Saturday 23 October 2010
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Angélil Twins .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.
Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Unemployment of Danny London.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmos X2 or Dogfight 1951.
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- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Angélil Twins: American-born twins of Canadian noted family,their parents are famous singer Celine Dion and her husband René Angelil.
- The high court in Egypt orders the government to ban police officers from university campuses. (BBC)
- In preparation for the Seoul summit, finance ministers of the G-20 agree to reform the International Monetary Fund and shift 6% of the voting shares to developing nations and countries with emerging markets.ref name=quotG20 summit agrees to reform IMFquot G20 summit agrees to reform IMF BBC.
- 50 people are injured in Bangladesh protests attacked army camps, set a jeep on fire and damaged two other vehicles during the clashes in Roopganj, a sub-district of Narayanganj near Dhaka. (Tha Indian)
- Iraq War Logs: Julian Assange of Wikileaks tells a London news conference that the 400,000 classified U.S. military documents released to the general public yesterday reveal that the Iraq War is ampquota bloodbath on every cornerampquot. (AFP via ''Tehran Times'')
- There are clashes on the streets of Conakry after the second round of voting in the Guinean presidential election, due on 24 October, is deferred for the third time. (BBC)
- Suspected Maoist rebels kill six policemen in eastern India. (''Times of India'')
- A suicide bomber attacks the United Nations compound in western Afghanistan based in Herat. (Voice of America)
- Nine Taliban fighters, including two commanders, are killed as security forces storm their hideout in Kandahar province, south of Afghanistan. (Xinhua via PLA)
- 2010 strikes in France: French unions challenge a back-to-work order in court, one day after the senate voted in favour of increasing their retirement age. (Al Jazeera)
- Group of Twenty finance leaders agree to give 6% more International Monetary Fund votes to developing countries, though the U.S. retains its veto power, in a meeting in Gyeongju, South Korea. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
- Residents of Naples are repelled by the police force while expressing their ire over a government plan to open a huge garbage dump on the edge of town. (Al Jazeera)
- At least one person is killed and thousands more are affected after Cyclone Giri makes landfall in western Burma. (Al Jazeera)
- The death toll from Typhoon Megi in Taiwan has reached as least eleven with at least 23 people from two Chinese tour groups missing. It has now made landfall in China's Fujian province. (Reuters)
- Seven people are killed at Nyayo National Stadium in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as fans try to enter a Kenyan Premier League football match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
- Several people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Mourne Mountains, County Down. (Xinhua)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project that as many as 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050 if current trends in diet and exercise continue. (Reuters)
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
- Richard Falk, a UN human rights rapporteur, issues a report to the United Nations General Assembly saying continued settlement construction would probably make Israel's occupation of Palestinian land irreversible and that said the UN, the US and Israel had failed to uphold the rights of Palestinians. (BBC)
- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reports that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are preventing it from building schools in Gaza the Israeli Defense Ministry says it is doing so to thwart Hamas from building the schools next to Hamas military installations. (RIA Novosti)
- Rival demonstrations take place in China and Japan over the disputed Senkaku Islands. (''Straits Times'')
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