Tuesday 1 July 2008
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
Hancock, directed by Peter Berg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Sail by James Patterson, Howard Roughan was one of the best selling books.
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
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- The Starbucks coffee company announces it will close an additional 500 stores in the USA, on top of 100 already announced.
- Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.
- At least 38 people die as a motorised ferry sinks in Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta. (CNN)
- Police in Portugal announce that they are closing the investigation on the disappearance of Madeline McCann. (NineMsn news)
- Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirsol break world records for the 100 metres backstroke at the United States Olympic trials. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
- A jury orders pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to pay $114 million in compensation to the Government of Alabama for overcharging for Medicaid prescription drugs. (AP via Google News)
- Starbucks announces that it will close 600 underperforming coffee shops in the United States. (AP via CNN Money)
- A four-day state of emergency is declared in Mongolia after violent protests following the legislative elections. (BBC News)
- Thousands of citizens battle local government officials in a major riot in Guizhou in China over a police cover-up dealing with the death of a local girl. (Straitstimes)
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