Tuesday 5 September 2006
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake.
In UK I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters was in the top 5 hits.
The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilke was one of the best selling books.
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- Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan
- More than 50 Taliban insurgents are killed in the ongoing Operation Medusa. (CNN)
- Felipe Calderón of the PAN is declared the winner of Mexico's 2 July presidential election. (BBC)
- Bill Ford steps down from his position as CEO of Ford Motor Company. He is replaced by Alan Mulally, the former executive vice president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airlines. Bill Ford will remain chairman. (USA Today)
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
- The Turkish Parliament votes to authorize the Turkish government to send troops to the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon. Deputy speaker Nevzat Pakdil said 340 of the 533 lawmakers present in the 550-seat house voted for the deployment 192 voted against and one abstained. (Turkish Press)
- Lebanese troops move into the southern town of Bint Jbeil. (MSNBC)
- In Lebanon, a roadside bomb seriously wounds Lt. Col. Samir Shehade, a Lebanese police officer and kills four of his aides. Shehade was involved in the August 2005 arrest of four pro-Syrian Lebanese generals, on suspicion of involvement in the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri. (AP)
- Waziristan War:
- Fidel Castro claims that he is recovering well despite losing 18 kg (41 lb) as a result of intestinal surgery. (Al Jazeera)
- President George W. Bush has nominated Mary Peters as United States Secretary of Transportation. (CNN)
- One of four existing Aerocar I's (flying cars) is up for sale for US$3.5 million. (Seattle Times)
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