Wednesday 30 May 2012
It was Wednesday, 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 Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching World's Worst Musical.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller or Fable Heroes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Reinhilde
- Peru ? National Potato Day .
- United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
- Saint Ferdinand III
- Saint Gabinus
- Saint Jeanne d'Arc
- Trinidad and Tobago ? Indian Arrival Day(National Holiday).
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- Syrian uprising:
- Several nations, including Turkey, Germany and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats in response to the May 25 Houla massacre. (BBC)
- The United Nations reports the deaths of 13 men in a mass execution in eastern Syria. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Romeo Langlois, a freelance journalist from France 24 who was abducted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on April 28, is released by FARC in southern Colombia. (Reuters)
- The South African gallery which exhibited Brett Murray's controversial painting ''The Spear'' reaches a deal with the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which opposes its display. (BBC)
- It is announced that a UK concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, Venezuela's premier youth orchestra, is to be live-streamed online on 23 and 26 June, after live tickets sold out eight months in advance. (''The Guardian'')
- English novelist Terry Pratchett is awarded the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. (''The Guardian'')
- The winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction is announced. (''The Guardian'')
- Aftershocks continue to strike northern Italy in the wake of yesterday's earthquake, which killed 17 people and left over 14,000 homeless in the Emilia-Romagna region. (''Daily Telegraph'')
- United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta calls for the United States to strengthen its naval presence in Asia, in order to counter China's growing military power. (BBC)
- President of the United States Barack Obama angers the people of Poland by referring to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz as ampquotPolishampquot. Prominent Poles demand an apology for the ampquotoutrageousampquot gaffe. (BBC)
- Enhanced security preparations are reported in the lead-up to the 2012 Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. (''Daily Mail'')
- ''Assange v The Swedish Judicial Authority'':
- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses his appeal in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against extradition to Sweden on rape charges. (AP via ABC News America)
- Andy Coulson, former director of communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron, is detained for questioning by police investigating claims of perjury. (BBC)
- At the Leveson Inquiry into British media practices, UK Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable, who initially had responsibility for overseeing News Corporation's bid to take full control of BSkyB, tells the hearing he was warned the Liberal Democrats would be ampquotdone overampquot by the company's newspapers if he ruled against the takeover. (BBC)
- A gunman opens fire in the U.S. city of Seattle, killing three people and injuring two more before shooting himself. A fourth person is killed in a separate incident in the city before the suspected gunman in both incidents kills himself. (''Seattle Times'')
- Canadian police begin a manhunt for suspected murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is believed to have dismembered a man and mailed his severed hand and foot to political party offices in Ottawa. (''Montreal Gazette'')
- Ireland's High Court refuses an application by Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty against the Referendum Commission's statements on the European Stability Mechanism, as voting continues on offshore islands in the referendum on the European Fiscal Compact. (RTÉ)
- The Parliament of Albania fails without a vote in the first round to elect the President of the republic. (Reuters)
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