Monday 2 March 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Right Round by Flo Rida.
Knowing, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while The Associate by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
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- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes below 7,000 for the first time since May 1997, dropping 299.64 points, or 4.24 percent, to 6,763.29.
- The Standard & Poor's 500 stock market index drops below 700 for the first time since October 1996.
- American International Group reports a US company record US$61.7 billion quarterly loss, equivalent to US$27.9 million per hour. The US government promises another US$30 billion of new capital, following 2008's commitment for $150 billion in aid.
- United States President Barack Obama nominates Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. (AP via MSNBC)
- Late 2000s recession:
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls below 7,000 for the first time since 1997. (MarketWatch)
- Sweden's IF Metall trade union agrees to reductions in wages and working time by maximums of 20 percent. (IHT)
- A winter storm in the eastern United States cancels 1,000 flights and cuts hundreds of thousands of people's electricity. (Reuters via News Daily)
- Palestinians accuse Israel of planning ethnic cleansing in Bustan, East Jerusalem. (Sky News)
- North Korea's and the United Nations' military commands meet in South Korea for the first time since 2002. (Reuters)
- Two thousand Tamil people have been killed and 5,000 injured in Vanni District during Sri Lanka's civil war. (BBC)
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