Wednesday 19 October 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 19, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Giulia Sarkozy .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Someone Like You by Adele.
Puss in Boots, directed by Chris Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Man Up.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asphalt: Injection or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 19 October 2011
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Which were the important events of 19 October 2011 ?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Giulia Sarkozy: French child of noted family, her parents are French President Nicholas Sarkozy and model/actress Carla Bruni.
- Turkey launches a military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, in response to attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party that killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers in southeastern Turkey. (BBC)
- The members of the Irish boy band Westlife announce that they are to split. (Sky News)
- Google unveils the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, 4.0 (code named Ice Cream Sandwich), along with the Galaxy Nexus, its newest flagship smartphone. (ZDnet)
- The United States' largest bank, Bank of America, is surpassed by JPMorgan Chase in total assets, according to Bank of America's quarterly financial earnings report. (''New Mexico Business Weekly'')
- The parent of American Airlines, AMR, reports a larger third-quarter loss than expected, due to the cost of aviation fuel and the volatility of foreign exchange. (Reuters)
- Floodwaters threaten the Thai capital of Bangkok as the 2011 Thai floods - which have killed 317 people and affected nearly nine million in Thailand since August - continue unabated. (''Washington Post'')
- Queen Elizabeth II commences her 16th visit to Australia in the capital Canberra. (ABC News Australia)
- The President of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, meets with the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, in Seoul. (Yonhap)
- 56 animals are intentionally released by their owner from an exotic animal farm in Muskingum County, Ohio. The owner subsequently commits suicide. (CBS/AP)
- The Hellenic Parliament gives approval in principle to further austerity measures, as street protests in Athens turn violent amid Greece's worsening economic crisis. (BBC)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
- Headlines - Drake
- Marvin & Chardonnay - Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash
- Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
- That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
- Wet The Bed - Chris Brown Featuring Ludacris
- Otis - Jay Z Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding
- Quickie - Miguel
- Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
- Marvins Room - Drake
Top #10 Latin songs
- El Amor - Ricardo Arjona
- Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Rain Over Me - Pitbull Featuring Marc Anthony
- Taboo - Don Omar
- Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
- Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
- El Mil Amores - Pesado
- Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- Tu Olor - Wisin & Yandel
Top #10 Rock songs
- Walk - Foo Fighters
- The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Sound Of Winter - Bush
- Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
- Not Again - Staind
- Tonight - Seether
- Up All Night - Blink-182
- Paradise - Coldplay
- Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against
- Bottoms Up - Nickelback
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
American stocks rise as European officials are said to be near completion of broad agreement between Germany and France on large infusion of bailout money; serious consideration is being given to increasing size of bailout fund of 440 billion euros to at least 1 trillion to 1.5 trillion euros with discussions taking on greater urgency after Moody's warning of a possible downgrade of France's flawless credit rating. [..]
It pays for investors to carefully research issues involving municipal bonds in uncertain economic times, even considering that the widespread defaults predicted for 2011 never occurred; EMMA Web service helps navigate the issues. [..]
- Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $40.85
- Union Pacific UNP: opens at $92.80
- United Technologies UTX: opens at $73.50
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $25.36
- 1 CHF = 7.0647 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.2594 CNY
- 1 CAD = 0.885 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.528 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?