Saturday 24 December 2011, Christmas Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Layover.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi or Tetris: Axis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 2011 ?
- 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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- Arab League monitors meet Syria's foreign minister, a day after deadly bombings occurred in the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
- Government troops in Yemen fire on anti-government protesters demanding the trial of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing at least nine people. (''Boston Globe'')
- Gun battles in Nigeria between government troops and Islamist Boko Haram militants kill 68 people. (Reuters)
- The Buddha Memorial Center of Fo Guang Shan in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, housing a tooth relic of Gautama Buddha, is consecrated. (Xinhua)
- Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters, the world's oldest performer, dies at the age of 108. (''Bild'')
- A former official of the central bank of the People's Republic of China states that the People's Bank of China could lower the country's reserve requirements in 2012. (Reuters)
- North Korean media name Kim Jong-un ndash the son and successor of late leader Kim Jong-il ndash as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. (''Straits Times'')
- Tens of thousands of people protest across Russia against parliamentary elections that they allege were rigged in favour of the ruling United Russia party. (RIA Novosti)
- Cuba announces that it will release 2,900 prisoners ndash including some political prisoners ndash in the next few days. (BBC)
- Libya celebrates its independence for the first time in 42 years independence celebrations were banned under the regime of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (''Tripoli Post'')
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Sport Games on 24 December 2011
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Annan Athletic - Berwick : 2 - 2
- Queens Park - East Stirling : 2 - 0
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Celtic - Kilmarnock : 2 - 1
- Dundee United - Hibernian : 3 - 1
- Dunfermline - St Johnstone : 0 - 3
- Hearts - Motherwell : 2 - 0
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
- Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
- Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
- Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
- She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
- Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
- Headlines - Drake
- That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
- 5 O'Clock - T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
- You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
- Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
- El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
- Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
- Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
- El Mil Amores - Pesado
- Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Para No Perderte - Espinoza Paz
- Maquina Del Tiempo - Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Wisin & Yandel
- Nada Iguales - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
- Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Top #10 Rock songs
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