Thursday 18 February 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
Le silence de la mer, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The First Rule by Robert Crais was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Julie & Brandy: In Your Box Office.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter or CityVille.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- A single-engine Piper Cherokee plane crashes into a seven-storey office building in Austin, Texas, killing pilot Joseph Andrew Stack and one person in the building. The pilot left a long suicide note expressing his anger at federal tax authorities.
- Nigerien rebels attacked the presidential palace in Niamey and replaced President Mamadou Tandja with a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
- The President of Niger, Tandja Mamadou, is overthrown after a group of soldiers storms the presidential palaceref name=Todd
- United States President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama amid opposition from China. (''Times Live South Africa'')
- Irish Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea resigned after a controversy surrounding his remarks on a rival politician's relationship with brothels but denies claims by opposition party Fine Gael that he has committed perjury. Taoiseach Brian Cowen assigns himself temporary responsibility for the Department of Defence. (BBC)
- The UK's Press Complaints Commission rejects a complaint by the husband of Stephen Gately about Jan Moir's ''Daily Mail'' article following his death but its head calls Moir's writing ampquotextremely distastefulampquot. (RTÉ)
- Assassination of senior Hamas commander in Dubai:
- The British and Irish governments call in their Israeli ambassadors over the use of fake passports by the alleged killers of a Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. (BBC)
- It emerges that two additional fake Irish passports with genuine issue numbers were used by the suspects, with efforts underway to locate the two genuine holders. (''The Irish Times'')
- Asia's biggest railway station, the Guangzhou South Railway Station, came into use on the first day of Chinese spring festival transport rush of 2010. China's operational high-speed railways have exceeded 3,300 km. (People's Daily)
- Live Earth, organizer of The Dow Live Earth Run for Water, Cape Town race director announced The Parlotones concert at the Speir Wine Estate in Cape Town. (Live Earth)
- The top climate change official at the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer, announces his resignation. (CBC)
- Humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières accuses Bangladesh of a ampquotcrackdownampquot on Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma. (AFP)
- Former New York City police chief Bernard Kerik is jailed for four years on tax fraud. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
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