Thursday 3 December 2009
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
Zvenigora, directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Under the Dome by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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- International Day of Disabled Persons - 
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Francis Xavier; also Saint Birinus
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- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures deposits in United States commercial banks, is running a deficit of $US8.2 billion. (New York Times)
- The Royal Netherlands Navy seizes 13 Somali pirates and frees two Tanzanians from a vessel that attacked a German ship off the southern cost of Oman. (IOL)
- Nigerian farmers sue Shell at a court in The Hague over claims that the oil firm polluted their land in the Niger Delta region. (''The Independent'')
- A further five people are sentenced to death over their involvement in the July riots in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, in northwestern China. (BBC)
- Indian activists mark the 25th anniversary of the industrial disaster that took place in Bhopal which led to 3,787 deaths. (''The Times'')
- Three Somali cabinet ministers are amongst dozens killed in a bomb blast at a university graduation ceremony at a hotel in Mogadishu. (AFP)
- Three Iranian pilgrims are killed after their bus exploded at a petrol station in the Syrian capital Damascus. (Alalam News Network)
- Nathan Rees is replaced as leader of the New South Wales Australian Labor Party and Premier of New South Wales by Kristina Keneally. (''Sydney Morning Herald'')
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