Thursday 17 February 2011US date format: 2/17/2011, UK date format: 17/2/2011
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Black And Yellow by Wiz Khalifa.
Chalet Girl, directed by Phil Traill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Confession by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Camelot.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deca Sports Extreme or AFL.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
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- 2011 Bahraini protests:
- Bahrain police launch an attack on protesters in the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama, using tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd. (BBC)
- ABC News correspondent Miguel Marquez is beaten during the crackdown. (ABC News America)
- At least six protesters die during the crackdown with dozens of injuries. (''Ottawa Citizen'')
- Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifah, the Foreign Minister, defends the crackdown stating that it pulled the country back from the brink of the sectarian abyss. (NPR)
- Clashes continue in the main streets of Manama hours after the crackdown. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011 Libyan civil war:
- 14 anti-government protesters are killed as Libyan protesters seeking to oust president Muammar Gaddafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities on what they called a ampquotday of rageampquot. (Al-Jazeera)
- Social networking sites mobilize for protests on a ampquotday of angerampquot in Libya. (Al Jazeera)
- 2010–2011 Algerian protests:
- 84 year-old Abdelhamid Mehri, former leader of Algeria's governing party, writes a letter to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika asking that he change his government in response to the unrest across the Arab world. (BBC)
- 2011 Yemeni protests:
- Several people are injured in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (AFP via Google News)
- Two people are killed and 47 injured in a protest in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya. (CNBC)
- Israeli troops kill three Palestinian militants near Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, who were approaching the border. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Egyptian Army dispatches hundreds of troops to the northern Sinai peninsula to protect a gas pipeline to Israel. (''Jerusalem Post'')
- Aretha Franklin announces a return to the stage. (BBC)
- A rare red and white 6ft by 6ft Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for £10.79 million at auction at Christie's in London. (BBC)
- The private equity owners of Australian book sellers Angus Robertson, the New Zealand news agency chain Whitcoulls and the Australasian franchise of Borders goes into voluntary administration. (''The Australian'')
- Honda recalls nearly 700,000 vehicles in the Fit, Freed, and City model range due to a defective spring. (MSNBC)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Katy Perry - Firework
- F**kin' Perfect - P!nk
- Dr. Dre - I Need A Doctor
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Rocketeer - Far*East Movement
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Pitbull - Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
- Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me
Top #10 R&B songs
- Fall For Your Type - Jamie Foxx Featuring Drake
- Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake
- 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz
- Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock
- No BS - Chris Brown
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele
- Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz
- What's My Name? - Rihanna Featuring Drake
- Love Faces - Trey Songz
Top #10 Latin songs
- Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu - Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez
- Danza Kuduro - Don Omar & Lucenzo
- Ni Lo Intentes - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- No Me Digas Que No - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin & Yandel
- Corazon Sin Cara - Prince Royce
- Loca - Shakira Featuring El Cata
- Me Encantaria - Fidel Rueda
- Bon, Bon - Pitbull
- Llueve El Amor - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
- Nina De Mi Corazon - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Top #10 Rock songs
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Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
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- United Technologies UTX: opens at $84.67
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $48.67
- 1 CHF = 6.936 CNY
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- 1 CAD = 0.9647 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.663 CNY
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