Thursday 23 December 2010
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Phoenix Nicholson .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Welcome Back, Brotter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blood Drive or Alpha Protocol.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 December 2010 ?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
- Hundreds of South Korean troops, tanks, helicopters and jet fighters gather 12 miles from the border with North Korea to stage one of South Korea's largest ever live fire military drills in a ampquotshow of forceampquot before its neighbour. North Korea describes the exercises as ampquotwarmongeringampquot, and threatens a ampquotsacred warampquot. (Al Jazeera)
- The United Nations says 173 people have been killed during post-election violence in the Ivory Coast. (BBC)
- Two parcel bombs explode at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in central Rome, Italy. One person is seriously injured. Officials suspect that the perpetrators are from an Italian anarchist group. (''The Christian Science Monitor'')
- A survey indicates that almost one third of Britons believe they have a guardian angel. (Press Association via Google News)
- China offers to help eurozone countries through the debt crisis. (BBC)
- Banking giant Santander has admitted that a computer error has resulted in up to 35,000 people receiving other person's transactions details on their bank statement. (BBC)
- At least 20 people are buried by a landslide in the northern Colombian department of Santander. (Xinhua)
- China describes recent criticism of its control on the Catholic Church by the Vatican as ampquotimprudent and ungroundedampquot. (''New York Times'')
- British MPs express concerns over whether the UK is ampquotgetting value for moneyampquot from its spending on education aid money in Africa. (BBC)
- A court in Nice fines a male Algerian after convicting him of having insulted the French national flag last Tuesday. It is the first such penalty of its kind. (BBC)
- A man jumps from the balcony of the parliament building in Romania in protest at spending cuts. (''People's Daily'')
- The Greek Parliament approves sweeping cuts in its budget some Greeks disagree and protest. (BBC)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada cuts funding for settlement centres across the country, leading to the Ontario Liberals protesting the decision that will affect many new immigrants in the province. Immigration minister Jason Kenney also affirms that Santa Claus is Canadian, referring to his characteristic red and white colours. (''Calgary Herald'')
- Former MSP Tommy Sheridan is convicted of perjury following a 12-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow. He was found guilty of lying during his successful defamation case against the ''News of the World'' which had printed details of his private life. (BBC)
- The New Zealand military releases formerly classified files regarding possible UFO sightings. (''Hawke's Bay Today'')
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