Wednesday 5 September 2007
It was Wednesday, 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 Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie.
In UK Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston was in the top 5 hits.
Juno, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Lud, zbunjen, normalan.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dance! Online or Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
- Apple released a new selection of iPods, creating an ampquotiPod touch,ampquot updating the ampquotnano,ampquot and re-branding the ampquotclassicampquot iPods.
- A battle between Somali police and insurgents in Mogadishu results in six casualties. (AP via Google)
- A Congressional committee has voted to remove the President of the Senate of Brazil Renan Calheiros as a result of a corruption scandal. (BBC)
- Two candidates from Rigoberta Menchú's Encuentro por Guatemala Party are shot dead as part of a wave of campaign-related violence that has claimed 50 lives. (AP via the Guardian)
- 2007 Pacific hurricane season: Hurricane Henriette makes landfall near the port of Guaymas in the Mexican state of Sonora. (ABC News America)
- The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown launches the International Health Partnership consisting of the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Fred Thompson, a former U.S. Senator and actor, announces that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election. (CanWest via National Post)
- Judge William Hoeveler places a stay on ex-Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega's extradition from the United States to France so that his defence can present a new appeal. (BBC)
- Lawyers for U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) ask the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to reject a complaint following a guilty plea to disorderly conduct charges in Minneapolis. The Ethics Committee rejects his plea. (Fox News)
- Reynaldo Francis, the Governor of Nicaragua's North Atlantic Autonomous Region, estimates that the death toll from Hurricane Felix has risen to at least 21. Since his statement, the death toll has risen to 38, with 80 people missing. (Reuters via ABC)
- The World Bank launches its Lighting Africa initiative, aiming to provide modern lighting by renewable or mechanical means to 250 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to electricity. (AFP via Google)
- Norman Hsu, controversial fund-raiser for the U.S. Democratic Party, skips a bail hearing, prompting a new warrant for his arrest. (LA Times)
- Paul Gillmor, United States Representative from Ohio's 5th congressional district, is found dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment. (AP via CNN)
- The Australian Government files appeal against court decision to set aside Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef visa cancellation.
- The Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Sten Tolgfors becomes Defense Minister, succeeding Mikael Odenberg who resigned after being overruled by the Finance Minister Anders Borg in budget talks. (TT)
- War in Afghanistan: Afghan and U.S led coalition forces kill 20 insurgents while two Afghan policeman die in a bomb attack. (AP via The Canadian Press)
- Israeli tanks and bulldozers enter the Gaza Strip in a limited operation against rocket launchers. (AP via IHT)
- Singapore jails the leader of the Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan for failing to pay a fine of S$4,000 for trying to leave the city-state without permission. (Reuters)
- A group of 50 asylum-seekers held in an Australian facility on Nauru have started a hunger strike. (SBS and AAP)
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