Wednesday 24 August 2011
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Lucca .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry.
Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Greater Journey by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dark Matters: Twisted But True.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon or Deca Sports Extreme.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 2011 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- 2011 Battle of Tripoli
- National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil announces legislative and presidential elections within eight months, and promises that Muammar Gaddafi will be tried in Libya. (Ynetnews)
- Muammar Gaddafi vows to fight until ampquotdeath or victoryampquot despite the capture of his Bab al-Azizia compound in southern Tripoli. (''The Telegraph'')
- A former United Nations weapons inspector, Olli Heinonen, warns that a research centre near Tripoli has materials that could be used to make a nuclear dirty bomb. (Reuters via the ''New York Times'')
- Air strikes kill 30 Al-Qaeda linked militants near Zinjibar in Yemen's Abyan Governorate with eight army soldiers killed in fighting. (AP via Huffington Post'')
- Moody's credit rating agency downgrades Japan to Aa3 due to weak economic growth prospects and high levels of public debt. (Bloomberg)
- Steve Jobs resigns as the CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook took over the CEO position for the company. (Wall Street Journal)
- Hurricane Irene
- Hurricane Irene strengthens to Category 3 status as it heads towards The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos and then the East Coast of the United States. (CNN)
- Thousands of people on Ocracoke Island off the U.S. state of North Carolina are told to evacuate ahead of the arrival of the hurricane later in the week. (AP via ''The Chronicle-Herald'')
- A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits near the Amazon region of Peru (CNN)
- North Korea indicates it is ready to bring about a self-imposed moratorium on its nuclear weapons program. (AP via ''USA Today'')
- Russian police arrest a former senior police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov suspected of organising the murder of former Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya in 2006. (AFP via Google News)
- In athletics, Lamine Diack of Senegal is elected unopposed to another term as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations. (AP via Yahoo!)
- A Progress resupply vehicle destined for the International Space Station experiences a catastrophic engine failure and fails to reach orbit impacting in the Altai Republic.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
- Sure Thing - Miguel
- Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
- How To Love - Lil Wayne
- Quickie - Miguel
- Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
- Otis - Jay Z Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding
- Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
- My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
- She Ain't You - Chris Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
- Amor Clandestino - Mana
- Taboo - Don Omar
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
- You - Romeo Santos
- Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
- Donde Estas Presumida - Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
- Prometi - Intocable
Top #10 Rock songs
- The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Walk - Foo Fighters
- Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
- Country Song - Seether
- So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
- Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
- Rope - Foo Fighters
- Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman
- Not Again - Staind
- Up All Night - Blink-182
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
Twenty-three lenders fell off the government’s list of so-called problem banks in the second quarter, bringing the total to 865. [..]
Brokers have been hired to aggressively market the retail space at the hexagonal building known as the Corner that once housed J. P. Morgan headquarters. [..]
- Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.83
- Union Pacific UNP: opens at $87.94
- United Technologies UTX: opens at $69.68
- HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $24.54
- 1 CHF = 8.0262 CNY
- 1 CAD = 6.472 CNY
- 1 CAD = 0.8052 CHF
- 1 AUD = 6.695 CNY
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?