Tuesday 4 August 2009
It was Tuesday, 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.
On TV people were watching The WiseGuys.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
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- Blake Snyder: American screenwriter (Born 1957).
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il pardons two American journalists, who had been arrested and imprisoned for illegal entry earlier in the year, after former U.S. President Bill Clinton meets with Kim in North Korea.
- A European Commission report finds that more than 50% of all Europeans regularly surf the Internet, up 33% in five years. (Deutsche Welle)
- Burundian police detain opposition leader and former journalist Alexis Sinduhije at Ruyigi in eastern Burundi, where he is accused of hosting an illegal meeting. (IOL)
- Pro-government activist, Lina Ron, surrenders to Venezuelan authorities one day after attacking opposition television station Globovisión. President Hugo Chávez condemns the attack, saying it helps his opponents brand him as a tyrant. (''The Guardian'')
- Amos Kenan, Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright, novelist and leading intellectual of Canaanism died at the age of 82 in Israel, his funeral is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th, at a kibbutz cemetery in central Israel. (''The Associated Press'')
- The Russian and U.S. Presidents discuss in a phone conversation the Georgian situation and “the need to decrease tensions in the region,” America's White House claims. (Civil).
- Russia establishes combat readiness of its troops in South Ossetia due to the situation. (Civil).
- South Ossetian separatists throw grenades into Georgian and Russian checkpoints. (Rustavi2)
- Police in Australia foil a major terror operation involving a suicide attack on a military base understood to be Holsworthy Barracks on Sydney's western outskirts. (''The Hindu'')
- 5,300 people flee flames which thousands of firefighters fight in British Columbia. (''National Post'')
- Bangkok Airways Flight PG 266 crashes into a disused control tower at Samui Airport on the island of Ko Samui, Thailand, killing at least one person. (RTÉ)
- A referendum on whether to extend Mamadou Tandja's presidency for a third term is held in Niger. (Associated Press)
- Gotland governor Marianne Samuelsson is forced to resign after she was taped arguing that a local businessman should be given favourable treatment. (''The Local'')
- UBS remains cautious about its prospects after client withdrawals spurred by protracted U.S. tax litigation drags the Swiss bank into another big quarterly loss. (Reuters)
- John Yettaw, detained in Burma for making an uninvited visit to Aung San Suu Kyi, is taken to hospital suffering seizures. (CNN)
- After a public demonstration in support, a High Court judge in Ireland orders the release of Thomas Cook staff, including one woman who went into labour, who were arrested after occupying the company's premises on Grafton Street, Dublin. (''The Times'')
- About 100 Algerians and Chinese clash in Algiers. (BBC)
- Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua orders an investigation into the recent sectarian violence in the north of the country. (Reuters)
- Opposition groups in Iran call for further protests ahead of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration. (Associated Press)
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