Sunday 23 January 2011
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars.
I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Awakened by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ruin the Internet Comedy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Age of Empires Online or Alien Zombie Megadeath.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 January 2011 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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- Jack LaLanne: American fitness and nutritional expert (Born 1914).
- U.S. drone attacks on Pakistan:
- A suspected U.S. drone fires two missiles at a vehicle and a house in a militant stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, killing four alleged insurgents. (AP via Google News)
- The attacks are the first carried out by the United States on the region since Friday's protest rally highlighting civilian deaths. (Al Jazeera)
- Tribesmen march in their numbers in Mir Ali, North Waziristan to demand an end to U.S. drone strikes in the area, the second such march inside three days. (Xinhua)
- Egyptian authorities blame the Gaza-based Army of Islam group for an attack on a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria on 1 January. (Al Jazeera)
- Australian SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith is awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in action in the offensive in the Shah Wali Kot region in Afghanistan in June 2010. (BBC)
- Somali pirates threaten to kill all hostage South Korean seamen in revenge for the killing of pirates by South Koreans. (Reuters)
- Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is permitted to leave hospital and return home, eight days after undergoing the amputation of her right leg. (BBC)
- Philippe Henri Dacoury-Tabley, head of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, announces his resignation. (Al Jazeera)
- Google is to give $100million to Eric Schmidt, an outgoing CEO. (''The Wall Street Journal'')
- The death toll in Brazil's worst flood disaster tops 800 people. (BBC)
- The Dominican Republic officially registers its first cholera death since the launch of the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak. (BBC)
- Talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany break down without an agreement to end the eight-year-old impasse over Iran's nuclear program, after Iranian officials refused to negotiate unless preconditions including an immediate halt to UN sanctions on Iran were met. (The Telegraph)
- WikiLeaks revelations:
- The Palestine Papers
- The largest ever release of confidential files in the history of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, are released. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- The Palestinian Authority condemns Al- Jazeera for releasing the documents and denies that the Palestinian Authority had agreed to make far-reaching concessions on Jerusalem as the documents purportedly reveal. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- Israeli inquiry into the Gaza flotilla raid:
- An Israeli inquiry finds its own army acts ampquotlegal pursuant to the rules of international lawampquot during May's fatal Gaza flotilla raid in which 9 Turkish activists were killed a separate United Nations inquiry said there had been an ampquotunacceptable level of brutalityampquot. The inquiry also declares Israel's naval blockade of Gaza to be legal. (AFP via Google News)
- Arrest warrants are issued to six members of the republican guard in Albania over the deaths of three people in unrest. (RTÉ)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Bruno Mars - Grenade
- Rihanna - What's My Name?
- Ke$ha - We R Who We R
- P!nk - Raise Your Glass
- Enrique Iglesias - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
- The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
- Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
- Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
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