Thursday 3 April 2008
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis.
In UK Mercy by Duffy was in the top 5 hits.
The Voyeur, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- ATA Airlines, once one of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in 5 years and ceases all operations.
- Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody.
- An Antonov An-28 operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashes upon landing in Benzdorp, Suriname. All nineteen on board are presumed dead. (BBC News)
- Police in riot gear surround a hotel in Harare housing foreign journalists. New York Times correspondent Barry Bearak, Daily Telegraph correspondent Stephen Bevan, and two others are arrested. (''The Christian Science Monitor'')
- MDC Secretary-General Tendai Biti reports that police have begun raiding opposition party offices in an apparent ampquotcrackdownampquot. (AP via MSNBC)
- Bagatur is named the acting Chairman of Inner Mongolia, succeeding Yang Jing, who is the new minister in charge of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. (Xinhua)
- ''Jules Verne'', the first European Automated Transfer Vehicle, successfully performs a fully automated docking with the International Space Station. (ESA)
- Serbian Minister on Kosovo Slobodan Samardžić submits to UNMIK a plan suggesting Kosovo's division into cantons along ethnic lines. (Tanjug via Portalino)
- Greek and Turkish Cypriots open a crossing at Ledra Street, a main shopping street in Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia that has come to symbolize the island's ethnic partition. (AP via ''The International Herald Tribune'')
- The Iraqi military says a suicide bomber has attacked a checkpoint near Mosul, killing 7 people and wounding 12. (AP via Google News)
- At its summit in Bucharest, NATO invites Albania and Croatia to join the alliance. (Washington Post)
- According to the Onion, the date of the Apocalypse.
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