Monday 2 June 2008
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne.
The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while The Hollow by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
- Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
- Xenia name day in Slovakia.
- The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 02 June
- Mel Ferrer: Elberon, New Jersey -- Actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor).
- The US Mint releases the 2008 Arizona state quarter-dollar coin to circulation. The reverse design of the Grand Canyon and a saguaro cactus was created by US Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna.
- A SNCF train runs into a school bus at a level crossing at Mesinges, near the town of Allinges in the mountainous Haute Savoie area of France with at least six people killed. (Reuters)
- Astronomers using the Mount John University Observatory discover MOA-2007-BLG-192-L b, the smallest known extrasolar planet which does not orbit a pulsar. (PhysOrg.com)
- Subprime mortgage crisis
- Wachovia, the fourth largest bank in the United States, fires its Chief Executive Officer, G. Kennedy Thompson, due to losses incurred in the subprime mortgage crisis. (Bloomberg)
- The Bank of England says that new mortgage approvals in the United Kingdom in April were at record lows. (''The Guardian'')
- Supreme Court of the United States:
- In ''United States v. Santos'', by a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court takes a narrow interpretation of federal laws regarding money laundering, and uses the decision in ''Cuellar v. United States'' to unanimously overturn the money laundering conviction of Humberto Cuellar. (Fox News)
- The Supreme Court refuses to hear ''Major League Baseball Advanced Media v. C.B.C.'' Major League Baseball had sought to overturn a judgement against them in state court in Missouri that permitted C.B.C. to run fantasy baseball leagues using real player names without a license from MLB. (Sports Illustrated)
- The United Nations Security Council goes on a mission to Africa with the first leg of the mission to Djibouti to discuss the Somali Civil War. (BBC News)
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