Wednesday 2 July 2008
It was Wednesday, 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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- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
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- Ingrid Betancourt, and 14 other hostages held by FARC guerrillas, are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
- 31 years after its launch, the Voyager 2 spacecraft sends a detailed view of the shock wave that marks the thinning of the solar wind, the charged particles streaming from the sun, confirming that the heliosphere is actually egg-shaped, possibly due to a tilted magnetic field in local interstellar space. (Fox News)
- Three American hostages rescued at the same time as Ingrid Betancourt arrive at Lackland Air Force Base to be reunited with their families. (AP via Yahoo! News)
- Admiral Michael Mullen, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the United States, warns Israel of the dangers of an attack on Iran. (ABC News)
- The President of Zambia Levy Mwanawasa is flown to Paris for treatment after suffering a stroke at the African Union summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (BBC News)
- 2008 Jerusalem bulldozer rampage: A man drives a construction loader into several vehicles on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem, killing three and leaving dozens other injured, before being shot dead by an off-duty IDF officer. (Ynet)
- Nine oil workers are killed when a civilian Mi-8 helicopter carrying 16 people crashes in Siberia. (Turkish Press)
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