Friday 4 September 2009
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching MacKenzie Falls.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius or Blue Toad Murder Files.
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- The death toll in the 2009 Java earthquake rises to 63. (Xinhua)
- Ryan Tubridy takes over as host of ''The Late Late Show'', the world's longest running chat show. (''The Irish Times'')
- Another day of protests by Han Chinese occur over a series of hypodermic needle stabbings in Ürümqi, northwestern China. (Al Jazeera)
- Chinese officials say five people have been killed and 14 injured in the unrest. (RTÉ)
- Thousands of mourners from across southern India pay their respects to the dead chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. (BBC)
- Six Gambian journalists jailed for criticising President Yahya Jammeh are freed. (BBC)
- Looting occurs in Port Gentil, Gabon, after riots broke out over a disputed presidential election. (Al Jazeera)
- A court in Burma agrees to hear an appeal by detained National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (''Jakarta Post'')
- North Korea announces it is in the final stage of uranium enrichment, as Russia, South Korea, Japan and the United States express concern. (Yonhap)
- More than 90 people, among them at least 40 civilians, are killed when an American jetfighter called in by German troops attacks two fuel tankers hijacked by Taliban-insurgents in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. (BBC)
- The armed forces in Madagascar reject calls by opposition groups to take over the country's institutions for an interim period. (AFP)
- The International Monetary Fund grants Zimbabwe a US$ 500 million loan, its first to the country in 10 years. (''Business Day'')
- Temperatures in the Arctic are at their highest for 2000 years, according to a new study. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- The United States eases more restrictions on Cuba, allowing unlimited family visits and telephone exchanges. (''Washington Post'')
- The Brazilian Senate condemns Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez for his restrictions on the press, further delaying its Mercosur bid. (MercoPress)
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to approve new settlements in the West Bank before a building freeze. (Associated Press)
- Two Bangladeshi newspapers, the ''Daily Manab Zamin'' and the ''New Nation'', apologise after publishing an article taken from satirical US website ''The Onion'', which claimed the Moon landings were faked. (BBC)
- Former US soldier Steven Dale Green is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of release for the 2006 gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the slaughter of her family in their home in Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad. (Al Jazeera)
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