Wednesday 27 June 2012
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
A Swedish Love Story, directed by Roy Andersson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Third Gate by Lincoln Child was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jaffa Factory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baka and Test or DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- National HIV Testing Day in United States
- National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom 
- Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
- Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria
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- Syrian uprising:
- President Bashar al-Assad declares that a state of war exists in Syria as fighting spills into Damascus. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
- In the past seven days, 916 Syrians have been killed, making it the deadliest week since the uprising began, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP)
- Gunmen storm a pro-government television station, killing seven people. (BBC)
- The Free Syrian Army’s commander, Riad al-Asaad, says that the Hezbollah is actively participating in the Syrian civil war on the side of the regime. (''The Daily Star'')
- Police in Bolivia end their violent rebellion after a pay deal is reached (CNBC)
- Roadside bombs and an ambush by the Taliban in their stronghold of Musa Qala, Afghanistan, kill 10 police officers. (RFERL)
- The MNLA and al Qaeda-linked Islamists clash in a gunbattle in Gao, Mali, that kills at least 20, witnesses say. (Reuters Africa)
- A United States drone attack kills five in Pakistan. (Al Jazeera)
- The Glastonbury Festival and promoters Festival Republic ampquotgo their separate waysampquot after working together since 2001. (BBC)
- Barclays Bank plc is fined £290m after trying to manipulate interbank interest rates. Chief Executive Bob Diamond also forgoes his bonus. (Xinhua)
- Bank of China becomes the first Chinese bank to open a branch in Taiwan. (NHK World)
- At least 50 people are killed in rain-triggered landslides in the Bangladesh districts of Cox's Bazaar and Chittagong. (Al Jazeera)
- Thirty-two thousand people in the US city of Colorado Springs flee from the Waldo Canyon Fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes. (MSNBC)
- An 11-year-old girl, Ashton Jojo, vacationing with her family at a miniature golf course at Orange Lake Resort, in Orange County, Florida, is accidentally electrocuted after she falls into a 2-foot deep pond at the course while looking for her lost golf ball. (MSNBC)
- The Somali president urges everyone to donate funds to Somalia to help combat pirates. (Reuters)
- Former Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Stetler is convicted of all six counts in his corruption case. (NBC)
- Uruguay aims to become the world's first country to oversee and administer the nation's cannabis market. (MSNBC)
- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and former IRA commander and Sinn Féin deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness shake hands at a historic meeting in Belfast. (RTÉ)
- The UK Government unveils its plans to reform the House of Lords to make it a mostly elected chamber. (BBC)
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