Monday 28 May 2012
It was Monday, 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.
The Lion of the Moguls, directed by Jean Epstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Passage Of Power by Robert A. Caro was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching World's Worst Musical.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace of Spades or Bubble Safari.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 May 2012 ?
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
- Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
- Bernard of Menthon
- Augustine of Canterbury
- William of Gellone
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- Arab Spring:
- Syrian uprising:
- The Syrian opposition claims that the Syrian Army has killed at least 41 people in the city of Hama over the past day. (Reuters via ''The Daily Star'')
- United Nations Special Envoy Kofi Annan visits Syria a day after the Security Council unanimously condemns the Houla massacre. (BBC)
- France says Syrian regime leaders will answer for ampquotmurderous follyampquot. (''Al Arabiya'')
- Bahraini uprising:
- Bahraini authorities release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on bail, though he still faces a travel ban and criminal charges. (Al Jazeera)
- Reports are coming in that Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is to consider ending his 110-day hunger strike against the regime. (BBC)
- Colombian armed conflict (1964–present):The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) releases a video proving that Romeo Langlois, a French reporter they kidnapped on 28 April 2012, is still alive. (Reuters)
- A suspected bomb explodes in a shopping complex in Nairobi, Kenya, injuring 33 people. (BBC)
- For the first time a series of self-immolations have reached the Tibetan capital of Lhasa when two Tibetans set themselves on fire. (''The Times of India'')
- Following the UN Committee Against Torture's condemnation of the Irish government's failure to acknowledge and assist former detainees of the country's Catholic-run Magdalene asylums, the Justice for Magdalenes campaign group announces its discovery that women were transferred from State-funded mother and baby homes to Magdalene laundries, where they were held against their will and without their children. (RTÉ)
- Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace performs in public for the first time since announcing she is transgender. (''The Guardian'')
- An image of Brett Murray's controversial painting ''The Spear'' is removed from a the website of a South African newspaper. (BBC)
- ''Awaara'' has been included in the All-Time 100 greatest films by the ''Time Magazine''. ''(Time Entertainment)''
- Financial irregularities are revealed at Bloxham Stockbrokers. (RTÉ)
- A helicopter crashes in eastern Afghanistan, killing two ISAF troops. (CNN)
- 19 people are killed in a fire at a shopping centre in Doha, Qatar. (BBC)
- Leveson Inquiry:
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the Leveson Inquiry he had a ampquotworking relationshipampquot with News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch, but that Murdoch did not influence policy during his time in office. (BBC)
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