't You - Chris Brown
- Look At Me Now - Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
- I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
- All Of The Lights - Kanye West
- Hustle Hard - Ace Hood
- Unusual - Trey Songz Featuring Drake
Top #10 Latin songs
- You - Romeo Santos
- Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
- Taboo - Don Omar
- Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- El Culpable - Espinoza Paz
- El Ardido - Larry Hernandez
- Lluvia Al Corazon - Mana
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Corazon Sin Cara - Prince Royce
- Prometi - Intocable
Top #10 Rock songs
- Rope - Foo Fighters
- Country Song - Seether
- Help Is On The Way - Rise Against
- Adolescents - Incubus
- The Cave - Mumford & Sons
- You Are A Tourist - Death Cab For Cutie
- Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
- Rip Tide - Sick Puppies
- Lies Of The Beautiful People - Sixx: A.M.
- Cage The Elephant - Shake Me Down
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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- United Technologies UTX: opens at $83.20
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $34.53
- 1 CHF = 7.5952 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.6193 CNY
- 1 CAD = 0.871 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.848 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?