Friday 3 August 2007
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's.
In UK Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z was in the top 5 hits.
Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Marx and Venus.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air Traffic Chaos or The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 August 2007 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
- Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
- St. Nicodemus
- Niger - Independence Day
- St. Walthen
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- The former deputy director of Augusto Pinochet's secret police, Raul Iturriaga, is captured by the police after having entered in rebellion in June 2007 against the Chilean state and justice Los Angeles Times.
- The Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger declares a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County, California with hundreds of people ordered to evacuate due to wildfire. (AP via Fox News)
- US President George W. Bush signs a bill to implement recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. (AP via San Diego Union Tribune)
- The United States Congress allocates $250 million to rebuild the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (BBC)
- The United States Senate votes to extend the powers of intelligence agents to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists in a victory for President of the United States George W. Bush. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Raids at the Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland, California allegedly produces evidence that links the bakery to the murder of Chauncey Bailey, editor of ''The Oakland Post'', and two other people. (CNN)
- Mexican archaeologists announce the discovery of what is believed to be the tomb of Aztec emperor Ahuitzotl. (IHT)
- 50 people are feared drowned and 100 are missing after a boat capsized in Sierra Leone (Reuters via CNN)
- The President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signs the Interception of Communication Act into law, allowing the Zimbabwean government to listen to private telephone conversations, open mail and intercept faxes and e-mail. (AFP via Africaasia)
- Two Cuban boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux Olympic bantamweight champion and amateur welterweight world champion Erislandi Lara, who deserted their team at the 2007 Pan American Games are found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be sent back to Cuba. (CNN)
- An outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a cattle farm in Surrey, UK is confirmed by Defra. The unlicenced movement of all livestock throughout the UK is prohibited. (BBC)
- George W. Bush invites representatives of the UN and major industrialized and developing countries to a conference to discuss a post-Kyoto agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. (Reuters)
- Turkey's two largest cities, Ankara and Istanbul, struggle with water shortages with Ankara rationing water to two days on, two days off as a result of having 5% left in their reservoirs. (AP via the Guardian)
- The Supreme Court of Pakistan frees Javed Hashmi, the leader of the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy and Pakistan Muslim League faction leader, who was jailed in 2003 for writing a letter critical of the President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. (BBC)
- Rebel groups in Darfur hold meetings in Tanzania jointly mediated by the United Nations and the African Union to resolve disputes. (BBC)
- Patriarch Teoctist of the Romanian Orthodox Church is buried in a ceremony in Bucharest led by Bartholomew I, the leader of the Eastern Orthodox churches. (AP via IHT)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2007 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
- Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
- Rihanna - Umbrella
- Timbaland - The Way I Are
- Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rockstar
- What Time Is It - High School Musical 2 Cast
- Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
- Hurricane Chris - A Bay Bay
- T-Pain - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
- Bartender - T-Pain
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