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Old 11-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #131
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Shenzhou 9 was a manned spacecraft flight of China's Shenzhou program, launched at 18:37:24 CST (10:37:24 UTC), 16 June 2012.. Shenzhou 9 was the second spacecraft and first manned spacecraft to dock with the Tiangong 1 space station, which took place on 18 June..The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft arrived at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gobi Desert on 9 April 2012 and its carrier rocket, the Long March 2F, arrived on 9 May..On June 16, 2012, the Expedition Ceremony was held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.. National People's Congress Standing Committee Chairman Wu Bangguo attended the ceremony.. The astronauts, Liu Wang, Liu Yang, and Jing Haipeng, rode to the launch tower and turned in the entrance with the assistance of support staff...

July 4 – CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider– Broadcaster George Entwistle is named as the next Director-General of the BBC-2 Swedish advertising agency employees, Thomas Mazetti and Hannah Frey, take off from Pociūnai Airport in Lithuania and drop 879 parachute-equipped teddy bears adorned with human rights and freedom-of-speech slogans into the southern suburbs of Minsk-The American deep-sea exploration vessel Nautilus discovers the wreckage of the Turkish Air Force F-4 Phantom II shot down on 22 June and the bodies of its 2-man crew on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet)/5 – Shard, the tallest building in Europe and the tallest habitable free-standing structure in the UK at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft), is officially opened\7 -A video is released showing Syrian rebels claiming to have shot down a Syrian government surveillance aircraft and showing pieces of the aircraft/18 – Office for National Statistics publishes figures which show that unemployment has fallen by 65,000 in the 3 months to May to 2.58 million, a rate of 8.1%. Average weekly pay, including bonuses, grew by 1.8% on the year- 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar - Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army\20 - 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado- 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico/22– Bradley Wiggins wins the 2012 Tour de France bicycle race, the first British rider ever to do so- Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq - Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India - At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China- 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club\23- A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people/24- 4 barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia -The Syrian Air Force attacks rebels for the first time in the Syrian Civil War, when MiG-23s (NATO reporting name "Flogger") bomb eastern areas of Aleppo\25 - Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia - Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones -UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011 -double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012/26 - At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria - Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq - North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless\27 – August 12 – Summer Olympics are held in London, England, UK/28 - 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia- Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43-Attack helicopters support a Syrian government tank attack against Free Syrian Army positions in Aleppo\29- Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea/30–31 – In the worst power outage in world history, the India blackouts leave 620 million people without power..estimated 32 gigawatts of generating capacity was taken offline in the outage.. An article in The Wall Street Journal stated that of the affected population, 320 million initially had power, while the rest of the affected population lacked direct access..India is densely populated and has high solar insolation, an ideal combination for using solar power in India.. In the solar energy sector, some large projects have been proposed, and a 35,000 km2 (14,000 sq mi) area of the Thar Desert has been set aside for solar power projects, sufficient to generate 700 to 2,100 GW..On 16 May 2011, India’s first 5 MW of installed capacity solar power project was registered under the Clean Development Mechanism..project is in Sivagangai Village, Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu\30 - Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India/31 - 2 car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq - A second power grid failure in 2 days leaves 670 million people in India without power - Due to confusion among air traffic controllers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, 2 USAirways commuter jets take off into the path of a 3rd USAirways commuter jet flying in the opposite direction and cleared to land on the same runway.... and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us...
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