Friday 24 December 2010, Christmas Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 2010). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry.
Nine Dead, directed by Chris Shadley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Glory Daze.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing DJ Hero 2 or Dance Dance Revolution Music Fit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 24 December 2010
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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- Least 32 people are killed in bomb blasts detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations near the city of Jos, Nigeria, while at least six people die in attacks on churches by suspected Islamists in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri. (BBC)
- Rebel groups in the Darfur region of Sudan clash with government forces, three days after resuming ceasefire negotiations. (Reuters)
- The Hizbul Islam group in Somalia join forces with al-Shabaab. (Africa Review)
- A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard captured in southern Afghanistan is accused of cross-border weapons smuggling by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. (''The Australian'')
- A Christmas message by Pope Benedict XVI is broadcast by BBC Radio 4's ''Thought for the Day'' programme in the United Kingdom. (PA)
- Thousands of people gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas. (Al Jazeera)
- At least 24,000 workers at two plants in Vietnam go on strike over pay, bonuses and lunar new year holidays. (''Straits Times'')
- South Africa is invited to join the BRIC group of emerging markets. (Bloomberg)
- Japan's Cabinet approves a record ¥92.4 trillion budget for 2011. (BBC)
- Large-scale disruption continues in Europe after heavy snowfalls. (BBC)
- More than 30 people are killed after a bus plunged into a ravine in southwest Ecuador. (CNN)
- Turkey welcomes a decision by the US House of Representatives not to vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution during the final session of the 111th Congress. (Winnipeg Free Press)
- Russia's lower house gives preliminary approval the New START treaty signed with the United States full approval will be decided upon next month. (France 24)
- A tripartite summit of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey is held in Istanbul, aimed at boosting trust between Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Xinhua)
- The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approves opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara as President of Côte d'Ivoire. (''The Hindu'')
- South Korea says it will keep a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea lit until January 8, amid threats from North Korea. (''Herald Sun'')
- Indian police search for four people in Mumbai suspected of being members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (IOL)
- New laws restricting car purchases in the Chinese capital Beijing come into force, in an attempt to combat serious traffic problems. (BBC)
- Thongsing Thammavong is named as the new Prime Minister of Laos, a day after the unexpected resignation of Bouasone Bouphavanh. (RFA)
- One person is killed after security forces open fire on protesters in Bouziane, Tunisia. (AFP)
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz
- Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele
- No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale
- Right Thru Me - Nicki Minaj
- What's My Name? - Rihanna Featuring Drake
- Deuces - Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
- Lay It Down - Lloyd
- Make A Movie - Twista Featuring Chris Brown
- Willow - Whip My Hair
- Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
Top #10 Latin songs
- Danza Kuduro - Don Omar & Lucenzo
- Loca - Shakira Featuring El Cata
- Bon, Bon - Pitbull
- Ni Lo Intentes - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Nina De Mi Corazon - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
- Corazon Sin Cara - Prince Royce
- Arrastrando Las Patas - Larry Hernandez
- Sergio Vega - Millonario de Amor
- Y No Regresas - Juanes
- La Despedida - Daddy Yankee
Top #10 Rock songs
- The Black Keys - Tighten Up
- Linkin Park - Waiting For The End
- Stone Sour - Say You'll Haunt Me
- World So Cold - Three Days Grace
- Neon Trees - Animal
- Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
- Kings Of Leon - Radioactive
- Porn Star Dancing - My Darkest Days Featuring Zakk Wylde
- Love-Hate-Sex-Pain - Godsmack
- Muse - Undisclosed Desires
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