Thursday 1 January 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling was one of the best selling books.
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- Aarne Arvonen: Finnish supercentenerian (Born1897).
- The U.S. military in Iraq falls under Iraqi authority for the first time since the U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003.
- Claiborne Pell, Rhode Island Democratic Senator (1961-97), dies at age 90 of Parkinson's disease.
- 66 die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
- A man is shot and killed at California's Fruitvale BART station by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer. (Mercury News)
- An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip city of Jabalia kills senior Hamas military commander Nizar Rayan and six members of his family. (The Guardian)
- At least five people die and more than 50 are injured in serial bombings in Guwahati, India. (CNN-IBN)
- Russia's Gazprom halts deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine after negotiations over prices fail. (Reuters)
- Slovakia adopts the euro and becomes the 16th member of the Eurozone. (BBC)
- Virgin Galactic and the U.S. state of New Mexico sign a US$150-250 million agreement to launch sub-orbital commercial space flights at Spaceport America, near Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences. (Space.com)
- All Gabriele D'Annunzio's works becomes of public domain, since it has been 70 years since his death in 1938.
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