Monday 4 December 2006
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Wanna Love You by Akon.
In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits.
The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 04 December
- An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
- Baidu, the leading search engine in Chinese language, announces its plan to provide service in Japanese. ( Reuters via The Washington Post)
- NASA announces plans to build a base on either the north pole or south pole of the Moon. (Money Times)
- John R. Bolton will resign as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when his recess appointment expires in January 2007. (The Times)
- It is now widely expected that Kazakhstan will head the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2009 despite strong opposition from the United States. Kazakh President Nazarbayev is visiting Brussels, Belgium, which supports Kazakhstan's bid, and he recently visited London, meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose government also supports Kazakhstan. (RFE/RL)
- President of the Philippines Gloria Arroyo declares a ampquotstate of national calamityampquot following the death and destruction caused by Typhoon Durian. (The Australian)
- A US Marine is jailed for raping a woman at Subic Bay after joint exercises with the Philippines. Three other Marines were acquitted in a case which caused anti-American protests. (INQ7 Philippines)
- Kevin Rudd is elected as the new leader of the Federal Australian Labor Party with the caucus electing him by 49 votes to 39 votes for Kim Beazley. Julia Gillard is the new deputy leader. (''The Age'')
- Fijian troops take over the headquarters of the armed police division, occupy the main police station in Suva, and surround a police academy in an escalation of the 2006 Fijian coup d'état plot. (''The NZ Herald'')
- The Government of Iran blocks Wikipedia, IMDb and nytimes.com, among many sites both commercial and informative. (''The Guardian'')
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