Thursday 24 May 2012
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roomies.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amnesia Fortnight 2012 or Bleed.
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- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
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- A United States drone attack kills ten people in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. (Reuters)
- Elton John checks into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, due to a respiratory infection, according to the singer's publicist. (CNN)
- Revised figures indicate the UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the first three months of 2012, more than initially thought. (BBC)
- The United States National Hurricane Center advises that Hurricane Bud has formed off the Pacific Ocean coast of Mexico and has reached category two strength. (AFP via Google News)
- London's Metropolitan Police is to send a team of detectives to Libya to continue the investigation into the 1984 murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher. (BBC)
- Four Russian citizens are arrested and accused of espionage in Diyala, Iraq. They are allegedly beaten while in Iraqi custody. (AFP)
- Voters in Egypt go to the polls for a second day to vote in a presidential election. (BBC)
- Football goal-line technology will be tested at Wembley Stadium when England play Belgium in a friendly on 2 June. (BBC Sport)
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