Saturday 18 February 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson.
John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Paris Wife by Paula McLain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Chefin.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bullet Run or Cherry Tree High Comedy Club.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 18 February 2012
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Which were the important events of 18 February 2012 ?
- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
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- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
- Security forces open fire at a funeral procession in Damascus for those killed in protests in the capital. (AFP)
- China urges all sides in the conflict to end the violence. (BBC)
- Violence breaks out in Dakar, Senegal, during an anti-government protest. (IOL)
- The death toll from a bombing on Friday in the Pakistani town of Parachinar in the Kurram region rises to 32. (Canadian Press via ''Winnipeg Free Press'')
- USA drone airstrikes kill at least 21 suspected militants in North Waziristan, Pakistan. (BBC)
- The Russian Army loses 17 soldiers while fighting in a day long battle with insurgents in the North Caucasus region. (Antara News)
- Senegalese police clash with protesters in Dakar in the fourth consecutive day of protests ahead of next week's presidential election. (Voice of America)
- The funeral of American entertainer Whitney Houston is held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. (Reuters)
- Roman Catholic Church:
- Pope Benedict XVI formally appoints 22 new Cardinals. (CNN)
- The Pope also announces seven new saints, including the first native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha from the US state of New York. (CNN)
- The Italian film ''Caesar Must Die'' wins the Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. (''The Hollywood Reporter'')
- The Greek Cabinet approves additional austerity measures demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund. (Reuters)
- At least nine people are killed and 24 injured after a bus crashes in China's Yunnan province. (RIA Novosti)
- Twenty one people are given jail sentences in the People's Republic of China for match fixing, including Yang Yimin, a former deputy chief of the Chinese Football Association. (Reuters via ''Times of India'')
- Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is summoned by French police to face questions about alleged involvement in a prostitution ring in the city of Lille. (BBC)
- The Emperor of Japan Akihito successfully undergoes heart bypass surgery. (BBC)
- Voters in Latvia go to the polls for a a constitutional referendum on whether to to make Russian a second official language with 75% of voters rejecting the proposal. (''The Moscow Times'')
- The Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy is reelected as head of the Popular Party at its conference in Seville. 's_ruling_party/ (AFP via Alternet)
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Sport Games on 18 February 2012
Serie AItalian Football
- Juventus - Catania : 3 - 1
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Bergen - Genk : 1 - 2
- Lokeren - Gent : 1 - 1
- Mechelen - Germinal : 2 - 1
- Oud-Heverlee Leuven - Cercle Brugge : 2 - 3
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Freiburg - Bayern Munich : 0 - 0
- Hamburg - Werder Bremen : 1 - 3
- Hertha - Dortmund : 0 - 1
- Kaiserslautern - M'gladbach : 1 - 2
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Bochum - Union Berlin : 4 - 2
- Ein Frankfurt - Frankfurt FSV : 6 - 1
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 2012 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
- Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
- The Motto - Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
- Love On Top - Beyonce
- I Do - Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & Andre 3000
- Strip - Chris Brown Featuring Kevin K-MAC McCall
- Rack City - Tyga
- Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
- You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
- Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
- Si Tu Me Besas - Victor Manuelle
- Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
- Intentalo - 3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto y America Sierra
- Llamada de Mi Ex - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
- El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
- Las Cosas Pequenas - Prince Royce
- Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
- El Poeta - Chino & Nacho
- We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
- Me Gustas Tanto - Paulina Rubio
Top #10 Rock songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?