Monday 3 August 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- 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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- Bolivia becomes the first country in the history of South America to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves. (MercoPress)
- Georgia accuses Russia of trying to seize more of its territory as the anniversary of the 2008 war between the two countries approaches. (BBC).
- Several earthquakes, including one of 6.9 magnitude, hit northwestern Mexico. (BBC)
- Evidence that haggis was invented by the English is unearthed. (News.com.au)
- Iran is reportedly ready to build a nuclear weapon, according to Western intelligence services. (''The Times'')
- Barclays posts a profit of £2.98bn for the first half of the year, up 8% on the same period of 2008. (Sky News)
- Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei formally approves the second-term presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Al Jazeera)
- Water supplies in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China, are cut off to over 580,000 people after contaminants caused the hospitalization of 4,125 people due to gastrointestinal illness. (Associated Press)
- A town in Qinghai, China, is sealed off after a second person dies of pneumonic plague. (Al Jazeera)
- Somali pirates release a Malaysian tugboat with 11 Indonesian crew after being held for more than seven months. (''The Straits Times'')
- ''The Washington Post'' newspaper in the United States reports that officials are considering a plan to move Guantánamo Bay detainees to a prison camp. (RTÉ)
- An Australian radio show is axed and presenter Kyle Sandilands sacked from a television show after a lie detector stunt sees a 14-year-old girl say she was raped so her mother could claim Pink tickets. (IOL)
- 185 people are killed in tribal clashes in South Sudan. (BBC)
- The death sentences of more than 4000 prisoners in Kenya are commuted to life imprisonment. (Capital FM)
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