Tuesday 17 January 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Bachelorette, directed by Leslye Headland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Welcome to the Basement.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beatmania IIDX 20: Tricoro or Dead or Alive 5.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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- Unknown assailants kill 2 Hungarians, 2 Germans and an Austrian in northeastern Ethiopia. (Al Jazeera)
- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
- Syria rejects calls for Arab troops to intervene in the country's conflict. (News24)
- 25 people are killed by Syrian security forces in the latest violence. (Voice of America)
- Officials in Burma order the military to stop offensives in ethnic minority areas. (''Bangkok Post'')
- 2011–2012 Yemeni uprising: Vice President Abdurabu Hadi says that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for next month will go ahead. (CNN)
- Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang resigns as chief executive officer. ''(San Jose Mercury News)''
- At least 26 people are killed after a truck's brakes fail along a busy street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (BBC)
- India and China agree to establish a working mechanism to deal with border issues. (''The Hindu'')
- Crackdown on dissidents in the People's Republic of China: Authorities in China charge dissident Zhu Yufu for ampquotsubverting state powerampquot. (''The New York Times'')
- Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, predicts the regime will fall if reforms are not made soon. (UPI)
- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng orders an investigation into a guerrilla-style standoff with farmers who laid land mines and firing improvised shotguns amid a land eviction. (''Straits Times'')
- Abdollah Jassbi resigns as President of Islamic Azad University after near thirty years in position. (Tabnak)
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