Tuesday 1 September 2009
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 September 2009 ?
- 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.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 01 September
- Jang Jin-young: South Korean actress (Born 1974).
- European leaders remember the victims of World War II at ceremonies marking the start of the conflict 70 years ago. (Japan Today)
- Muammar al-Gaddafi:
- Tripoli's streets are decked with thousands of multicolored lights, and hundreds of Gaddafi portraits and placards paying tribute to the leader, with celebrations attended by African, Arab and Latin American leaders but largely ignored by the West. (Al Arabiya)
- Gaddafi is hailed as a knight of revolution as celebrations get underway in the country. (''The Guardian'')
- President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay shuffles his cabinet, with Gonzalo Fernández, drafter of all major legislation, moving from Foreign Affairs to Defence. (MercoPress)
- Former heavyweight world champion boxer Muhammad Ali visits the birthplace of his great-grandfather in Ennis, Ireland. (''The Guardian'')
- Alain Robert scales Tower Two of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using no safety equipment. (''New Straits Times'')
- The unemployment rate across the Eurozone reaches a ten-year high of 9.5%. (BBC)
- The European Union bans the manufacture or import of 100 watt incandescent light bulbs, beginning a phase-out in favour of energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps. (BBC)
- The Pakistani Army claims to have killed at least 20 suspected militants in clashes across north-west Pakistan. (BBC)
- An outbreak of diarrhoea in Orissa, India, kills at least 26 people and hospitalises 237. (BBC)
- A ban on samurai swords comes into effect in Ireland in an effort to reduce increasing crime rates. (RTÉ)
- Ali Ben Bongo, Pierre Mamboundou and Andre Mba Obame each declare victory in the Gabonese presidential election. (''Voice of America'')
- 91 countries agree to the first ever global treaty focused specifically on the problem of IUU fishing. (UN News Centre)
- Documents released by the British government show that the United Kingdom gave in to Libyan demands that the Lockerbie bomber be eligible for transfer home to serve his sentence there. (Xinhua)
- A Sri Lankan journalist is jailed for 20 years on charges of ampquotinciting racial hatredampquot and ampquotsupporting terrorismampquot for writing articles critical of the government's military operations. (''The Independent'')
- A Guatemalan court sentences Felipe Cusanero, an ex-paramilitary officer, to 150 years in prison for the forced disappearance of civilians in the 36-year Guatemalan Civil War. (Reuters)
- A plane carrying South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe back from an African Union summit in Tripoli, Libya makes an emergency landing on an unlit runway in northern Congo after missing a fuel stop. (IOL)
- A diarrhea epidemic kills 34 people in Ethiopia and infects more than 5,000, with 500 hospitalised in Addis Ababa in one day alone. (IOL)
- Saba threatens to secede from the Netherlands Antilles in a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. (NRC Handelsblad)
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