Friday 16 December 2011
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 16, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Don 2, directed by Farhan Akhtar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Layover.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Big Ben Burglary or Dice Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 December 2011
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Which were the important events of 16 December 2011 ?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
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- Tropical Storm Washi causes 1,268 flash flood fatalities in the Philippines with 85 people officially listed as missing.ref name=quotwashi officialquot
- At least 10 die as the protesters in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, clash with police on the country's Independence Day. (''The Telegraph'')
- Syrian troops reportedly open fire on anti-government protesters following Friday prayers. (AP via Google)
- Clashes take place between pro-democracy protesters and security forces in Cairo, Egypt. (Al Jazeera)
- Human Rights Watch calls on Bahrain to release political prisoners from the 2011 Bahraini uprising. (UPI)
- Four people are injured in two grenade attacks in Garissa, northern Kenya. (IOL)
- At least two people die in clashes between demonstrators and Egyptian Army soldiers in Cairo. (Reuters)
- Russia joins the World Trade Organization. (BBC)
- European credit ratings:
- Fitch Ratings lowers France's rating outlook while maintaining a AAA rating and puts the grades of six nations including Spain and Italy on review due to Europe's failure to find a solution to the debt problem. (Bloomberg via ''Business Week'')
- Moody's Investors Service downgrades Belgium's credit rating two notches to Aa3. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- The stock price of Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smart phones, falls after the release of disappointing quarterly numbers and news of the delay of expected product upgrades. (''Christian Science Monitor'')
- Japan declares the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in cold shutdown. (Kyodo)
- The death toll from an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam reaches 156 with 96,000 people having been sick with the disease as at the end of November 2011. (AP via ''Washington Post'')
- The United States and North Korea are expected to hold diplomatic talks regarding North Korea's nuclear program. The talks are the first meeting after the six-party talks stalled in 2008. (Yonhap News)
- Russian customs seize radioactive material bound for Iran. (AFP via Google)
- Hollywood actor Christian Bale is prevented from visiting Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng by police. (Reuters)
- Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called ampquotBarefoot Banditampquot, pleads guilty to dozens of charges in the US state of Washington and is sentenced to seven years in jail. (''People'')
- Star baseball player Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of home detention on obstruction of justice charges following misleading evidence about steroid use. (ESPN)
- Thailand reissues a passport for Thaksin Shinawatra, saying he is no longer a ampquotthreatampquot. (Channel NewsAsia)
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Sport Games on 16 December 2011
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Bayern Munich - FC Koln : 3 - 0
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Erzgebirge Aue - Ingolstadt : 1 - 1
- Fortuna Dusseldorf - Paderborn : 2 - 3
- Greuther Furth - Union Berlin : 5 - 0
La Liga Segunda DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Elche - Alcorcon : 6 - 0
Division 2Football (France)
- Chateauroux - Bastia : 0 - 2
- Istres - Amiens : 2 - 1
- Le Mans - Angers : 2 - 2
- Metz - Lens : 2 - 0
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
- Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
- Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
- Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
- She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
- Headlines - Drake
- That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
- Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
- 5 O'Clock - T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
- You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
- El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
- Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
- Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
- El Mil Amores - Pesado
- Maquina Del Tiempo - Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Wisin & Yandel
- Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Para No Perderte - Espinoza Paz
- Taboo - Don Omar
Top #10 Rock songs
- The Sound Of Winter - Bush
- The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
- Walk - Foo Fighters
- Paradise - Coldplay
- Face To The Floor - Chevelle
- Tonight - Seether
- These Days - Foo Fighters
- The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Bottoms Up - Nickelback
- Cough Syrup - Young The Giant
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Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
Kevin W Sharer, chief executive at biotechnology company Amgen, and Dr Roger M Perlmutter, company's head of research, will step down in 2012 after more than a decade on the job; changes come as Amgen's once-torrid growth has cooled and its stock price has stagnated. [..]
Stuart Elliott Advertising column notes that WPP, massive agency that handles all campaigns for Ford Motor, will create a separate, boutique agency in New York to work with company as it tries to reinvigorate its Lincoln brand of luxury cars. [..]
- Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.17
- Union Pacific UNP: opens at $99.79
- United Technologies UTX: opens at $73.67
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $26.34
- 1 CHF = 6.7658 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.1019 CNY
- 1 CAD = 0.9013 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.316 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?