Saturday 1 September 2007
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Juno, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 September 2007 ?
- Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
- Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- Church of England - Saint Giles
- Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
- Libya - Revolution Day (1969)
- Russia - Knowledge Day
- Singapore - Teacher's Day
- Start of the partridge-shooting season ("St.Partridge").
- Slovakia - Constitution Day
- Start of cold season.
- Start of new school year in many countries.
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- Dave Zabriski, an American professional cyclist, defended his National Time Trial Championship by winning by 2 seconds in Greenville, SC.
- The Church of Uganda, the Anglican province of Uganda, appoints a bishop in the United States, John Guernsey, deepening a split with the Episcopal Church over the ordination of gay priests and bishops. (BBC)
- World Championships in Athletics: American athlete Tyson Gay wins his third medal of the championship as part of the 100 metres relay team after earlier winning gold medals in the 100 metres and 200 metres. (Reuters)
- The Sri Lankan Army captures territory near Mannar from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after a week of heavy fighting. (AFP via Lanka Business Online)
- Protesters in Southeast Aceh try to stop the swearing in of the regent and deputy regent with riot police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowd resulting in 26 people being injured. (Reuters Alertnet)
- In a stunning college football upset, Appalachian State defeated #5-ranked Michigan at Michigan Stadium by a score of 34-32. This is the first time a team from the second-tier NCAA Division I FCS has defeated an AP-ranked Division I FBS opponent. Armanti Edwards was the quarterback for the underdog Mountaineers. (Ann Arbor News)
- Eleven World Wrestling Entertainment performers are suspended for suspected illegal steroid abuse. (Newsday)
- Thousands of former military officers protest in Yemen with Yemeni riot police firing bullets and tear gas to disperse them. (AP via CNN)
- The United Nations launches a food assistance program to assist Iraqi refugees in Syria. (AP via International Herald Tribune)
- Two small planes collide during an air show in Radom, Poland resulting in the deaths of both pilots (Marek Dubkiewicz and Sebastian Chrząszcz) . (AP via Sydney Morning Herald)
- The National Assembly of Panama selects Pedro Miguel González Pinzón as its President despite the fact that he is wanted in the United States for an alleged murder of a United States Army sergeant and the attempted murder of another. González has been cleared by a Panamanian court of these charges. (AP via the Guardian)
- Iraq is to free up to 6,000 Sunni insurgents in an attempt at reconciliation by the Government. (The Telegraph)
- French and Spanish police foil an ETA car bomb plot and arrest the man who is alleged to be the organisations top bombmaker and his accomplices. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appoints Mohammed Ali Jafari to replace General Yahya Rahim Safavi as the leader of the Revolutionary Guard. (The Canadian Press via Google News)
- Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto promises to return to Pakistan very soon. (Daily Telegraph)
- Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig resigns from the United States Senate effective 30 September following a guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge following his arrest in a restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. (Wikinews)
- 2007 Ogaden conflict: International aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières has accused Ethiopia of denying it access to the country's eastern Ogaden region. (BBC News)
- The Second Tuareg Rebellion spreads rapidly as a Malian army colonel has deserted to join a Tuareg rebellion in the northern desert, taking with him nearly 60 fighters. (Reuters)
- New gambling legislation comes into effect in the United Kingdom, relaxing advertising restrictions and extending opening hours. (The Telegraph)
- Hurricanes and tropical storms:
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